A419, Junction 15; 2 minutes
Fri-Sat 8.30am-11pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Vegetarian or vegan options
Zoom up the A419 towards the Cotswold Lakes (haunt of watersporters and nature spotters) to find the quintessentially pretty Saxon town of Cricklade, complete with frothy floral displays and riverside footpaths along the Thames.
The town's former Working Men’s Club is now a quirky social kitchen and living room bar that effortlessly mixes a 1934 Moto Guzzi with a Warhol Marilyn Monroe. Drop in for one of the best brunches around: try the eggs Balmoral (with crispy fried haggis), spiced cauliflower tacos or a home-smoked bacon ciabatta.
The first rule of The Club is 'we ain't no club' and it's true: everyone is welcome. With an Ottolenghi-inspired menu, this family-run operation gets fresh eggs and veg from its own organic farm nearby, with coffee beans and blended teas arriving from Edgcumbes (the sister's roastery). Come for craft beer, small-batch gin and to try artisan products from locals like the Cotswold Cider Company or Sourdough Revolution bakers.
The Cricklade Club,
38 High Street, Cricklade, Swindon,
Tel - 01793 299079
Email - Send email to The Cricklade Club
Web - www.thecrickladeclub.co.uk
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