The Old Badger is one of our favourite local village pubs. It lies 4 miles west of Stroud and 9 miles south of Gloucester at the entrance to the Stroud Valley. It is situated west of the town of Stonehouse and is convenient for Junction 13 of the M5 motorway and the A38 and A419 roads.
After a refurbishment a few years ago this small, friendly pub is now the heart of the community and has a very cosy and welcoming Cotswold country pub feel. It always features in local awards. In the winter, log fires are roaring and in the summer an outside patio area is a nice place to enjoy a drink with family & friends. Dogs are welcome too!
The Old Badger features high up on our list of favourite Gloucestershire pubs because there is a fine selection of local and regional ales and ciders on offer. There is also a nice reasonably priced gastro pub menu which also includes a very yummy and comprehensive Tapas offering if you fancy sampling lots of different little plates. The puddings if you can fit them in are fabulous too. A word of warning though, it is a very popular place to eat so if you plan to go we would recommend booking a table in advance.
If you live locally, we would also recommend “liking” the pub’s Facebook Group to receive notifications of up & coming events such as music and wine/beer tasting evenings.
The Old Badger is situated not far away from the Stroud Water Canal path where you can enjoy a nice walk before your visit. Frampton on Severn which boasts the longest village green in England is also not far way if you fancy a longer walk across the fields and back. For nature and wildlife lovers Frampton is a beautiful place to visit. The green is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest adorned with pretty cottages and delightful gardens. There is a nice circular walk along the Gloucester to Sharpness Canal with views over the river Severn. A walk around the sailing lake is also a lovely thing to do on a warm Summer’s day.