Queen Matilda Inn Avening interior

The Queen Matilda

Welcome

We are Jo and James, and we recently acquired the Queen Matilda after a long search to find the right opportunity to channel our love of great food, fine wine and generous hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you for a selection from our range of top quality beers and wines, a delicious meal from our new menu, or if you’d like to make a break of it with a stay in one of Matilda’s comfortable B&B rooms.

Events

Come and experience the Queen Matilda events over the summer with BBQs, tasting menus and pizza nights!
Thursday 16th June, 7pm - Tasting Feast Six Course Tasting Menu
Please phone to book and reserve a table. Due to this event we will be closed to the public on Thursday evening, reopening as normal on Friday.

Find out more about upcoming events here

Stay in the Cotswolds

Whether you’re attending a local event or exploring the area, Avening is an ideal setting for your stay,
within easy reach of historic towns and beautiful Cotswold scenery.

We have a choice of comfortable well-appointed en-suite double rooms, and our guests say great things about our breakfast!

A sample Matilda menu

We’ve worked closely with our head chef Pete, sourcing the best local, fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a Modern British Menu that also takes inspiration from our travels, and we’ve updated some pub classics, with plenty of choice for those who prefer plant-based dining.

Nibbles

Cerney Ash Goats Cheese Doughnuts
£6
with rosemary and honey (V)
Maldon Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia
£5
with roasted radish and white balsamic dip
Calamari Fritti
£6
salt & pepper fried calamari with lemon aioli
Marinated Olives
£4
Gloucestershire Pork Crackling
£3

Gourmet Artisan Burgers

Beef or Buttermilk Chicken
£15
with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and gherkin with onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a choice of two sauces: onion jam, chilli jam, horseradish cream, burger relish or harissa mayo.
Beetroot, Feta & Bean or Halloumi & Portobello Mushroom
£14.50
served with lettuce, tomato and gherkin with onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a choice of two sauces: onion jam, chilli jam, horseradish cream, burger relish or harissa mayo.

Pizzas

Classic Margherita
£12
pomodora, mozzarella, oregano and basil (V)
Soprano
£14
pomodoro, pepperoni, red peppers, jalapeño, garlic, olives, feta, mozzarella, herbs
Amore
£14
pomodoro, sun dried tomato, feta, mozzarella, rocket, herbs, balsamic glaze (V)
Capra
£14
pomodoro, goat's cheese and caramelized onions (V)
Lo Sono Vegano
£14
Vegan cheese, caramelized onion, sundried tomatoes, jalapeño, red peppers, olives, garlic, spinach/rocket (VG)

Pasta

Pappardelle Pasta
£12.50
with cashew nut sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms (VG)
Spaghetti Napoletana
£12.50
original recipe from southern Italy with cherry tomatoes and basil (VG)

Sides

Garden salad
£4
Tomato & shallot salad
£4
Hand cut chunky chips or fries
£4
Buttered new potatoes
£4
Seasonal vegetables
£4

Starters

French onion soup
£6
with cheese crouton (V/VG)
Thai-Inspired Mussels
£9
lemongrass, chilli and ginger
Scallops and Gloucestershire Pork Belly
£9
black pudding crumb, wild garlic and pea velouté
Slow-Roasted Celeriac and Beetroot
£7
with Perl Las cheese (a heavenly, soft, mild Welsh blue), cobnut and apple salad
King Prawns
£7
marinated, filo-wrapped and deep fried with sweet chilli sauce, lemon wedge

Mains

Provençal Bouillabaisse
£18
scallops, red mullet and monkfish served with pepper rouille and our home-made baguette
Corn-fed Chicken Kyiv
£16
buttery mash, black cabbage and wild garlic butter
10oz Sirloin Steak
£28
with watercress, fries, vine tomatoes, flat mushroom and a choice of Béarnaise butter or pepper sauce
Spicy Thai Green Chicken or Smoked Tofu Curry
£15
with peas, aubergines, sticky Jasmine rice
Ramen
£12
Soba noodles cooked in vegetable broth with ginger, garlic, chilli and pack choi (V/VG/GF)
Beer-Battered Sustainable Cod
£14
with fries, mushy peas and tartar sauce

Desserts

Orange Crème Brûlée
£7
with artisan shortbread
Sticky Toffee Pudding
£7
with vanilla ice cream
Banoffee Pie
£7
our twist on a classic
Chargrilled Pineapple
£7
mango and passion fruit salsa with coconut and lime ice cream
Triple Mousse
£7
Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, with pistachios and home-made honeycomb
Affogato
£7
Dolcetti vanilla ice cream topped with an espresso
Artisan Ice Creams and Sorbets
£7
a range of flavours hand made by Dolcetti in Cirencester
Cheese board, biscuits, grapes and onion jam
£10

Reviews

Some of the lovely messages our guests have shared about their experiences at The Queen Matilda

To book a table please email or phone:

thequeenmatildatavern@gmail.com
01453 835528

Opening hours:
Wednesday from 6pm
Thursday from 6pm
Friday from 6pm
Saturday for lunch 12-2pm
dinner from 6pm
Sunday for lunch 12-4pm

Queen Matilda Country Inn
1 Star Lane
Avening
GL8 8NT