This popular country pub, under the same ownership as the King William and The Garricks Head in Bath (both q.v's) offers both good food and comfortable B & B accommodation. Expect comfortable sofas, bare wooden tables for dining, outside tables in the garden during the summer plus winter log fires.
The kitchen offers seasonal dishes - top-quality locally-sourced food being the name of the game.
Starters such as 'Cornish Scallops with Bacon & Watercress'; 'Crispy Duck Leg with a Walnut & Raspberry Salad' and 'Baked, Marinated Goats's Cheese with Beetroot & Hazelnuts' set the style whatever the season.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Oakhill Inn Beef Burger' or 'Beer-Battered Cod' with Triple-Cooked Chips & Salad; 'Roast Garlic & Wild Mushroom Risotto with Poached Egg & Grilled Asparagus'; 'Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken, Garlic Croûtons & Anchovies' and 'Leg of Lamb Chop with Crushed New Potatoes, Greens & Red Wine Sauce' among the mains.
Desserts are tempting whether you're traditional, or like to experiment, popular numbers being 'Bread & Butter Pudding with Custard'; 'Hot Chocolate Pot with Midway Farm Cream' and 'Star Anise Rice Pudding with Brandy-Soaked Sultanas'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-15.00, Sun 12.00-16.00; mains about £6 to £21
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30; mainsabout £6 to £21
- Wine: a well-chosen list is backed up by real ales
- Nearest station: Bruton or Frome Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun for food
- Rooms available