Food & Drink Experience
For a quaint Cotswold market town, Nailsworth certainly has a far-reaching reputation when it comes to being something of a gastronomic hot spot – and much of this comes down to the highly celebrated seafood restaurant, fishmonger and delicatessen, William’s.
The cosy, seafood-themed restaurant offers over 60 covers complete with handmade leather-upholstered chairs and banquettes, fishermen’s lamps, a new cocktail bar and stylish coastal wall art. The restaurant is now open for lunch from Tuesday to Saturday and dinner every Friday and Saturday evenings. A riverside outdoor terrace is also open in the summer months with Nailsworth’s famous willow tree providing dappled shade for diners.
Fresh fish and seafood arrive daily from Cornish day boats onto the famous fish counter. The adjacent delicatessen boasts an outstanding range of cheeses, charcuterie, terrines and chef-prepared meals, alongside a vibrant selection of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, all beautifully displayed.
Its range of chef-prepared meals are freshly made on site by the kitchen team and can be collected from the shop Wednesday to Saturday or delivered to your holiday cottage through prior arrangement. Alongside the classic William’s favourites – William’s fish soup, spicy crab soup, whole poached sides of salmon, fish pie and salmon fishcakes – it has recently added a range of new dishes inspired by chefs around the globe – chicien with za’atar and sumac and Middle Eastern shepherd’s pie. William’s can also offer a number of dishes suitable for more formal dinner parties, such as Seafood Platters, Beef Wellington and Lobster Thermidor.
Please note: Please give a week’s notice on orders of chef-prepared meals which can be collected from the shop from Wednesday to Saturday.