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The Golden Ball Inn

Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
+44 1451 833886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“game terrine” (2 reviews)
“rare beef” (2 reviews)
“lamb shank” (4 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of ten of us recently stayed in the village for a stag do and we frequented the Golden Ball on a Friday and Saturday night. Despite clearly being from out of town and a large group we were made to feel right at...More

Thank Kernowek_Chough
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Another great Cotswold find. All these local pubs are in small villages, but packed to the gunnels, that must tell you something. Great food + pint.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We were very disappointed after seeing the pictures on the website. The food was very plain & greasy, the pub is tired. There’s nicer pubs that do serve great food in the area for the same price. We don’t ever moan but we were so...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Visited The Golden Ball Inn while staying in a local guesthouse for a wedding. This quaint thriving pub was a great spot to have a brisk walk to and slower wobble back from. We attended a charity barbecue which we were welcomed like locals. Good...More

Thank SYclist
Reviewed 20 June 2018

As a group of friends we have now met up here quite a few times. Extremely friendly, polite and very obliging service from Anna. The food is always fabulous and plenty of it. Puds delicious and even had apple crumbles made specially for us. A...More

Thank JEC1953
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Great food, huge potions and lovely service. We had the Sunday roast for five people and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals, especially the delicious game terrine started. Highly recommend this pub.

Thank P R
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped at this pub on the way to the Cotswolds.the food was excellent and the service was very good and friendly.we would definitely go back if in the area again.

1  Thank gerard032
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Had a busy day driving around the usual tourist villages and couldn’t get parked in Stow on the Wold and saw sign for The Golden Ball Inn. So drove here. Small play area for children and seating outside and also on balcony area. Lovely day...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Great find in the Cotswolds. We went for lunch and really enjoyed the freshly cooked hot food. The service was excellent. The only problem was that we could not fit in a dessert as they looked delicious.

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a lovelypub serving good pub food. We hadthe lamb shank, faggots, gammon and chicken dishes and all were well cooked and there was plenty of it. The decor gave the feeling of a village pub which we really liked. Definitely wortha visit as...More

Thank Brian C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 833886
  • E-mail
A traditional Cotswold Public House in the picturesque village of Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
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