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AV8 Bistro & Restaurant

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Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
+44 1285 771188
09:00 - 17:00
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A popular place for bikers,aircraft enthusiasts with reasonable food and drinks where you can get pub grub and a drink for around ten pounds. Looking out over Cotswold Airport it's a lovely spot when the planes are flying. On my most recent visit I ordered scampi and chips and to be honest I was a little disappointed by my scampi,... More 

Thank Andy M
Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent airfield cafe with a good range. Very impressed for a cafe on a small airfield. Good coffee, good hot chocolate.

Thank JamesHappyWalker
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the AV8 Cafe on Saturday for breakfast. I was part of a large group meeting for a car enthusiasts club. Staff were polite and attentive (a big improvement on my last visit - around 12 months ago!!) I opted for the full English and it arrived very promptly. Sausages were slightly under cooked, and toast was cold but they... More 

Thank TheTravellingTeeth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Hard to find without knowing where to go, but lots of parking and great setting for watching plans once there! It was a busy Sunday with obvious renovation works going on, but was unclear whether you seat yourself and where menus were. Manager was wonderful, organised and helpful and sorted out a mess up with our meals very well. Shame... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

AV8 is a clean, comfortable and busy restaurant on Kemble’s airfield, next to an aircraft apron and offering a splendid view of the runway. With both indoor and outdoor seating, aviators and non-aviators are warmly welcomed: whilst tables may be reserved, the ample seating becomes crowded on Sunday lunchtimes and may best be avoided by eating earlier or later. A... More 

Thank Simbal09
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely and clean here and very reasonable price wise. Plenty of car parking too but the best bit is sitting outside and all these 747's just sat there waiting to be scrapped in the country side what a view !!.

Thank Dave W
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times with friends while riding, and it's just lovely. Nice ride there, lovely cuppa, tasty food...and a different view too.

Thank Mmmmmmmmmaca
Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

AV8 is still one my favourite places to take the grandchildren for lunch, especially on a sunny day. There is so much to see - usually small aircraft to watch - taking off and landing. The food is good too and reasonably priced. If you are lucky with the weather it is great to sit outside on the decking. I... More 

Thank mercuryderbyshire
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My friends & I chose to have our lunch here & we were not disappointed, the customers were very friendly when we arrived, some had their dogs with them outside & we were greeted with more smiles when we went inside. For drinks we chose green tea & beer. Given our menus which had a good selection, we decided on... More 

Thank Lyn R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

been a couple of time you need to sit outside really if you want to see the planes the food is reasonable but look at the specials board for value

Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
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