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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

In 1805 the former Red Lion took the Methuen family's name when it was rebuilt in Bath stone with three storeys and a fine portico. Inside are elm floorboards, rugs, log fires and neutral walls hung with local prints and etchings. The food boasts British roots with strong Italian influences. Try pork and pigeon terrine with fig and port purée and pecan and shallot salad. Then head for pan-fried cod, braised gem lettuce, samphire, potato and tarragon gnocchi and shellfish sauce. An Italian influence might reappear at dessert with affogato, or stay English with baked vanilla and custard cheesecake, poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Leigh Evans

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, Italian
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 37
  • Wines over £30: 29
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M4 junct 17 onto A350 towards Chippenham, at rdbt exit onto A4 towards Bath. 1m past lights, at next rdbt turn sharp left onto Pickwick Rd, 0.5m on left

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