Although still a pub by name, an indeed they like the fact that locals can still come and enjoy a pint of real ale or cider, the raison d'être for a visit here is the excellent food.
You can enjoy a meal in their unspoilt bar, with its solid wooden tables and open fireplace. Or have a more serious meal in their restaurant - the food offerings overlap.
The food is serious stuff, and although the menus follow the seasons, starters such as 'Terrine of Corn-Fed Chicken and Foie Gras, Chablis Jelly'; 'Caramelised Hand-Dived Scallops' and 'Wild Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto with White Truffle Oil' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Cannon of Local Lamb, Pea Purée, Ratte Potatoes and Jus Nicoise'; 'Pavé of Turbot, Braised Gem Lettuce with Apple and a Cider Sauce' and 'Breast of Gressingham Duck with Creamed Spring Greens'.
Desserts are tempting with the likes of 'Raspberry Soufflé'; 'Baked Alaska' and 'Dark Chocolate Fondant with Orange Sorbet' on offer; while the more savoury-toothed will be tempted by their selection of British and Continental cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Tues-Sun, 12.00-14.30; set L £19.50 (2 courses), £24.50 (3 courses); plus bar meals; mains about £18 to £25
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, 18.00-21.30; mains from £18 to £25
- Seats: 55, plus about 80 outside
- Wine: as would be expected in a pub owned by the Barton family (of wine fame) an impressive list, kicking of at around the £19 mark, and offers a good choice by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Bath
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Mon; 25th Dec
- Outside eating
- Rooms available