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The Golden Ball Inn

) #21 of 26 Restaurants in Stow-on-the-Wold ££ - £££ , British,
Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
+44 1451 833886
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lower Swell | Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1LF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Golden Ball one evening for dinner and were very impressed. Not only was the food delicious and the staff very polite, but we were also able to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful, warm evening! Very relaxing!

Thank Starsky66666
Reviewed 17 June 2017

ok; I don't slag businesses off, and its not easy making a living; but, and here is the but; the food is poor at best..... had haddock the size of a fish finger and 9 chips !, , £12.50 !!!my partner had a bacon and...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A great place to chill out after walking. People that run it are super friendly too. A real countryside gem.

Thank Kasia S
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stop for lunch with friendly locals and great food. The beautifully cooked steaks came from the chef's father's farm and the salad vegetables tasted as though they'd come straight from a backyard garden. The Golden Ball prides itself on its plot to...More

Thank Kerre W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped at this Cotswold pub after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor and weren't disappointed. The menu is pretty much what you would expect from an English country pub and we both enjoyed our meal. The service was average, but the young lady who was...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We rented a cottage just across the road from this pub so it was extremely handy. A friendly welcome from the landlady on our first visit so we stayed for dinner. Good well cooked pub grub all with ample portions. We popped over for a...More

Thank FlitwickMassive
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Booked a table for dinner after attending the gold cup. Lovely traditional English pub serving good English food. Our table was ready for us on arrival and the young lady who looked after our table was very attentive and nothing was any trouble to her....More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Visited in February at lunchtime. I have to pretty much agree with one of the previous reviews, food was good though a little on the expensive side, good service, but let down by the place being so very cold. Would definitely visit again but during...More

1  Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Came here for a Birthday celebration Sunday Lunch. Made welcome by a cheery barmaid , the pub was warm with log burners in Inglenook fireplaces. There was a good choice of dishes on the menu at a reasonable price. The roast beef and the steaks...More

Thank 188buckleberry1
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited here as a family and the pub was very local to the cottage we were staying in on holiday. The food was amazing and really stood out from all the other places we'd eaten at in the Cotswolds. The locals were all chatting...More

Thank John W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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
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A traditional Cotswold Public House in the picturesque village of Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire
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