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Ye Olde Hobnails Inn

little washbourne | Tewkesbury, Little Washbourne GL20 8NQ, England
+44 1242 620237
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“beef” (61 reviews)
“pudding” (32 reviews)
“potatoes” (14 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
little washbourne | Tewkesbury, Little Washbourne GL20 8NQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading the trip advisors I was cautious however I am relieved we went! Went for Sunday lunch, arrived at 1pm the place was packed! 2 girls behind the bar who were lovely and polite whilst dealing with a lot of customers. We were shown...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Belle123456789000
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we arrived ,after being recommended, we were greeted by a very sour looking female behind the bar, not a smile in sight. After getting drinks we eventually ordered simple baguette meals , or so we thought. We waiting nearly 40 minutes for a very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been several times before and the carvery has been excellent. Oh what a disappointment, the meat was almost cold & the vegetables not much better. The roast potatoes & parsnips were cremated & the Yorkshire pudding was more like a sponge.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Graham P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Called for lunch, just wanted a baguette which took over 30 minutes to arrive. There were plenty of staff standing around and the place and it was not even half full. Tables and bar were a bit sticky, no smile was returned as a greeting....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sallyox1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start on arrival we were greeted by a scruffy blonde who plodded around and was very obvious she didn't want to be working here. The bar was awash with dirty glasses and running in beer etc. Behind the bar the red haired bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pioneer62198507564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So lovely to come in and be greeted by such a sweet young lady she made me feel young again I didnt catch her name but she had red hair and then the lovely lady on the carvery who was so chatty and polite, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mikelong12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally made the decision to call into Hobnails for a carvery after hearing a few people recommend it.... Worst. Decision. Ever. Walking through the door we were greeted by a filthy bar and miserable waitress. Food trodden into floor and very sticky tables. Lots of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Hobnail Inn today for a late lunch to celebrate some family news. We arrived before 2.30pm and were shown to a table but then had to go and ask for menus. Our choices quickly made, the order was placed at 2.35pm....3...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Evening me and my Wife went to the Hobnails for a lovely evening meal but it wasn’t lovely at all, the girl that served us at the bar was nice but you could tell she was new and the lady behind her not to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeviM98754
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault the food but the management on the day was extremely poor. The lady preferred to blame an imaginary customer for cancelling one of our tables rather than say that there may have been an error!This was a family get-together for members from overseas...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A S
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1 April 2018|
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Response from Wendh2006 | Reviewed this property |
Hi having only had the carvery I cannot speak for the main menu. But they do usually on the carvery have 12/14 veg so a wider choice of veg. I’m sure they would try to accommodate any dietary needs. As each time we’ve been... More
Jacqui W
26 March 2018|
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Response from AndyT2486 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I’m not sure if the carvery is everyday as we have only visited at the weekend. We have been a couple of times and they have always had turkey, pork, beef and lamb. Huge selection of great veg too. I would highly... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from AndyMrrs | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: little washbourne | Tewkesbury, Little Washbourne GL20 8NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Little Washbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 620237
  • E-mail
Ye Olde Hobnails Inn is a charming, historic Inn and restaurant that dates back to 1473 and has now been given a new lease of life under a new friendly, family run management team. We are located in Little Washbourne, on the edge of the Cotswolds, between Tewkesbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. We'd appreciate it very much if you'd come by and provide us with your custom, and any feedback you may have - all comments are welcome! Our menu consists of freshly prepared, locally sourced hearty British food which includes a Carvery with roasted potatoes, a choice of meats, homemade gravy and freshly cooked vegetables served throughout the day, everday. Many items on our menu are home-made including: soups, breads, pies, patisseries, ice creams and more! You can come by during our open hours or make a reservation via phone, email and soon by our facebook and twitter page. The Grade II listed building exudes bags of character with its exposed beams, open fireplaces and agricultural implements adorning the walls. Here at The Hobnails we have a non smoking policy and are family friendly. We have a beer garden and are on a public footpath, so if you fancied going for a walk we can provide a route to take so you can end up back here for comfortable seating in our lounging area, then sample some delicious homecooked food and a strong drink! We can't guarntee sunshine though! Ye Olde Hobnails Inn has a rich history and even a ghost! Reputedly the ghost is of an eight-year-old boy who drowned in a tunnel that links the pub to a nearby chapel. But don't be frightened, he's friendly. Nobody is quite sure where the name 'Hobnails' originates from but an agricultural link has been suggested; Hobnails on the soles of boots. Hobnails were made in the Tewkesbury Nail Making Industry (But not the manicure type!) Another possible source is that the name 'Hob' was given to the name of the Devil and its links to alcohol... But searches in archives have revealed no certain answer.
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