The Puesdown Inn

The Puesdown Inn


0.5 miles
Compton Abdale, Cheltenham, GL54 4DN
Privately owned, The Puesdown Inn is a former coaching inn that has been lovingly refurbished, and the emphasis put on style and hospitality. Proprietors, John and Maggie Armstrong, have recreated The Puesdown Inn as a traditional Cotswold pub with a contemporary twist; this a modern eatery serving excellent food in informal surroundings.

As soon as you walk through the door, you realise this is an interesting place: several different seating areas, some amazing toilets and a fascinating personal collection of paintings and photos from the proprietors' time spent working in international hotels on three continents. In the winter months the welcoming log fires conspire to make you stay longer, and in summer the patio and huge garden are perfect for alfresco dining. Cosy sofas abound, perfect for enjoying a pint and a game of dominoes, or for relaxing over coffee after lunch or dinner - regulars even sit and eat here for the ultimate lazy Sunday lunch.

The menu changes to reflect market and seasonal variations as produce is locally sourced where possible, and is of the finest quality. Chef proprietor John's passion for attention to detail is apparent in the preparation and presentation of dishes. The emphasis is on taste and individual flavours. As a member of the Academy of Culinary Arts, he is supporting the 'Mutton Renaissance', and you'll find mutton on the menu from November to March.

At lunchtime the menu includes reasonably-priced pub classics, and there is the option of a daily set menu. From the current dinner menu I can recommend the seared scallops with celeriac purée, pea foam and pancetta crisp, or the tian of Cornish crab from the starter menu; and tournedos of hake, with salmon mousseline, and a trompette and Parmesan mash; and the roast cannon of lamb with fondant potato, tender vegetables and rosemary jus from the mains' but then again, the specials board boasted a very tempting pot au feu. Like us, you'll probably be spoilt for choice
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Open: Mon noon-3pm; Tues-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm; Sun noon-3pm

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