A pub in the Cotswolds that was formerly one of the best in the area is being redeveloped and reopened after a number of years of being poorly maintained. The Five Mile House in the village of Duntisbourne Abbots will soon be restored to its former glory and will be a highly recommended pub to visit whilst staying in English country cottages in the Cotswolds area.
Martin Thomas and John Bagshaw have taken on the task of redeveloping the Grade II listed building and have great plans to move it forward and return it to its former glory. The Five Mile House pub won the Cotswold restaurant of the year award in 2005 and 2006 and was named pub of the year in 2007, but has stopped serving food in the last year and lost most of its custom.
The redevelopment plans are sure to make the pub a popular choice for visitors; 80% of the produce used will come from the local area, a cider bar with around 50 different ciders is being set up and traditional pub dishes, such as pies, steak and ploughmans, will be served but with a twist.