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Full Postal AddressFive Mile House, Gloucester Road, Duntisbourne Abbotts, CIRENCESTER, GL7 7JR [Map]
Telephone Number01285 821432Pub's Own Websitehttp://www.fivemilehouse.co.uk/ 
Opening Times12-15, 18-23 MO-SA; 12-15, 18-22:30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Historic Interior, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar

The Five Mile House, February 2001

A very old pub situated high in the Cotswold hills. The building has been used as a pub for over 300 years and used to be part of the Duntisbourne Estate. The pub is located beside the old Roman Ermine Street which is now the A417 Gloucester to Swindon DBFO trunk road. The road has recently been turned into a Dual-Carriageway by Ringway Highway Services and the pub is now set back from the road. It can be reached by leaving the A417 at Centurion Services (also marked 'Duntisbourne Abbotts').The pub lies on the eastern side of the road with the actual village of Duntisbourne Abbotts to the west.

The pub is the CAMRA National Inventory of Historic Pubs for very good reason. The pub has hardly changed in over 100 years having been in the hands of the Ruck family for 65 until 1995 when landlady Ivy Ruck sadly passed away. The new owners Jo Carrie and his father John have carried out essential repairs but have left the bar and tap room unchanged (Grade II listed). Ivy's sitting room down some steps is now a snug and the ancient fireplace has been preserved.

Beerwise they've three real ales including a guest and Taylor Landlord, winner of the CAMRA National Beer of the Year award several times (including 1999).

The pub has a pleasant front and back garden where you can sit and enjoy fine views of the Cotswolds.

Foodwise, the landlord is the chef and offers bar food in large portions between 12 noon and 2.30pm and 6-10pm. There's also an a la carte menu available during the evening offering a wide range of tasty, interesting meals using local produce. They include a range of inventive vegetarian dishes.

Inns and Pubs of the Cotswolds,
M Turner, 2007
The Cotswolds are home to some of England's finest and much-loved historical inns and pubs. This A-Z covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire is a delightful tour around the most interesting pubs in the area.

Pocket Pub Walks Bristol and Bath,
N Vile, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes at Luckington, Stanton Drew, Norton St. Philip, Blagdon, Clevedon and Box Hill, with maps and photographs.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: The Cotswolds,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Pub Walks for Motorists: Bristol and Bath, Somerset and Glos.,
N Vile, 2005
This title provides 40 circular routes around this popular walking area, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes around the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Severn estuary and the Cotswolds.

Forty Classic Cotswolds Pubs: For Lovers of Good Pub Food and Ale,
GM Ball, 2005
Local pub guide.

Great Walks from Pubs in the Cotswolds,
N Vile, 1998
A collection of walks from great pubs in the Cotswolds.

Cotswold Pubwalks,
C Handy, 1995
Twenty short circular walks in the Cotswolds with suggested stops at good pubs.

Pub Walks in Gloucestershire,
N Hammond, 1994
Thirty circular walks based on pubs in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester areas. With sketch maps and photographs.

Best Pub Walks in the Cotswolds,
L Main, 1992
Excellent walks and pubs in this scenic area

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