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Bar and Wine List
Lunch Tuesday to Saturday / Dinner Friday and Saturday
Restaurant in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Following a full-scale refurbishment in January 2020, which nearly doubled seating capacity, the new restaurant at William’s features a barista coffee machine, wood-panelled bar, comfortable banquette-style seating, oak tables and chairs upholstered in vibrant leathers and velvets, as well as new coastal wall art and softer up-lighting. Large chalkboards advertise the daily seafood catch and any specials available.
Restaurant opening hours have been extended to include both Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as lunch five days per week from Tuesday to Saturday.
The restaurant sits in pride of place in the centre of Nailsworth, framed by a famous willow tree which provides dappled shade for diners in our garden in the summer months.
What’s on offer…
Served from 12pm until 2.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday.
Tues & Weds Special
Our prix fixe menu is back on Tuesday & Wednesday lunchtimes – £25 for Two Courses
We are proud to support the Cornish fishing industry with nearly all our MSC Certified fish caught on small day boats and delivered to us each morning.
Large French doors open out onto a newly-refurbished garden terrace, where the dappled shade of our famous weeping willow awaits and the sound of Nailsworth’s babbling stream. Tables are spread over three floors of hardwood decking with additional seating perched on the bridge over the river. What better way to enjoy fresh seafood ‘al fresco’ with a glass of chilled rosé? Our outside tables can be booked online during the summer months and additional tables will be available on the day, so do call us if you’re struggling to secure a reservation.
We are very proud of our new wood-panelled bar, now featuring all your favourite tipples including a selection of gins, vodkas, Campari and rum, as well as Digestifs such as Cockburn’s Port, Cognac, Limoncello and malt whiskey. Our range of beers is from local brewery, Stroud Ales, and we also feature local and Normandy ciders.
Soft drinks include Luscombe Drinks, San Pellegrino flavours, freshly squeezed fruit juices, as well as coke, diet coke, lemonade and a large range of mixers.
Owner Ed Playne is passionate about the William’s wine list. It currently features a wealth of white wines including Picpoul, Sauvignon and a number of white Burgundies such as Puligny Montrachet, Chablis and Macon, all of which pair beautifully with shellfish. Our Provencal rosés are very popular, often enjoyed ‘al fresco’ in the summer months, as is our Grande Reserve Telmont Champagne and large choice of red wines including Rioja, Brouilly, Merlot and Nuit Saint Georges.
Tue to Thu:
10-4pm (last booking 2.30pm)
Fri & Sat
9-4pm (last booking 2.30pm)
6-11pm (restaurant only, last booking 8.30pm)
22 Dec 9-5pm
23 Dec 8-5pm
24 Dec 8-1pm
25-27 Dec - Closed
28 Dec 10-4pm
29-30 Dec 9-4pm
31 Dec-3 Jan - Closed
4 Jan - Open as normal
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have vegetarian, non-fish or vegan dishes on the menu?
I have specific dietary requirements; can you accommodate this?
Do you have wheelchair access?
Do you allow babies and children in the restaurant?
Children and babies are always welcome at William’s. We have a number of high chairs and a double door entrance to allow easy access for pushchairs. We open at 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings to suit families with young children.
Do you allow dogs in the restaurant?
Due to the increased hygiene restrictions with Covid-19, we do not currently allow dogs inside the restaurant. We do, however, allow dogs at outside tables and guide dogs are of course always welcome.