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The Feathered Nest Country Inn - Our Pint area
The Feathered Nest Country Inn - Our Food
Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30; 12 - 3.30 Sun except bank holidays

Championing local produce, the impressive food choices include veal with sweetbreads, white asparagus, peas and sorrel, bass with mango, pisco, radish, chilli and coriander, skate with cauliflower, potato terrine, capers, chicken skin and red win, and guinea fowl with duck liver, morel mushrooms, raviolo, wild garlic and cream sauce; more modest bar dishes include burger with toppings and fries, beer-battered fish and chips, a ham board with soft-boiled egg, pickles, chutneys and home-baked bread, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding with lemon curd , pecan nuts and clotted cream and pear with pistachio, olive oil and rosemary ice-cream; they also offer a two- and three-course set menu.

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Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

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Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar

Rating and Comments

3.5/5
174 votes cast
Fully restored in 2010, this honey stoned Costwold inn, formerly a malt house, sits in the pretty village of Nether Westcote, high on the Wold with magnificent views down the valley towards the River Evenlode.

Clearly nothing was left to chance during the renovations and the high standard of furnishings and fittings are evident. I liked the saddle ‘bar stools’ in the flagstoned bar also served by an open fire; their cask ales might include Old Hooky, Brakespear Old Goldand ‘Wychwood’s Hobgoblin .

Of special note are their deep sofas and leather armchair in front of a large inglenook fireplace, with plenty of antiques and intesting ‘art’ to cast your eye over whilst choosing from their menus and being served pre lunch/dinner drinks by their attentive and efficient staff.

Serving modern British locally sourced cuisine, the Head chef Kuba Winkowski has already built his reputation to include three AA Rosettes They offer a daily market menu for the bar and garden, with full a la carte in the dining areas. There must surely be a tipple for every discerning palate from their extremely good wine list with over 225 bins. My preferred table in the restaurant; the lower dining area overlooking the terrace and garden and of course that view!

Four delightful, individually furnished ensuite rooms decorated in pastel tones have been awarded 5 stars by the AA since my last stay here. This is a great base for a weekend in the country but the locals rate the food highly - always a good sign.

Might a Michelin star be in the offing in the not too distant future? Suggest you visit/stay before then as the prices can only go one way after that!
Recently reopened, this pub in a pretty village has some seriously good food and a great choice of wines. The accommodation is superb and the breakfast one of the best I have taken at an Inn. This should be a main entry, and deserves a food, wine and bed award.
Quality of the food is a real step above the pub norm, even for the Cotswolds which isn't exactly short of gastropubs. Recently completely refurbished to a very high standard. We stayed in the village for a week in a cottage and ate at the pub two nights - both excellent meals. Staff were also very child friendly. Highly recommended.

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