The Holford Arms | Pub in Gloucestershire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Holford Arms - Pub in Gloucestershire

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Knockdown, Tetbury, GL8 8QY, Gloucestershire
England, United Kingdom

the bookings team
+44 (0)1454 238669(landline)

A traditional country pub set back from the main road, serving delicious, local food and with a large garden for campers near Westonbirt

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Owner Will and his team look after you with much aplomb. They aim to use as much local produce as possible and grow all they can on their 8 acres of vegetable garden, poly-tunnels and orchard. You'll find all the pub favourites on the menu and lots of surprises. They are one of the Cotswold's only brew pubs and produce their own craft beers (Knockdown Brewery), jams and chutneys (Holford Glutton) and cider from apples grown here (Sherston Cider Company). There's an outside bar, stage for live events and a fire pit. Nearby Westonbirt run Forest Live concerts in June. Come and get married in the lovely wedding barn - you don't even need to worry about the weather, or book in for one of their famous Sunday roasts from rare breed meats. It's a fun and lively place.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.

Local points of interest from the bookings team:

Local points of interest from
the bookings team:

  • The National Arboretum at Westonbirt is just a stones throw from the Pub. One of the finest tree collections in the world spread over approximately 600 acres, the arboretum is a fantastic day out for the entire family.
  • As Highgrove is just two minutes from the pub, we are the perfect place to stay if you wish to enjoy the Royal gardens. Having taken over 35 years in the making they are now considered some of the most creative and inspiring in the UK.
  • The historic market town of Tetbury is a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Famous for its extensive range of antique shops, now boasting a wealth of stylish boutiques, charming cafes and the ever popular Highgrove shop.
  • Situated within 30 minutes of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and a whole host of beautiful Cotswold towns and villages. The Holford Arms has great links to the M4 and M5, making getting to and exploring from very effortless.
  • If you are feeling more adventurous the Holford Arms also offers an exceptional camping/glamping experience within our 8 acres of beautiful orchards, small holding and vegetable gardens
  • Blessed with many spectacular walks minutes from the pub, including the great variety of National Trust rambles and the 102 mile long Cotswold Way from Bath to Chipping Camden. This wonderful area has so much to offer.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"A traditional country pub which has more to offer than what meets the eye. Enjoy the cosy fire, homegrown produce, locally sourced beers, cider and ales. There's a large outdoor area with a wood-fried pizza oven and a stage for live music. Settle into the light and immaculately clean bedrooms."

Nicole - Sawday's Inspector, United Kingdom

December 2021

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Nibbles £4, lunch sandwiches from £7. Dinner/lunch starters from £7.50, mains from £13, sides from £4, puddings from £7.75. Sunday roasts from £14.50 (kids from £9).



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Seven-acre garden and minutes away from wonderful walks in Westonbirt Arboretum.

Dog treats:

Dog treats and a water bowl.

Bringing your dog

Knockdown, Tetbury, GL8 8QY, Gloucestershire


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