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William's, Stroud, Gloucestershire

William's

4.6
4.6
853 Reviews
£25 and under
Fish
William’s is a multi-award-winning seafood restaurant, fishmonger, delicatessen and caterer in the heart of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

A veritable Cotswolds institution for over forty-five years, William’s has recently benefitted from a full-scale refurbishment of both the restaurant and shop area in January 2020.

Alongside a 64-cover new restaurant sits a new fish counter displaying an outstanding range of fresh seafood, delivered daily from Scotland and the South West coastline. The adjacent delicatessen offers a large selection of chef-prepared meals, cheeses, charcuterie and terrines as well as fresh fruit and vegetables.

We are proud to have been voted one of Matthew Fort’s ‘Five Favourite Places to Shop’ and one of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fish, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01453 832240

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Nailsworth

  • Cross Street

    In the heart of Nailsworth, overlooking the mini roundabout

  • Parking Details

    Small parking area at the back of the building behind the laurel hedge. Otherwise free street parking for 2 hours

  • Public Transit

    Nailsworth Town Centre (many bus routes)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 853 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Lunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sparky

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Perhaps a nice gesture of some homemade bread whilst waiting for food to arrive Meal seemed a little hurried appreciate you have two sittings
  2. DD

    DeeDee

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant staff, fresh food, good ambiance. Highly recommend.
  3. E

    Eva1

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful dinner for my mum's birthday, the service was super friendly and warm and the food was delicious! We had a lovely evening there.
  4. B

    Babs

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service from start to finish and food was absolutely outstanding. Fish so fresh and well cooked, worth every penny.
  5. B

    Barbara

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always, venue, service, food! Reliable as always.
  6. K

    Karen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky to get a table for lunch weekday. Food and service were excellent. Piri piri prawns and Catalan stew to die for! My husband had fish and chips and said the batter was beautifully light and crispy. Great chips too! Would highly recommend
  7. PB

    PeterB

    Gloucestershire

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Excellent range of fish / seafood based starters on the menu! Service was variable; very keen to take the initial order but slow thereafter. Quite an “old” clientele and very friendly towards two small birthday celebrations. Not at all cheap but good quality.
  8. PW

    PamelaW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Williams Kitchen just as good as ever. Always enjoyable and great to meet up with friends there.
  9. a

    amyg

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went for lunch and the food was absolutely delicious. The flavours were superb. The staff were very nice. It was a little chilly, however, we were one of the first guests which I’m sure impacts on the warmth of the restaurant space. I can only recommend William’s Kitchen for all the right reasons, just take an extra layer.
  10. GK

    GordonK

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Lovely food, good friendly service. A little noisy when on a romantic evening
  11. GM

    GillM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab food, large portions and fair price. Excellent service, relaxed atmosphere and lovely surroundings.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good range of fish dishes, with steaks if you would prefer. In fact the menu that we were offered was better than the one shown on their website.
  13. C

    Claire

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and friendly, attentive team. Highly recommend
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous attentive staff with lovely food too
  15. g

    gailb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been eating at Williams for years and never had a less than excellent experience.
  16. F

    Fifi

    Bath

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great fish as always
  17. P

    Pushkin

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent meal , marred a little by 2 items overcharged on the bill which when "corrected" ended up with a higher bill than the original because of another stuff up! It is a shame that a very enjoyable meal experience is capped by a bad final memory
  18. CL

    CLEMENTINE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a joy going to williams foodhall . Such delightful staff, Wes & Sue always so helpful , immaculate service , great food and champagne taboo! At this time of year it is a very Mama-Mia special experience dining al fresco at williams , i could not recommend it more .
  19. SJ

    SimoneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited here on Tuesday 21st June- for the first time in ages we felt really valued- the staff were really really attentive, nothing was too much drama and we had such a wonderful afternoon- the settling was nice just what we both needed The staff are a credit to you
  20. DJ

    DianaJ

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    My friend and I went for lunch on a week day and were pleased to see the restaurant busy but not packed. I tried to catch the wait-staff eyes but I was repeatedly walked past and ignored which was a bit aggravating. There were a large number of staff looking very busy but we did not feel especially looked after until the end of our meal when one lady took responsibility and looked after us very well. We had a query about pricing as the online menu advertised dishes that were not on the paper menu. We both ordered the moules frites. The mussels were very gritty, which was unpleasant, however they were very tasty, the sauce was delicious, and the chips were fantastic. The waitress was apologetic about the mussels and gave us each a free dessert to make up for the grittiness. We would go back, but probably not for mussels.
  21. CR

    CathyR

    Gloucestershire

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great salmon mousse and duck rolls. Hake was delicious and lamb tagine very tender. Profiteroles rather dry and not enough chocolate sauce. Overall though great and we have booked again for next wee Thank you
  22. NA

    NigelA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, my wife and I both had the scallops to start and then I had the halibut and my wife had the lobster. The food was all served very quickly and was piping hot. We had decided to try Williams as our neighbours rave about it and it was my birthday and our neighbours ended up sitting on the table next to us! For dessert I was brought a free brownie with a candle on it and the staff and indeed the whole restaurant sang happy birthday to me. All in all a very enjoyable evening.
  23. RB

    RichardB

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t eaten here before, although had bought from the shop a few times. Food was excellent (half lobster for me, crab linguine for my wife). Both were really good, with a nice bottle of wine, would thoroughly recommend!
  24. CC

    CareyC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous seafood, the most fantastic waitress Ann- she made our night! X
  25. j

    jennyb

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic evening! Wonderful food served by very professional yet friendly staff. Couldn't fault a thing! Will definitely be returning very soon.
  26. NG

    NeilG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a beautiful evening, we sat in the courtyard and enjoyed fabulous food. Service was excellent and very friendly too.
  27. l

    libsn

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. The staff were attentive, the menu was varied and the food we ordered was delicious
  28. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, our first visit and we will definitely be back
  29. JM

    JaneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at William's is always so delicious that it's hard to make a choice. nonetheless, we managed and had amazing meals. The chap had halibut with asparagus and dauphinoise potatoes, and I had Lemon sole rolled with a chilli and lime stuffing, served with Fennel and Saffron potatoes. Both were absolutely delicious, but we couldn't manage pudding. Highly recommended. PS The staff are as lovely as the food, and they do half bottles of champagne!
  30. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our return visit was nowhere near as good as our first visit. Hoping next time, it’ll be back on form.
  31. DD

    DianaD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Since change of ownership this is not the same. We were 10 minutes late due to a road accident but we were kept waiting for nearly an hour even though the restaurant was quiet. My friend enjoyed her salmon but I had sword fish that was to come with an Asian salad. It was mainly chopped raw cabbage smothered in Balsamic vinegar. We decided not to go for a pudding. Sorry won’t be going back.
  32. TT

    TimT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were greeted with a glass of champagne on arrival as it was our anniversary. Shown to our table. The service, and ambiance was very good. The food was we would have expected from William's Kitchen, exceptional, our lobsters were cooked and presented beautifully. We eat out a lot and we will be visiting william's again very soon with friends. We highly recommend William's Kitchen. Thank you for making it a memorable anniversary meal. Tim Tortonese
  33. e

    emmar

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing, a brilliant place for a long lunch with a glass of wine and amazing food. Can't wait to be back
  34. F

    Freddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tip top experience, as always’ food was well prepared and tasty.
  35. RE

    RhianE

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, charming waiting staff and ambience
  36. DM

    DavidM

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PARKING IN THE TOWN IS MOSTLY EASY. HAS GREATLY IMPROVED SINCE WE LAST WENT THERE, NOW AND EXCELLENT FISH RESTAURANT, ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE AREA.
  37. GG

    GeorginaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't fault anything, they even made a special dinner for our 4 year old granddaughter.. which she loved, mini fish and chips. Thank you for a lovely evening for my husbands 60th
  38. DF

    DeeF

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem of Nailsworth and a must for all fish and seafood lovers, visited many times, a seasonal fresh menu that changes regularly, decent wine list and good ambience. Only slight gripe is the courses come out very quickly so you are not encouraged to linger, this is ok if you are on a short schedule but when you’re wanting a leisurely lunch and a chance to really enjoy the wonderful food and chat between courses it can be a little off putting. The scallops were amazing!
  39. KH

    KarenH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are keen cooks and rarely eat out anywhere for a 2nd time....we will return to William's asap. Lovely all round experience. 🥰
  40. FM

    FatimaM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, the cold sea food platter is amazingly tasty, we loved. Very friendly staff. I recommend Williams to everyone.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

William's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01453 832240.

William's is rated 4.6 stars by 853 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for William's

3 Fountain St, Nailsworth Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 0BL

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    In the heart of Nailsworth, overlooking the mini roundabout

  • Area

    Nailsworth

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00–16:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Fish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Small parking area at the back of the building behind the laurel hedge. Otherwise free street parking for 2 hours

  • Public Transit

    Nailsworth Town Centre (many bus routes)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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