The Horse and Groom Inn

4.4
246 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Horse and Groom Inn aims to provide great food and drink in a quintessential, traditional 16th century country inn. Dining is relaxed and informal in a friendly atmosphere. We stock a wide choice of wines by the glass, cask conditioned ales, lagers and ciders.

Our guests can enjoy dining in our cosy bar or restaurant areas. We welcome well behaved dogs. We also have a comfortable outdoor terrace and garden area with picturesque babbling brook.

We also have a small in-pub coffee shop and delicatessen! Selling the best of local produce, bread, milk and a selection of luxury food and drink items, the shop is open whenever we are. We also provide great coffees, fresh-baked cookies, cakes and pastries.

Our BBQ/ Smokery menu also features our home-smoked meats (Brisket, Ribs etc).

Note: There are two pubs called the Horse and Groom in the area - we are the Horse and Groom Inn at Upper Oddington.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 246 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColinG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food. Beautiful place, maybe ever so slightly over priced but a great experience overall

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NigelT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Revisited this pub having gone there 2 years earlier where we had excellent food and service. Unfortunately on this visit the service was very slow and the food while okay wasn’t as good as last time. When we asked for the bill we found we had been overcharged for the main courses and there was a service charge of 12.5% which we weren’t aware of, on looking again at the menu it did state on the bottom of the page there was a service charge but in much smaller writing. On challenging both points the bill was amended without any problems and I did add some money to the bill as a tip because they were helpful in amending bill. The owners are new so still learning so would give them the benefit of the doubt and return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Booked for dinner for my partner and I whilst visiting the area and we were both absolutely delighted with the food, it was amazing.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 22 July 2021

Thank you for providing such lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and the food. We hope to be welcoming you back sometime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was a masterclass in how it should be done. The Venison was the best I’ve ever had and all of our party enjoyed their food too. The service was top notch and the attention to detail was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 22 July 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us. Our team are always delighted when their attention to providing great service is appreciated. We hope to be welcoming you back again soon.

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CharlotteM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely pub with delicious food and excellent service.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 22 July 2021

Thank you for your feedback. It is great to know you enjoyed your visit to us, Hope to see you again soon.

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MarkW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A delightful Inn offering an excellent choice of food and wide range of beers.

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Nbrav
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice location and excellent service. Will definitely visit again

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, tentative staff and a great atmosphere

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not to our liking. They didn't have the wine we chose so we paid more for what we had. They couldn't do the first choice of main course. The alternative was just ok

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 22 July 2021

Sadly at this time wine supplies into the UK are inconsistent - our supplier reports trouble with import paperwork and issues with transportation as a result of both Brexit and covid. As a consequence some of our wines are currently out of stock and in transit. We try to provide alternatives where possible and we still have lots of choice. Anticipating guest choices and preparing menu items is not an exact science and I am sorry you were unable to have your first choice from the menu.

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Susip
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tempur crab starter to die for!
Guinea fowl yum, Ragu, and venison all good

special evening!

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PhilB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visited for Sunday lunch on the way home from a trip to the Cotswolds. Roasts were excellent - roast chicken was enormous and smoked pork was unusual and very good. Staff were all really friendly and we would definitely go back here.

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AnnMarie
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a great ending to our anniversary trip, which was delayed due to lockdown in February.

Lamb could’ve been in slightly longer, otherwise lovely food. Service and staff were great with friendly service. General ambience in the pub was so nice and given the restrictions, felt relaxed while adhering to face masks, sanitiser etc.

Would definitely recommend and if we return to the area would gladly visit again. Thank you all so much. Ann-Marie and John.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 22 July 2021

Thank you AnnMarie for such lovely feedback. We are so pleased to have been part of your anniversary celebrations and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

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COD1
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy but informal with delicious food. Service was prompt and friendly. Couldn't resist booking to return in a couple of days.

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DebbieJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, served by really attentive servers and a great atmosphere as well. Highly recommend

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Harricat
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended to dine here and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent as was the service. Would definitely visit again if I'm ever back in the area.

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JulieS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food -

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Stever2603
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Main course very small not much larger than a starter. Made this known but nothing done about it.

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ShenaH
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

What a lovely menu and very attentive staff. A good night had by all. Many thanks for a delicious meal!

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CarolineH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent staff - very friendly and knew every single one of their dishes which is brilliant when you need assistance because you’re as indecisive as me!!!
Lovely surroundings and good food.

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AmandaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. Waitresses were very helpful and service was excellent. Also very clean. Would certainly recommend.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal and very friendly staff. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was won of the worst dining experiences of my life.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 27 June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. I am sorry you felt you had a poor experience. It would be useful to have more information so we can understand what you disliked about your visit and try to put things right. If you could get in touch with us to discuss, that would be great.

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FrancescaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Overpriced food offering.
Room poor with very steep staircase to bathroom
Overall disappointing stay.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 27 June 2021

Thank you Francesca for your comments. I'm sorry you found the food to be over-priced. We try hard to be competitive and regularly benchmark our prices against other pubs in the area. Our food is freshly prepared in-house, often from locally sourced produce (nothing is bought ready-made) and sample menus aimed to give guests an idea of pricing etc. are available on our website. Sorry you disliked your room, we wish you had raised this with us during your stay as a move may have been possible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As soon as we arrived, staff were attentive, friendly and took our drinks orders. Delicious up market pub menu, I had two starters and my husband had smoky slow cooked brisket, corn on the cob and chips, which ticket every Fri night box for him. Love a place where every effort is made to make the customer feel welcome and where the food has been prepared with love and care. One minor point but salt and pepper on the table would be good and not in little tear open packages. Lovely pub in pretty Cotswold village.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 26 June 2021

Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Sorry about the horrible paper salt & pepper packets - these are a temporary necessity arising from our Covid risk management measures. Hopefully from 19 July onwards we will be able to restore table-based cruets.

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OliverY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great and the staff were all very friendly and attentive.

The Horse and Groom Inn
Responded on 26 June 2021

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Rach
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

What a lovely place to stay. Lovely room with lots of character. Service was great with added personal touch which adds to the stay.
Would certainly stay again if in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great meal, enjoyed the evening - nice setting, lovely food and staff!

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vipRichardP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

We went for Father’s Day lunch, 3 of us, both my wife’s Salmon and my roast pork were seriously over cooked. The pork was inedible, the beef my son had however was great. The staff were friendly and polite we all understand it is difficult coming out of lock down but whoever is running the kitchen needs to sharpen their knife.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Father’s day Sunday lunch was fab. The meat - we had smoked pork and beef - was generous and very tasty. Service was prompt and friendly

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was great. The cauliflower mac and cheese that comes with the sunday roast was particularly good, and staff were very friendly! Would definitely like to come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

The food was really very average and very expensive . Service was excellent .

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AngusF
Leicestershire
24 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One can discern that the menu had been carefully put together with great ingredients. We chose a variety of starters and mains and all of them were delicious. The staff is courteous and helpful the only down side was that the main course took a rather long time to arrive. In any case, we had an excellent dinner and would definitely come back again.

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RichardJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, though a bit expensive. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The ceiling is quite low, so the noise level was high. More pub than restaurant.

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James
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice little pub, good service but the food was average (we had the chicken burger and the beef burger - the buns were stale and beef over cooked).
Service (12.5%) charge was automatically added

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food a nice place to eat with a good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Very disappointing. Was looking for a news experience in the Cotswold. Place is quite nice with a lovely garden and little river but food was below average. Roast pork with no crackling, apparently the chef decided no crackling for pork roast this day, roast potatoes clearly microwaved. Dessert poor with one small scoop of ice cream for kids and a G&T sorbet with a mini scoop of ice cream filled with gin. It is a shame as the place has lots of potential unfortunately let down by food quality. Ah and nearly £20 service charge added automatically to the bill.

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vipKimba
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly table service. Food (Sunday roast) was also very good

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rainbowsend
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We have visited the Horse and Groom many times,usually for Sunday Lunch and as always the service and staff were excellent.This time we couldnt help noticing that the standard of meat wasnt up to your usual standard as it was obviously not cut from a proper joint and the pork did not come with the advertised crackling, we did wonder if you were trying to cut costs,or has the the establishment changed hands, if this is the case I'm afraid the changes havent gone unnoticed.
Not sure if we would visit again sadly.

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Lozt83
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We highly recommend this place - the food was lovely, the service was great and the overall experience made for a very enjoyable lunch. We would definitely visit again.

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vipLaurenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic pub, superb food, lovely staff and stylish garden. We’re those impatient Londoners that are tired of having average pub food and I am pleased to say this stands head and shoulders above many pubs that we’ve been to :-)

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The Horse and Groom Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.