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Bathurst Arms, Cirencester, ENG

Bathurst Arms

4.4
4.4
478 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 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 15:00–22:30 Tue–Sat 12:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01285 831888
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for scenic views

478 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Ok…but not the best we’d had… Service was fast and friendly….

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  2. RichardH

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered this place using open table late last year. We have been there four times now. Each time it gets better. Love it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and friendly service in a warm and welcoming pub/restaurant. Well worth the journey!

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  4. IMBUK

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in delightful but non pretentious atmosphere. Reasonably expensive but isn't everywhere these days,

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and efficient service in a charming country pub. Food was excellent, only down rated to 4 Stars because one plate had 3 healthy slices of beef and the other had 1 thinly sliced piece of rolled pork belly. It just seemed odd. Delicious, but odd.

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  6. MattheeM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All very good, staff all seemed very interested in doing a good job and delivered as a result

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  7. JohnN

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A most enjoyable Friday lunch with the food cooked to my taste. My wife and I shall certainly return to eat there in the future.

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  8. ladybird

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really disappointed with the service this time. I booked staying we would have 2 dogs with us. We were sat in the middle of one for the rooms. My dog got a bit excited when dogs walked past but was not constantly noisy at all. After all, it's supposed to be dog-friendly We waited 45 mins for our food and had to chase. I had barely gotten half way through my club sandwich and we were told that complaints were made about my dog and she was asked to leave. The first time in 11 years eating in dog-friendly places. A group of older snooty women were responsible and the establishment could have dealt with this by moving us or THEM to another area. Other diners were smitten with both dogs and even came to chat to us. I wrapped my sandwich and finished it at home. The most disappointing of all dog-friendly establishments I have been to in over a decade. They also don't seem to care as they haven't bothered to respond to our social media post either.

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  9. SusanA

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had a different main and each of us said how much they enjoyed their meal. The staff were welcoming and all round an enjoyable experience. Will recommend to friends.

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  10. RichardH

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. Discovered it a month ago. Have been back already. Have booked again for Mother's Day. What a great find, can't wait to be there when the weather improves

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  11. DavidB

    Dunbartonshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming place for a family meet up with superb service and delicious food. Thank YOU.

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  12. ShirleyU

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch on Friday the staff were all very welcoming & friendly. Food very good too!

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  13. JeanS

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice roast, it would have been nice to have a knife that cut, the knives were so blunt we thought the beef was tough but when we ate it, it was lovely. We took our dog with us so I had asked for a table by the window and a bit out of the way which we did not get, that was partly my fault as I foolishly thought that the open table section that said ‘Any requests’ was were I should put a request but I wasn’t, I read later that for table requests you have to contact the pub direct which defeats the object of booking via open table, so will book direct in future as we will definitely go for Sunday lunch again.

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  14. SAS262

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice menu choices and well prepared food with friendly staff in a comfortable setting make for a winning combination

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  15. Tommy123

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good food and a nice location. Good for a dog walk and lunch, would visit again but wouldn’t shout about the menu

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  16. SAS262

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, well-cooked and friendly service. The ambience of the Bathurst Arms is warm and the rooms are comfortable and the majority of patrons when we were there were local.

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  17. VickyM

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was just ok .. nothing really outstanding .. the food was bland and lacked any depth .. the meat was tasteless as were the veg and ‘ real ‘ gravy .. ! Sadly it did not match our expectations

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  18. LindsayB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really impressed with the Bathurst Arms. Lovely food and great staff. Will come back!

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  19. JenniferMitchell

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food was amazing staff were amazing highly recommended

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  20. LauraP

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and great staff. Beef was amazing 🤩

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  21. Tams

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were impressed with the food which was fantastic. The service was great and we will go back

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  22. OldLocal

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The welcome was good, the food quality was good, better than many places these days, however we felt a little pricey, e.g. £8 for an individual sticky toffee pudding and a scoop of ice cream seems a bit steep. Add to this the, what seems to be becoming normal in so many places, arm-twisting automatic 10% service charge added to the bill and were left with a bit of a sour taste in our mouth; which is a shame. Sorry but that's how we feel.

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  23. AlisonR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all had a roast dinner which was absolutely superb. Beautifully presented and plenty of food. The beef was tender and pink and the pork was succulent and very tasty. The vegetables were perfectly cooked. The lady who liked after us was fun and attentive. Couldn't recommend this highly enough.

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  24. MikeP

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal was very pleasant the staff friendly and venue is very goo thank you all for a pleasant meeting place for relatives to meet for lunch

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  25. CJE5386

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and friendly service were both excellent great time.

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  26. Daisy

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunching at the Bathurst Arms was a very enjoyable experience. We were made very welcome by friendly staff and the food was excellent. Thank you

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  27. JonA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Charming riverside country pub. We had dinner on a Thursday evening when the restaurant was quite empty but there was a nice background buzz from the bar. Excellent welcome and service from Denise (manager). Food good especially the chicken, ham hock and leek pie.
    Bathurst ArmsResponded on 18 November 2023
    Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you at the Bathurst Arms again :) Denise - Bathurst Arms

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  28. PaulO

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food excellent, service friendly and prompt. Would have preferred to be in a restaurant setting instead of in the bar area. Next time we will ask . Also music quite loud .

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  29. SAR23

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pub, inside and out , friendly , warm and professional staff , great menu and good variety of vegetarian choices . Super , tasty , late lunch in relaxed lovely setting , what more could you want from a Cotswold pub, can’t wait to return . Thank you Bathurst Arms.

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  30. Tans12

    Gloucestershire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub, friendly and welcoming. Food was fantastic. One of us had pie and the other a chicken quinoa salad. Both absolutley delicious. Beer and wine plus coffee was all nice and served perfectly too. Definitly recommend and would visit again

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  31. MaureenJ

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent did and service and good access for guests with mobility issues

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  32. Neillee

    London

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This pub is under new management and clearly they’re cutting costs in the kitchen. The Sunday roast which should be every pubs chance to shine was terrible. The ‘onion gravy’ was straight out of a packet, gloopy with cornflour and flavourless. The Yorkshire pudding was so perfect, it must have come out of the freezer. The pork belly was a rectangle of white fat - no meat and inedible. Puddings and staff were delightful

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  33. DeborahA

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday roast, great service in a nice setting!

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  34. AoifeS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third time having Sunday lunch at the Bathurst Arms and I can tell you It has never disappointed so far! It is in my opinion one of the best Sunday lunches around. The price definitely reflects the quality of food you get. All the staff are lovely and very welcoming and the setting is idyllic! Would highly recommend.

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  35. KimB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very warm welcome as we arrived. Food was excellent. Would definitely eat there again.

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  36. AmeliaH

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, friendly service and accommodating to dogs.

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  37. TimR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely lunch there on Saturday with family, there was something for everyone on the menu. There was a lovely BBQ outside in the garden but we opted for a table inside as the wind was a little fresh for the older member of the family. Beer is well kept, great food and lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly new owners, haven’t been there for 20 years but will definitely come back soon

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  39. JanetA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Friendly staff and characterful surroundings.
    Bathurst ArmsResponded on 18 November 2023
    Good Afternoon Janet, We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Bathurst Arms! Bathurst Team

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  40. Alison

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, lovely choice on menu. All staff so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Noise levels quite high as our table close to another but will definitely be back to the Bathurst Arms!

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Bathurst Arms is rated 4.4 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Bathurst Arms

North Cerney, Cirencester, ENG GL7 7BZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Cirencester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 15:00–22:30 Tue–Sat 12:00–22:30 Sun 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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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