The nearest pub is The Oak at Defford, 5 mins drive from The Old Rectory, and a stones throw from the farm shop and tea rooms. You can walk there; the quickest way being across the country footpaths, ok for a Summer's day but not a good idea at night. The Oak has great home cooked food to a high standard, as has The Jockey Inn at Baughton or The Swan at Birlingham both local favorites. Most of the pubs shown here are within a 10 minute drive, or you could use our mountain bikes to work up an appetite! Try also a local favorite Cotswold pub with good food and local walks, a little further away but worth the extra 10 minutes.

If your out and about around Evesham or the Cotswolds take a trip to The Fleece Inn at Bretforton the only pub in the UK owned by the National Trust and is traditional in every sense. Great lunches and evening meals this is no ordinary pub. It's not local being about 30 mins from The Old Rectory so make it part of your day out.

Any direction you care to take off in you will find an amazing selection of high quality, family run pubs of immense character, serving real ales and good food at reasonable prices. Here’s a quick photo montage of our nearest pubs and thereafter a restaurant and teashop guide for the surrounding towns:

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The Defford Arms - 10 min drive  The Swan at Burlingham- great pub 10 min drive
The Bell at Eckington- 10 min drive (Goumet pub) The Brandy Cask in Pershore - 15 min drive
The Fleet at Twyning- 10 mins drive (45 by boat) The Blue Bell at Ryall - 7 min drive
The Jockey Inn at Baughton- 10 min drive The Dog at Baughton - 10 min drive
The Oak at Defford - our local local- 5 min drive The Railway Inn at Defford - 5 min drive

Pershore Town Centre:
Fine dining and lunches:   Highly recommended for special occasions
The Angel Hotel English restaurant and separate coffee lounge  recommended
NEW: Cantonese Restaurant & Take Away Golden Dragon 4 Bridge Street, Pershore Tel 01386 556766
Indian Fusion Restaurant & Takeaway  recommended
Indian Restaurant & Takeaway  recommended
Thai Restaurant & Takeaways –  recommended
Pizza takeaway; The Chicago Pizza The Chicago Pizza, 65 High St. 01386 554855
Simple Chinese Takeaways:
Chinese Food Centre, Pershore.
Jade Fountain, Pershore.
For more information about Pershore:
Tewkesbury  Highly Recommended

Malvern  Traditional English - higher-end prices but great views

Upton Upon Severn  Boutique Bangladeshi restaurant

Worcester  Special Occasions   Fashionable for special occasions

Cheltenham  Retro & Classy for special occasions. Jazz night every Monday