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'The Old Spot Inn' is a traditional real ale pub located in Dursley on the gorgeous Cotswold Way. We like to think of it as a 365 day beer festival here with our 7 real ale pubs frequently changing, as well as the 3 still ciders and 4 craft ales we also have on offer. Freshly made lunchtime food is available 12pm-3pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday Lunch from 12pm-4pm. We also cater for small groups for buffets, dining or drinks parties for any occasion, by arrangement. We have a lovely enclosed garden where you can enjoy lunch or simply relax with a drink. Covered and heated patio area for the occasional showers we have. We are also dog friendly.
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a really lovely pub with a great atmosphere and great beer but hands down the worst ploughman’s I’ve ever seen. It was crap. No chutney, not enough bread to go with the cheese after the soup. Not even given a spoon for the...soup. Nothing more to say!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on holiday near Dursley and The Old Spot had been recommended to us. So, having also read these reviews we wanted to give it a try. I emailed to ask if they allowed dogs, rang 3 times to ask if they were open...Monday lunchtimes but hot no reply at all. So, if they can't be bothered, neither can we - there are plenty of good alternatives in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best pub in the area, easily. Hasn't succumbed to becoming a restaurant that calls itself a pub as, unfortunately, a lot have. The main theme is beer and whatever the wife is drinking. They do food at lunchtime which is good however, its remains...good simple pub food and they haven't gone down the road of providing fancy food. Good on them. Ambience is great, service is great, people are friendly, and dogs more than welcome as are muddy walkers. They even have vegan friendly beer if you're that way inclined...More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Old Spoit and it certainly will not be our last - absolutely excellent Sunday roast - the biggest yorkshire pudding I have ever seen, served filled with roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy. Nothing was too much...trouble for our lovely young waitress - and despite the fact that they were busy, we were made to feel very welcome with excellent service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

Well run pub, with a fabulous selection of beers and a chance to buy in three thirds to get a taste for your favourites they call this beer tapas. My favourite was snow leopard and Old Rick (taverner) from local brewery was a close runner...up others in the group enjoyed silk rd or was it spice rd we had such a good time I forget! go enjoy and say hello to the locals.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

Sunday lunch was absolutely brilliant. Large Yorkshire pudding filled with vegetables and roast beef. Fresh vegetables, mouthwatering beef and gravy like mum used to make. Excellent rhubarb crumble and custard for dessert.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 24 October 2023

Haven’t eaten here for a while although we drink here regularly so thought we would swing by for a Wedding Anniversary lunch. We weren’t looking for anything too grand but I struck lucky as my favourite roast chicken with stuffing baguette was on the specials....Absolutely lovely with some of the best fries ever and a top dipping sauce (gravy lol). Loved it. My wife had a sandwich too and we shared a lovely treacle tart with ice cream. Great service and my wife is a little fussy so never orders straight from the menu! So quite a simple lunch for us but very well executed and the pub has a lovely, friendly atmosphere topped off with golden Autumn sunlight beaming in and reflecting off the ale pump brass. All made for a lovely afternoon.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Came for a family lunch (10 of us & 2 dogs) unfortunately a bit chilly for those at the end by the door to the beer garden, but we understand its a small pub. Lovely tasty food, but sadly lacking in portion size. The mediterranean...bowl (2 of us avoiding gluten) was more like a starter and at £13 not value for money, similar with the pork steak. This was comparing them to the plate fulls that were had with the burgers and fish and chips for £1 & £2 more. The extra chips for £3.50 were a sad small portion too. We did mention it to staff and were brought some extra steamed veg, but it didn't really make up for lack of spicy vegetables in the bowl. Such a shame, as it tasted good. We get together several times a year for lunch and are always looking for good places and this is a bonus as being a short walk away from my fathers house. We may give it a go again and stick to fish and burgers next time, but slightly bigger portions wouldn't go amiss.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Amazing service from the lovely and informative bar staff - they really know the beer!! Food was delicious and priced very well. Recommend for anyone in the area

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Best Sunday lunch I know . Everything is freshly cooked to perfection. Great quality meat and veg and always served with a smile . Lovely old pub in beautiful surroundings. Its a must visit

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 August 2023

Great stop on the Cotswold Way for refreshments. Lovely little pub with a great atmosphere. Good selection of meals from sandwiches, salads to hot cooked ones. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 May 2023

Brilliant pub with great range of beers and friendly staff who really looked after us. Wernt after our awful experience at the White Horse and had cheese & biscuits to round off the earlier meals. (See review for the nearby White Horse). Got hammered in...the pub quiz though!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

We had such a lovely roast today, food was amazing, by far the best roast Iv had in a long time in a lovely cosy pub! Can’t wait to return soon maybe to have an epic burger of Kiev which is also to die for...😍More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023

It’s a shame because this used to be one of the best pubs in the area for Sunday lunch but we’ve just had one of the worst eating out experiences ever. The service was very poor; the waitress had no idea what draught beers were...available and one of our starters only arrived once prompted. The main arrived well over an hour from ordering and we had watched, in increasing disbelief and anger, while everybody else, all of whom had arrived and ordered well after us, received their food before us. When finally our mains did arrive my beef was grisely and the parsnip raw. At least the dog will be happy with the meat. Shant go again.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Ellie Sainty, Owner at Old Spot Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2023

I have read you review with dismay. A full staff meeting is scheduled to address your complaints and I offer my honest apologies for this experience here. Please message our Facebook page or email me if you would and I will be happy to discuss...More

Reviewed 30 January 2023

Great staff ,good beers and a good selection of spirits especially rums! Not enough time to taste your food this time. A great atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Hi, yes we welcome dogs at The Spot!😃
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Yes, there's a large, free, public carpark directly across the road from the Spot.
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hi, our food is freshly prepared so we are able to suggest/adapt dishes to suck accommodate food in tolerances. hope this helps!! thanks, Ellie
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