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The Ragged Cot

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4.1
202 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Ragged Cot is a beautiful boutique country inn with a history spanning over three hundred years. From sun-drenched gardens in a picturesque Cotswold setting to roaring log fires creating a cosy atmosphere, the Ragged Cot is the place to be at any time of the year.

Having stood proudly since the 17th Century, the coaching house has an intriguing past filled with highwaymen and pilferage. Recently under new ownership, the Ragged Cot has been lovingly restored to combine authentic countryside tradition with modern style and comfort – with dogs and wellies welcome! The shabby chic interior and deeply comfortable bedrooms are the epitome of countryside cool.



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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01453 884643

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Rory Emmerson

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Group Bookings

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. g

    geo12

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Gorgeous location and building, however really lacked atmosphere and enthusiasm from the staff. Sadly would not recommend

  2. KA

    KateA

    Bath

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This was better than last time! Our waiter was really lovely but I did notice that the diners around us in larger parties had to wait a very long time for their food.

  3. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointing. Freezing cold restaurant. Food choice extremely limited (let’s just blame Covid again!) and main meals were inedible. A costly experience not to be repeated

  4. d

    david

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Whilst the service was good we were disappointed by the very poor variety in the menu. It was blamed on supply chain issues but most places by now have overcome these issues so a poor excuse for the lack of choice even with starters and puddings.

  5. JD

    JohnD

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food

  6. R

    Rosy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and plentiful. Great staff. Nicely spaced tables. Nice ambiance.

  7. R

    Rose

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    We got our reservation at 7:45 pm which would normally be quite late for dinner and quiet. It was not busy, however we had to wait over an hour to get our food. However the staff was apologetic for delay but my stake arrived cold. As it was well after 9 pm I had no energy to send it back which I would otherwise. We had 3 kinds of desert at the table and all were rither unremarkable. Don't think we will be coming back.

  8. SG

    SarahG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Quite slow service but very friendly staff. The food was OK, not outstanding considering the fairly high prices. I wouldn’t rush back. I’ve had better pub meals.

  9. CM

    CaroleM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit in the last couple of months. We had a Sunday roast on both occasions. The food was excellent and very good value for money. We will definitely return.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Not our first visit. Love the service and setting. Staff are great. Would have given 5* for food except this time the half roast chicken (Sunday roast) was not quite cooked enough and lacked colour & crispy skin. Usually though all out meals have been fab.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was perfect, food was excellent, to be honest, the best Sunday lunch I have had for many weeks.

  12. G

    Gilly

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We choose the Ragged Cot from several recommendations by our Airbnb host for my husbands birthday, the website read very well with lots of choices Unfortunately because of COVID and lack of staff problems the menu was vastly depleted, the meat choices we steak or burgers which non of us like so it was vegetarian for my husband and I and fish and chips my sister in law not exactly excited for a special occasion The menus we on the table but no drinks list the first thing we were ask what would you like to drink so they had to get us a wine list The staff were pleasant and doing their best in difficult circumstances the food was OK but not exceptional perhaps it would be better to point out on the website or when booking the restricted menu as many other places in the area do The Ragged Cot didn’t live up to its claims of Boutique and quaint Cotswolds style the restaurant is fairly bland Such a shame for one of first ventures out after lockdown not much Covid rules We ate in at our rental the next day it was much nicer

  13. MS

    MargaretS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal staff were friendly and service excellent

  14. CB

    CeeBee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2021

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    We were very disappointed at the menu choices. Very limited especially for my husbands likes. At top of menu a notice apologised for restricted menu due to covid! They should also change their web site in that case

  15. KD

    KD13

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, excellent service (lovely friendly waitress). Sat outside in the sunny garden

  16. AD

    AnnieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Haven’t been for a while but the service was excellent and our Sunday lunch was superb. Large table by us was served by 3 servers meaning all food came out at the same time . Already discussing to go back and try evening meal.

  17. PH

    PippaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    An enjoyable lunch in a pleasant garden. The menu was pretty good although reduced because of the problems caused by Covid. We were welcomed warmly and the staff were polite and friendly. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced, although I think the desserts (delicious) were a little expensive as you can get similar quality a little cheaper elsewhere. We would return.

  18. j

    johns

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Limited menu due to pandemic and staff shortages, but good quantity and well cooked. Staff properly attentive and pleasant. Overall a pleasing experience.

  19. J

    Jane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Very accommodating as we had a dog. Food was super tasty.

  20. KW

    KarenW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We think it’s changed hands and staff! Staff very friendly and a professional though. We travel over an hour to go for Sunday lunch there, as it was worth it, but having not been there for a while we were slightly disappointed this time, food was fine but not as fabulous as it use to be. If you’re local then worth a trip

  21. GC

    GrahamC

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had heard mixed reviews but were very happily surprised. A small mix up with our order was handled professional and when the food came it was delicious. Would recommend.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a great experience and this was no different…. Good food, great service….

  23. AL

    AnnL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had Sunday lunch and it was delicious! Good size portion. Would recommend.

  24. AC

    AnnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were made to feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent.My husband have the beef Sunday Roast, which he said was outstanding, while I had the Crispy Duck Salad which was superb. I would recommend this Pub to couple or families.

  25. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for bottomless brunch- it was wonderful and we were really well looked after.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy love their style

  27. t

    tkn333

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Awful, service poor asked questions never came back with answers. The lamb ok veg undercooked to the point couldn’t cut, gravy like water, Yorkshire pudding very poor. A couple of choices of dessert but not available. Overpriced will not return

  28. KR

    KRF49

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The meal was booked as a birthday celebration. All group members selected ‘roast dinner’ options. However, roast potatoes were undercooked and there were no green vegetables for one member of the party. Four diners selected lamb; three were very pleased with the quality of the meat. Overall, the group felt the meals were overpriced. Table service was friendly and efficient.

  29. P

    Pickle

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    The food was bland and roast potatoes undercooked- some other veg was over cooked. Very small portion of roast beef. Coffee machine out of order but no offer to hand make coffee. Not up to the usual standard we have come to appreciate at the Ragged Cot.

  30. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice, the food was lovely , good service and total bill was not expensive.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was wonderful - service and ambiance very good indeed. Will revisit soon

  32. SV

    SarahV

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average food quality. Nice environment and friendly service.

  33. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Timing: Friday evening, sunny and warm, a busy night (social distancing has ended), tables in the garden were 80% full, a shortage of staff, several new/ inexperienced/ untrained staff (the owner told us when he apologised for the poor service - 30 minutes to get a drink, over 45 to get food). Food: Excellent! Unusual dishes, tasty, beautifully prepared, hot. Worth going back when they’ve got their act together. Ragged Cot? Owner running ragged that evening.

  34. r

    rimar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent. The setting was excellent and the food was even better.

  35. TS

    TonyS

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Excellent food - lovely to find a menu different to the normal options

  36. JW

    JulieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Get together with friends after many months Luckily we had a beautiful day We will come back soon maybe coming an evening next time with family

  37. LG

    LornaG

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    So nice to be back and I appreciate how difficult it must be to get back to ‘normal’. The food was lovely and the only criticism of the service was that it was a bit disorganised. It seemed to be totally random whether someone offered you drinks or came to take your food order, so certain stages (like getting to order puddings) were very slow. However, the staff were pleasant and cheerful and it was a joy to sit outside with well spaced tables in the pretty and peaceful garden.

  38. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Clean restaurant, staff very friendly and the food was very goof

  39. SG

    StuartG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice food in a lovely setting. A little slow on service but not a great problem. Could do with more vegetarian variety.

  40. JC

    JemmaC

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went for a bottomless brunch to celebrated our belated birthday from last year. We were able to choose if we were sat inside or out which was great. The food was delicious, drinks were great and Ilena (sorry if we have your name wrong!) was superb. Service did drop off a little towards the busier time - however when this was mentioned they were more than accommodating. We hope to return again with our husbands! Thank you for everything!

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The Ragged Cot is rated 4.1 stars by 202 OpenTable diners

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Ragged Cot

Cirencester Road Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 8PE

  • Area

    Stroud

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Rory Emmerson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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