Charlie, who was Young Scottish Chef of the Year in his heyday, came here via the Marine Highland Hotel on Royal Troon Golf Course, Claridges, Gleneagles and the Savoy, an awesome pedigree by anyone’s standards.

A varied traditional menu is always available, but it is no coincidence that since Charlie’s arrival his expertise and flair combined with Karen our second chef have transformed the food side of the business using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and lots of imagination.

Bites & Nibbles

Rustic Homemade Scotch Egg with black pudding & mayo. £6
Mixed Olives (V)- marinated in wild garlic. £3
Fish Fingers- cod goujons with homemade tartare sauce & lemon. £5
Mrs Watson’s Cheese on Toast- 1 slice of thick white, Guiting-made bread with vintage cheddar & paprika (V). £3
Crudités- Carrot, Cucumber & Spring Onion with Homemade Hummus (V). £4
Charlie’s Special Macaroni Cheese (v) £5

Sharing Boards (available all day & night) £6 per person

Antipasti (V)- Sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, hummus, wild garlic marinated olives, feta cheese, carrot, cucumber & spring onion crudités, flat bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

Charcuterie- Prosciutto, Chorizo, Salami, wild garlic marinated olives, hummus, flat bread, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

Farmers (V)- Vintage cheddar, pickled onion, mixed leaves, homemade slaw, apple, flat bread & piccalilli.

Flat Breads £7 each

Coronation Chicken & Mixed leaves
Melted Vintage cheddar, tomato chutney & red onion (V)
Fish Finger- Cod strips in crispy batter, baby gem lettuce & homemade tartare sauce
4 oz 28 day Aged Sirloin Steak with fried onions and mustard
Prosciutto, sundried tomato & parmesan.

Pub Classics

Soup –a half Pint of Homemade Cream of Tomato with Roasted Red Pepper & Flatbread £6

Cornish day boat cod fried in a light and crispy batter served with house rustic fries, mushy peas & homemade tartare £13

Cotswold cured freshly carved ham, with house rustic fries & free range local eggs. £12

Mickeleton handmade pork & leek sausages, with creamy mashed potato, peas & traditional gravy. £12

Chef’s rustic homemade steak & kidney pie with house fries or new potatoes & a selection of seasonal vegetables. £13

Strips of chicken fillet fried in a light and crispy batter served with homemade slaw, house rustic fries & sweet chilli sauce. £12

Homemade Aubergine, Courgette & Roasted Red Pepper lasagne, served with rocket salad & garlic flat bread (V). £12

Daily “Traditional Sunday” Roast, ask for todays choice, served with roast potatoes, gravy and a seasonal vegetables. £13

28 day aged 8oz Sirloin steak cooked to your taste with pan fried mushrooms, roasted cherry vine tomatoes & homemade slaw with rustic fries or new potatoes. £18

(Swap your house fries for sweet potato fries for £1)


The Hollow Bottom 100% British 6oz Beef Burger served in a brioche bun, with relish, onion ring, house rustic fries & homemade slaw. £13

(Swap your house fries for sweet potato fries for £1)


All £6 |2 for £10 | 3 for £14 | each served with slaw.

  • Pulled Pork & BBQ Sauce
  • Lamb & Mint with Harrissa Mayonnaise
  • Hollow Bottom 100% Beef Burger with Relish


House Rustic Fries (V). £3…… Cheesy £4
House Sweet Potato Fries (V). £4…… Cheesy £5
Garlic Flat Bread (V). £3…….Cheesy £4.50
Flat bread with butter or olive oil &

  • balsamic vinegar (V). £3
  • Homemade Slaw (V). £3

Garden Salad- leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion (V). £4
Greek Salad- leaves, feta, tomato & cucumber (V). £5
Onion Rings/ Fried Onions (V). £3
Sauce cooked to order £3

Fancy something special? Try below…

Charlie’s Plat Du Jour £12

Small Plates

Chilli & garlic pan fried tiger prawns with rocket. £7
Baked mini brie in filo pastry, cranberry sauce & warm flat breads (V). £7
Gravadlax- marinated salmon, pickled cucumber salad & Mrs Watson’s Guiting-made brown bread. £7
Mozzarella, tomato & herb salad on toast with homemade basil pesto (V). £6
Lightly spiced lamb meatballs with a mint and yoghurt dressing and seasonal leaves. £7

Large Plates

Baked fillet of salmon with herb crust, pea puree & new potatoes. £15
Kangaroo stroganoff with braised rice. £17
Homemade asparagus quiche with couscous & Mediterranean vegetables (V). £13
Breast of chicken in a cheesy garlic sauce served with polenta. £14
Calves liver, bacon, mashed potatoes & jus. £17
(why not add some seasonal cabbage & chantenay carrots for £3)

Homemade desserts

All £6

  • Dark Chocolate Mousse with pistachio nut crumble and vanilla ice cream (V).
  • Traditional Eton Mess (V).
  • Passion fruit cheesecake with fresh passion fruit seeds & whipped cream (V).
  • Banoffee Sundae (v).
  • A Selection of Ice Creams (V), £2 per scoop
  • Add a shot of Espresso for £2
  • British Cheese Plate (V). £8

Coffees & Teas

Regular Tea or Filter Coffee £2
Speciality Teas £3
Cappuccino, Latte, Hot Choc £3
Espresso £2
Irish, French, Calypso £6

Delicious Dessert Wines

Muscat de Frontignan white (50ml) £3
Bottle (35cl) £18

Banyulas AC red (50ml) £4
Bottle (35cl) £24

Luscious Port

Taylors Late Bottled Vintage (50ml) £3
Bottle (75cl) £29

Grahams 10yr old Tawny (50ml) £4
Bottle (75cl) £44

Open all day every day.

On a Sunday we have 3 sittings for our famous Sunday roasts, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30.

Call 01451 850392 to make a reservation, or just come along and we’ll squeeze you in!

In the Bar

A full range of beverages are available at the bar from morning coffee, afternoon tea to a wide range of beers including favourites like our own Hollow Bottom Best Bitter, along with two monthly rotating Gloucesterhire Ales from our local Craft Brewers including Stroud, North Cotswold, Goffs, Festival & Battledown, as well as Adam Henson’s Butcombe Rare Breed.

A wide range of quality spirits are available along with a collection of 15 single malts. The usual draught ales are also on tap including Guinness, Carlsberg Extra Cold & San Miguel.

Cider is a permanent fixture in our country pub with a choice of FIVE including Harry Sparrow & Suffolk Ciders both made by Aspall, Strongbow, Magners, Cotswold Cider, Dunkertons Organic Cider & Kopparburg.

Interesting Fact:

Did you know that many years ago in our pub, customers had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they would simply whistle to get some service. “Wet your whistle” is the phrase inspired by this practice, however we now use high quality glassware


Our B&B consists of four well appointed comfortable rooms, above the pub, which are suitable for short stays, weekend breaks or even long-term accommodation.

Earth Summit is our superior Kingsize en suite room with enough space for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Mrs Muck is a cosy en suite double room and Grange Brake, also a cosy double with a separate private bathroom (not en suite). Bindaree, an en suite twin/double room in our cosy annex, has recently been extended to allow for disabled guests.

(3 of the rooms are directly above our bar area, and although we’ve installed acoustic noise reduction underlay, on occasions, noise can be heard. The other is located next to the beer garden and on occasions noise can be heard.)

Accommodation Facilities:

  • No. of rooms: 4
  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Cots available
  • Disabled Access
  • On Street Car Park
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Ground floor bedroom available
  • Free Wi-Fi and Internet access available
  • Dog Friendly
  • Bar

All prices quoted are per room, per night – inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT.

Please advise the time for dinner reservation when booking so we can ensure your table in our busy restaurant.

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Booking Terms and Conditions

The Hollow Bottom makes a great venue for parties, weddings and private functions. If you would like to book for a special occasion, please get in touch on 01451 850392 or