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Garniche at the Puesdown

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Salt Way | Near Compton Abdale, Compton Abdale GL54 4DN, England
+44 1451 860262
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here as read trip advisor reviews and it was only 5 miles from where we were picking up friends.We all four enjoyed our meals.My tomato soup and pork main were delicious ,well cooked and presented.Would be happy to eat here again.

Thank MrsPumps
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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627 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We arrived here at lunchtime and were seated by the window on a lovely sunny day. Our meals included grilled salmon fillet, sirloin steak, steak and ale pie and child's chicken goujons. All of them were very tasty, nicely presented and very good value. The service was top class and very friendly.The local Hooky beers were perfect as was the... More 

Thank SarahOB79
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Trinkets, souvenirs, gifts, food and drinks. Don't forget the lovely lady behind the bar. Great little stop on such a busy road. Tasty Pub grub (really is just pub grub, but good) lovely drinks choice, little shopping and great company. What more can you want. Very relaxed atmosphere with an open fire and comfy sofas. The staff are so welcoming,... More 

Thank fairplayemma
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review, and for the high praise. I am exremely sorry if I have come over as abrupt (could I have been having a bad day? still no excuse), could it be my terrible sense of humour! Whatever it was I sincerely apologise, both Julie (the lovely lady behind the bar) and I try to make... More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is not the easiest place to find.The postcode put into your sat nav leaves you about 1and a half miles short. Just carry on the main road when the sat nav says you have reached your destination and you will come to it. Do not turn off towards Compton Abdale as you will be going the wrong way. Having... More 

Thank Chico711
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had Sunday lunch recently which was excellent. This is not our first visit and will not be our last.

Thank lynetteslatter
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The location is just perfect, being centrally located, just a short drive to the jewels of the Cotswolds; Bourton-on-the-water, Burford and Upper & Lower Slaughter I pre-booked this accomodation from Australia for a 2 night stay to see the Cotswolds and my wife and I are so glad we did. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner Julie... More 

Thank Em A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We came across this surprisingly quiet restaurant for lunch travelling back to Wales from Oxford having passed the usual roadside eateries/garden centres and so glad we did. Excellent service,good menu, delicious food and relaxing ambient surroundings . I can't recommend them highly enough. A welcome break indeed!!

Thank Simon H
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

We do have very varied levels of trade, some days it is incredibly busy others can be quiet as it was when you visited, we never know which it will be. We do have a large car park and sometimes we think people look and think if it's quiet it can't be good. Hopefully your review and many others before... More 

North Dorset, England
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went for dinner here whilst on holiday in the Cotswolds and loved it. From the very friendly welcome by the owners and hosts to the great food and even the little gift shop with outstanding quality items (definitely none of your "tourist tat"). They also have rooms as well but we didn't see them so can't comment. All in all... More 

Thank Trevor_L_Dorset
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

It is always our ultimate objective to provide great value and so we are delighted that you feel that we achieve just that. We aim to be a bit of a calm oasis where our guests can enjoy a drink or a meal or light snack and a wee browse round the gift shop whether they live locally are travelling... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This premises is on a major uk trunk road but also isolated.its a gem to visit .its friendly ,beautifully presented,comfy and tranquil,well it was when we visited for an evening coffee and snacks.a reel must for a long stay or a journeys brake .about 7 miles east of Cheltenham on the A40 towards Burford.

Thank richard c
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you. We are very pleased that you like the ambiance we have tried to create. We want our guests to feel relaxed and comfortable, so they resume their travels well rested and ready for their journey, long or short. More 

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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As a vegan diner, I tense up approaching a "traditional" menu, knowing that I'll have to put myself again. No trouble at Garniche! A very helpful young man on duty at lunchtime on 4/8/16 couldn't do more to accommodate. This made me feel comfortable and happy to stay for a dessert that I hadn't planned. Reasonably good Hook Norton beers... More 

Thank CatB0y
Paul S, Owner at Garniche at the Puesdown, responded to this review

Thank you for your endorsement. Whilst we do not have a vegan menu we are always happy to try to accommodate and are very glad we could on this occasion. Hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$48
British, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salt Way | Near Compton Abdale, Compton Abdale GL54 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Compton Abdale
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 860262
Coaching Inn serving all day food from breakfast, through morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and evening meals. Conveniently situated on the A40Cheltenham to Oxford main road, equally ideal for business travelers and those exploring the Cotswolds.

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