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The Old Manse Hotel, Cheltenham

Victoria Street
Bourton-on-the-Water
Postal town: Cheltenham
GL54 2BX
Phone: 01451820082
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Old English Inns (Greene King)

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Old Manse Hotel

This is a large pub and hotel in an extremely picturesque location in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, overlooking the River Windrush which wends its way past a small outdoor seating area to the front of the pub. The main bar is to the right on entering, with the servery running down the left hand side of the room and a decent amount of seating arranged opposite and to the front and rear. There is an impressive inglenook fireplace in the front right corner of the room and the walls are decorated with all sorts of old photos of the village which let you see what the place looked like before mass tourism. The bar back is lined with windows which look through to a passageway that seemingly leads towards the pub’s accommodation. To the left on entry is quite a pleasant room with comfortable furniture that was very busy on our Sunday afternoon visit. As you might expect of a summer weekend, the place was doing a brisk trade, although most customers were either in the garden or drinking on the pavement outside.
We stopped off here to grab some Sunday lunch, but I found the food to be average at best and some of our party didn’t finish their meals. There were a couple of guest ales available alongside the Greene King regulars and the one I plumped for turned out to be a decent pint of bitter.
This is quite a nice pub that is let down by the usual complaints generated by pubs in tourist locations, namely slow service, lapsed standards and a transient customer base. I doubt many residents use the pubs in this part of the village and whilst this was handy for somewhere to grab a quick meal, I can’t see me using it again either.

On 22nd August 2017 - rating: 5
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Komakino . left this review about The Old Manse Hotel

A hotel with a standalone, functioning bar located to the right upon entry with the actual bar up against the left-hand wall of a long, rectangular room. The usual bare flooring and exposed stone as in these parts of the Wold with what seemed like an original fireplace in a nook opposite the bar entrance. All tables were occupied with bodies predominantly drinking, although there were signs of menus on some of the tables, so likely a game of halves here, despite a restaurant area on the other side of the building. Two TVs, one either end, were showing a Premier League game to no-one in particular whilst indecipherable muzak played pointlessly in the background. Ales were GK IPA and 'Old Spooky Hen' (it was that time of the year) - the latter was palatable at £1.80 for a half. You'd imagine this would be better judged on a quieter visit, but I took little form my brief stop to make me worry about a return any time soon.

On 24th October 2016 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about Old Manse Hotel

The Old Manse Hotel is located at the end of a row of pubs and restaurants that line the river Windrush. There is some picnic seating out the front that was very popular during Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. There are a couple of A-boards by the entrance that advertised food which costs around £10 for a main and is served all day.
The left hand side of the building is the hotel and the thin bar is located to the right. A standard draught selection is available and one of the three hand pumps was unused leaving an uninspiring cask option of Greene King’s IPA and Abbot Ale.
I didn’t venture into the pub until just after 22:00 and like most of the pubs in Bourton-on-the-Water it was dead at this time. There was some low background music playing and I didn’t note any televisions, although there are a couple of gaming machines.

I found the service to be very friendly, but I thought that the layout was uncomfortable and there was little atmosphere. Like the other pubs in the village this place is primarily geared towards the daytime tourist trade and as such it isn’t on my radar for a revisit.

On 8th July 2013 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Kingham, 7.46 miles, 2 hr 24 min walk (show)
Moreton-in-Marsh, 8.36 miles, 2 hr 41 min walk (show)
Shipton, 9.27 miles, 2 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old Manse Hotel, Bourton-on-the-Water
22nd Aug 2017, 19:02
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
12th Dec 2016, 18:48
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 December 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 03 February 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: May 9th 2018
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