The Shutters Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Shutter Lane, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9EZ
This superb village inn is a hotspot for fantastic food, beer and wine, offered at sensible prices. It is said that the pub acquired its name in 1818 when the shutters were removed and used as tables to serve food to large race crowds. Since the new owners took over in 2016, The Shutters Inn has undergone refurbishment to reveal new flooring, a new bar and a laid-back restaurant, which is located at the back of the pub. Oak beams, country-chic touches and an airy interior make for the perfect place to rest and refuel. The food offering comprises the popular lighter bites menu served from noon until 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and breakfast options with a traditional menu served alongside a children’s menu. If you’re calling in for a three-course feast, you might like to start with a crispy salt and pepper squid or Brie wedges served with cranberry and red onion chutney, before getting stuck in to the Shutters fish pie topped with mature Cheddar mash, or Mr Lashford’s homemade faggots or sausages. The Shutters 10oz minced steak burger is a real favourite, served with smoked bacon and a choice of Monterey Jack and bourbon sauce or Brie and chilli jam. Finish on a sweet note with Eton Mess or a warm, gooey chocolate brownie paired with ice cream. Lunchtime sees the likes of jacket potatoes, panini, ciabatta and sub rolls added to the list. Sunny weather calls for unwinding in the large beer garden and patio area with a pint in hand.