The Vine Tree, Norton
Muddy says: Formerly an old mill serving beer through the front windows to travellers in carriages, The Vine Tree nestles in the tiny hamlet of Norton on the edge of The Cotswolds.
Formerly an old mill, serving beverages through the front windows to travellers in passing carriages, The Vine Tree is a now a Freehold Inn, nestling in the tiny picturesque traditional English hamlet of Norton on the edge of The Cotswolds. Today the Inn offers a warm inviting atmosphere with lashings of character, flagstone floors, a wealth of old beams and a large welcoming open fire in the central bar which they burn wood on all winter.
If you are lucky you might spot one or two ghosts, recently ‘seen’ and said to appear as a small boy dressed in polo kit and an old lady in period costume. Several of the first polo pitches in England were located in Norton, directly next to the Inn which might explain the small boy, but the old lady remains a mystery.
Privately owned and run by Tiggi Wood and Charles Walker, this award-winning Free House offers scrumptious, innovative food with frequently changing menus – the seasonal menus feature sustainable fresh produce delivered on a daily basis, including fish and seafood from Cornwall and Brixham, game from nearby estates and many ingredients from local suppliers.
Choose from their extensive, hand-picked selection of International wines and bubbles from Charles’s cellar, local and speciality beers and our eclectic array of super trendy gins – 34 at the last count, and growing!