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Bathurst Arms

4.3
4.3
284 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

The Bathurst Arms Arms is a fantastic, community pub that’s loved by locals. Welcome to the Bathurst Arms in North Cerney which sits beside the River Churn in the beautiful Cotswold countryside a few miles north of Cirencester. At the Bathurst Arms you will find wonderful freshly prepared pub food, a fine selection of wines and ales and a warm welcome from your hosts. The Bathurst Arms also offers a selection of well-appointed guest rooms so you can relax and stay with us as well! We look forward to welcoming you to the Bathurst Arms for a drink, a meal or an overnight stay and on a sunny day come and enjoy our lovely garden. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with the latest news and events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
  • 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

  • Christmas Day Set Menu

    £100.00 per person

    25 Dec 2021 only
    Join us for an Organic Christmas Lunch this year at the Bathurst Arms. Our Christmas brochure is available on our website www.bathurstarms.co.uk where the full menu can be found for the day. Pre orders will be required 14days after booking. Deposit of the full amount of the meal £100 per person is required to confirm your booking on Christmas Day. Please contact the pub at info@bathurstarms.co.uk to arrange a deposit payment after booking. We look forward to welcoming you to join us for this years festive Christmas. Kind regards, Jordan & the Bathurst Arms team
  • Cheese Fondue - "Alpine Ski Lodge" experience

    £35.00 per person

    16 Nov 2021 - 28 Feb 2022
    Join us for a set menu of our own signature cheese fondue, served in our "Alpine Ski Lodge" themed tepee. The entirety of the fondue menu is served to share and includes: Bathurst Arms cheese fondue sauce, Lynwood sourdough bread, olives, crudities, sliced meats, potatoes & root vegetables followed by, Baked Alaska, Christmas pudding & chocolate fondant. Adults £35pp Kids £15pp (served in our "Alpine Ski Lodge" themed tepee only)
  • Festive 3 Course Menu

    £35.00 per person

    26 Nov 2021 - 9 Jan 2022
    PRE-ORDER ONLY Join us for a festive fayre of local organic produce served by our award winning 2 rosette team. Our two or three course set menu this season is available to book. Upon booking we require you to contact the pub via email info@bathurstarms.co.uk or phone 01285832150 to make payment of a deposit of £10pp. All bookings made in December require an immediate deposit to be paid to secure the booking at which point we can take your pre order also. Our fantastic organic Christmas menus can be found on the "Food" tab of our website within our "Christmas Brochure".

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What 284 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child Friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Healthy

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An early Christmas lunch with 13 family members in the Christmas teepee. Fabulous food. Great atmosphere and staff could not do enough for us. Will definitely be going back I don’t know how they managed it but it even started snowing whilst we were there !

  2. GJ

    GJPBaunton

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a variety and rang of food. Fantastic combinations of flavours. Choice available for all tastes!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Totally amazing food and wonderful friendly service … just perfect

  4. f

    foodmakesus

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the quality of the food here it is excellent. Amazing to have organic well sourced food and fantastic dishes. If only more restaurants would follow. Great staff too. Thank you for leading the way!!

  5. N

    Nokram

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We arrived on time and were shown to seats inside near the log fire. We were kept waiting to give our drinks order let alone food whilst an older lady fussed with the fire rather than serving eventually remembering we were there and getting someone else to take our order. The fire fiddling led to making it very smoky, setting the fire alarm off and resulting in everyone near it smelling of smoke. The food was then some time arriving and was fine of itself but the cost of Tapas sized portions is now becoming expensive. There were several young families who appeared to find the delay in service causing a problem. We mentioned this on paying the bill but did not leave a tip as we did not think it was merited.

  6. FF

    FionaF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Varied and excellent selection of sharing plates, unusual for the area

  7. HW

    HowardW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thorughly enjoyable. We will be back. Service was great friendly and professional . food delicious and all organic !

  8. JS

    JamesS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nothing short of perfect: great food, nice setting, friendly service.

  9. CL

    CaravanL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The only negative was that the plates and food could have been hotter. Otherwise it was lovely

  10. CJ

    ClaireJ

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good selection of options on the menu. We were both really pleased with our choices. The roast sirloin was still nice and pink and the beetroot Wellington was very tasty. Excellent Yorkshire puddings.

  11. SD

    SimonD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. A very good range of local real ales. The room was very comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend staying at the Bathurst Arms.

  12. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very good meal, pleasant surroundings and friendly staff. Also superb pint of well kept local beer.

  13. B

    Bloggs

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Small portions, average taste...cold and expensive

  14. AJ

    AyJay

    London

    108 reviews

    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a nice pub with a riverside garden. As we were there in Autumn we were inside and we thought it suitably charming. The service was excellent and the food was absolutely gorgeous. Will probably return with more of the family.

  15. TO

    TomO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A wonderful Sunday evening meal with the family! Great service, friendly atmosphere and super food

  16. s

    simom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Sunday lunch and what we got was a very special well cooked, well served Sunday lunch - which was substantially a cut above the norm. The brisket had amazing flavour and was light and full of flavour, the roast sirloin was delivered pink as requested - and they were both served with a lovely Yorkshire Pudding, flavoursome gravy and veg that was al dente and full of flavour. After feeling rather full we shared an amazing berry and fruits crumble, with a lovely custard, followed by some amazingly flavoured cheeses and home made biscuit. All served by genuinely helpful and interested staff, and accompanied by good soulful music - that wasn't intrusive but just a light accompaniment to our relaxed lunch. The Bathurst Arms was recommended to us - and I will in turn recommend it you. Well worth a visit.

  17. KR

    KathrynR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very friendly. We had a great service! The food portions were huge. Our venison roast was superb. We shall be coming back again soon. Thank you for our perfect impromptu lunch. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  18. JL

    JackieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visit to my local, lovely setting and the burger was well worth the money, advise not to order chips with it unless you have a huge appetite! Staff friendly and open fire was a bonus

  19. CN

    CharlotteN

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Booked for Sunday Lunch, the best we’ve had put in a long time locally. Well presented, hot and full of flavour and plenty of delicious vegetables. Looked after by Jordon and staff. We will return

  20. SM

    SMR01

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The owner practically lived at the table next to us which was unsurprising given they were ordering dishes one after the other at a price of £15+ each. He spoke to us once as an after thought after we'd paid. The food was sadly not at all appealing when it arrived. We ate from the grill, the lamb was predominantly fat and the pork was ok at best. The choice of garnish with the grill was nill and the mushrooms were too fancy, stringy and not nice at all (and I like mushrooms). All the grills come with peppercorn sauce and mushrooms (??) ...but no alternatives. We had extra veg which was nice. The principle of what they are trying to achieve was great but not very well executed at all and certainly not worth the money. That said, the staff were polite, drinks nice and the decor/ambiance was lovely. Food however was really disappointing given the reviews and our expectation.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite foods but expensive as worth it

  22. AF

    AlanF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An excellent venue and well managed service - great food with an slightly different approach to courses on offer. Will be back...

  23. AN

    ANDREWD

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food, and a lovely place to eat. Organic dishes a nice change.

  24. RF

    RachF

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    We found the front of house lady welcoming (thank you!), the ambience and surroundings cosy, the music choice nice although the volume was uncomfortably loud for relaxed conversation, and the food pleasant but shockingly overpriced.

  25. GM

    GilesM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent country pub - very friendly, outstanding food and in a lovely setting by the river.

  26. d

    david

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Something totally different but interesting. Good food and worth a visit if you have a healthily bank balance

  27. P

    Plato

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderfully imaginative menu, welcoming and friendly service from lovely people and great cooking. Loved it. Highly recommended

  28. E

    Eame

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    The food was good although for my friend with dietary requirements, it was difficult to find something that could be altered. There was music being pumped into the garden area which felt out of place. Would have been nicer to just have the ambiance of the river. And there was only one person doing the service for the entire outdoor area and he seemed exhausted, which meant everything took longer than expected. We hope you are able to find more staff soon. But all in all, a great location and good food.

  29. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fabulous visit to the pub. Thank you to all the team.

  30. D

    Donna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak and pork cutlet are delicious . Tomatoes are very fresh. Chips are tasteful. Fresh air and feeling of relaxation for dinning in outdoor area. Friendly and polite staff.

  31. S

    Simono

    Hampshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning small plates. We had such a delightful late summer lunch sat right by the stream. Super friendly service. Authentic atmosphere. Delicious food. We have booked to stay. The real deal. The owner was super friendly. We were given a mini tour before we left.

  32. EC

    EdwardC

    Gloucestershire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An unexpected gem. The food was delicious, the service exactly right, a lovely memorable lunch.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Went for Sunday lunch for our anniversary,food excellent,service poor.Waited for over an hour for main course,no dessert offered,eventually gave up ,paid at desk and left.

  34. JF

    JohnF

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Interesting small plate food. Friendly professional service and great location

  35. t

    tomtom

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    really great food and very friendly staff.

  36. F

    Fillfi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit and overall very impressed. Staff were all great; engaging, helpful, knowledgeable. Food was generally very good as well. The Tiger prawn and octopus salad lacked flavour unfortunately, and the parfait didn't come with toast, but the scollops were fab as was the brisket. The small plates vary in size from large starter to what I would call almost a main course. We definitely couldn't have eaten 2 each - so those with a smaller appetite might want to order 2 at a time. Dishes are served 'as they are ready', which isn't my favourite approach, and it seemed strange that the brisket (hot) came out before the parfait (cold). Drinks choice is good on the beer side, but no chardonnay was a surprise (wifey not happy!). But all small gripes on what was otherwise a pleasant evening. Garden is by a small river and a main road; the latter didn't bother us. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back, and will actually become our not-so-local local.

  37. MR

    MaryR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was delicious and the service really good. Loved it will certainly recommend it to my friends.

  38. R

    Richard

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delighted to meet Andrew again - he looked after us very well in the garden and we enjoyed the food and surroundings

  39. LD

    LukeD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's not the cheapest way to eat, but the food is exceptional, the service is enthusiastic, and the pub is very different to the Cotswold Normal. They also have great beers. I'd say uts rapidly becoming one of the best pubs in the cotswolds

  40. NG

    NeilG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Good food and friendly service. The property is very large and felt quite cold and empty, even on a bank holiday Monday lunchtime. The music was very energetic and loud

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Bathurst Arms is rated 4.3 stars by 284 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bathurst Arms

North Cerney Cirencester, ENG GL7 7BZ

  • 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

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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