This little pub, under the same ownership as The Garrick's Head (q.v.) has also become a destination restaurant in its own right.
Dishes match the best of seasonal local ingredients with simple cooking styles designed to show their flavours off to the best.
Depending on the time of year, starters such as 'Montgommery Cheddar Tart with Watercress and Toasted Walnuts'; Braised Ham Hock, Summer Vegetable Salad and Boiled Egg Dressing' and 'Grilled Sardine with Roast Beetroot and Pickled Blueberries' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Fish Stew with Crab, Fennel, New Potatoes and Garlic Mayonnaise'; 'Potato and Apple Gratin, Roasted Beetroot and Caws Tally Crumble' or 'Braised Lamb, with Herb Broth, Garlic Mash and Local Greens' (the last for two to share).
As much care goes into the simple desserts, particularly in the sourcing of ingredients such as cream. So you might be tempted by their Trifle or Hot Chocolate Pot; while the more savoury-toothed might go for their selection of farm house cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.00-15.00; mains about £13 to £19; set L £13.50 (2 courses), £15 (3 courses); set L Sun £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.00-22.00; set D £24.00 (2 courses), £29.00 (3 courses); mains about £13 to £19; Bar menu also available
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a carefully-chosen list has modest mark-ups, and useful notes to help you match wine to your food
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Bar area only, but not lavatory. The Dining Room is upstairs.
- Nearest station: Bath Spa Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: D Sun; 24th & 25th Dec