The Weighbridge Inn
This quaint riverside inn, situated between Minchinhampton and Nailsworth, is famous for its 2in1 Pies. The 17th-century pub is full of history, with oak beams and a selection of keys and tools from the local mills adorning the ceilings.
The 2in1 Pie was created over 40 years ago and is a unique dish consisting of a filling of your choice on one side, and cauliflower in rich Cheddar cheese sauce on the other with crumbly homemade pastry on top. All of the meat comes from award-winning local butcher, Jesse Smith’s of Tetbury, and high-quality, regional ingredients are key to the pub’s continued success.
I had a drink in the peaceful garden before owner, Mary, who explained the range of fillings available, showed me to my table. I was impressed by the vegan choices and gluten-free options – they also offer a children’s pie. I toyed with the classic steak and mushroom pie, although the table next to me suggested I try the turkey and trimmings pie. In the end, I went for the pie of the week, which was chicken and chorizo in a gently spiced tomato sauce.
The pies are absolutely delicious and prove why this pub remains so popular – people travel many miles to sample them. Friendly service, a range of four local real ales and great desserts made for a really enjoyable evening.