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The Golden Ball Inn

Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
+44 1451 833886
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“side salad” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit here and again fantastic food and lovely warm local atmosphere. Plenty choose from off the dinner menu. We were staying in a cottage in lower swell so location was perfect. Also handy as they are dog friendly and we were able to take...More

Thank Anthonyuk26
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were staying local to this pub, just a short walk away. The food was ok. The starter was very good but the main let it down. I had a goats cheese tart which was amazing but the sausage and mash didn't live up to...More

Thank MichelleCM_17
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped here as a group of friends whilst out on a cycle ride, excellent service and the food was great, good value for money. In the end we all went for light lunches and ordered sandwiches which were freshly made, the doorstop fresh bread...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have been several times over the past few weeks for lunch and snacks all fantastic it makes a great change to have a choice on a Sunday you can have a wide verity of snacks and roasts or other things on the menu the...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We visited the Golden Ball one evening for dinner and were very impressed. Not only was the food delicious and the staff very polite, but we were also able to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful, warm evening! Very relaxing!

Thank Starsky66666
Reviewed 17 June 2017

ok; I don't slag businesses off, and its not easy making a living; but, and here is the but; the food is poor at best..... had haddock the size of a fish finger and 9 chips !, , £12.50 !!!my partner had a bacon and...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to chill out after walking. People that run it are super friendly too. A real countryside gem.

Thank Kasia S
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...More

Thank Kerre W
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...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank FlitwickMassive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
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A traditional Cotswold Public House in the picturesque village of Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
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