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Kings Head at Bledington

North Cotswold Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

 20 Years in the Good Beer Guide


  The North Cotswold Branch held a recent branch meeting at The Kings Head at Bledington where we met the owner Archie Orr-Ewing to present him with a certificate to celebrate that the Pub has been in the Good Beer Guide for the past 20 years


  Archie bought the Kings Head which sits on the green in the village of Bledington on the Gloucestershire Oxfordshire border in 2000 and the pub has undergone extensive work to add dining areas and rooms which led to it winning the Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year in 2018. What has not changed in the original oak beamed bar area with its open fire, four hand pumps serving excellent beer and frequented by local characters. He also owns the Swan at Swinbrook near Burford.


  Pubs Officer Martin Jones said “The standard of the beer never slackens at the pub with a variety of local and regional ale always on offer, it is always one of our top pubs that we are happy to be in the guide”



North Cotswold Branch Chairman Roger Price presents Archi Orr-Ewing with a Certificate

 to mark the Kings Head at Bledington 20 years in the Good Beer Guide.


Report by Martin Jones