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The Pilgrims

Lovington, CASTLE CARY, BA7 7PT

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The name honours those who passed this way on their quest to find King Arthur's tomb. The stone-built inn is now a restaurant with rooms, run with cheerful bonhomie by the Mitchisons - Sally presiding over front of house and Jools running the kitchen with the sound ethos that the most important quality in a chef is restraint. The place showcases local suppliers, thus Lyme Bay scallops might be supported by local black pudding and sweet potato purée, while roast pheasant breast wrapped in thigh meat with pork, pistachios and bacon is matched with braised Savoy cabbage. Dessert is a simple but effective cider-cooked Somerset apple crumble.

Further information

Tel: 01963 240597
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Sun-Mon (ex BHs & L last Sun of month)
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Tue-Thu

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Julian Mitchison
Number of seats: 25
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £18.00
Sunday lunch: £15.00-£18.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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On B3153, 1.5m E of lights on A37 at Lydford
Nearest station: Castle Cary

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