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The Cotswold Arms

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46 High St | OX18 4QF, Burford, England
01993 822227
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great old pub

We found this old pub during a visit to Burford. It is a traditional British pub which was quite busy when we arrived. There are a number of guest ales available but as I was driving I didn't try one, perhaps next time when we stay in the area I will try one. The staff are friendly and welcoming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
sandjf
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South Wales
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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South Wales
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We found this old pub during a visit to Burford. It is a traditional British pub which was quite busy when we arrived. There are a number of guest ales available but as I was driving I didn't try one, perhaps next time when we stay in the area I will try one. The staff are friendly and welcoming, I... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

During a hail storm on 23 February my wife and I and two dogs struggled to find an establishment to have a coffee break in Burford. We alighted on the Cotswold Arms. The staff were welcoming, the rooms were warm, the tea, hot chocolate and chocolate cake were excellent. The dogs were offered water. Exceptional service.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Staff and customers in the bar were very friendly and the drinks we had were good value. We didn't have a meal there but it looked like there were some very good deals to be had there if you didn't want to spend too much on a meal. If we'd been staying in Burford a bit longer, no doubt we... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is one of the nicest pubs you could ever wish to visit. A lovely wood fire (Open) great beers , ales, good food , atmosphere. You can mingle with the locals and enjoy the warmth of the Staff We will be back for sure Cheltenham Festival week to see "Gold Label" Colin & his lovely dog, Gorgeous Tizzy and... More 

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Fantastic food reasonably priced and great atmosphere. Service was lovely . wonderful on a cold January night

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I am very surprised by the previous report. We had dinner here in December and it was so good we returned for a quick pub lunch when passing through on our way home. My husband had steak and mushrrom baguette which can be a risky choice as it depends on the quality of the steak. But the baguette was full... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After a huge (50 mins plus) wait for our food it arrived - a large portion of food which was so bland you could barely taste the difference between dishes. Almost certainly bought frozen and microwaved. The steak and ale pie tasted so bland you'd expect better from the chip shop.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My partner and l went to this pub a couple of years ago and had excellent steaks.On the 2nd January we were in Burford and decided to go here again and have steaks . Lunch time was very busy but the service was very good and the steaks arrived after an acceptable wait. Once again the rump steaks, medium rare,... More 

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portsmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were meeting family from the north so we thought that Burford would be a nice meeting place. We were assured the kitchen wasn't too busy and that it wasn't a problem that the other half of the party was delayed. We ordered some cheesy garlic bread to be going on with and I assume it was heated in the... More 

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Burford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Went there after work with my husband for dinner, dismal place, felt really chavvy, seating area not really private or comfy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 High St | OX18 4QF, Burford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Burford
  • Phone Number: 01993 822227

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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