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The Old Elm Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Church Road | Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2ER, England
+44 1452 530961
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Gloucestershire, England
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have deliberately waited 12 months to write any review as was so keen for the place to establish and work. Unfortunately things have regressed; not progressed. Food is overpriced and below average at best. Children are allowed earlier but not welcomed. Management refuse to acknowledge or accept any faults or criticism. Mainly empty most evenings including weekends, which echoes the... More 

Thank gaffermac
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to meet up with my son who is leaving for New Zealand. I went for the "Legless Cow", a local brew from the Hillside Brewery in Longhope, Gloucestershire, which was incredibly hoppy & full of flavour. This was accompanied by a bowl of homemade chunky chips, which were hot, crisp & just like mamma used to make. The... More 

Thank Maz M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit.Family evening meal just the three of us. Pub was very busy but were greeted immediately by a friendly waiter who was pleasant and attentive all evening (we like to tip well when we receive good service and I think he was pleased with his tip). Food was amazing. Daughter had battered haloumi and chips, my wife had an... More 

Thank Michael R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been a fan of The Old Elm since my first visit last summer. My most recent visit was at the weekend. It's not on my doorstep however because I like it I am willing to keep travelling for the atmosphere, nice staff, good food and range of beer / lager. We sat outside at a table with a... More 

Thank Julie M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried for the first time as it has changed hands in the last couple of years. We had starters of baked camembert and the goats cheese and pear salad both was excellent followed by calves liver which was cooked pink just as it should be and the pork, succulent meat and crispy crackling that had been cooked on the meat... More 

2 Thank Linda K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely roast dinner at The Old Elm tonight! Really great food! Very tender, tasty meat, vegetables cooked just right. Plenty of choice. Lovely puds! Fabulous presentation! Smaller meals for little people or the elderly. Excellent service! Great guys serving the meals. So cheerful ( even at the end of a long day! ) smiley, nothing too much trouble. Prosecco and... More 

2 Thank Julie P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I had an hour before my colleague would arrive I waited in The Old Elm. I didn't know it existed until I asked my customer if there was a McDonald's nearby and they said no but there's a pub around the corner. As I went in I noticed a cask ale sign stating real ale so I thought that... More 

1 Thank Kevin L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

Really rate the food here. Good veggie options. It's nice to have a pub in churchdown that isn't filled with swearing and people too drunk to control the volume of their voice. Very pleasant atmosphere, good for a chilled out evening of a few pints and dinner. It's dog friendly and they have board games for entertainment

1 Thank natalie s
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

I visited here for Sunday lunch with my partner. I was impressed with the new decor in the pub. I haven't been here in a few years, so was really pleased to see how good the place was looking. I was a little surprised when the barman said that I would have to pay for a full extra meal when... More 

1 Thank Becky A
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

The Old Elm (formerly Bat and Ball) reopened last year after a major refit and new owners. It looked great from outside, and we really wanted to like it as it's close to home. Unfortunately... first time we went, we sat near the door. Poor design means every time the door opens, the tables near the door get a blast of cold air. It was COLD. The... More 

2 Thank Simon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road | Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Gloucester
  • Phone Number: +44 1452 530961

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?