Masons Arms

Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

If you’re looking for cosy, friendly, dating from the 16th-century, extended yet marvellously unspoiled, come here. Great food, too


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 - 4


In a bustling Cotswolds village, the old pub owned by Arkells, the family brewery from Swindon, stands proudly by the village green. Paul Fallows first worked here aged 16; now he’s head honcho and full of plans. Enter the bar, uncluttered in a stylish way, just low beams, scrubbed tables, a parquet floor, a couple of wood-burners… the sort of place where young mums meet for coffee (beans roasted in Cirencester) and business folk for breakfast. The restaurant seats 40, with shining glasses on small square tables and good pictures on white walls. As for the food, it’s simple, modern, classy: slow roast celeriac with feta and hazelnut granola; sea bream with fennel, samphire and crab salad; dry aged steak with chips, roast tomato and garlic butter. There are burgers too, and a dark chocolate delice, and in summer you spill onto the green. Up above: simple, comfortable bedrooms, a work in progress, great value, two for families. Paul’s focus is on “a great bed, a great shower, and excellent WiFi” – who could argue with that? 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Mon-Fri 3pm-5pm. Open all day Sat-Sun. Open 12-2pm Christmas Day. Closed Boxing Day eve & New Year's Day eve.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £6. Mains from £12.


Nightly price
from £90
Singles £70.
1 Family room for 4
From £150
5 Doubles
From £90
1 Family room for 3
From £140


We organised a surprise birthday weekend which included 6 adults, a dog and 4 children ranging from 6 months to 10 years old. Paul and staff were really accommodating, friendly and attentive. Accommodation was really comfortable. Rooms all individual and full of character. Food in restaurant (evening) and bar (lunch) as well as breakfast was excellent. Due to the weekend being special we requested additional things and Paul and staff were brilliant. Really lovely, friendly atmosphere in the pub and village generally. Will definitely return!

Sharron, Worcs.

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Paul Fallows

  • Meysey Hampton sits in a prime location; a perfect place to explore the Cotswolds. Nearby Cirencester is full of history and character, while quintessential Cotswolds villages are in abundance, waiting to be explored on wheels or on foot.
  • The Masons Arms sits proudly on the Village Green, which makes for a perfect spot in spring and summer to eat outdoors or just sit with a refreshing drink and relax. In colder months, warm yourself up by the open fire and wood burners.
  • The Cotswold Water Park is close by: from kayaking to water skiing, there's loads to do! And, if that's all a bit energetic, there are dozens - even hundreds - of lakes to stroll round, as well as the Thames Path nearby.
  • Looking for culture? No problem. Discover the Romans in nearby Cirencester or Chedworth, the Arts Scene at the Cheltenham Festivals 20 miles away or make a day trip out of it and visit the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath - all easily accessible.
  • Great connections by road from the M4 or M5, and the nearest train stations are Swindon or Kemble - a little village station that's only four stops from London (Paddington)!
  • Throughout 2015, loads of exciting things happened: an extension to build a brand new kitchen, refurbishment of the Bar and Bedrooms and an expansion of the Dining Room further into the adjoining cottage next door.