Since taking over the reigns last year, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring our inn gracefully into the 21st century; and to provide the warm and relaxed environment which will make you, our guests, want to visit often and stay a while.

We have restored the distinctive pinkness of our lovely building and, thanks to the hard work of our local gardener and arborculturalists, you can now enjoy the sparkling River Churn as it meanders through the bottom of our garden; or sit and admire the quintessentially Cotswold view across to the 12th century All Saints church.

As long term Cotswolds residents we have become passionate about sourcing locally - we raise our own Gloucester Old Spots - and reflecting the seasonality of our beautiful surroundings. Our new kitchen team share this passion and we have exciting plans for our food offering, across the pub, our new eating house, The Stables; and of course, al fresco.

Please do join us soon, meet our colourful locals and share in our warm hospitality.
Anita and Graeme.

History

The Bathurst Arms has been around since about 1700 and sits in outstandingly beautiful land which has been around for much longer.

North Cerney village appears in the Doomesday Book (1086 and all that) but North Cerney parish already existed in 852 as it was sold by the King of the Merciens - what a great job title.

North Cerney sits in the Churn valley. From a crossing point of the River Churn - which still runs through our Bathurst garden,the village grew up the hill, along the lane leading to the Roman Whiteway which is still straighter than anything we can build. The core of the village is mainly stone cottages from the late 17th and early 18th century, Cerney Manor and us. Sadly, the cloth mill didn't survive into the 20th century.

1704 Allen Bathurst purchased the estate which became the fabulous Cirencester Park and included North Cerney. Allen became a baron in 1711 and 1st Earl Bathurst in 1782. The 9th Earl still lives in Cirencester Park. No pub quiz prize then for guessing how we got our name.

It was a coaching inn for a long time until it had to rebrand when the car came along. It had a wheelwright, a sort of modern day Kwik Fit for a while and has always had stables. Our newly christened restaurant and eating house, The Stables, is a nod back to that history.

It has had some fantastic past landlords. A much better pub quiz question is "Who was the landlord of the Bathurst in the 1960s and for a period was the most expensive goal keeper in Britain when he was bought by Jimmy Hill for Coventry City?"

Since taking over the reigns last year, we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring our inn gracefully into the 21st century; and to provide the warm and relaxed environment which will make you, our guests, want to visit often and stay a while.

We have restored the distinctive pinkness of our lovely building and, thanks to the hard work of our local gardener and arborculturalists, you can now enjoy the sparkling River Churn as it meanders through the bottom of our garden; or sit and admire the quintessentially Cotswold view across to the 12th century All Saints church.

As long term Cotswolds residents we have become passionate about sourcing locally - we raise our own Gloucester Old Spots - and reflecting the seasonality of our beautiful surroundings. Our new kitchen team share this passion and we have exciting plans for our food offering, across the pub, our new eating house, The Stables; and of course, al fresco.

Please do join us soon, meet our colourful locals and share in our warm hospitality.

Anita and Graeme

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