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Welcome to The Mousetrap Inn

The Mousetrap Inn is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, just along the main street and only a short walk away from the picturesque historic center of Bourton-on-the-Water.

The Great Un-Locking

We are back!!!!

Third times a charm, we are so happy to be back and glad to be able to welcome drinkers, eaters and sleepers alike.

Hope to see you soon, 


Randal and Tom


We are continuously learning and adapting.
 We are of course expecting guests to adhere to the guidelines that apply to their respective Tier, to that end we are unable to accept table reservations for guests from Tier 3 or any more than one household per table.
Following the governments advise here are just some of the changes we are implementing at The Mousetrap Inn with the wellbeing of our guests and staff always at the forefront of our minds.

  • We have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment that is available on display at the pub
  • Everyone's temperature is taken before entering the premises. You will not be allowed into our premises with a raised temperature
  • Continued and further improved use of strict handwashing and hygiene protocols
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout premises
  • Rooms deep cleaned and sanitized after each stay
  • Soft furnishings have been removed from bedrooms and public areas.
  • Breakfast is served at booked time slots and is pre-ordered to allow table service.
  • Reduced and spaced out number of tables in our restaurant.
  • Priority booking for sit in dinner for our guests, must be booked in advance
  • No service at the bar, service at tables only
  • Disposable napkins, menus and condiments
  • Mobile or cashless payment 
  • Please don't arrive at our premises showing a raised temperature and/or COVID 19 symptoms to avoid disappointment. You will be turned away to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.

We will continuously review and implement changes to adapt to advise given by the government.

Please email if you have any further questions. We are happy to help.

Stay well and safe, we are looking forward welcoming you here at the Mousetrap Inn.

Our Inn

A Freehouse with a well stocked bar including regularly changing local ales, we are showcasing the best of the region’s craft ales and beers. Our barmen are passionate about their spirit, wine and soft drinks selection, likewise our chefs proud of the constantly evolving seasonal menu which boasts fresh produce sourced as locally as possible. 

Join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner we are open all day every day and if you come when the kitchen is closed then we can help you pass the time with a drink by the open fire in the winter months or out the front in the summer months. We have barista coffee available all day, our coffee beans come from Stow Town Coffee, a husband and wife team 5minutes down the road from us.

The team work hard to provide a welcome and relaxing atmosphere at the Mousetrap, whether it be a nights stay in one of cosy Inn rooms. A couple of drinks catching up with friends or clelbrating a special occasion in the restaurant eating fresh, beautifully executed food that runs with the rhythms of the season here in the beautiful Cotswolds. 

The Mousetrap Inn are proud to be supported by a wonderful local community all year around.  Please do come and visit us and bring along your friends, dogs or children (not necessarily in that order!).

Our 11 recently refurbished rooms include 3 pet friendly rooms on the ground floor and car parking spaces at the back (first come basis).

Call or email us to reserve a table: 01451 820579

A traditional British Inn

"Inns are generally establishments or buildings where travelers can seek lodging, food and drinks."

Rumours abound as to how the name came about (Agatha Christie is supposed to have been a guest back in the day) but what is for sure is that it has been lovingly brought up to date with a quirky interior. It is now a bustling place for locals and visitors alike.

We are all locals and happy to recommend our favourite places to guests. Whether it's an off the beaten track hidden manor house, or a child friendly day out, we have the local knowledge you need to make the most of your stay in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Eat & Drink

The bar is well stocked, offering draught lagers, ales and ciders, many of which are supplied by local breweries. We are proud to have been included in the CAMRA 'Good Beer Guide' every year for the last nine years and continue to support our many local brewers. We also stock a wide range of spirits, again including a wide selection of locally made spirits such as Cotswold Gin and Whiskey, Wood Bros Vodka and our own Mousetrap Gin in a Tin to name a few. We work hard with our wine suppliers to provide an interesting list to suit all pallets and occasions, and we are always delighted to offer suggestions to accompany dishes.

Our menus have been crafted by Head Chef Tom Law, who has a strong focus on locally sourced produce. You won't hear the ping of a microwave at The Mousetrap, every dish is cooked and prepared fresh. We benefit from Toms vast experience cooking in restaurants around the world and he holds himself to extremely high standards. All of the team here have a passion for good food and it is safe to say there is no shortage of volunteers to taste new dishes!

You don't have to book a table, but we do highly recommend it - especially for evenings and weekends: 01451 820579.

We don't automatically reserve tables in the restaurant for residents, so please do book a table if you would like to  dine with us. 

Small plate dish


Our menus vary from dawn to dusk. We can offer everything from a Full English breakfast or avocado on toast, smoothies, toasted sandwiches and salads or join us for a full three course dinner. 
It goes without saying that we also do a mean Sunday Roast!



In addition to our extensive wine and cocktail list we offer hot drinks and soft drinks. Of course if you fancy a glass of Prosecco we can help with that one too.

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Art Gallery

We are extremely lucky to have the walls within the pub and rooms filled with paintings in oil by local artist Silvi Schaumloeffel. Silvi trained in classic and contemporary oil painting and her paintings are influenced by the landscape and life that surrounds her here in the Cotswolds. We hope you enjoy her work.

For more info: 

 All works are for sale at the pub, please simply speak to our staff and they can help to get you in touch with the artist.

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