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North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale


Good Beer 2018/9

  Owing to the fact that we are restricted to including 10 of our 89 pubs in the 2018/9 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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Butchers Arms

Mickleton GL55 6SD




Feathered Nest

Nether Westcote, OX7 6SD





Fox Inn

Lower Oddington GL56 0UR





Golden Ball

Lower Swell GL54 1LF



Horse & Groom

Upper Oddington, GL56 0XH





Inn for All Seasons

Little Barrington, OX18 4TN





Inn on the Marsh

Stow Road, Moreton In Marsh. GL56 0DW




Cold Aston, GL54 3BN



Royal Oak

Gretton, GL54 5EP





White Hart

High Street, Winchcombe. GL54 5LJ





POTY 2019

Results of our 2019 POTY (Pub of the Year) judging:

  Winner of POTY 2019:

Craven Arms               Brockhampton. GL54 5XQ

Congratulations to the Craven Arms at Brockhampton for winning this prestigious award for the third time. They were second last year.

  Second Place Joint Winners

Bakers Arms               Broad Campden. GL55 6UR

The Mousetrap Inn    Bourton on the Water GL54 2AR

  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)

 A new page has been generated which details all the winners to date of the Seasonal Pub Award. Please click this link to access the new page. The Award is given 4 times each year, in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.


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.