The Lucky Onion takes over iconic racing pub The Hollow Bottom

PUBLISHED: 10:04 04 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:07 04 October 2019

The new signage for The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power

The new signage for The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power


Revealing an exciting new addition to its family of properties, the newly renovated The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power joins The Lucky Onion’s collection of properties

Following a sudden closure in the summer, long-serving landlord Hugh Kelly said The Hollow Bottom wouldn't be closed for long. And he was right. The Lucky Onion Group, owned by Jade and Julian Dunkerton, take over The Hollow Bottom, and promise it will continue to be the place for community and racing fans to celebrate during Cheltenham Race Week. The Hollow Bottom will open its doors on Monday, October 7 at midday.

With leading trainers Nigel Twiston-Davies (his stables are up the road in Naunton), Jonjo O'Neil and Fergal O'Brian living close by, The Hollow Bottom is the place to be during Cheltenham Festival.

Interiors of The Hollow Bottom, Guiting PowerInteriors of The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power

The Lucky Onion's owner, and Superdry co-founder, Julian Dunkerton commented, "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 to ensure that locals and visitors are able to continue to celebrate both."

The 17th century Cotswold stone pub boasts large recessed windows, low ceilings and exposed stone walls and timbers; and recent renovations were sympathetic to the pub's historic features. Celebrating his passion for local ingredients, Director of Food for the group Ronnie Bonetti has created a simple yet delicious menu featuring classic pub dishes and traditional Sunday lunches.

Signature dishes at The Hollow Bottom include ham, egg and chipsSignature dishes at The Hollow Bottom include ham, egg and chips

Outside of race week, The Hollow Bottom is the perfect place for a quiet drink and supper after exploring the Cotswold Way National Trail and the picturesque village of Guiting Power, which is now a conservation area.

The Hollow Bottom is the first pub in an exciting series of new developments by The Lucky Onion with plans to develop multiple historic buildings in and around Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. The Lucky Onion group of properties includes No. 131, The Tavern and No.38 The Park in Cheltenham as well as The Crown Inn in Minchinhampton, The Wild Duck at Ewen and The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach.

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