About Us

Proprietors Arthur and Janette bought the freehold of The Rose and Crown in 2004. Of early 18th century origins it is believed by 1730 it was a pub known as The Crown and by 1740 as The Rose and Crown. To avoid confusion with neighbouring pubs of the same name, to create a unique identity and to pay tribute to the finest cavalry regiment in the British army, in which Arthur served, the pub became The Horse Guards in 2011.


The aim has always been to reflect current trends in taste whilst retaining the finest traditions and charm associated with an English country pub. The Horse Guards embodies the modern country pub experience without losing sight of its roots and values. Combining the best of food and drink with a smile is the maxim by which we operate.

The Horse Guards offers easy access to everything the South Cotswolds has to offer in the form of visitor attractions. Eventing at the Badminton Horse Trials or the Festival of British Eventing; National Hunt racing at the Cheltenham Festival; hunting with the Beaufort or Vale of White Horse; polo at the Beaufort or Cirencester Park polo clubs.

For the less country pursuit minded there are a wealth of other local attractions such as Westonbirt ArboretumHighgrove and Abbey House Gardens or the annual Womad Festival.

In addition Malmesbury boasts the oldest borough charter in the country and with its Abbey draws visitors year round from far and wide; whilst the ancient wool marketing town of Tetbury is a major antiques centre with over 30 antique shops in its environs. Something for everybody in much the same vein as The Horse Guards.

So whatever the occasion, drop in and sample our great hospitality, food and drink. A truly warm welcome awaits you.

"It had a great buzz and the food was lovely and was reasonably priced. Would recommend to people looking for a nice country pub."

- Sarah, Malmesbury

book a table to Eat with us

Join us for a delicious meal with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and complemented by our craft ales, real ciders or fine wines. 


CALL 01666 822 302


Make a night of it & Stay with US

Experience the real Cotswolds. Whether you choose to mingle with the locals or have an intimate meal, you are only feet away from your bed.