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“An Excellent Country Pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gardeners Arms

The Gardeners Arms
21 Beckford Road | Alderton, Tewkesbury GL20 8NL, England
+44 1242 620257
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Ranked #12 of 63 Restaurants in Tewkesbury
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A 16th century thatched building nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Alderton. Just a 10 minute drive from Cheltenham and off junction 9 of the M5 we are ideally situated for any dining occasion. Open from 9.30Am serving fresh coffee with a smile, our award winning Freehouse epitomises everything that is good about homecooking, hospitality and value for money.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An Excellent Country Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I chose this place because it provided locally sourced freshly produced food & because my sister & brother-in-law were visiting from the US & wanted to eat fish & chips in a country pub & despite it being December (when many venues only serve their Christmas menus) this establishment actually catered for all our requirements.

When we arrived, we were greeted by the landlord, his very friendly family dog & a member of staff. We were seated immediately by a waitress. The venue was very clean despite it being the end of the day & parking was on site & easily accessible.

I ordered vegetarian lasagne, the rest of my party ordered fish & chips & lambs liver & bacon - because they wanted traditional English food. As expected with fresh food, we had to wait but we had the right amount of time to order drinks, starters & have time to converse - which was perfect. When our main course was served the landlady came over to check if everything was ok. All the staff were very friendly & courteous without being intrusive. The food was excellent & although quite full, we were then tempted by the dessert menu. We only chose 2 desserts between 4 of us but were bought additional spoons & plates without hesitation or problem.

In short, this is an excellent pub. The food was well presented & tasty, The venue was charming. The staff were welcoming & went out of their way to help us - including questions about the food, drinks & generally. I would have no hesitation in returning again & in fact, have already recommended it to some of my friends.

Well done & thank you to all the staff for making our visit so enjoyable.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GardenersArms, Owner at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We are very glad that you and all your family had an enjoyable visit to The Gardeners. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Extremely Friendly Village pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Just a lovely weekend at a caravan park near Alderton. The site wardens recommended the Gardeners Arms for a good meal and we were not disappointed . The welcome we received was second to nothing , the food delicious and all staff very helpful with nothing too much trouble. We had meals in this pub Friday night,Saturday night and Sunday lunchtime. All meals were excellent. We felt we arrived as strangers but left like friends. Cannot recommend this pub highly enough .

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GardenersArms, Owner at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hope to see you again on your next trip to the Cotswolds.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Charming dog-friendly village pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a lovely pub with great, relaxed atmosphere and service, very welcoming to our small dog as well as ourselves. We had the two course lunchtime Early Bird menu that offered a good choice but it would have been nice to have an additional vegetarian option. All the food was freshly cooked and portion sizes were very generous, including the desserts. Will definitely visit again but might have to restrict ourselves to just one course next time!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GardenersArms, Owner at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Isle of Man
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Nothing too much trouble.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The food was excellent and although they really finished serving food at 9pm, we didn't arrive until about 9.10pm, the first evening but they were lovely and couldn't have been more helpful. We were staying in a b & b across the road and ate at The Gardeners Arms all 3 nights we were there.

Visited November 2014
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GardenersArms, Owner at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your comments, we hope to see you again on a return visit to the Cotswolds.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very helpful with food allergys, amazing food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were lucky enough to find this as we won a voucher for £25.00 off a meal, had a day off so thought we would try it out and what a find, Emailed me a full menu with the allergy advise, booked a table and when we got there we were not dissapointed. Warm welcome by the bar staff, lovely atmosphere for couples, families etc. The owners joined us for a chat and sorted me an amazing chilli burger ( I couldn't decide between chilli or the burger)there is lots of choice on the menu even for the fussiest and all freshly made and bought out by caring staff, there if you need anything. Will definitely be going back and hope the play area goes ahead,

  • Visited November 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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GardenersArms, Owner at The Gardeners Arms, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
We hope to see you again soon!
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