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The Horse and Groom Inn

4.5
130 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Horse and Groom Inn aims to provide great food and drink in a quintessential, traditional 16th century country inn. Dining is relaxed and informal in a friendly atmosphere. We stock a wide choice of wines by the glass, cask conditioned ales, lagers and ciders.

Our guests can enjoy dining in our cosy bar or restaurant areas. We welcome well behaved dogs. We also have a comfortable outdoor terrace and garden area with picturesque babbling brook.

New for 2020, we also have a small in-pub coffee shop and delicatessen! Selling the best of local produce, bread, milk and a selection of luxury food and drink items, the shop is open whenever we are. We also provide great coffees, fresh-baked cookies, cakes and pastries. Our menu now also features our home-smoked meats (Brisket, Ribs etc).

Note: There are two pubs called the Horse and Groom in the area - we are the Horse and Groom at Upper Oddington (near Stow on the Wold), please make sure you are booking for the correct pub.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mihaela
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere and decor too.

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MonicaSeijo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service brilliant. Great selection of beverages and such a lovely cosy place. Would highly recommend.

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Philipa
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and attentive staff, and a yummy roast dinner. (Vegan-friendly too!)

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SimoneG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast in a beautiful cozy setting. Plus, their outdoors was nice for a short autumnal stroll afterwards. Friendly & timely service. I’m so happy we opted for Horse & Groom for lunch.

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DianeB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely welcoming place to eat tip top food. Staff all hardworking and professional.

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GaryM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff were great. Lovely venue. Starters were faultless, Thai spiced mussels and gnocchi for the two of us. The Main course of venison burger and beef ragu lacked taste, were a bit bland. Nonetheless an enjoyable evening.

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luv2dine
Gloucestershire
20 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always and excellent meal as we work our way through the menu.

This pub is becoming very popular as it is so good so make sure you book!

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vipLadyG
London
27 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely country pub with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. White wine was well chilled and the food hot which is always a pleasant surprise. Impressed by the standard of service.

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NickersP
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Friendly staff. Dogs welcome. Amazing sticky toffee pudding. Perfect 👌

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Would definitely go again.

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vipOnceinaWhile
London
24 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely country pub in the Cotswolds. Food excellent. Recommend the bbq smoked beef brisket.
Sticky toffee pudding one of the best!
Staff very friendly.

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Jellybean
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, beautiful atmosphere. Chairs quite uncomfortable, particularly the benches. Service was good, but we waited quite a while after our main for table to be cleared and to be asked about dessert. Overall though a great meal.

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really pretty restaurant. Staff were very friendly and they had a good menu. My glass of house white was £7 a glass which I felt was a little steep, otherwise a great meal.

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HonestJohn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere, with very attentive staff.
A delight to eat there.

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NigelL
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Will visit again, very nice food, very good service and a very nice pub

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MaddieA
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience - they helped us celebrate getting engaged and the staff were absolutely amazing!
Food was great, one of the best dinners we had in the cotswolds

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely cosy village pub. Sunday lunch was great, there were a couple of mistakes with the order but the staff were super friendly and rectified quickly. Sticky toffee pud is a must!

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MERJP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice pub/inn with a great menu. Very helpful and friendly staff. Food was very high quality, only criticism would be "fewer chips and more meat" would be appreciated on the BBQ menus.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed – we were a table of six, food and service were fantastic, and we felt safe and well looked after. Recommended!

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WayneA
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, and ambience. Well priced meals, and the service couldn’t be faulted.

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luv2dine
Gloucestershire
20 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent. I'm so pleased that this is our local!

Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you on Friday.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Difficult to find. Service was good. Food was ok but nothing special and pricey.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 17 October 2020

We're pleased you found the service good but are sorry that you had problems finding us. We note your views on price which we try hard to keep as low as we can. All our food is prepared from fresh ingredients which we source from the best local suppliers. We have kept a varied menu and our food quality as high as possible with significantly reduced dining capacity and increased costs. Our chefs certainly aim to create 'special' food and we are sorry if this didn't meet your expectations.

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ColinL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good first time experience with friendly service and great food.
Ambience looses a mark because of the Covid effect

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SusanH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch. Quality of the food was really good and the service was friendly and efficient, the owners really care and it shows. Following the Covid rules so felt really safe. Top class

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GraceL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I attended the Horse and Groom for my birthday with some friends, and despite arriving later than planned (due to getting lost) they were very welcoming and accommodating. The staff were friendly and the food was outstanding. The majority of us had the duck for main and it has to be one of the best duck dishes i have eaten. Cooked perfectly. The menu choice was good and the atmosphere was lovely. Due to the current 10pm restrictions we didn't have time to sample dessert but definitely will next time!

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vippebbles
London
55 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

A little too ordinary

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 17 October 2020

Thank you for your review. Without a bit more information it is difficult to use the feedback to improve our experience for future guests. As far as we can tell, you came for Sunday lunch on 10 October. For that lunch service we had our full Sunday lunch options (pork, beef, chicken and vegetarian) and also a selection of alternatives for those who want something different. We also had our home-smoked pork leg as a special, which had great comments from guests. Were you expecting something else?

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Gerty
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely old pub with a modern interior. The meal that we had was excellent. My husband had a salmon and prawn starter which he said was good but it was the main course that was outstanding - rack of lamb with seasonal vegetables. I could have eaten it twice. The presentation of the food was also great. I had my first non alcoholic gin which was good. Excellent customer service.from friendly, helpful staff. Only criticism was that my husband said it was a little bit chilly in there. I was ok but the lady on the table behind us kept her coat on. I would definitely return. The outside space looks like it would be nice on a warm day.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipFoodLover
Miami
35 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Great service. Would recommend.

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CLARES
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really interesting menu, more exciting by far than usual pub grub. Thoroughly enjoyable meal and lovely staff. They made eating out in this crazy time feel safe but almost normal

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andrewm
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice evening. Nice food. Nice service.
We will go again.

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LauraineP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great service and delightful ambience

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AndyK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. One even gave us suggestions for walks and visits in the area! Food was good and well served. Many thanks

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AndrewA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly staff, service was very good. The food was of a good standard although due to the current climate was some what limited but no reflection on the Horse & Groom.

This was my third visit to the Horse & Groom and it won't be the last.

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AlexM
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, really friendly staff and would definitely return

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ColetteO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely place for lunch. We took our dog which was very easy. Food and service were great. Would definitely go back.

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Maryjane
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Covid precautions, friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere and great food. Would recommend.

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Esther
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff and good service. Very tasty food. Good safety measures in place for Covid.

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MacB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Slow service for drinks - food average
Nice garden

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MattF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch. Lovely roast - very well presentation. Really enjoyed the pub both inside and out. Warm friendly service. Also - a very nice pint of “hill climber” - top ale!
We will definitely return!

FAQs

The Horse and Groom Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01451 830584.

The Horse and Groom Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 130 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.