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The Cotswold Arms

46 High St | OX18 4QF, Burford, England
01993 822227
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Ranked #14 of 30 restaurants in Burford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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74% Recommend
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English first
western australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Great pub with a wide range of food. Tuesday any Burger and a pint for £10. tables outside and a restaurant inside. Live music Mondays and Wednesdays and a local darts team. It's not called the "world famous" Cotswold Arms for nothing!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely ploughmans lunch, sat watching the world go by in the sunshine!! Food good, service good, drinks cold!!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We went here as the board outside advertised a beautiful patio garden and the billing 'World Famous'. On entering it looks an average pub nothing more. So we ordered our drinks from a rather characterless young lady and asked if we could sit in the garden ' Yes' she replyed without telling us how to get there. So after asking... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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64 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Cotswold Arms was one of my favorite pubs in the entire Cotswold area. A small historic pub to enjoy a pint of your favorite beer, ale or cider. Friendly service. Our party only had several pints and did not have anything to eat , but their lunch specials looked very good.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Spent 5 days camping just outside Burford and were delighted that just about all of the pubs welcome dogs (a must if it rains, which it did several times during our stay). Popped into the Cotswold Arms to escape a sudden downpour and ended up staying put for about 2.5 hours. Very much enjoyed it, so we came back for... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

On a busy Saturday at the end of May Bank Holiday week four couples found a nice quiet retreat in the Cotswalds Arms. As said it was a nice retreat from the busy coming and goings of the main road through Burford. Have to say though, that despite the service being excellent, not all enjoyed the food experience. That said,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On our way back from seeing friends in Cheltenham the night before, we stopped off at historic Burford for brunch, a quaint medieval town in the Cotswolds. As we drove down the High Street to find someone to park, I was drawn to the Cotswold Inn, a beautiful old building which I felt sure would offer some good food. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Me And my husband came away to Gloucester for a couple of days . On our 2nd night wanted to go out for T so drove to a pub in Oxfordshire called The Cotswold In . The starter was awful olives bread & salad . Salad was wilted and brown didn't eat that husband had steak on a plate not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Having enjoyed a meal here earlier in the month, we returned and found it to be just as good the second time. The food is excellent, the prices (for the Cotswolds) reasonable, the staff friendly and welcoming, and the pub itself is very characterful.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The cost of a one course roast dinner was £12.95 - no roast potatoes available, the Yorkshire pudding was inedible and the gravy was mainly lumps in a little liquid. At our request they did reduce the cost slightly but should never have served such a poor meal at all. The vegetables were fine.

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