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Tour of Britain takes in the Yubby

Tour of Britain takes in the Yubby

The World's best cyclists will be zooming past the pub on Wed, 5th September at lunchtime as part of the Tour of Britain. There's no more famous or exciting race in the World apart from the Tour de France. And the race is a competition our local Cotswold MAMILS (Middle Aged Men in Lycra - yes, it's a thing!) can only dream of....

We are one of the only vantage points in Gloucestershire where you can catch the skills of Geraint Thomas who has joined the line-up fresh from his Tour de France win. Sadly neither him, Chris Froome or any of the others will have time to stop for a pie and a pint, but we do offer the perfect vantage point to catch them from the pub, village green and thatched cottage lined lanes of Ebrington.

We have three rooms left the night before on 4th if you'd like to make a night of it and enjoy the race the following day. We'll be showing it live on ITV4 as the hundreds of cyclists, camera crews and filming helicopters approach the pub.

And the timing's spot on as they're due to pass through between 1320 and 1348 - so you can plan in lunch before or after (we serve food 12-2pm but are open all day as always). Come, bring your cheers and flags and celebrate this cycling tour de force with us in the Cotswolds!

Click here to see the promo video of what to expect. 

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Winter's coming... Cotswold night on us!

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Winter's coming... Cotswold night on us!

If you're passionate about the seasons there's nowhere better to be than in the Cotswolds. While I'll present my sorry Scottish skin in front of the sunshine at any given opportunity, autumn and winter bring a different magic to the English countryside. A cosy Cotswold pub to fall into is key, of course...

I've just had the pub chimneys swept at The Ebrington Arm so that can only mean one thing... Roaring log fires, cosy corner catch-ups, roast dinners and clearly a lot more red wine than white! 

Our fire in the bar...

Our fire in the bar...

We love countryside walks to take in the changing colours and our subsequent indulgent foodie splurges are much easier to hide under baggy woollen knits. Nearby Batsford Arboretum is a must in the autumn but the best walks are ideally circular walks from the door of the pub... with rewards at the end!

This week we welcomed back a couple who have been staying with us for 8 years. They join the bar after a year or two's absence like old friends, having witnessed battles to save schools, moaning farmers and the banter of locals. It's this part of the good old British pub we love the most, the people.

Most of our regulars know about our newsletter (you can sign-up at the footer of our website home page).  If you haven't already signed up you might be interested to know about our Winter Deal - a free nights B&B when you book two nights with us (See website for Ts & Cs). All you have to do is eat dinner with us on at least two of the three nights (such hardship :)). You can book this directly on the website or give us a call to take advantage T: 01386593223.

https://www.theebringtonarms.co.uk/rooms/

So if you're a Jon Snow and truly dread the winter ahead, maybe you're just doing it wrong? 

Claire x

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