15 restaurants in Tewkesbury
Restaurants in Tewkesbury:
Shannon Way, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, GL20 8ND [Map]
Brewer's Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. With a reputation going back 25 years they should have a fair chance of doing that, but don't take our word for it. Give them a try and see if you agree that this is how good quality pub food should be served.
Whether it's snacks, grills, pub classics, fish, Sunday roasts or side dishes they think their way through the options, talk to their guests, and then come up with the goods. Not everybody wants a full meal so they've considered the needs of those who want to keep the gap filled and the children contented, perhaps on a journey or a day out.
Hot filled baguettes are always popular be it sausage and red onion or a classic chicken club sandwich. Jacket potatoes are good on their own but filled with mature cheddar cheese and beans they take on a new dimension.
More paced occasions demand a wide menu, perhaps with starters of breaded butterfly prawns, chicken goujons or breaded camembert bites. Grills are there for the hungry and whole rack of meaty BBQ pork ribs served with extra sauce, chips and coleslaw can be very welcome. The days of the mixed grill are back - or did they ever go away - a 4oz rump steak, two pork sausages, and a gammon steak topped with a fried egg served with all the trimmings will remind you if they did.
Salmon and prawn fishcakes are served with buttered new potatoes, tartare sauce and a lightly dressed salad. A combination of sea and land comes with a rump steak, whole grilled chicken breast and breaded breaded butterfly prawns, served with chips and a side salad or garden peas.
The rise of eating out in pubs has brought into our daily lives a whole legion of what might be termed 'pub classics'. Many of them have their roots in what used to be called 'good home cooking' and include such dishes as sausage, egg and chips, beef and ale pie, chicken and mushroom pie and for the very daring a beef lasagne. Well, all of them and many more are on the menu at Brewer's Fayre, supplemented by such new regulars as vegetable Goan chicken curry, pork chop, chilli con carne and grilled chicken and bacon salad.
It has often been said that chicken tikka masala is now the most popular dish in Britain. Some may not really want to believe that, much as they love curry, but travel, population movement and other factors have widened our scope and they are probably pretty keen on fish and chips in Timbuktu.
What is certain is that the great British Sunday roast is exclusive to these islands, though copied maybe elsewhere or in ex-pat outposts. No surprise therefore that it's on the Brewer's Fayre menu. A trade of three roasts with an opportunity to trade up to a mega roast for a modest sum. With it come two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and that important element - gravy.
A fine list of immensely tempting desserts may well bring the most ardent weight-watcher to their knees. A short but well thought out wine list offers all choices, except champagne, by the glass. Staying the night - check to see if there's a Premier Inn next door - chances are you'll be lucky.
A quick click on their Website is always worth while. The only thing that stays still permanently is the quality which is helped by a changing menu, and some very special offers.
84-85 Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RX [Map]
Concession to tradition is more the norm than the exception in this quaint but modern British restaurant, located in the historic town of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Recently refurbished after the ravages of the floods in 2007, My Great Grandfathers reflects the history and tradition of the surroundings, expertly balancing it with comfortable décor and quality food.
The roast of the day is always a good choice, although you could try pan fried gammon steak with bubble and squeak potato cake, fried eggs and fresh pineapple. You would not want to miss their famed Thai fishcakes prepared with fresh lobster, crab, salmon, prawns and cod with a sweet chilli sauce, crisp salad and pickled pink ginger whilst the homemade Turkish delight with ice cream has become a popular dessert. The selection of French wines in their list does not disappoint, complementing the meal with élan.
British, English, Modern British
Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 7DN [Map]
Brasserie, English, French
Mythe Road, King Johns Island, Tewkesbury, GL20 6EB [Map]
The Boat House on Mythe Road is strategically positioned with fine views of both the forks of the Avon River and the first floor terrace is a nice place to enjoy a relaxed morning, savouring a light breakfast and strong Italian coffee. The historic weir, where one of the oldest flourmills was in action until recently, is just across, and the river waters teem with fishes and other water life.
Deep fried camembert, mini Caprese salad, fig parcels with mango chutney or the giant king prawns set you on the right path. Grilled corn-fed chicken breast served on a bed of mixed leaf with potato choice, or the free range game sausage trio of venison, wild boar and Tewkesbury mustard on a herb mash are only few of the ideas for a main course, not forgetting an all day carvery roast concept. There are succulent, gourmet 8oz burgers using three cuts of meat, served on a rustic ciabatta with dressed salad, fries and house slaw.
Alongside an impressive wine list, which is continuously reviewed and rejuvenated, The Boat House offers a number of cask ales and guest beers designed to pour some inspiration into your evening.
Brasserie, Family, Grill
Corse Lawn, nr Tewkesbury, GL19 4LZ [Map]
The Hine family (of cognac fame) have owned and run this luxury country house hotel with huge success for over twenty-five years. The hotel made its name as a restaurant right from the start and has been in all the major guides ever since. As well as the elegant restaurant there is an informal bistro and 'al fresco' dining is a speciality.
Baba Hine presides in the kitchen and dishes could include: Mediterranean fish soup with garlic rouille; baked goats cheese with chargrilled vegetables; smoked chicken breast salad with avocado and croutons; terrine of game with chicory and pear salad and blueberry salsa or potted crab with mango and cucumber salsa to start your meal.
Then mains might run to: chargrilled salmon with crushed peas and chive beurre blanc; grilled fillet of sea bass with cauliflower cream and caper dressing; marinated chicken breast with lemon, yoghurt and pearl barley; pigeon breasts with red wine, red cabbage and black sausage or roast rump of lamb with crushed chickpeas, chorizo and red wine sauce.
The wine list wins numerous awards too, and is especially appreciated for its very reasonable mark-ups and the good selection of half bottles.
Cheltenham Road A46, Beckford, nr Tewkesbury, GL20 7AN [Map]
An 18th century coaching Inn situated on the northern edge of Cotswold countryside just off the A46, The Beckford Inn offers an authentic British culinary experience to locals as well as tourists looking for homemade and wholesome food. Guests can either enjoy their food al fresco in the inn's beautiful gardens during summers, in front of roaring fires in the old pub bar during winters, or in their beautiful restaurant. The wide range of pub food is prepared by experienced chef's, from fresh and natural ingredients.
Sourcing their poultry and seafood from local markets, the restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes comprising from pan-fried devilled lamb kidneys laced with brandy on toasted granary bread to slow roasted belly pork served on creamy mashed potato with whole grain mustard, cream sauce and seasonal vegetables. The chef's special includes char-grilled duck breast with homemade quince jelly served on Swede and parsnip mash or butternut squash, spinach and goats' cheese lasagne served with garlic bread.
With a range of white, red and rose wines and champagnes, diners can choose from many options to complement a meal.
British, Seafood, Steak
Beckford Road, Alderton, Tewkesbury, GL20 8NL [Map]
The Gardeners Arms is a 16th century country pub and restaurant in the picturesque village of Alderton, surrounded by beautiful Cotswolds countryside. The rustic, homely interiors, complete with exposed brick walls, wooden flooring and comfortable furniture match the range of unpretentious, home-cooked British food served to appreciative locals, families and tourists alike.
Prepared from seasonal, locally sourced produce, fresh daily fish and poultry, the menu offers bowls of vegetarian and non-vegetarian soup, and breaded, slightly spiced whitebait served with lemon tartare sauce for starters. Mains comprise traditional favourites such as homemade steak and ale pie or beer battered fish and chips. More exotic fare includes Cajun chicken salad; chicken tikka masala served with basmati rice and naan or the house special chilli con carne. A variety of grilled steaks and risottos are also available.
Desserts of lemon meringue pie, treacle tart or cream filled profiteroles drizzled with hot toffee sauce and served with vanilla ice cream will be savoured by those with a sweet tooth.
English, Pub, Traditional
Lime Street, Eldersfield, nr Tewkesbury, GL19 4NX [Map]
The village and civil Parish of Eldersfield in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire is home to The Butchers Arms, a cosy little two-roomed public house that is loved by locals for its relaxed and informal surroundings and good choice of food and drink.
The dining room accommodates twelve people, and offers a seasonal menu that makes use of the best local produce. You could find Roger Warner's aged rib of Hereford beef, Phillip Houldey's lamb, fresh fish, or perhaps Middle White pork from Huntsham Farm.
To start, dressed Salcombe crab could be teamed with a cucumber and potato salsa, while seared diver caught scallops are served with chorizo and local salad. Main courses of best end of lamb appear with honey roasted baby roots and Savoy cabbage, and pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with parsnip puree and poached rhubarb. A Seville orange marmalade pudding with custard makes a blissful end to a perfect meal.
The Butchers Arms offers a range of real ales that change on a regular basis.
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