Find this 17th century inn, now a gastro-pub close to the Badminton Estate.
On the food front, the kitchen combines traditional pub favourites with more modern influences. So expect the likes of 'Home-Smoked Salmon with Wye Valley Asparagus, Cucumber Salad, Lemon & Dill'; 'Pan-Fried Halloumi Salad with Pine Nuts & Pesto Dressing'; 'Pork, Caper & Parsley Terrine with Celeriac Rémoulade & Sourdough' and 'Crispy Squid with Little GEM, Sugar Snaps, Avocado & Coriander Salad & Chili Dressing' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Sautéed Mixed Nut & Herb Polenta with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil'; 'Beer-Battered Cod with Hand-Cut Chips, Minted Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce'; ‘Confit of Gloucester Old Spot Pork Belly with Apple Purée, Black Pudding Mash & Seasonal Greens’; ‘Bouillaibasse with Saffron’ and 'Roast Monkfish Wrapped in Serrano Ham with Curried Cauliflower Purée, Parmentier Potatoes & Samphire' listed among the mains.
Those with a sweet tooth might be tempted by 'Stem Ginger Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Honey Panna Cotta with Berry Compote & Honeycomb' or 'Dark Chocolate Brownie & Honeycomb Ice Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week; mains about £13 to £17; set L Mon-Fri £12.95 (2 courses), £15.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week; mains about £13 to £17
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Yate Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available