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“Great pub”
Review of The Woolpack

The Woolpack
Ranked #20 of 150 Restaurants in Stroud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$43
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice pub. Good beer, good food, good service and great views. Open fire by the bar. Couldn’t ask for much more!

Thank coconuttravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Woolpack was English writer/poet, and local Slad resident, Laurie Lee's local pub. My admiration for Laurie Lee's work was the main purpose of my visit. I was staying in the area and so booked a table for dinner. There is lots of evidence of Laurie Lee, but it's not overdone.

At heart The Woolpack is a small and intimate, traditional village pub - bags of atmosphere and good beer. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.

I was looking for a vegan dinner and there was nothing on the menu, however the pub were happy to adapt the vegetarian option for me, and even gave me a discount.

Unless you are within walking distance of Slad, you will need to drive or get a taxi. We were staying in nearby Stroud and found it surprisingly difficult to get a taxi so - hot tip - book one well in advance, there and back.

Overall, it you like traditional pubs and good food, then you will like this place.

If you love Laurie Lee it's an essential visit. I will be back when the days are longer to fully appreciate the place, and the surrounding countryside.

The addition of a couple of vegan options on the menu and this would have been a five star experience.

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Thank Nigey B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great Sunday lunch here. There was only Beef on the menu (along with a full normal menu) but it was excellent! Highly recommended.
Pub is very cosy and warm, great selection of local beers and ciders, friendly staff.

Spot on!

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Thank andyduggan
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We were visiting friends in Cheltenham and visited Slad,somewhere i had always wanted to go after reading Laurie Lee's books. We got there about 11.30 on the Saturday and while me and my mate went up to the church opposite,to pay our respects to the great writer our wives went into the pub. They were told that they did not open until 12 but a guy who was working there (the owner i believe) told them to sit in the bar rather than go out in the cold and it was cold that weekend.
We got back down from the church about 11.45 and decided to pop into Stroud and come back later for lunch.Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we couldn't get back. Sorry guvnor, but we come down that way quite often and will come back. This was pub hospitality at its best and thank you for that.

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Thank terry c
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The first course of Brown Shrimp and January king with pickled walnut is supurb is a wonderful dish with fresh flavour and a dressing that has a sweetness that delights.
The Pink Fir potatoes main dish with leeks and pickled walnut was vegetarian magic. The leek sauce is so succulent and full of flavour. The sweetness is the high point of the sauce.
Lastly, the the treacle tart completes our sweet experience. It's the unctiousness of it but they do not overdo the sweetness. There is no rush of sugar but a mellow flavour and a mild burnt sugar flavour that delights. People don't know what they're missing.

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Thank BJ242
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