The Stump – Foss Cross, Gloucestershire
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Food duo and childhood friends Baz & Fred have been slinging pizzas since 2012. They made the jump to bricks and mortar by taking over and fully renovating their old local watering hole, a 17th-century coaching inn just outside Cirencester. The Stump is a buzzing bolthole, with cosy bedrooms, a winning menu and a cheery team; Baz & Fred have nailed it once again. The ten bedrooms here feature king-size beds, walk-in showers and character galore. But really, it’s all about the food; this is no ordinary pub grub, but rather a completely unique and original foodie pub experience. Based on the founders’ love of Italian food the menu features simple and high quality small plates, delicious Neapolitan pizzas and fresh pasta served beside a roaring fire, or on the terrace. Chris, who has helmed the bar for 20 years, serves the best beers in the West. For the perfect party, hire out Russell’s Barn, built by the local legend of the same name, which comes with its own private bar and barmen. This is the type of euphoric pub where you feel you’ll be in for a night to remember.
Doubles from £120
+44 (0)1285 707780; thestump.co.uk