Should you wish to dine out, you are spoiled for choice. The 16th Century village pub, the Gardener’s Arms, is just a few minutes walk away, they offer a Gastro Pub experience, with a varied and interesting mouth-watering home cooked menu, Vegan’s and vegetarians are well catered for too, as are dogs. Yes! They have a dog menu, and dogs are very welcome inside the bar. As well as being renowned for their food, the Gardener’s Arms is also known for its selection of fine real ales, artisan Gin, spectacular wine and local Stanway cider. They have a large beer garden that is hugely popular on warm summer days. They kindly offer a 10% discount off meals and drinks to all Bells Cottage guests.
An easy 2-mile walk from the cottage, you will find the Beckford Inn. They open at 7:30 each morning and remain open all day. They are the perfect location for enjoying a full English breakfast when you are away on holiday and would prefer not to cook.
Walk or drive just under 3 miles from Alderton and you will discover The Royal Oak in Gretton; another Gastro Pub that is hard to fault. Walk or drive just a little bit further (approximately 4 miles) and you are in the Saxon town of Winchcombe, here you will find historic pubs that date back to Medieval times, and a couple of high-end restaurants, Number 5 North Street and The Wesley. Why not enjoy a stroll around Sudeley Castle after your meal to walk off all of those extra calories. Or perhaps, just explore the antique and boutique shops that Winchcombe has to offer.
Alderton’s village shop is well-stocked with local produce, but should they fail to have what you are looking for, the delicatessens in Beckford or Broadway or Winchcombe are sure to be able to help.
A short drive away (approx 2 miles) towards Tewkesbury at Teddington roundabout, you will find Teddington Stores, The Harvey Nics of the surrounding area, supplying fresh bread, meat, vegetables, high class ready meals, wine/spirits, other staples and a coffee shop/cafe.