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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
12:00 - 15:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stop for lunch with friendly locals and great food. The beautifully cooked steaks came from the chef's father's farm and the salad vegetables tasted as though they'd come straight from a backyard garden. The Golden Ball prides itself on its plot to plate philosophy and using local produce at every opportunity- and by local, they mean just... More 

Thank Kerre W
Totnes, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped at this Cotswold pub after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and weren't disappointed. The menu is pretty much what you would expect from an English country pub and we both enjoyed our meal. The service was average, but the young lady who was taking orders and serving the food was also working behind the bar, so probably a... More 

Thank Laura S
Flitwick, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We rented a cottage just across the road from this pub so it was extremely handy. A friendly welcome from the landlady on our first visit so we stayed for dinner. Good well cooked pub grub all with ample portions. We popped over for a few more drinks during our stay.

Thank FlitwickMassive
Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

1 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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, Kids, Bar Scene
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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