The Ebrington Arms is a 400+ year old pub and everything reflects that. If you are driving get there early - the car park is a bit tight although in a quiet country village there is parking to be had in the roads around the pub. The decor is old, rustic, warm and friendly which the latter comments can also be said of the staff. It appears from a number of newspaper reviews that a variety of celebrities have enjoyed this establishment and I can see why.
If you have deep pockets then do not old back - the food, wine and ale will meet any expectation. Those that have smaller wallets/purses with find some reasonably priced specials and wine by the carafe. The selection of real ale looked very promising. Judging by the degree of satisfaction exhibited in the pub everyone was enjoying both their food and drink.
My wife and I limited our starter to bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar and some butter. The bread was fresh, tasty and more than enough for both of us. The oil and balsamic was of high quality and for £2.75 it was a great start to the meal.
For mains my wife had Roasted breast of Cotswold chicken, local asparagus, morel mushroom and crème fraiche sauce for £16.50. She pronounced it very good and it looked it. They also brought some Buttered Jersey Royals which we both enjoyed. I opted for a Plaice fillet with a crab & scallop cannelloni, beans and peas in a creme fraiche sauce. It was a brilliantly crafted meal. The Plaice had been folded to make it into a substantial portion of fish, the cannelloni was inventive and delightful and the sauce brought the best out of the whole meal. Very, very good and worth the £19.00.
The wine list is very comprehensive but was largely beyond my pocket. (I will have to look at those carafe's next time or even better hope that they introduce a range of cheaper house wines - or did I just miss those?). Notwithstanding we enjoyed a bottle of Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet which was very pleasant and cost £22.50.
I will definitely go again. This is a high class Cotswold experience that should not be missed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautiful, unspoilt 17th century Cotswold inn with roaring log fires, stunning beer garden and famous atmosphere. Surrounded by rolling hills by Chipping Campden & Hidcote Gardens in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. CAMRA North Cotswold’s Pub of the Year award-winners four times over, there is no more beautiful a base from which to explore the gorgeous Cotswold countryside. We have five, 4 star letting rooms, all ensuite with handcrafted oak beds and some with roll top baths and all with glorious countryside views. We serve excellent award-winning homemade food that has held two AA rosettes and a Bib Gourmand for the past seven years running. We feature in the Good Food Guide, Michelin Guide and Good Pub Guide). We were also awarded 'Escape of the Year 2016'. The Ebrington Arms is one of the few idyllic country pubs left that remain the hub of village and a hidden gem for those who find it! We are ideally based to explore the Cotswold villages, with Chipping Campden just around the corner, the famous National Trust Hidcote Gardens and the historic centre of Stratford Upon Avon and the centre of all things Shakespeare is only 10 miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ebrington Arms Hotel Ebrington
- The Ebrington Arms Cotswolds