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Tunnel House Inn

) #43 of 93 Restaurants in Cirencester ££ - £££ , British,
Tarlton Road | Coates, Cirencester GL7 6PW, England
+44 1285 770280
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (17 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“roast dinner” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Tarlton Road | Coates, Cirencester GL7 6PW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tunnel House Inn is down a bumpy little track but well worth a visit. The food was very tasty and there was a good range of ales and beers and the staff were friendly.

Thank richardA9609KL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit to the pub my husband and I had lunch. The young lady behind the bar was very welcoming and even though not on my lunch selection I asked if I could swap my type of chips to the signature ones instead of fries...More

Thank patricialynncook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a light lunch last Sunday whilst walking the dogs in the woods. Unfortunately, when I asked for a ploughman's, I was told rather curtly by the young woman behind the bar that they were only serving what was...More

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and set in a lovely rural location. Surprised to find a limited mains menu, ie no steaks!, pasta or fresh fish. However, the food dishes we had were very good and we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine. 😎

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday lunchtime with my wife, the weather was nice and sunny so we sat in the garden ordering our meals at the bar. The staff were really nice and friendly and the food arrived quickly, the food was lovely, well portioned and...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was lunch time when we came across a sign for this pub so we decided to follow the route. We felt that we were on an adventure as we drove down numerous small roads and eventually a bumpy dirt track.We assumed that when we...More

Thank Westm180
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a detour to stop for lunch on way back to Cirencester today. The road leading up to it was very rutted and not easy to get to so once there we were quite pleased as the place looked lovely. The menu was not...More

Thank Laura_Goodacre
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Tunnel House Inn today for Father's Day after calling yesterday. I was told when I called that the restaurant was full but there was plenty of room outside. So when we arrived today at 12 we went for an outside table and ordered at...More

Thank Ashers123
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I visited with my family one evening in the week for a meal and was greatly surprised at the vast improvement on the quality of food and menu choices. I am currently on a gluten free diet and there was a completely separate menu for...More

Thank Fud4Thort
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across the Tunnel House Inn quite by accident looking for somewhere to grab some late lunch with our four children. We arrived with only five minutes to go before the end of food serving but the friendly landlord slotted us in and even...More

1  Thank MishG77
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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