Kemble (EGBP)

Airport information

Nearest town: Cirencester (5 miles by car), Gloucestershire

Opening Times: Winter: 0900-1700 or SS, and by arrangement; Summer: 0800-1700, and by arrangement

Longest Runway: 2009m, Asphalt

Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL

Phone: 01285 771177

Website: www.kembleairport.com, Wikipedia entry

AIP: plates and airport diagram

Landing fees: From £8.50 for aircraft 450 kg and under to £22 for aircraft in the 1651 – 2750 kg range (Lowest fire cover option; higher cover available)

Note: Flight Information Service (FIS) available during standard opening times but the airport may switch to an Air/Ground (A/G) service during quiet periods. All circuits need to be pre-booked.

Airport Map

Airport services

Pubs

  • The Tunnel House Inn, Coates, Cirencester (01285 770280, www.tunnelhouse.com). A pub whose decor can be described as a bit of everything collected over the years; Great views from the garden and a choice of ales from local breweries make it a popular choice.
  • The Wild Duck Inn, Drakes Island, Ewen, Cirencester (01285 770310, www.thewildduckinn.co.uk). A 16th century inn with a cozy bar and comfortable seating in the garden, for sunny days.
  • The Mad Hatter Wine Bar, Castle Street, Cirencester (01285 642371). Fancy a change from quaffing beer? This wine bar has a good selection of wines though the beer drinker isn’t entirely ignored!

Restaurants

  • AV8, Kemble Airport (01285 771188).  AV8, the airport restaurant, has fine views of the runway and is commonly considered one of the best on-airport restaurants in the UK.
  • Bathurst Arms, North Cerney Cirencester (01285 831281, www.bathurstarms.com). British and Italian food with a focus on local ingredients. Served in a comfortable old-style setting.
  • Indian Rasoi, Dollar Street, Cirencester (01285 644826). Indian food and a choice of Asian beers in contemporary settings.

Hotels

  • The Fleece Hotel, Market Place, Cirencester (01285 658507, www.fleecehotel.co.uk). The Fleece Hotel is close to everything worth visiting in Cirencester. Visitors insist that inspite of its not being quite a ‘modern’ hotel, it has a certain charm and sense of history. The good breakfasts help!
  • The Ivy House B&B, Victoria Road, Cirencester (01285 656626, www.ivyhousecotswolds.com). A lovely 19th century house within walking distance of central Cirencester and noted for the friendliest owners. The wi-fi may be an added attraction.
  • Cotswold Willow Pool, Oaksey Road, Pool Keynes, Cirencester (01285 861485, www.willowpool.com). A B&B a little out of the ordinary – this is a lakeside home in the Cotswold Water Park, with all the rooms overlooking private lakes.

Activities

  • The popular Kemble air show with its RAF displays is scheduled for the 20th and 21st June 2009 (www.kembleairday.com)
  • For WW2 buffs! Kemble Airport hosts a Battle of Britain weekend on 19th and 20th Sept, 2009 complete with a flying display of vintage aeroplanes.
  • Visit to the Church of St. John the Baptist at Cirencester, one of the largest churches in England.
  • Cirencester has a farmers market every Monday and Friday and an antiques market every Friday.

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