The Tipputs Inn, located just south of Nailsworth on the A46, is a lovely choice if you fancy a quiet meal out.

Though it is located just off the main road, as soon as you set foot in the building you are transported to a well-kept vintage property full of friendly faces.

The atmosphere here is a lovely fit to the decor, very relaxed and welcoming, it almost feels as if you’ve stepped into a second home.

The layout itself makes good use of the space available, and it’s nice to find an establishment that doesn’t feel the need to stuff tables in every available square inch.

The result guarantees each table its own privacy while also catering well for less mobile guests, as there’s plenty of space to manoeuvre without bumping into others.

My partner and I decided to go for the house menu, essentially a simpler version of the main menu, and great value.

We were happy with the choice of four mains, although the main does offer a tempting selection from nibbles, starters and sharers to mains and grills if you want to splash out a little.

It was also good to see a vegan menu and one for small people.

My choice was fish and chips with mushy peas, while my partner opted for lasagne with garlic bread and salad garnish.

These arrived promptly and were well cooked and tasty, I enjoyed the crisp batter on the fish, with chips cooked to perfection, while the lasagne was beautifully smooth and flavoursome.

We liked the fact that the Tipputs is dog friendly and offers owners the chance to ‘Paw your dog a pint’ from a keg in the corner of the bar, with a good number of water bowls also provided.

All in all dining here was a very pleasant experience and great value, while the staff were welcoming and helpful.

The portion sizes were more than enough to fill both of us up, with no room for the very tempting dessert menu – maybe next time!

Our bill came to a very reasonable £16.25 for two house mains and a glass of lager.

I would definitely recommend The Tipputs Inn as a solid contender if you’re looking for good food and outstanding value.