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

Pete Heathcock
+44 (0)1454 238669(landline)

Set in 8 acres with cider orchards, free-range pigs, bell tents in summer and a big-hearted team serving super food, nr Westonbirt Arboretum

At the side of the long road that takes you into Tetbury sits this unassuming country inn with its whitewashed exterior hiding more secrets than you can shake a stick at. Owners Pete and Tor have worked a special magic here. Whether it's building more stylish 'shacks' in the big field at the back, or pressing their own apples, they have a way with food, drink and atmosphere which would be the envy of many a new pub entrepreneur. Their hands-on approach means the little inn buzzes with happy locals and nature lovers who've popped in for a pint or a Sunday roast after exploring nearby Westonbirt Arboretum. Inside, all is snug and homely. The bar winks with bottles, or try one of the local ales. Young chefs serve up tasty classics and treats; on Wednesdays you can tuck into a three-course Thai feast for a bargain price. Very special.

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 Pete Heathcock:

Local points of interest from
Pete Heathcock:

  • 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

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Mid-week specials from £15 for three courses.



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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