2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner- Imperial Commander!

The 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup saw Local Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies plough to Victory with Imperial Commander and Paddy Brennan. Following this win, Nigel with stable girl Jo Collinson, brought Imperial Commander to The Hollow Bottom to join in the Celebrations. Below are just a few of the Press Releases:

The Good Pub Guide

The Hollow Bottom is featured in The Good Pub Guide: A really good pub in the perfect setting – with the added bonus of great food at a reasonable price. The staff are very friendly here, chatty and helpful. You are made to feel welcome and it retains enough of a feel of a ‘drinking’ pub to make you want to hang around.

The Good Pub Guide

The New York Marathon 2010

Hugh and Charlie competed in The New York Marathon in November and both finished in respectable times! Hugh in 3hours 58 and Charlie in 4hours 56. Not only that, they managed to raise over £8000 for MacMillian Cancer Support through fund raising events such as Silent Auctions & BBQ’s. The Gloucestershire Echo released the following leading up to the Big event:

Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards 2011/12

The Hollow Bottom was awarded runner up at The Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards 2011 for the Category “Best Neighbourhood Pub”. The Judges rated us for our selection and use of local food. They continued “The Strength of the Hollow Bottom as far as this category is concerned, lies in the way it supports local fellow traders”. The Judges also “applauded the use of local wines and beers and found the staff to be friendly and efficient”. To view the press release follow the link:


TripAdvisor recently awarded The Hollow Bottom with a Certificate of Excellence following our excellent ratings. Have you stayed here? Been for lunch? Stopped for a coffee? or joined in a Big Party Night? Why not share your experiences with real people? You can do this by following this link:

Taste of Gloucestershire Food & Farming Awards 2011/12

In September, The Hollow Bottom was Awarded The Taste of Gloucestershire Food & Farming Awards Winners in the Best Pub Food Category at the Awards Ceremony at Cheltenham Racecourse. The Hollow Bottom were up against some tough contenders and felt so lucky to take the title. The full story and photos can be seen here:

The Cotswolds Best Bloody Mary Challege 2011/12 sponsored by Cotswold Life

In November The Hollow Bottom competed in the annual Best Bloody Mary in the Cotswolds Competition. This Year The Hollow Bottom Picked up the prestigious trophy and judge Dom Jolly said about the winning cocktail “It was seriously the best Bloody Mary I have ever tasted”. Representing The Hollow Bottom was Keith Rayner and Katie Whitnall. The full story was shown in January’s Issue of Cotswold Life and can be seen here:

The winning receipe is on sale now!

The Hollow Bottom on CotswoldTV

The Hollow Bottom recently appeared on CotswoldTV with an interview about Mothering Sunday. To see the feature please visit