A proper 'local' pub with a good neighbourhood restaurant attached. It was once a 17th century coaching inn, so expect a rambling interior with bare boards and open fires in cooler months.
Local suppliers are at the heart of Dean Carr's menu and you can just enjoy a snack such as 'Herb Baked Eggs with Rocket Salad & Bacon' a filled baguette, or eat more seriously.
The short, regularly-changing menu brought an autumn snapshot of 'Cauliflower Soup with Croûtons & Parmesan'; 'Roasted Scallops with Carrot & Spicy Sultanas'; 'Lobster Mayonnaise with Shellfish & Orange Salad'; 'Sautéed Foie Gras with Mango Sorbet & Pork Scratching' and 'Pressed Ham & Pine Nuts with Fig Jam & Toast' among the starters.
With 'Plaice & Chips with Tartare Sauce'; 'Cumberland Sausage with Champ'; 'Fish Cake with Cornish Crab & Broad Beans' 'Fillet of Local Trout with Crab & Mixed Herb Risotto'; 'Braised Lamb & Rump of Lamb with Clams; Parsley, Garlic Risotto & Fried Shoots'; 'Pork Loin Chop with Parsnip Mash, Apple & Rocket Salad'; 'Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Fritters & Rocket Pesto'; and 'Bath Arms Mixed Grill' listed among the mains.
Those with a sweet tooth might be tempted by 'Bread & Butter Pudding with Orange Marmalade Cream'; 'Pecan Tart with Cookie Ice Cream'; 'Warm Carrot Cake with Peach Mousse & Ginger Cream' or 'Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream' - while cheese lovers can enjoy local cheeses with homemade chutney or perhaps a 'Baked Mushroom Welsh Rabbit'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; mains about £11 to £16; lighter bar snacks are also offered
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £16
- Seats: 80, plus 80 outside
- Wine: a concise list offers good value, kicking off at about £16
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Warminster
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D on 25th & 26th Dec
- Outside eating
- Rooms available