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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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); a pick ‘n’ mix ploughman’s; a charcuterie board; or a salad. Then, a typical evening meal might start with crispy duck samosa with hoisin, soy and honey reduction; or pan-seared scallops with chorizo and cauliflower purée , followed by slow-cooked lamb shank, creamy mash, seasonal veg and wholegrain mustard gravy; or pan-seared brill fillet, prawn and herb risotto and sautéed samphire. 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: 12-3 6-11 (Fri-Sun all day)
  • Lunch: Mon-Thu 12-2.30, Fri-Sun all day
  • Dinner: Mon-Thu 6.30-9.30, Fri-Sun all day

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Otter Ale, Bath Ales Gem, Butcombe
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Orchard Pig, Hecks

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • 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 1.5m on left

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