The Berkeley Arms, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
You can't miss the Berkeley Arms in Tewkesbury; it's a lovely old building, part timber framed, bedecked with flowers in the summer, hence amongst its awards is the Best Dressed Building for Tewkesbury In Bloom, held each summer.
When we say old, we mean old - this place dates back to the 11th century and has plenty of historic character; ancient stone cellars keep the booze nice and cool, log fires warm the pub on colder days. Over the years they've uncovered seven layers of floor in the bar, evidence of a spiral stone staircase in the cellars, and a back room that had been sealed up for nearly a hundred years.
Food is homemade, just how yer granny used to do it - signature pies with proper job shortcrust pastry (steak & kidney, chicken & mushroom, pork & apple cider), slow roasted belly pork, local butchers faggots, home cooked Gloucester ham; all good hearty stuff. They do sandwiches too if you fancy something lighter, and if you come on a Sunday you can tuck into a roast of meat from the local butchers with fresh veg and homemade Yorkshire pud. Sounds good to us.
Autumn & Winter opening hours: 12.00-11.00 pm Mon, Weds-Sat
1.00 pm-11.00 pm Tues
3.00 pm-10.00 pm Sun
T: 01684 290555 All information correct at the time of writing