The Old Prison Cafe

Delicious Food Served in a Beautiful Former Cotswolds’ Prison

Nestled between Bourton-on-the-water and Chedworth in the valley of the River Leach, The Old Prison cafe serves up brilliant food in one of the most quirky Cotswold settings: a 18th-century House of Correction!

Built in the 1790s, the prison was once a fine example of a model prison used to inspire better care and rehabilitation of prisoners throughout Britain. It even served as a blueprint for London’s Pentonville Prison.

Since 2013, a local charity called The Friends of the Cotswolds, have owned and looked after the prison – and in 2018 works began to transform the site into a warm, fit-for-purpose cafe and kitchen.

As you’d expect, the setting is brilliant: it’s a large, open-plan cafe with floor-to-ceiling windows and comfy sofas and tables to dine at. Best of all, you can even visit the old court room and prison cells for a spot of history in-between your artisan coffees.

The food is also brilliant: seasonal and local, with brunches, sourdough toasties and deli options served by a friendly, helpful team. When I visited, the kitchen made a special vegan toastie for me, even though it wasn’t on the menu – and it was delicious.

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Delicious Food Served in a Beautiful Former Cotswolds’ Prison
Fosse Way
Northleach
Gloucestershire
GL54 3JH

01451 860339

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