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“Excellent food nice atmosphere charming staff”
Review of The Woolpack

The Woolpack
Ranked #25 of 151 Restaurants in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$40
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 October 2013

The food and service were fantastic. Lots of attention to detail. Fresh locally sourced produce. Service was charming and attentive. I had lamb with spinach which was truly wonderful. Herbs and spices just right. The atmosphere was great and loved the fresh flowers on the tables. Will be back soon. Thanks for a lovely evening!

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Thank JaneEdmonds
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

I visited The Woolpack this weekend for an afternoon drink with some friends. Wonderful atmosphere in the pub, full of history and spirit. I had a delicious local cider and only wish we had had more time in Stroud to try the food.

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Thank Lena P
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

On a fine Autumn morning we'd already visited Laurie Lee's grave, 'his window' in the church (a must), and had wandered around the parts of Slad we could see. We were on a mission and hoped that the pub, on the opposite side of the road from The Schoolhouse, would not disappoint us. Far from it, for we entered an authentic space full of atmosphere but without an overdone 'Cider with Rosie' connection - just simple small rooms furnished with benches and un-matched chairs and tables and a window or two looking out onto the unchanging view across Slad Vale.

We were welcomed by happy staff and although we only wanted drinks and one beef sandwich - and a full bowl of hot and crispy golden chips to share, they couldn't have been more hospitable. After supping the well kept beers that were surely as Laurie would have enjoyed them, we left an hour later to meander contentedly along the winding Cotswold roads murmuring our grateful thanks to 'The Woolpack'!

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1  Thank sylvanglade
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Friendly staff and lovely food prepared with care and attention to detail. Cured trout and sausage & bean stew were winners! It feels the way an old pub should - warm and friendly with a great buzz around the place. I can't wait to return!

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Thank Kats59
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Having a great love of Laurie Lee's work I've wanted to visit his home village and 'his' pub The Woolpack for years. Both a joy. We walked around the 'village' which is really just a road following the contour of the side of the valley he loved with a Church and a pub. The Church is virtually one space, simple but a 'must'. Look round it all, read the historic tablet to the left of the Chancel and wonder at the Laurie Lee window. One of the best pieces of church/memorial glass you'll see. Only then go to The Woolpack.

We were received as welcome visitors and although only ordering a beef sandwich a bowl of chips and four drinks were treated as valued customers by staff and other visitors alike.

The beef sandwich was brilliant, the Stowford Press cider and local Uley beers well kept and served. And the chips up with the best. Service was accommodating and quick.

Being the pub frequented by Laurie Lee there was a risk it would be tacky and/or the proprietors weary of 'sightseers'. But whilst a deal about him is displayed what I feared might be literary glitz is simply a homely, unspoilt village pub as it has been for years and a joy to enjoy.

The staff strike a balance between being happy to chat and offering to take our 'group' photo whilst serving customers and taking the day's delivery of that fine Uley beer. Even the driver was happy to have a chat.

What could have been disappointing is a memory I'll savor for years.

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2  Thank Jawenold
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