The Ragged Cot

4.3
100 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.



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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 100 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maygra
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good food made for a very enjoyable lunch even though it was a little cold to be eating outside.

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TNet77
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went on May Bank Holiday. Despite the absolutely horrendous weather we had a great time. The service was brilliant and the food was also very nice! Thanks for still being so hospitable and friendly despite the cold and wind and rain!

TJ
TimJ
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food in difficult circumstances. Only [small] gripe was blue re: steak came out medium rare, but was still lovely!

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Marwil
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was OK but not outstanding for the price, however the really awful aspect of our dining experience was the disgusting smell from the sewers that kept wafting across from the drains in the garden. I spoke to friends about this afterwards and it appears its not unusual.

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NicholasD
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A mixture of families eating and groups going for it on the £25 all you can drink in 2 hours. Not for me , went for a family meal but really an odd place. I went a few years ago and really enjoyed it , yes it was outside this time but I wouldn’t go back I’m afraid.

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SusieL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not easy to create a good dining experience with open doors on a cold day but the Ragged Cot did its best to achieve a pleasant time during the reopening in tricky times. All in all a good lunch.

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Sally
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual we received a warm welcome from the staff. Food was delicious and delivered to the table in a timely manner.

TC
TheChocMan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Overall we had a brilliant Sunday lunch, it's about 75 miles away from home so quite a long way to get something to eat but the reviews were all good and as we were visting Stroud it wasn't far to drive up to the pub. We sat outside due to Covid on a beautiful sunny day, the beef was melt in the mouth and the accompaniments were all very tasty and perfectly cooked. The only downside on the day we visited was there had been some kind of power cut so the restaurant was trying to help out other nearby places which meant the service was not as attentive as it could have been and lunch was a little drawn out, but apart from that it was one of the best Sunday lunches we've had :)

LH
LauraH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Such a nice location but lacked engagement and feeling from staff, food average and we were disappointed the Bottomless Prosseco lunch price of £24.99 didn't include any food- this made it very expensive. Sorry, we won't be rushing back. Lacked ambiance and expensive for what it was!

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SueC
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delicious brunch in the sun, a delightful setting and very good food

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SerenaT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great covid precautions in place but they could invest in more outdoor heaters!

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Nige
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good just had to wait a long time for salt and pepper this should be brought out before Food as your eating outside.
I'd eaten my food before salt and pepper arrived.

HB
HayleyB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Currently service is too slow and they appear under-staffed. Far too slow to take orders and provide the bill.
Sadly I also found 2 hairs in my food.

LT
LisaT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, with friendly attentive staff. Enjoyed the experience very much.

Thank you to the team.

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Adrian
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely alfresco dining in covid restrictions. Really nice relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for an evening meal and drink.

DT
DavidT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food, lovely place. We were very fortunate that the weather was beautiful, so it was a perfect lunch.

The food was fabulous, but I do wish that non-alcohol drinkers were offered more than just Becks Blue, which is arguably the most boring non-alcoholic beer, when there are so many really good non-alcoholic beers available.

SP
SamanthaP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food. Great service. Nice garden tables well spaced out.

EB
EmilyB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal in a great setting. Staff were efficient and friendly, food was very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

BL
BarryL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were courteous and efficient. Good menu and wine list. Nice surroundings.

M
Morris
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely area with spaced outdoor seating, food was really good (in particular the burger) however it was very expensive
Would still definitely recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
24 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great outdoors area in fine weather for drinks. Lamb roast and gravy wasnt as generous as some reviews led to believe

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StephenN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got shown to a table that we booked , only about 5 other tables taken which most were already eating.
Sat for half an hour even before we were asked if we wanted a drink in which time they’d been reserving other tables.
Other guests came sat down behind half an hour after us and were served with drinks straight away at this point we got up and told them we wouldn’t be drinking or eating here and left, at this point our drinks had still not been bought out.
Service wasn’t poor it was abysmal

TC
TimC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting. Food was lovely although could do with a bit more I.e chips.

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LyndaF
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Great service. We will definitely visit again. The food was nice and fresh. Very colourful. Thank you for our first lock down meal out

OT
OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal, lovely outdoor area

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LucyC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Went for brunch. Sat at a lovely sunny table, great atmosphere, however sadly the food was poor. Poached eggs overcooked and not runny, fried eggs the same. Bread was dry, avo had no taste. Waiting staff were busy but could have been friendlier/checked on us. We weren't offered any sauces, had to ask for salt and pepper. A shame as the setting was perfect.

Have eaten here before lockdown and has gone down hill : (

RS
RodS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first eating out experience since lockdown and it was lovely. Choice of beers was minimal but that was due to delivery issues and I’m sure they usually have a wider range.
Social distancing was very good and both of the waiting staff were efficient, friendly and congenial.

SC
SeCaMo
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal out in months and it was fabulous - service excellent as was the food - overall superb experience

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Sarah
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed with the food and poor value for money

The service was good

Sitting up on the lawn you get a very nasty smell from the drain ( sewer)

AD
AnneD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely location and lots of outside space. Menu was good and so was the food. Cost is slightly high, but quality good.

HH
HelenH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful gardens with an awning and patio heaters. Delicious food and excellent friendly service.

MO
MartinO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ! A welcome return . Good menu and fantastic service

DF
DuncanF
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very little appears to have been done to make eating outside comfortable. Service was lamentable at best (waiting 15 mins even to be served drinks after we sat down at the table), and overall I was distinctly underwhelmed.
Afraid I shall not be returning any time soon.

YE
YvetteE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tasty food but not as advertised. Seafood Linguine was some prawns with spaghetti for £17.00!! Great service, shame that corners were cut.

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Andy
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Duck was overcooked and soggy skin
Steak was cooked nicely though

EG
EllieG
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our food and the service was good. We would go back again.

EL
EdwardL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had and early breakfast here on Christmas Eve and were the only customers in the place. The food was good and the service attentive and friendly. Just what you want. The location is perfect.

CW
ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Lacking in atmosphere as very few people in restaurant.

SW
SallyW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vegan choices ( although need more pudding options please ) lovely setting , friendly staff & excellent service

FAQs

The Ragged Cot is rated 4.3 stars by 100 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.