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Garniche at the Puesdown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, European, Gastropub
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Compton Abdale | Cheltenham, Compton Abdale GL54 4DN, England
+44 1451 860262
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not the easiest place to find.The postcode put into your sat nav leaves you about 1and a half miles short. Just carry on the main road when the sat nav says you have reached your destination and you will come to it. Do not turn off towards Compton Abdale as you will be going the wrong way. Having... More 

Thank Chico711
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday lunch recently which was excellent. This is not our first visit and will not be our last.

Thank lynetteslatter
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The location is just perfect, being centrally located, just a short drive to the jewels of the Cotswolds; Bourton-on-the-water, Burford and Upper & Lower Slaughter I pre-booked this accomodation from Australia for a 2 night stay to see the Cotswolds and my wife and I are so glad we did. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner Julie... More 

Thank Em A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came across this surprisingly quiet restaurant for lunch travelling back to Wales from Oxford having passed the usual roadside eateries/garden centres and so glad we did. Excellent service,good menu, delicious food and relaxing ambient surroundings . I can't recommend them highly enough. A welcome break indeed!!

Thank Simon H
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

We do have very varied levels of trade, some days it is incredibly busy others can be quiet as it was when you visited, we never know which it will be. We do have a large car park and sometimes we think people look and think if it's quiet it can't be good. Hopefully your review and many others before... More 

North Dorset, England
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went for dinner here whilst on holiday in the Cotswolds and loved it. From the very friendly welcome by the owners and hosts to the great food and even the little gift shop with outstanding quality items (definitely none of your "tourist tat"). They also have rooms as well but we didn't see them so can't comment. All in all... More 

Thank Trevor_L_Dorset
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

It is always our ultimate objective to provide great value and so we are delighted that you feel that we achieve just that. We aim to be a bit of a calm oasis where our guests can enjoy a drink or a meal or light snack and a wee browse round the gift shop whether they live locally are travelling... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This premises is on a major uk trunk road but also isolated.its a gem to visit .its friendly ,beautifully presented,comfy and tranquil,well it was when we visited for an evening coffee and snacks.a reel must for a long stay or a journeys brake .about 7 miles east of Cheltenham on the A40 towards Burford.

Thank richard c
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you. We are very pleased that you like the ambiance we have tried to create. We want our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable, so they resume their travels well rested and ready for their journey, long or short. More 

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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As a vegan diner, I tense up approaching a "traditional" menu, knowing that I'll have to put myself again. No trouble at Garniche! A very helpful young man on duty at lunchtime on 4/8/16 couldn't do more to accommodate. This made me feel comfortable and happy to stay for a dessert that I hadn't planned. Reasonably good Hook Norton beers... More 

Thank CatB0y
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you for your endorsement. Whilst we do not have a vegan menu we are always happy to try to accommodate and are very glad we could on this occasion. Hope to see you again. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I've become something of a regular at Garniche over the past few months. It has a lot going for it, in particular the very friendly, efficient and accommodating staff who always make you feel welcome. The main restaurant is bright and airy, and the outside seating makes for a lovely spot on a sunny day. The sandwiches/paninis are very tasty,... More 

Thank Mimi_3623
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and your regular custom. Both are much appreciated. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We have stayed at this beautiful venue before but didn't have an evening meal, so on our second trip here, we had to try the restaurant! We are so glad we did! We called ahead to say we were going to be a little late and they welcomed us back like family. The selection on the menu is varied and... More 

Thank Vicky F
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Your review is a great compliment and we greatly appreciate it. Very much hope you will be back again to see us later in the year. As you know, we do constantly strive to be the best we can. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Just called in on the off chance for coffee/cake with my elderly cousin visiting from Scotland. Made extremely welcome by all staff. Evident that they truly care what customer think and want them to have a good experience. Best coffee I have had in ages and all cakes homemade. Presentation is excellent. Also have a lovely gift shop attached. Will... More 

Thank sandy d
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you. We were delighted you liked our coffee, at lot of care went into our decision making process. So glad you also appreciated our selection of homemade cakes. In the gift shop we try to provide things that are not easily found on the high street or in every gift shop everywhere, we like to be that bit different. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 48
British, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Compton Abdale | Cheltenham, Compton Abdale GL54 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Compton Abdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 860262
Coaching Inn serving all day food from breakfast, through morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and evening meals. Conveniently situated on the A40Cheltenham to Oxford main road, equally ideal for business travelers and those exploring the Cotswolds.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?