The Best American Food in the Cotswolds (2023)

American food

The Cotswolds may be an idyllic English countryside, but for foodies, it also offers a taste of American food and whether it’s juicy burgers, piled-high sandwiches, or sticky BBQ ribs, there are some great options for you.

Take a bite out of the Cotswolds American food scene by trying the Reuben at the local deli or sampling sweet potato fries at a gastropub.

With so many delicious options, you’ll feel like you’ve whisked away to the heart of the USA, but with the added charm of the English countryside.

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious American dining experience, Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham is the place to go. Their menu features classic American food like beef burgers, southern fried chicken fillet burgers, and vegan burgers with guacamole.

For something extra special, try their famous unicorn hot chocolate or one of their two-for-£12 cocktails Thursday to Sunday. With its vintage and retro atmosphere, Smokey Joe’s is sure to make your night out an unforgettable one. The history of this place dates back to the 1930s!

Also in Cheltenham (45-49 Clarence Street) is The Boston Tea Party; a popular cafe chain throughout the UK and serving a range of American-style breakfast and brunch dishes, including pancakes, waffles, and breakfast burritos.

The Bottle of Sauce in Ambrose Street is a trendy gastropub in Cheltenham with burgers, hot dogs, and loaded fries, washed down with a nice selection of craft beer and cocktails.

If you like mixing sports with food, then go for the The Tavern in Cheltenham. This popular sports bar serves up American-style bar food, including burgers, wings, and nachos. Fly through the doors on Wednesdays and enjoy The Taverns’ Wing Day with buffalo wings smothered with blue cheese sauce or sticky BBQ.

Over in Gloucester, The BBQ Society hits the American food motherlode with their delicious range of mouth-watering BBQ favorites. This takeaway offers grilled sandwiches to slow-cooked ribs, and serves up the best in classic American BBQ. The BBQ Society uses locally sourced meats and imports the wood blend from the States.

The menu is guaranteed to set your tastebuds on fire and, before you know it, you’ll be tapping out their phone number (Tel: +44 (0) 1452 306681) or firing off an email to and placing an order.

There are TGIF branches around the Cotswolds and other places to experience American cuisine such as The Wild Rabbit (Michelin-starred restaurant), Le Champignon Sauvage and The Rose Tree Restaurant all offer fine dining experiences with locally sourced ingredients.

The Cotswolds is a great place to explore the culinary delights of American food and drink. From traditional pubs, diners, and cafes to award-winning restaurants, there are plenty of options for those looking for an authentic American experience.

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at Smokey Joe’s Diner or a more upscale dining experience, you’ll find something to suit your taste in the Cotswolds.

With local artisan producers, Michelin-starred restaurants and everything in between, the Cotswolds has something for everyone when it comes to American food and drink. There are the usual fast food places too.

So grab your friends and family and head out to one of these amazing restaurants or order takeaway!

Enchantment Awaits
Enchantment Awaits

The Cotswolds region is home to many charming villages and towns, churches, historic landmarks, outdoor activities, in a beautiful part of England. After visiting the region many times, we created the Travel Cotswolds website dedicated to helping others plan their own trips to the Cotswolds.

Check out the food category for information about where to buy Cotswolds produce and romantic dining in the region.


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