6 best pubs and restaurants in Castle Combe

Bridge in Castle Combe

Despite the small size of the village, there are actually a number of fantastic pubs and restaurants in Castle Combe to choose from.

While there aren’t a huge amount of things to do in Castle Combe, it’s worth spending a few hours enjoying the foodie scene here.

As well as restaurants and pubs, there are plenty of options for enjoying a perfectly English afternoon tea or a tasty Cotswolds brunch.

Here is my pick of the best pubs and restaurants in Castle Combe.

Author Bio: Jessie Moore

Jessie Moore is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

1. The Bybrook

Address: West St, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HX

Best for: Fine dining

The Bybrook is the Michelin starred restaurant at The Manor House named after the picturesque stream that travels through the village.

Headed by a talented team of chefs, the restaurant takes pride in its use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, crafting dishes that are not only delicious but also a visual delight.

The menu, a blend of traditional British fare and modern European cuisine, changes seasonally to reflect the freshest ingredients.

Enhance your culinary journey with wine pairing option – or browse the extensive wine list which boasts some of the finest vintages from around the world.

The restaurant’s elegant ambiance, coupled with views of The Manor House’s manicured gardens, makes it a must-visit for those seeking a fine dining experience in Castle Combe.

I had the pleasure of enjoying the tasting menu here and I can wholeheartedly recommend it; both the food and staff were exceptional.

2. The Castle Inn

Address: West St, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HN

Best for: British classics

The Castle Inn isn’t just for staying; you can eat a wonderful meal here too.

Housed in a 12th-century building, the inn exudes a warm and welcoming ambiance, with exposed beams and stone walls telling tales of yesteryears.

The menu offers classic British dishes in a traditional pub setting that blends rustic charm with modern comfort.

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty steak or a delicate fish dish, The Castle Inn guarantees a meal that’s both satisfying and memorable.

3. The White Hart

Address: The St, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HU

Best for: Traditional pub fare

Another popular Castle Combe pub is The White Hart. It’s cosy and probably won’t win any awards for its hospitality, but it offers heart-warming food.

Complement your meal with a pint from their selection of local ales.

4. The Old Rectory Tearoom

Address: The St, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HU

Best for: Group afternoon tea

If you want to watch the world go by and enjoy afternoon tea in the Cotswolds, then The Old Rectory is waiting for you.

This is the perfect option if you’re visiting Castle Combe with a group, as it’s a private dining venue for a minimum of six people.

5. The Old Stables

Address: The Estate Yard, Castle Combe SN14 7HU

Best for: A warming coffee

A coffee shop with quaint appeal is The Old Stables where I know you’ll find a very warm welcome.

True to its name, The Old Stables was once a stable that’s been lovingly transformed into a charming café.

6. The Little Picnic Shop

Address: The St, Castle Combe, Chippenham SN14 7HU

Best for: Picnic staples

The Little Picnic Shop

Castle Combe shops don’t really exist; indeed, the ‘shopping hub’ of the village is the honour-based system at the little bakery in the village square.

But The Little Picnic Shop is a real shop and the perfect place to get a ready-made picnic. 

Offering a range of freshly made sandwiches, pastries, and beverages, it’s perfect for grabbing a quick bite.

If you’re planning a day out exploring Castle Combe and its surroundings, consider picking up one of their bespoke picnic hampers, filled with a selection of treats.

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Jessie Moore
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Jessie is a luxury travel expert with years of experience travelling the world to find the best destinations, hotels and adventures.

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