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AV8 Bistro & Restaurant

Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
+44 1285 771188
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ham egg chips” (2 reviews)
“scampi” (4 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Kemble Airfield Cotswold Airport, Cirencester GL7 6BA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 10 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
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Didn't know this place existed until a few of us bikers went there on a Sunday "ride-out". I was amazed at how many light aircraft were going in and out (it was a lovely afternoon mind) and how close we were to being airside. There...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Having lived in Cirencester for 5 years I can't believe we have only just found this great location. Smack in the middle of Kemble airport it serves one of the best breakfasts in the area. It is also licensed enabling you to enjoy the planes...More

Thank gethinlewis
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We keep coming back to AV8 every time we visit family in Tetbury. The kids love watching the aircraft and if it is sunny it is so relaxing to sit and eat on the viewing deck. Food is reasonably priced and the location is such...More

Thank mercuryderbyshire
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Taking friends out for a trip round the countryside, wife found this place and what a delight. Right in the glightline fir the aviation enthusiast & children alike. Good menu choices, food was excellent and all very reasonably priced. Would certainly visit again

Thank Dutch199
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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