The city set flocks to The Inn at Fossebridge in summer. It’s their chance to live a slice of Cotswolds life that’s all wild flower-filled country walks, afternoon teas by the lake and champagne suppers in a rustic pub setting.
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As sunny afternoons in the South West go, one spent feasting with friends by the inn’s ribboned lawn takes some beating. Tucked away in a quiet curve of the River Coln, this lakeside beer garden hums with the sound of chinking glasses, gleeful foodgasms and children’s laughter on sunny days. It’s a popular spot for both locals and daytrippers who get their fill of homemade Cotswold fare and award winning ales after a lazy stroll around the Coln Valley.
To make the most of the chef’s culinary skill set and the bar’s impressive bill, seasoned West Country weekenders know to book one of the inn’s charming country bedrooms and schedule a snooze before round two and dinner in the restaurant.
The menu changes seasonally to reflect the local larder, though classics including hand-raised pies, wild mushroom tagliatelle and beer-battered haddock remain Fossebridge favourites all year around.
If the evening’s exploration of the local ales is more adventurous than anticipated (the inn was named North Cotswold CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018), sore heads are soothed with a hearty homemade breakfast the next morning. Poached free-range eggs, Cotswolds sausage and local bacon set up intrepid visitors for another day of castles, Roman ruins and wildlife gardens.
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