The Five Alls is a charming Cotswold stone pub right at the heart of the village of Filkins, near Lechlade. It has a warm, friendly atmosphere with a large bar, two restaurants, a big garden and nine beautifully appointed bedrooms, all en -suite.
Open 7 days a week, The Five Alls only closes on Sunday evenings. It offers a comprehensive range of menus for brunch, a la carte and set menus for lunch and dinner, a children’s menu, party menu and buffet menu, all in addition to bar snacks.
The food is seasonal and local, and always presented beautifully. Attention to detail, and to the wishes of customers, are priorities.
To give one a flavour, the bar menu currently lists devilled kidneys on toast, gammon and chips and Kelmscott pork and leek sausages, amongst other easy, quick delicacies. The a la carte menu includes starters of foie gras parfait with toasted brioche, plum and apple chutney, and gnocchi with wild mushrooms and parmesan truffle oil, to tempt the sophisticated palate. There is a wealth of good food in the main courses, from seabream with pea puree, spinach and mushrooms, to flat-iron steak with chunky chips and roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic butter, and locally sourced game pie.
Puddings are irresistible from Baileys crème brulee to apple, pear and passionfruit crumble with vanilla ice cream, and an excellent cheese board of many French cheeses, hard and soft.
Critical to the success of any pub, is of course, it’s ales, ciders and wine list. The Five Alls is very proud of, and promotes, good beer. It stocks local ales such as Brakspears’ Oxford Gold and Bitter, and their own Five Alls house ale, alongside local craft beers, cask ales, continental lagers and guest ales on tap. They also offer Thatcher’s Gold cider, and a carefully chosen selection of New and Old World champagnes, sparkling and 15 red, white and rose wines by the glass, and around 60 wines by the bottle. The bar team also create their own seasonal, house cocktails and mixes.
Enjoy a drink in the spacious flag-stoned bar, relax in the cosy reception with leather chesterfields and a crackling fire, or in the pretty garden outside.
Despite being a spacious pub with room to hold 110 people, The Five Alls is constantly busy, so booking in advance is advisable.