Yes of course you must!
So many choices: top hotels to charming tearooms, but do book ahead.
Set on the hillside overlooking the Golden Valley, Burleigh Court Hotel has wonderful views. An 18th-century Cotswold-stone manor house, the hotel boasts a large garden, which is listed in the Good Garden Guide, as well as an restaurant and a bar. Afternoon Tea is a speciality as well as Sunday lunch.
Burleigh, Minchinhampton, GL5 2PF
Stylish rooms, a sublime spa, amazing spaces to eat and meet… and 220 glorious acres.
Bring the family, bring a certain someone and absolutely bring your appetite. For top-notch feasting, re-imagined relaxation and a little outdoor adventure.
Calcot & Spa, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ
Discover this Golden Valley bakehouse cafe. Cakes and Patisserie, the famous Gluten Free Orange and Lavender Cake. Breakfast, lunch and Afternoon High Tea. Next to the canal path and The Victoria Works Studios. There’s a charming gift shop too.
20 London Rd, Chalford, GL6 8NW
Far more than a farm shop: tucked in below the Cotswold Edge is a dog friendly Cafe, kitchen takeaway and deli, Roundhouse coffee stop, Walled kitchen garden and garden centre, 20 acres of walks and views.... so don't rush your visit, it's a place to linger. We love the vegan breakfast option, yum (we love bacon too, but this is particularly good).
Popular with cyclists as a stop off.
Dursley Road, Dursley, GL11 6PP
In the heart of Stroud, LGDC offers deli sandwiches made to order, dry goods off the shelves for your larder, lunches and afternoon tea and, of course, cakes and treats. Pavement seating, and indoor if the weather isn't being kind. Why not try the charcuterie platter for that perfect weekend treat.
1 Kendrick St, Stroud, GL5 1AQ
Warm and welcoming cafe offering delicious light lunches, homemade cake and a range of beverages including a selection of wines and locally brewed beers. External canalside seating and opposite the tow path as the canal passes central Stroud. A very short walk into the centre.
Wallbridge, Stroud, GL5 3JS
Tucked away in a side street of this beautiful village is a special place to stay. Stylish decor on the inside, with 16 lovely bedrooms, a cozy bar, a pool and games room next to one of the lounges, spa treatment rooms, and a great restaurant.
BUT if all that sees a little out of your budget, never fear, we recommend the afternoon tea in front of the fireplace in the upstairs lounge, a little bit of affordable heaven. But do book. Why not walk Painswick Beacon first, just up the road.
They’ve created a number of self-guided walks guests can do to explore the area too.
Kemps Lane, Painswick, GL6 6YB
Choose a seat by the beautiful bay window and watch for riders trotting by on horseback or perhaps the occasional herd of cows strolling down from the Common. Serving delicious breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, and lunches. All prepared fresh daily. Takeaway too.
7 High Street, Minchinhampton, GL6 9BN
Originally opened as an outlet for our own produce, The Farmers Table cafe offers picturesque views of the Cotswold Edge and offers a wide variety of options from Breakfast, light lunches and Wendy’s Homemade Cakes for afternoon tea. From homemade quality food using locally sourced ingredients and meat from our own butchery counter. There is a farm shop too.
Box Walk, Tortworth, Wotton-under-edge, GL12 8HF