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.

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