The first pub on the River Thames: a real village pub with cosy corner snugs and log fires, a place for foodies in our stunning garden room overlooking the landscaped beer garden and river also offering a private dining room for families and occasions.
In the warmer months our garden room opens out onto an indoor/outdoor dining patio where you can step out into our stunning garden, half the patio is covered with a fabulous boho safari tent with music playing, festoon lighting, firepits, sheepskin chairs and plenty of blankets for when the temperature drops. This overlooks our flourishing kitchen garden where we grow herbs, some leaves and vegetables for your plate. You can sit back and watch the chef at work in the outdoor kitchen ‘The Trough’ with wood-fired ovens and charcoal, then stroll over to ‘The Watering Hole’ the outside bar serving all your drinks and fabulous cocktails and by the evening you can enjoy the cosy atmosphere of sitting around the firepit and toasting marshmallows.
We are family friendly with an area for children to run around away from the river with table tennis and games to play, there is always someone ready for a game of football or rugby. You can also pitch up on the riverbank and enjoy the view and fields beyond; perhaps try a bit of cray fishing too or paddle boarding.
We are nestled in the pretty village of Castle Eaton on the edge of the Cotswolds between Cirencester and Swindon just off the M4 and A419. We have fantastic circular walks from the pub as well as the Thames Path and we are a great place to stop and grab a bite to eat whether walking the path or canoeing.
We are country pub with a place for foodies, to enjoy a sweet or savoury homemade snack from the bar; or share a variety of small plates or pub classics, including our impressive Tomahawk steak. Alternatively, you can dine in our private dining room and choose from our incredible feast menus.
Our passion is food and creating a relaxed but buzzing atmosphere. All of our herbs and some leaves and vegetables are grown in our kitchen garden. We take pride in locally sourcing meat and vegetables and use freshly caught fish and seafood.
Our impressive gin bar is ever changing and as wine lovers we offer a selection of wine focusing on French, Spanish and Italian (which is where a lot of our food inspiration originates) therefore our wine list complements our menu. Donnington Brewery provide our ales, they still use the 13th century watermill where they began brewing in 1865 using the mill wheel to drive pumps and machinery to brew their beer in the same way 150 years on.