Find this good foodie pub close to the Royal Victoria Park and the Royal Crescent.
Expect an unspoilt pub atmosphere, with a mishmash of traditional furniture and the work of local artists brightening up the walls.
Chef Richard Knighting constructs his menus around seasonal local produce, and his simple cooking style allows the qualities of main ingredients to shine through.
Lunch brings Sandwiches, Light Bites, pub classics such as 'Braised Beef & Onions in Guinness with Baked Potato' and Tapas-style dishes such as 'Meatballs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce' and 'Grilled Chorizo & Chicken Skewers' perhaps to share.
For evening service, the menu expands with starters such as 'Pan-Fried Chicken Livers with Plum Syrup & Salad' plus homemade terrine's & soups on offer.
Mains, such as 'Roasted Cornish hand-line Pollock with Bouillabaisse Sauce, Sweet Potato Mash & Wilted Spinach; 'Slow-Roast Belly of Wiltshire Saddleback Pork with Smoked Cabano Sausage, Bacon & Bean Casserole, Seasonal Greens & Mustard Gravy' and 'Nut Loaf with Braised Red Cabbage, Seasonal Greens, Chips & Mature Cheddar Sauce' might follow. They also offer their own burgers which are very popular.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Chocolate Bread & Butter Pudding with Vanilla Cream'; 'Poached Pear with Plum Syllabub & Homemade Shortbread' or their selection of West Country cheeses.
Service is both professional and friendly.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.30-14.30; mains about £12 to £21
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30; mains about £12 to £21
- Seats: 70, plus 70 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bath Spa Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: D Sun, 25th Dec.
- Outside eating