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A dining-pub with a quirky interior

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu

The tower of Wells Cathedral protrudes above the rooftops a short distance away from this attractive, three-storey, blue-shuttered pub with pretty window boxes. The interior is appealing, too, with a large open fire in the big, comfortable bar, interesting bric-à-brac, discreet music and board games. Owner Tessa Hennessey, who once had her own restaurant in South Africa, is part of a passionate team. Together they maintain a winning repertoire of high quality, home-cooked food, among which are crispy squid with garlic mayo; chicken and butternut Madras curry with coconut rice; grilled salmon with seasonal stir-fry vegetables; and filo parcel with feta, sun-blushed tomatoes, olives and pine nuts. Some of these you’ll also find at lunchtime, alongside savoury crêpes, and home-made lasagne. A meal could finish with pear tarte Tatin, or home-made cranberry and almond Bakewell tart. Off-street parking is available opposite the inn.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December
  • Days closed: Monday lunch
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-10.30 (Friday 12-3 6-11 Saturday 12.30-3.30 6-11 Sunday 12-3.30 7-10)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12-2, Saturday to Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9, Sunday 7-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Butcombe Bitter, Sharp's Atlantic, Bath Ales Gem, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Getting here

In city centre, at A371 and B3139 junction. Follow signs for The Horringtons. Inn on junction of Tor Street and Saint Thomas Street

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01749 672317 01749 672317
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