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North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


Good Beer 2016/7

  Owing to the fact that we are restricted to including 10 of our 89 pubs in the 2016/7 editions of the GBG, competition to get selected is fierce. Those which came close to inclusion are listed below in alphabetical order. To find out the pubs that did get selected please purchase the GBG.



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Bakers Arms

Broad Campden, GL55 6UR





Bell Inn

Moreton in Marsh, GL56 0AB





Coach and Horses

Longborough GL56 0QU





Eight Bells

Chipping Campden, GL55 6LG




Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote, OX7 6SD




Fossebridge Inn

Fossebridge, GL54 3JS





Fox Inn

Lower Oddington GL56 0UR




Golden Ball

Lower Swell GL54 1LF




New Inn

Willersey WR12 7PJ




Royal Oak

Andoversford GL54 4HR





POTY 2016

Results of our 2016 POTY (Pub of the Year) judging, announced April  2016:

  Winner of POTY 2016:

Craven Arms                        Brockhampton, GL54 5XQ (2012 Winners)

Congratulations to the Craven Arms for winning this prestigious award for the second time.

  Second Place

Horse & Groom                    Upper Oddington, GL56 0XH (2013 Winners)

  Please refer to our “Map” link above for a full list of the Pubs that have won this prestigious award since we set up our branch.


Seasonal POTY Awards (New for 2016)

Winter 2015/6 award was presented to the Bakers Arms at Broad Campden, GL55 6UR. More Info

Spring 2016 award was presented to the Fossebridge Inn at Fossebridge, GL54 3JS. More Info

Summer 2016 award was presented to the Bell, Moreton In Marsh, GL56 0AF  More info

Autumn 2016 award has been won by the Royal Oak, Andoversford, GL54 4HR 


Pub News

The Harvest Home in Greet has been demolished.

The Kings Head, Withington, is being converted into a residential property

The Coach & Horses, Ganborough, is presently vacant and closed. It is on the market to rent from Donnington.

The Churchill Arms at Paxford, Chipping Campden, have a new website

The Pheasant Inn at Toddington. From 11th May 2015 Donnington Brewery became the new owners of the Pheasant.

The Red Lion  at Northleach is presently closed and there is a planning application in for change of use.

The Sun Inn, Winchcombe, has been sold and may be converted into housing.

The Wellington, in Moreton in Marsh has closed, and due to be converted into flats.

The Mill Inn, Withington, is now selling draft Sam Smiths Bitter.

The Unicorn Hotel, Stow on the Wold, is being converted to apartments. There will apparently also be some form of bar.

The Horse & Groom, Bourton on the Hill has been sold. The new owner is the same group that own the Seagrave Arms, Weston-Sub-Edge.

The Horse & Groom, Upper Oddington, has been sold. It is now owned by the same group that owns the Redesdale in Moreton in Marsh.

The Inn for All Seasons, Little Barrington, has been sold.

The Farriers Arms, Todenham, is for sale.


CAMRA Discount Scheme

Several of the Pubs in our area are offering discounts to CAMRA membership card holders. Please select this link for details


Archive May 2012 News supplied by Martyn Herbert

The Royal Oak in Gretton has  now re-opened.

The Bugatti Inn Gretton is closed for 3 weeks for a refit and will re-open with an Indian restaurant and takeaway with the bar continuing under Sean’s management.

The Old White Lion in Winchcombe has now re-opened following a refit. It is now named The Lion.

The Kilkenny near Andoversford is  to re-open following a joint investment by owner Charles Wells and new licensee James Myer

The Reservoir Inn at Dowdswell is now an Indian Restaurant

Sharron leaves the Great Western Blockley after six years on 5th Jan. New tenants are ready to move in.