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“Only in for drinks ”

Ye Olde Hobnails Inn
Price range: USD 5 - USD 26
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Hobnails Inn is a charming, historic Inn and restaurant that dates back to 1473 and has now been given a new lease of life under a new friendly, family run management team. We are located in Little Washbourne, on the edge of the Cotswolds, between Tewkesbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. We'd appreciate it very much if you'd come by and provide us with your custom, and any feedback you may have - all comments are welcome! Our menu consists of freshly prepared, locally sourced hearty British food which includes a Carvery with roasted potatoes, a choice of meats, homemade gravy and freshly cooked vegetables served throughout the day, everday. Many items on our menu are home-made including: soups, breads, pies, patisseries, ice creams and more! You can come by during our open hours or make a reservation via phone, email and soon by our facebook and twitter page. The Grade II listed building exudes bags of character with its exposed beams, open fireplaces and agricultural implements adorning the walls. Here at The Hobnails we have a non smoking policy and are family friendly. We have a beer garden and are on a public footpath, so if you fancied going for a walk we can provide a route to take so you can end up back here for comfortable seating in our lounging area, then sample some delicious homecooked food and a strong drink! We can't guarntee sunshine though! Ye Olde Hobnails Inn has a rich history and even a ghost! Reputedly the ghost is of an eight-year-old boy who drowned in a tunnel that links the pub to a nearby chapel. But don't be frightened, he's friendly. Nobody is quite sure where the name 'Hobnails' originates from but an agricultural link has been suggested; Hobnails on the soles of boots. Hobnails were made in the Tewkesbury Nail Making Industry (But not the manicure type!) Another possible source is that the name 'Hob' was given to the name of the Devil and its links to alcohol... But searches in archives have revealed no certain answer.
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We only visited for drinks on a hot sunny afternoon. Lots of outside seating as well as inside. Lots of people enjoying the carvery, must come back and try it sometime, as the food looked excellent! Friendly staff too!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Drove passed and stopped for lunch. Shaky start with not having first choices but second choice was by no means second best. My husband had fish and chips. Fish was huge and cooked to perfection. I had hunters chicken. It was flavoursome and fresh. Great value for money. Beautiful surroundings and spotlessly clean. Well worth a visit.

Thank Janey0467
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Met up here with family for an impromptu evening meal. arrived just before the carvery was ready so had a drink and a chat. Cant really comment on the rest of the menu as we all had carvery, however what we had from the carvery was excellent. There was such a large choice of vegetables and the meat was tender. Yes carvery are quite old fashioned but when you get a good one like this it is well worth it. The pub was quite empty for mid week but this didn't effect our experience. My only negative comment really would be about the puddings. There was nothing that tickled our fancy.

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Thank elverman
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

So after a glorious day out on the GWR railway we called in here for a much needed break. What a lovely cool pub. Prices were good with nothing being too over the top.
The food was great, portion sizes were good. All in all a good experience.
The carvery option looked very impressive. The only downer was the vegi gravy...really lumpy. But that’s a really small moan.
Would definitely return!

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

At first glance it looks like a typical carvery, however the menu is much more than that. Vegetarian options are good. The carvery is decent but a tad pricey. I'd have liked the meat options to be less dry and not wafer thin. I think ten quid should get me more! The veggies were plentiful and OK. Reasonable beer selection too. A quaint old-world ambience that would tick the boxes of tourists looking for a typical country pub.

Thank DomJohnFran
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