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The Golden Ball Inn

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Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
+44 1451 833886
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked a table for dinner after attending the gold cup. Lovely traditional English pub serving good English food. Our table was ready for us on arrival and the young lady who looked after our table was very attentive and nothing was any trouble to her. Even when a bus load arrived in for a drink she bought our drinks to... More 

Thank Patrick M
Redditch, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited in February at lunchtime. I have to pretty much agree with one of the previous reviews, food was good though a little on the expensive side, good service, but let down by the place being so very cold. Would definitely visit again but during warmer weather.

Thank Vanessa C
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a Birthday celebration Sunday Lunch. Made welcome by a cheery barmaid , the pub was warm with log burners in Inglenook fireplaces. There was a good choice of dishes on the menu at a reasonable price. The roast beef and the steaks are sourced locally and are superb. A great place to visit.

Thank 188buckleberry1
Warrington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as a family and the pub was very local to the cottage we were staying in on holiday. The food was amazing and really stood out from all the other places we'd eaten at in the Cotswolds. The locals were all chatting with their beers (What a community should be like in England !!) and the staff... More 

Thank John W
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Met up with a relative for what we hoped would be a cosy Cotswold pub lunch. As far as the food goes, really good. Not cheap but probably appropriately priced for the quality. Service with a smile. Nothing too much trouble. However, on a Wednesday lunchtime in February, we were the only customers over a two hour period. So atmosphere... More 

Thank penlorn
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We found this pub, which is in the country outside of Stowe, by a happy accident. The building is old but inside its clean and bright, the service friendly, the food much better than it needed to be, and the local beer was delicious and cheap. We sat by the fire, enjoyed our lunch and drank our inexpensive beers and... More 

Thank Artboy2015
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited with friends on a summer motorcycle ride and thought the terrace a great spot to eat, watching the cows in the nearby field eat their lunch.

Thank Flatwhite2012
Walsall, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our party of 10 chose this place because dogs were welcome. It is was it is i.e. a pub, so not fine dining. There was a decent choice on the menu, although the portions were a little large and were well-cooked.I had faggots and peas(faggits and poise as we call them in the Black Country where it is a traditional... More 

Thank eurotrippers
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had dinner on the special "curry night". We didn't know quite what to expect. But the food was great, the staff friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was good. The dishes with a bottle of wine were reasonably priced. An enjoyable night out.

Thank MarthaSydney
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited whilst staying in a local cottage for the week and enjoyed a very nice dinner here. The menu has plenty of choice and the food we had was very good especially the Camembert starter (amazing). Would recommend to anyone visiting the Lower Swell area to try this local pub which has good atmosphere and food.

Thank Anthonyuk26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 833886
A traditional Cotswold Public House in the picturesque village of Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?