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Known for great food and glorious sunsets

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

A 17th-century, Grade II listed inn with views of nearby Downside Abbey, this is where to find some of the county’s top locally-produced food, represented on the AA-Rosette menus. Start with a pint of Bath Ales Gem in the log-fired, flagstone-floored bar, where local Orchard Pig cider is on tap and wines by the glass are plentiful. At lunch settle for a thick-cut farmhouse, white, granary of wholemeal sandwiches (Wye Valley smoked salmon with herb cream cheese, or a classic BLT perhaps); or a pick ‘n’ mix ploughman’s. Then, a typical evening meal might start with cauliflower and toasted almonds soup; or salt pork and pistachio terrine, followed by Exmoor venison steak, fondant potato, Savoy cabbage and red wine jus; or whole grilled plaice with smoked garlic butter. Linger in the evening, as the sunsets can be rather special here.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 8am-11pm
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday to Sunday all day
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday to Sunday all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Otter Ale, Bath Ales Gem, Butcombe
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Orchard Pig, Pilton keeved cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A367 to Stratton-on-the-Fosse, take concealed left turn opposite Downside Abbey signed Holcombe, take next right, pub 1.5 miles on left

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