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Restaurant Now Fully Open Tuesday to Saturday!
The restaurant is now open as normal from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and both Friday and Saturday evenings and our online bookings system is live. When you make your booking, you will be given the option of an inside or outside table. Please not that we do have large umbrellas to keep you dry, but do not have outdoor heaters. If you do decide to book a table outside, please be advised that you will not be guaranteed an indoor table should the conditions change, although we will of course do our best to accommodate you.
Although bookings have moved online, you can still call or email us and we will make a reservation on your behalf. Do also email us for larger group bookings. Due to the reduced number of tables in the restaurant, we have had to allocate fixed times for sittings – tables of 2 have one and three quarter hours, tables of 4 have two hours and larger tables have two and a half hours. Do please call us if you would like the table for longer and we can adjust this for you.
Last summer, we completely refurbished our garden space and now offer tables over three levels of hardwood decking under the shade of our famous willow tree.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Williams restaurant!
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.
We are no longer offering our fish and chip lockdown takeaways as the restaurant has now re-opened.
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 now be booked online 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, fresh 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:
Fri & Sat
6-11pm (for dinner)
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.