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The Woolpack Inn

Slad, Gloucestershire

The Woolpack has been celebrated for its unique charm for more than 300 years.

Perched on the edge of the Slad Valley, the 300-year-old Woolpack Inn is an unspoilt gem with a cosy bar area and vine-covered terrace from where guests can enjoy spectacular views across this corner of the Cotswolds.

Local sculptor Daniel Chadwick bought the pub in 1999 and looks after the perfectly kept beers and ciders. In 2015 he modernised the kitchen and introduced head chef Adam Glover who has attracted the acclaim of critics with his elegant approach to cooking and presenting quality ingredients, which include organic and heritage vegetables grown in the neighbouring valley at Lypiatt Park.

You might begin your meal here with leeks vinaigrette, brown shrimp and chervil, or wild game terrine with toast and crab apple jelly. Follow that with whole roast pheasant, to share, with dripping potatoes; or feast on veg with the roast cauliflower, radicchio agrodolce, chickpeas and pine nuts, rounding off with prune and Armagnac ice cream or a tarte tatin for two.

Alongside the local ales, the Woolpack’s wine list includes natural wines from Europe, made from grapes grown without the use of chemicals.

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