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Tunnel House Inn

££ - £££, British,
Tarlton Road | Coates, Cirencester GL7 6PW, England
+44 1285 770280
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
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“pies” (17 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“beef” (16 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tarlton Road | Coates, Cirencester GL7 6PW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic pork belly and roast beef served to extended family. We were in need of a prompt meal and they were right on time. Great waiting service. Only negative was that we were 7 on a table really only big enough for 4 adults Nd...More

Thank AC888_888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice countryside pub hidden in the forest; off the beaten track. Selection of good bears and mainstream british pubfood, well executed. Try the Tunnel Burger !

Thank UK_Trolleytraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

14of us out walking and then to one of the best lunches we have ever had. We sat down at 3pm and the beef was perfectly rare and the chicken was beautifully cooked. The staff looked after us very well. Every table was taken. Well...More

Thank tavern1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and beautiful walks. Building is in need of moderation and the toilet did not flush ,well had no water to it :-( Not pleasant when you go after eating. I had a meal that's all I can say really . Staff were ok...More

Thank Clive C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made to feel uncomfortable by jumped up Hitler's or as a member of staff as they like to call them !!!!! It's a charity event stop being shamefully money grabbing life is to sort ☹☹

2  Thank Frank S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Turned off on our way to Tetbury. Wondered where we were going when the road ran out. Arrived just before 2.30 but the kitchen was happy to serve us. Friendly, young stafff - working very hard,as don't get away til midnight. Shared a whitebail starter;...More

Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went to Tunnel House for lunch - the first outing with new Mum and Granddaughter. We all enjoyed a very tasty and reasonably priced Roast Beef Sunday Roast with generous portions of beef and vegetables. It was very busy with a lovely atmosphere. The...More

Thank marysturman1
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We looked online to find a place for Sunday lunch while on a family weekend break, and we made a list of possibles. Although not our first choice, we booked Tunnel House Inn by phone for our group of 12. The website could do with...More

Thank HonestRos
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The recommendation was that it would be a place to go as not only the scenery was magnificent but also a nice place to have a bite. However... The canal tunnel REALLY needs a lot of maintenance and repair. Although it is not the Inn's...More

Thank Afonso
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited many a time from quick pit stops to a cider festival. If you want a nice meal or a quiet country pub you cant go far wrong choosing this one.

Thank chris b
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tarlton Road | Coates, Cirencester GL7 6PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cirencester
  • Phone Number: +44 1285 770280
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Our unique 17th Century Tunnel House Inn is set in an idyllic rural location nestled between the Cotswold villages of Coates and Tarlton, Cirencester. It is close to the source of the River Thames and sits beside the Thames and Severn Canal. From the minute you turn into our long enchanting drive through the tree's you will start to feel the ambiance of this delightful Inn. Keep going along the drive way and you will approach the Tunnel House with its breath taking views and you will instantly know you have arrived. Make your way inside, the bar has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Furnished with memorabilia from over the years, it has a unique character, guaranteed to enchant all those who visit. Roaring open log fires provide comfort and warmth in the winter months, while our large garden is a peaceful retreat in the summer, perfect for al fresco dining. Being an independent free house, you will always see a great selection of beers, wines and spirits on offer. Once at the bar, look at the ceiling where you will see the famous upside down table! We welcome everyone to come and join us and enjoy the experience. Our children's play area is great for the young ones to let off a bit of steam. Or try one of the spectacular walks in the surrounding area. And don't forget to bring the dog. We host many Wedding receptions & parties in our separate 17th Century function barn-why not have your informal celebrations here! It has a very different feel from your normal hotel function room and one that our clients love and have received so many great comments about the functions we have provided. The Tunnel House in 2014 is a friendly country pub and restaurant serving a good value imaginative menu in a relaxed environment where you can either dine in our bars or our restaurant. We always have something special on offer: when it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire while in summer you and the kids will enjoy our outdoor family seating area. It will be evident that we pride ourselves on our friendly, yet professional style and relaxed informal surroundings and hope to welcome you to The Tunnel House very soon. We invite you to join us......
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