Best Greek in the Cotswolds – The Stag’s Head, Swalcliffe

Are you dreaming of sunnier, Mediterranean climes with this slightly, milder weather? I certainly am, but there is a far more local way of getting your fill of Med flavours at the Stag’s Head in Swalcliffe – the best Greek feast in the Cotswolds! The Stag‘s Head is owned by the awesomely-Greek Stamatis Trivizas, his lovely English wife Faith and their two sons. A beautiful English pub by day, on the last Saturday of every month the pub turns into a Greek taverna, transporting guests back to a land of olives and feta cheese!

For an amazing price (£25 per head) you can enjoy a full SEVEN, hearty courses of traditional Greek grub. My god, I couldn’t eat for a week! If there is but one criticism, there was just TOO MUCH FOOD! Here I’ve got each course to get your taste buds on fire and your lips licking…

Round 1: Psomia (selection of bread), Hummous, Tzatziki, Tyrocayteri – Feta cheese, roast peppers and fresh chilli dip (Do not fill up on bread, I repeat – DO NOT FILL UP ON BREAD. You have MANY more courses to come)

The Stag's Head Swalcliffe

Round 2: Spanakotyropites – spinach and feta cheese pies, Fried Halloumi with rocket salad, Prasotyroita – leek and feta cheese pies

The Stag's Head Swalcliffe

Round 3: Horiatike – Greek salad, Pastitsio – Marconi pie, Patates sto fourno – herby roast potatoes

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Round 4: Melitzanes imam bayildi – aubergines with tomato topping

The Stag's Head Swalcliffe

Round 5: Arnisia paithakia – marinated lamb chops 

The Stag's Head Swalcliffe

Round 6: Fasolia gigantes – giant beans with tomato sauce, Spetsofai – Greek style sausages with pepper casserole and Sarthele – sardines

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Round 7: Epidorpia – selection of greek desserts

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Epilogue: Coffee, Tea & Greek delight (loukoumia).

There was even Greek dancing!

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    March 19, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Looks amazing – that’s it, I’m going!

    • March 19, 2015 / 1:25 pm

      You should, I do confess I skipped the sardines round!

  2. Stamatis Trivizas
    March 14, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Thank you for the review and we appreciate for the time you spend to do those for the Greek night also we would like to invite you for 2 Sunday roast lunches.
    Many thanks Faith &. Stamatis

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