Although this Bath stone beamed pub has been subjected to a serious makeover, the result is both a friendly a local and an excellent destination dining pub, with several eating areas.
During the week, light bar snacks such as home-made soup, omelettes, corned beef hash, fish pie and eggs Benedict are offered at the bar during lunch. But more serious eating is displayed on a menu that if anything is worryingly long, with around twelve starters alone on the main carte.
Starters such as 'Cornish Crab Ravioli on a Pea & Mint Velouté'; 'Salad of Confit of Duck Leg on Creamed Parsnips & a Burnt Honey Sauce'; 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Brioche Toast' and 'Goats Cheese Bruschetta with a Tomato & Rosemary Ragout & Wild Garlic Pesto' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Pan-fried Grey Mullet on Spicy Couscous with a Thai Red Curry Sauce'; 'Confit of local Lamb with a Dijon Mustard & Herb Crust on a Tomato & Chickpea Ragout'; 'Vegetarian Steamed Suet Pudding filled with Montgomery Cheddar & Braised Onions, Rosemary Butter Sauce' and 'Fillet of Beef Wellington with Madeira Sauce' among the mains courses on offer.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Whisky Marmalade Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Hot Toffee Sauce' or 'Chocolate Tart with Chantilly Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00, set L Mon-Sat £12.50 (2 courses), £14.95 (3 courses); set L Sun £10.95 (1 course), £12.50 (2 courses), £14.95 (3 courses); mains £13.50 to £17.50
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; mains £13.50 to £17.50
- Seats: 60, plus 38 outside
- Wine: a modestly-priced list kicks off at £11.50
- Children's portions: Children' Sunday lunch menu £8.50 (2 courses), £10.00 (3 courses)
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon; check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available