Map of places



This is a stunning village off of the A429 between Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh. Beautiful to wander through and full of visitor attractions for all the family.  The river Windrush meanders through the village with little bridges to cross over it.


Two roads lead to Bourton-on-the-Water ,the one closer to Moreton-in-Marsh takes you to the large car park on Station Road. At the foot of this road is the High Street with most pubs along to the right which also takes you into the heart of the village and the river Windrush. However, the Old New Inn is to the left, just a minute away, from the village centre. Three pubs are along side the river and the other a few minutes beyond the shops.


All pubs serve Real Ale and food.

The Duke of Wellington (Wells) is a traditional, though modernised, village inn with food. There is a large beer garden to the rear where the river runs behind the pub. Varity of tables sizes at fron of bar with dining beyond.

Couple of pints here.

real ale     : Directors, Eagle IPA, Waggledance, Bombardier

keg bitter  :Eagle Smooth

lager          : Fosters,  Carling

cider          : Strongbow, Stowford Press

Just out of the centre in the direction of the river flow is the CLOSED The Old New Inn. It had a model village in the garden.

 It has an old small bar area which has been brightened up but kept old furniture and fittings. Continue through for a large lounge and then out to the beer garden


Have a pint here

real ale     : Bass

keg bitter  : Whitbread best bitter, Whitbread creamflow

lager          : San Migual, Carling

cider          : Addlestone, Stowford Press

Three pubs are found on the riverside in the centre of the village.

 The Kingsbridge is the first. It has outdoor seating beside the river and also a very large and busy beer garden. The bar area is pleasant with  friendly staff. The dining area supplies excellent food  for all the family.

Marstons Local Pub

Have a pint here

real ale     : Hobgoblin, Pedigree

bitter          : Marston's smooth

lager          : Fosters, Becks, Peroni, Stella, Carlsberg

cider          : Strongbow

A very pleasant  country hotel, The Old Manse Hotel, has outside seating along side the river, a bar like lounge and a up-market looking restaurant which has reasonable prices for food. Built in 1748 and became a hotel in 1963

The inside drinking area is much quieter than the Kingsbridge.

The Good Pub Guide previously but not 2021.

Greene king Old English Inn

Have several pints here.

real ale     : Old Manse, Greene King IPA, Speckled Hen

lager          : Fosters, Stella, Carling

cider          : Strongbow

The Mousetrap Inn, a few minutes walk from the shops, is inevitably quieter but worth a visit never the less.

The Good Beer Guide (CAMRA) regular including 2021


Worth a pint

A REAL ALE crawl visits all of the pubs.


Try starting at the Old New Inn, then the Old Manse Hotel, followed by the Mousetrap Inn and the Duke of Wellington, and finishing at the Kingsbridge.

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“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.


   Frank Sinatra

The Coach and Horses is at the entrance to the village off of the A429



It was refurbished in 2009





What percentage of the world's population is intoxicated at any one time ?


What's in a name?

            The Duke of Wellington


Named after the commander of British forces against Napoleon in the Peninsula War and at Waterloo


see 'All About Pub Signs'

Inn Sign Society

contact N Cotswolds CAMRA branch

CLOSED to become B and B

Sherlock's doggie pubs


The Kingsbridge, The Mousetrap and The Old Manse Hotel