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Modern British cooking and well-kept local ales

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
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Restaurant menu

A short stroll from the city centre on a busy main road, this unassuming Bath stone building offers a happy mix of destination dining inn and locals' pub. In the cosy snug and traditional bar, real ale buffs will generally find a regular Palmers ale, supplemented by guest beers from local microbreweries such as Stonehenge, Milk Street and Yeovil. The kitchen creates traditional dishes, with a contemporary twist, from locally produced seasonal ingredients. A winter dinner menu offers the likes of a starter of curried parsnip soup and Bertinet; or chicken and black pudding terrine, Waldorf salad and rosemary focaccia then a main course of duck breast, lentils, black cabbage, smoked prune sauce; or slow-cooked pork belly, white beans, sage pesto, chicory and cider syrup. Rhubarb sponge and stem ginger ice cream is one highly comforting end to an evening, matched by a carefully chosen wine list.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5-close (Saturday to Sunday 12-close)
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-2
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-10, Sunday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Stonehenge Danish Dynamite, Palmers Dorset Gold, Milk Street Funky Monkey, Yeovil Ales Star Gazer
  • Real ciders: Pheasant Plucker, Westons Wyld Wood Organic, Orchard Pig, Honey's Midford Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

At junction of Thomas Street and A4 (London Road), on left from Bath towards London. 15 minutes walk from Bath Spa rail station

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