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AV8 Bistro & Restaurant

Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
+44 1285 771188
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to eat (and drink) with potentially amazing views. While enjoying your baked potato or panini you might have a Boeing 747 landing in front of you, or a helicopter hovering nearby, or any number of light aircraft coming and going. Note that...More

Thank Hairy_Animal_5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kemble airfield is a favourite trip for us in a light aircraft from Liverpool as its very scenic all the way down and the landing fee of £10 for a light aircraft is very reasonable. The AV8 cafe food is of good quality and is...More

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in 1st of all just for a cup of tea to find out we're it was, thank you TripAdvisor. Sat there looking at the the lovey food being brought out. Returned a couple of days later with friend to try out the menu. We...More

Thank The-Didcot-Boy
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We've been to AV8 quite a bit recently (the quiet roads around are great for the children learning to ride their bikes) and it is a really. I've and friendly cafe with a good range of food including meals. However make sure you book if...More

Thank Tom_Blancmange
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Although many old airliners come here to be broken up, Cotswold Airport, on the site of the old RAF Kemble, is also aimed at the private flyer. Whilst it may have a monopoly at the airport, the AV8 restaurant in the little terminal is a...More

Thank Clive G
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is the best restaurant on a privately-owned airfield in Britain. You can have a meal while watching aircraft take off and land on the main runway

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This review is based on my visit to AV8 on the last Sunday in October 2017. This bistro is popular with the local biker community and has views of the runway. The Barista and serving staff are quick combined with care and charm. The food...More

Thank Yewed
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We visit here quite regularly as a great spot on the airfield to watch the planes. The restaurant is always really welcoming , staff really helpful. There is a good selection on the menu and whatever we have chosen has always been cooked perfectly ....More

Thank Reality123
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

For anyone interested in general aviation and of course excellent food, then AV8 can fulfill all that you could wish for. An interesting and varied menu providing well prepared and apetising food in a venue that is almost unique. For the aviation enthusiast aircraft of...More

Thank tengate
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Often go here but definitely THE place to take lunch near Tetbury and Cirencester. Beloved by our grandchildren, not expensive and great lunches. Kemble aerodrome Fire and rescue are next door and if not busy will show young children around. Staff are totally helpful -...More

Thank Tony W
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Alexander J
25 June 2017|
Response from Tony W | Reviewed this property |
Always busy but plenty of room especially if the weather is OK to eat outside.
Alexander J
25 June 2017|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Based on one Saturday visit, if you are flying in, the circuit is pretty full from late morning to early afternoon - we ended up in a queue to land for around 15 mins. The AV8 Bistro itself was fine with the numbers, lots of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cirencester
  • Phone Number: +44 1285 771188
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AV8 Restaurant, based at Cotswold Airport, Kemble is a fantastic location to grab a refreshment and take in the sights. You often see fast military jets here or even F1 Testing. Frequented by celebrities, its a truly interesting place to hang out, kick back and relax.
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