Hollow Bottom’s on the up for Lucky Onion as pub group bags its latest pub

Hollow Bottom

Cheltenham-based pub company The Lucky Onion will reveal an exciting new addition to its family of properties next month when it opens the newly renovated The Hollow Bottom. The 17th Century Cotswold stone pub has been a staple part of the racing community for decades.

The Lucky Onion group, owned by Jade and Julian Dunkerton, took over The Hollow Bottom this month. The pub’s reopening will be welcomed by the racing fraternity with leading trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies, Jonjo O’Neil and Fergal O’Brian living close by.

The historic building features large recessed windows, low ceilings and exposed stone walls and timbers with a log-burning fire in the winter and terrace in the warmer weather.

Director of Food for the group Ronnie Bonetti has created a new menu featuring classic pub dishes while Sunday’s menu honours the traditional British roast with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings.

Outside of race week, The Hollow Bottom is the perfect place for a quiet drink and supper, being close to the Cotswold Way National Trail and the pretty village of Guiting Power.

The Lucky Onion’s owner, Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton, said: “It is our ongoing commitment to restore historic buildings in the Cotswolds and Cheltenham. Racing is the heart of the local community as is The Hollow Bottom; we have gone above and beyond toensure that locals and visitors are able to continue to celebrate both.”

The Hollow Bottom is the first pub in an exciting series of new developments by The Lucky Onion, which has plans to develop multiple historic buildings in and around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds.

The Lucky Onion already owns a number of pubs and hotels across the Cotswolds, including 131 The Prom, The Tavern and No 38 The Park in Cheltenham, The Wheatsheaf in Northleach (Where the BBC hit comedy, This Country is filmed), and the soon-to-reopen The Crown at Minchinhampton.