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Bathurst Arms

4.2
4.2
365 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Nestled along the River Churn in the picturesque Cotswold countryside, The Bathurst Arms is the perfect country escape for both locals and visitors alike. Our traditional pub offers old world rustic charm, fused with cosy corners and alfresco dining to enjoy with the whole family. Visit for a fleeting pint or stay for while in one of our 6 en-suite rooms. Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail under festoon lighting in our tepee or indulge in our renowned Sunday roast next to the fire, no matter local or from a far, you’ll feel at home and catered for any time of year.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–22:30 Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01285 832150

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • 5 Course Best of Organic Tasting Menu

    £65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate the best of organic with our small plate tasting menu. Sourcing farm to fork produce, celebrating simple ingredient lead small plates, our 5 course tasting menu will showcase the best our menu has to offer. Our pub has been awarded 2 rosettes since 2021 and 5 stars with the "Organic Served Here" scheme, the first pub or restaurant to receive this award. Sample Tasting Menu (Subject to daily seasonal changes): Canapes: Salmon gravadlax, parsley mayonnaise & rhubarb Beet fat chicken of the woods & truffle *** Tenderstem & beetroot salad, black garlic, walnuts Monkfish, chicory, salt fingers, broccoli, caviar, beurre blanc Venison, potatoes, blackberries, cabbage, black garlic, parsnip Your choice of dessert

What 365 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Lunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Joehhggg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food and service was good pity about the price to expensive for the quality of food
  2. G

    Gramilda

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and such a lovely setting outside by the brook.
  3. PF

    PrFG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely peaceful garden on a very hot day. Food and service excellent - just don't over order the small plates
  4. MH

    MommaH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely place and lovely people would highly recommend
  5. ND

    NicholasD

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Some serious problems in the kitchen ( seems a common thread), if you think waiting 75/80 minutes from placing an order to service is good ? One group in front of us, same for them too, there was no one there on Sunday 8th when we arrived. The poor waitress, she did brilliant I have to say , if I hadn't been there with my Wife, Mother and Father in law I would have walked out. The food was actually very good, the roasts but my brisket burger was chucked together, how that took 75 minutes to prepare is beyond me.. For the chief to ask us if everything was all right when we left and to then justify the wait, not even an apology Nice pub and area but awful service and poorly run IMO, would never return.
  6. s

    sacreno

    Sacramento

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful old pub in North Cerney village. We had Sunday lunch roast dishes, port shoulder and leg of lamb, and both were excellent. Also good puddings. Service was superb. Charming place to eat and/or drink.
  7. RP

    RufusP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Choice on menu very poor & expensive - appreciate organic but £28 for a chicken dish excessive.
  8. CJ

    CJTom

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great atmosphere. Food was excellent; we had roast Pork and Pigeon salad which was tasty and a little different. The service was great and we enjoyed the outdoors seating on a hot day.
  9. BB

    BridgetB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We pre-booked the chef's 5-course selection, arriving on time at 7.00pm. It was soon obvious that they were short-staffed. Our drinks arrived reasonably quickly, but we waited for about 45 minutes for the first course; the second course was not what we were expecting although we were asked to accept it as a freebie. The proper next course arrived while we were still enjoying the said freebie. After some 30 minutes (by this time it was 9.00pm) we were told that the next course would be another 15 minutes. We gave up and settled the bill. They were very apologetic and only charged us for drinks and one course, explaining that they were 1 chef short, there had been a rush of orders earlier and they were also short of waiting staff. The food was of high standard (we had had a delicious Sunday lunch there the previous week, which was why we rebooked) - well cooked, nicely seasoned and with some imaginative flavour combinations. It's a real shame. Perhaps they should prune the menu while they are having these problems.
  10. VR

    VictoriaR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and service, a calm oasis, lovely local place , we will be back I hope
  11. BB

    BridgetB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had Sunday lunch, one of us pork, the other beef. The meat was tender, plenty of veg and some of the best roast potatoes we've had in a long time. We ate outside by the stream which on a really hot day was delightful. There were tables both in the shade and in the sun. The garden is by the main road, which was fine on a Sunday, might be different in the week. We both chose lemon posset, which came in a glass with flapjack, a few berries and soft meringue. We would have preferred the flapjack on the side, it added weight to any otherwise light dish.
  12. MG

    MartinGlos

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Nicely cooked food, but small portions - menu recommends two dishes per person which pushes price well up. The chips were surprisingly poor (who can't cook chips?) Expensive for what it was
  13. FG

    FionaG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not knowing this part of the country, we chose the Bathurst Arms as a mid-way point to meet up with family on Father’s Day and it was an excellent choice. The staff were welcoming, attentive and friendly. We chose the Sunday lunch menu and the food was delicious. I super find - we will return.
  14. NH

    NeilsH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Good food took a long time to be served and was appropriately expensive.
  15. CH

    CaroH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic roast and l the lemon posset is to die for
  16. SH

    StephanieH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The meal and service was superb. But the event in the outdoor teepee preoccupied the staff and the front door, where unfortunately we were placed next to despite an empty room, blew in all the cold air on an unexpected cold June evening and I couldn’t feel my fingers by the end of the meal. Also, a server was flinging cutlery loudly in the same room although it was still before 9.00. It was hard to relax with the intense noise. But we would definitely go again and hope to be in a different area of the restaurant.
  17. GM

    GeorgeM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely pub with above average offer of delicious plates using locally sourced product. The food, staff, rooms and ambience were all wonderful! I would definitely recommend and hope to be back soon.
  18. a

    anthonyw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great venue, very good service and food tasted really nice, only complaint was the food was a little over cooked - we would go again.
  19. AO

    AOAO

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as ever. Introduced friends who also loved it.
  20. AC

    AlisonC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Lovely pub and good food, I just found the music that was playing inside and outside too intrusive.
  21. JB

    JonB

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Expensive for a sunday roast. £32/head for 2 courses. Meat very good, portions small and vegetables poor.
  22. LM

    LoveMonty

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Waitress disinterested and miserable. Service slow and disorganised (next table served quicker) when tables not even fully occupied. 2hrs 15mins for 2 courses is too long to wait for four adult dinners. Bread stale. Meat main courses good but bland fish choice. Yorkshire pudding (that artificially fills plates) does not go with fish! Portion size too small for Sunday Lunch (only two small roast potatoes) and certainly too small for £32 per head asking price. Not good value! This spoils an otherwise lovely pub that has good beers and location.
  23. JH

    JennyH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch Food delicious Would have preferred music either on lower volume or no music at all
  24. RH

    RobH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice setting and pretty pub with a county atmosphere. Food was excellent and the price reflected that.
  25. A

    Anniemp93

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I have been here on several occasions and the food has previously been excellent. Unfortunately it was not up to the same standard on this visit. It was rather disappointing. Our meals were not very warm either.
  26. J

    Joolsp

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely dog-friendly pub, we had the Sunday roast which was very good, friendly staff, great garden
  27. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. The tables were nicely spaced so that you do not have to listen to someone else’s conversation.
  28. s

    sundaylunchglos

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Reserved table outside and brilliant. Some problems in kitexhn meant order was late. But amazing service and front of house.
  29. BD

    BrianDeC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great country pub opposite Cerney House. Warm cozy atmosphere and great food. The staff were extremely helpful and added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Over priced for what was delivered.
  31. TJ

    TJam

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Lovely meal and great staff but was extremely expensive for what it was. A little bit naughty that they added a 10% gratuity without asking too. Nearly £80 for 2 adults and a 5 year old with one drink each was quite punchy.
  32. HE

    HELENF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Came back as the last roast I had here was outstanding. I also want to support independent businesses and this guy took this place on during lockdown. Absolutely love the food here, however the price of £17 for roast pork has gone up to £26. Way too overpriced and will sadly stop me coming back. Staff were also very hit and miss but that is the situation at the moment in hospitality.
  33. HW

    HannahW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked for two vegetarians one vegan. No vegan choice at all and only one vegetarian choice. We had a child with us who wasn’t given a child’s menu. We weren’t served food for an hour despite arriving early for our table. Then had the affront to charge me nearly £70 for one two course meal, one child’s meal and a bowl of olives. Will not be going back.
  34. LR

    LesleyR

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday lunch. The food was plentiful, very well cooked and presented. Will definitely recommend and return.
  35. AM

    AndreM

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We felt the service was slow and the food was very expensive for a Sunday lunch.
  36. s

    sarar

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Friendly. Great food. Would definitely go again
  37. ES

    EmmaS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    So disappointed. Nothing positive to say about this dining experience.
  38. JK

    JKNW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    An excellent Sunday Lunch with friendly pleasant service.
  39. GM

    GeorginaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Nice venue but very slow service. When my partner went to get his glass of wine to go with his steak, as he waited so long, it was delivered by an annoyed waitress who make a point of serving him last. We won’t go back.
  40. b

    benp

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food, not just pub grub, really good. Service just a little slow but had an excellent evening

FAQs

Bathurst Arms is rated 4.2 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bathurst Arms

North Cerney, Cirencester, ENG GL7 7BZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Cirencester

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00–22:30 Sun 11:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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