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The Ragged Cot

4.2
4.2
190 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 15 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

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What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.0Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Child Friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Group Bookings

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. 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

  2. MS

    MargaretS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    An excellent meal staff were friendly and service excellent

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. GC

    GrahamC

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 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.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy love their style

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. SV

    SarahV

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average food quality. Nice environment and friendly service.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. HD

    HarrietD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant is in a lovely, peaceful location with a beautiful garden.

  31. KT

    KimT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The staff are lovely, very friendly and the food is really flavoursome. The food is let down by the fact its just not quitewarm enough. Obviously due to covid they have the doors open to let air flow but the food coming out of the kitchen just isn't hot enough to cope with the cooler dining room conditions.

  32. JS

    JanineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous meal and fabulous waitress! We will be back!

  33. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Rump steaks fine - happy with those. Thai fish cakes like cardboard & left uneaten. Cauliflower steak chosen as gluten free but inedible as was polenta served with it. Replaced by kimsu curry free of charge but close to inedible too. Staff tried hard but too few to manage and shortage of kitchen staff meant over an hour wait for food - free bread & olives provided while waiting - thank you. All-in-all a very disappointing experience and not what we used to expect at the Cot. Thanks to those staff who did their best in difficult circumstances. Hope it will return to former ways when more staff are employed & food is all fresh, not days old.

  34. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Just had an excellent meal. Service was superb, very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Food was well cooked and very reasonably priced.Will definitely be returning.

  35. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyable Sunday lunch at The Ragged Cot. Staff service and food excellent. Maybe a little pricey ( eg stuffing with chicken was extra) but very happy overall and would probably return.

  36. C

    Clams

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and service for 4. Very good value.

  37. RE

    RichardE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Really pleasant and helpful staff and a varied menu, with good sized portions. Notably, an excellent range of gluten free choices, too. We’ll be going again soon!

  38. BE

    BENJAMINP

    Bristol

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A very enjoyable evening with excellent food at sensible prices,friendly serving staff & a very nice ambience. We have been to this restaurant which is located very close to our home many times and on each occasion our experience has been excellent and the service impeccable. We would heartily recommend this restaurant to families who have not dined there before. Full marks to all of the staff! B.P.

  39. VH

    VanessaH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food and setting Good service Quiet in bar area

  40. JC

    JeanC

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Disappointing service and none of the 3 vegetarian options on the menu were available just a veg burger Young lad had no idea what a craft beer was - just identified some lagers - brought meal out and said he was going back for veg, but came back and cleaned other tables when we queried where the veg was he said it wasn’t ready! Meanwhile food got cold Actual meal was nice ( but cold - see above) wouldn’t recommend which is a shame as clearly owners were trying their best

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The Ragged Cot is rated 4.2 stars by 190 OpenTable diners

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Booked 15 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

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

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

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