Set in a beautiful old 12th century priory this restaurant with rooms is an excellent new addition to the culinary scene. It's reputedly one of the oldest houses in Somerset. Chef/proprietor Stephen Shore likes positive flavours, and the comfortable dining room with its flagstone floor and contrasting crisp white napery, show this off well.
Expect the likes of 'Pan-Fried, Pine-Kernel-Crusted Scallops on a Parsnop Purée'; 'Terrine of Wood Pigeon, Chicken and Braised Chicory with Raspberry Vinaigrette' or 'Hot Smoked Salmon, Salmon Galantine and Marinated Salmon with a Potato and Spring Onion Salad' to begin.
Maybe ' Saddle of Lamb layered with Braised Flageolet Beans, Truffle Oil and Boulangère Potatoes'; 'Roasted Fillet of Brill with Sweet Potato Fondant and Caviar Butter Sauce' or 'Poached Rabbit Saddle, Confit Leg with Tarragon Sauce and Herb Gnocchi' to follow.
Desserts are excellent - with maybe 'Lemon Trifle with a Lemon Tart and Basil Sorbet' or 'Chocolate and Coffee Fudge Cake with an Iced Raspberry Parfait' on offer; or for the more savoury-toothed there's an excellent selection of Farmhouse Cheeses , coming with Honey and Walnut Bread and Tomato Chutney.
Service is both professional and friendly.
Comfortable bedrooms make a stay here a real treat. See our 'Places to Stay' section.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-13.30; set L £32.50 (2 courses) to £39.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30; £39.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 34, plus 4 outside
- Wine: an excellent list, at fair prices, kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Oldfield Park or Bath Spa Rail
- Directions: see the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Sun; Christmas, Bank Holidays except Good Friday
- Outside eating
- Rooms available