Places to Eat in the South West
THE METHUEN ARMS IN CORSHAM
A former nunnery-turned-coaching inn, The Methuen Arms gastropub is a cosy country pub and restaurant dripping with character. Based in Corsham, foodies flock here from far and wide to taste the pub restaurant’s modern, seasonal dishes, crafted by a team of talented chefs who are dedicated to sourcing the finest local ingredients, and making everything on-site from scratch where possible. Take advantage of the special offers or join us for a Christmas celebration.
THE CASTLE INN IN WEST LULWORTH
For a true taste of Dorset, visit the 16th century Castle Inn in Lulworth, close to popular Dorset attractions like Lulworth Cove, Lulworth Castle, Tyneham Village, Bindon Hill, and Durdle Door. Fresh, local, perfectly-cooked fish and seafood await you, along with pub classics and Sunday roasts, paired with award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar. Dine alfresco in the courtyard terrace, and bring your four-legged friend along with you! Check our special offers or book your Christmas celebration with us.
THE OSTRICH IN REDCLIFFE, BRISTOL
Perched on the edge of the historic Bristol Harbourside, The Ostrich pub-restaurant attracts both visitors and Bristolian locals with its menu of traditional British pub classics, selection of award-winning Butcombe beer, and its unique range of rums and cocktails – a nod to its nautical heritage. Take in the waterside view from the first floor Top Deck bar or enjoy your favourite pub meal in the cosy dining space, from bar snacks and sharing plates, to delicious pies, Sunday roasts and fresh fish caught daily from Brixham. In the summer, stop by to see The Ostrich’s dockside airstream, serving Americana-inspired street food, ice cream and boozy treats to the Bristol Harbour masses. Take advantage of our special offers or sneak a peek at our festive menus.
THE SWAN INN IN ROWBERROW
A haven for walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Swan Inn is all about delicious, locally sourced food this Christmas – choose from festive favourites, pub classics, flatbread pizza and tasty bar snacks – with a cosy, welcoming vibe and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beer on the taps. Stop by to take advantage of our special offers during your trek across the Mendip Hills, while walking your dog, or after visiting popular Somerset attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ashton Gate Stadium and Somerset Speedway.
THE AVON CAUSEWAY IN CHRISTCHURCH
Indulge with delicious, locally-sourced classic pub dishes at the Avon Causeway restaurant, just a stone’s throw away from the New Forest National Park and Bournemouth International Airport. Peckish for a light bite before exploring the Dorset countryside? Stop in to sample moreish pub snacks and nibbles, including pigs in blankets and Westcombe Cheddar and Butcombe ale rarebit. In the mood for a classic roast dinner before you jet-set from Bournemouth Airport? Start your holiday right with a Great British Sunday roast, with all the trimmings, and delicious vegan options for plant-based diets. Check our special offers or celebrate Christmas early with us.
THE BEAR INN IN CIRENCESTER
Right on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find The Bear Inn. Enjoy modern twists on pub classics in a historic pub with traditional features, rustic furnishings, a pleasant beer garden and a roaring open fire. Locals’ favourites on the restaurant menu include Baked Camembert, Butcombe Original beer-battered fish and chips, and, of course, Cirencester’s finest Sunday roast. Perfect for birthdays, events, meetings, or other occasions with a private dining room. Take a look at our special offers and festive menus.
THE BECKFORD INN IN TEWKESBURY
If you’re a fan of beer-battered fish and chips, love a classic Sunday roast (with all the trimmings, of course), or you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, stop by The Beckford Inn for a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant and a friendly atmosphere. Ideal for a break between trekking across the Cotswold Hills, exploring the Gloucestershire countryside, or after a spot of shopping in Cheltenham – go on, you deserve it! Treat yourself to one of our special offers or enjoy your favourites from our festive menus.
THE BOWER INN IN BRIDGWATER
Join us at The Bower this Christmas and enjoy our festive favourites with family and friends. Elsewhere on the menu, we have beer-battered fish & chips, the famous ‘Bower burger’ and roast dinners every Sunday. Enjoy your locally sourced meal in the refurbished, historical 18th-century cottage and beautiful gardens, and pair your dish with an award-winning pint of craft beer from behind the bar. Take advantage of our special offers while at The Bower Inn and try head chef Alan’s award-winning sausage rolls – which happen to go perfectly with a pint of Butcombe beer!
THE BOWL INN IN ALMONDSBURY
After exploring everything the cosmopolitan city of Bristol has to offer, treat yourself to a delicious, locally sourced meal and a refreshing pint of award-winning beers at The Bowl Inn in Almondsbury. Unwind in the historic inn, surrounded with thick stone walls, rustic beams, cosy crackling fires, and a pleasant courtyard area for alfresco dining. Take a look at our popular festive menus or treat yourself to one of our special offers.
THE COTTAGE INN IN BRISTOL
You’ll be hard-pushed to find a better place to eat in Bristol. Stunning waterside views, plenty of history, a wide selection of award-winning beers, and delicious, locally sourced pub favourites await you at The Cottage Inn in Baltic Wharf. The inn, dating back to 1868, and draws crowds of locals and visitors, whatever the weather – so book your table now to avoid disappointment! Also, check out our special offers and festive menus to see if something takes your fancy!
THE CROWN IN DYRHAM
From steamed mussels steeped in cider to Butcombe Original beer-battered fish and chips, you’ll find something you love at The Crown restaurant. Fancy something sweet? Try the decadent warm chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream, or a New York-style cheesecake with maple-roasted figs and blackberry sorbet. The food and drink menu at The Crown is the perfect blend of pub classics with exciting modern touches. Reserve your table to enjoy something from our festive menus, or take your pick from our seasonal special offers.
THE FLEET IN TWYNING
Overlooking the River Avon, there are not many views as spectacular as at The Fleet Inn. Enjoy a delicious alfresco classic pub meal in ambience, with the babbling sounds of the river mere metres away, and a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer in your hand. Choose from our popular festive menus or treat yourself to one of our special offers.
FLEUR DE LYS IN NORTON ST PHILIP
There’s nothing like the rustic ambience of the Fleur de Lys pub in Norton St Philip, with its vintage stone walls, historic wooden beams, and comforting, crackling open fire. For a swift pint, light bite, or a substantial, hearty pub meal close to Bath and the Cotswolds, you can’t do much better than the Fleur de Lys. Take a look at our latest offers or join us for a Christmas celebration.
THE GEORGE INN IN NORTON ST PHILIP
If you’re in the mood for a classic British pub meal in an atmospheric, historic setting, you won’t find anywhere like The George Inn in Norton St. Philip. This Grade II-listed inn, close to the Roman city of Bath, dates back to 1397, and is one of Britain’s oldest taverns, serving locally-sourced, modern twists on classic pub food and an array of proper Butcombe beers behind the bar. From decadent baked camembert to classic beer-battered fish and chips, and indulgent roast dinners, you’ll find something you love at The George Inn. Book today, choose from our special offers or join us to celebrate Christmas.
THE HORSE & GROOM IN CHARLTON
The Horse & Groom restaurant is a charming, Grade II-listed gastropub set in the village of Charlton. Having recently undergone a full refurbishment, the pub boasts a brand-new dining room, serving stunning festive dishes and modern takes on pub classics. While the tree-sheltered lawn and surrounding paddock provide perfect spaces for al fresco drinking and dining in the summer months, they are really picturesque and offer a lovely view during the winter months! Book up for Christmas and take advantage of our special offers.
THE KING’S ARMS IN MELKSHAM
Steeped in history, The King’s Arms restaurant is a cracking 18th-century pub located in the historic market town of Melksham. Serving delicious Christmas dishes, the gastropub is renowned for its great food, alongside its excellent offering of beers, ales, wines and special offers.
THE LAMB IN AXBRIDGE
Near the edge of the Mendips, in the quaint town of Axbridge, you’ll find The Lamb Inn – a charming, cosy, 15th century converted coaching inn, complete with traditional beams, open fireplaces, a beautiful beer garden for alfresco dining, and original features from 1480. For a characterful and historic place to enjoy a delicious, homemade, locally sourced Christmas meal, and an award-winning hand-pulled pint of Butcombe beer, you can’t do much better than The Lamb Inn. Take advantage of our special offers when booking.
THE LANGFORD INN IN LOWER LANGFORD
For a true taste of the West Country, you can’t do any better than The Langford Inn pub-restaurant. On the menu, you’ll find a mix of seasonal dishes with hearty pub classics, all made with local Somerset produce in a field-to-fork approach to sustainable dining. Bring your pup along, too – The Langford Inn is dog-friendly, so your pooch will feel right at home! Take a look at our special offers or Christmas menus before booking.
THE LIME KILN IN LANGPORT
Between Langport and Podimore, you’ll find the 17th century Lime Kiln Inn. With views across the Somerset Levels and serving mouthwatering pub classics and festive favourites this Christmas, bring the whole family along for a delicious meal, and treat yourself to a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer while you’re there. Be sure to check our special offers before booking.
THE PAVILION ARMS IN BOURNEMOUTH
Looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat or something more substantial after exploring Bournemouth’s beautiful beaches? Pop into The Pavilion Arms restaurant for hearty, comforting British classics like fish and chips, pie and mash, and the best roast dinner in Bournemouth – perfectly paired with a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer. Kids are welcome, too, with a child-friendly menu of nutritious and delicious meals, and a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Take a look at our special offers and festive menus.
THE PELICAN IN CHEW MAGNA
In the heart of Chew Magna, on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB, you’ll find The Pelican gastropub, with an intimate bar, cosy dining area and crackling log fire – perfect for a Christmas gathering with friends and family. Choose from the delicious seasonal menu of classic pub dishes, a range of local Butcombe beers, spirits and cocktails behind the bar, or sample a tasty, wood-fired pizza straight from the oven. If you’re looking for somewhere to host a business meeting, birthday party, wedding reception, or other private function, the beautifully restored Barn is the venue for you. Check our special offers before booking.
THE WHITMORE TAP IN BRISTOL
Named in honour of Butcombe founder Simon Whitmore, the Whitmore Tap gastropub is Butcombe Brewing Co’s taproom, offering the full range of Butcombe cask, keg and bottled beer and cider. Located in the heart of Bristol, the street-level bar offers exciting bar snacks, small plates, sharing boards and yakitori skewers, while the upstairs dining room champions British produce, local ingredients and big, seasonal flavours, all cooked fresh using the on-site Robata charcoal grill and open kitchen, and designed to complement and celebrate the delicious brews on offer! Speaking of offers, why not check out our seasonal specials and festive menus?
THE PIG & FIDDLE IN BATH
An iconic pub, beloved by locals, The Pig & Fiddle gastropub in the centre of Bath is a popular stop for both Bathonians and tourists alike, with a selection of seasonal dishes and sharers, award-winning Butcombe beers, local cider, wine and cocktails. Catch the latest big game on the flatscreen TVs, or chill in the atmospheric sun-trap beer garden – and you can’t miss the unique, delicious Piggy sharing roast dinners on Sundays! For a beautiful and boutique place to stay, check out the sister venue next door, Broad Street Townhouse hotel, or see if our Christmas party bookings or latest offers takes your fancy.
THE QUARRYMANS ARMS IN CORSHAM
Boasting incredible views across the Box Valley, the family-friendly Quarryman’s Arms gastropub in Box Hill has great food at its heart. The country pub and restaurant is renowned for its award-winning pies, sausage rolls and delicious Sunday roast, all of which can be enjoyed in the pub’s cosy dining area, or outside in its covered, heated beer garden. Our latest offers and festive menu always prove to be popular.
RING O’ BELLS IN COMPTON MARTIN
The Ring o’ Bells is a local legend in Compton Martin and throughout Somerset, boasting secret live music gigs from renowned pop artists like Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller, and Coldplay. Stop by the traditional country gastropub this Christmas, with a kids’ play area, live sport, locally-sourced pub grub and cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales behind the bar. Book a table or check our special offers while you’re exploring the Chew Valley or surrounding Mendip Hills, and enjoy modern twists on hearty pub classics, unlike anything you’ve had before.
THE ROYAL OAK IN PRESTBURY
Between the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Cheltenham Racecourse, and close to the Malvern Hills, The Royal Oak gastropub in Prestbury boasts log fires, a dog-friendly snug bar and dining room with high-quality pub food and excellent real ale. Choose from a selection of locally-sourced pub classics with modern twists, with options for kids, vegans, vegetarians, and other dietary requirements. A large on-site function room makes the perfect venue for birthdays, meetings, and conferences – complete with a private bar for that extra touch…..what more could you want? Maybe a special offer or a festive treat?
THE WHITE HART IN WROUGHTON
Located in the heart of picturesque Wroughton, The White Hart inn is a beautiful thatched pub with spades of character. Passionate about great food, the pub’s restaurant is focused on local produce, seasonal ingredients and delicious Christmas dinners! Behind the bar, it’s all about award-winning Butcombe beer. Take a look at our special offers before booking!
Queen Victoria in Priddy
Situated in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Queen Victoria Inn in Priddy is a traditional, 19th century, ivy-covered, stone-clad gastropub, complete with original features, including flagstone flooring, huge fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Kids and dogs are welcome at The Queen Vic, and the menu, chock-full of pub favourites, has something for everyone, with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available for all dietary requirements. Stop in for a bite to eat while exploring the nearby scenery, from Glastonbury Tor to Swildon’s Hole Caves, and, of course, the spectacular Mendips Hills.
Ring o’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt
The Ring o’ Bells restaurant is a welcoming gastropub, takeaway and village shop, home to oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, real ale, and home-cooked, locally-sourced modern twists on pub classics, delicious roast dinners, and five-course menus for special occasions. Nestled between the Mendip Hills and Chew Valley, in the Somerset countryside near Bristol and Wells, the Ring o’ Bells is a haven for families, hikers, dog walkers, couples, cyclists – everyone’s welcome at the Ring o’ Bells!
The Smoking Dog in Malmesbury
The Smoking Dog restaurant is a delightful 18th-century pub based in the gorgeous town of Malmesbury in the Cotswolds. The pub houses an acclaimed restaurant serving an exciting array of delicious meals created from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, which can be enjoyed in the pub’s characterful dining area, or beautiful beer garden in the warmer months.
Cross Keys in Rode
Each visit to the 17th-century country pub, The Cross Keys restaurant in Rode, will open your eyes to amazing new, seasonal dishes, lovingly prepared with local ingredients. From classic pub favourites like burgers, steak, and roast dinners on Sundays, to modern, unique meals you won’t find anywhere else, you’re sure to find something you love at The Cross Keys. Treat the whole family to a decadent meal, with your four-legged friend, after trekking across the Somerset countryside, or the nearby Cotswolds and Cranborne Chase.
Rose & Crown in Hinton Charterhouse
A short distance from popular South West attractions, cities, and towns, including Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Chew Valley, and right on the edge of the Cotswolds, you’ll find the Rose & Crown inn. With plenty of countryside walks nearby, stop into the dog-friendly, 18th century, stone-clad traditional Somerset inn for a bite to eat to refuel, from the menu of high-quality classic pub favourites. The Rose & Crown is also a beautiful wedding venue, with a large function room, perfect for parties, celebrations, and get-togethers.
The Beambridge Inn in Wellington
For a true taste of the South West, pay a visit to The Beambridge Inn in Wellington, set between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills in Somerset, close to Devon. There’s nothing quite like their menu of British pub classics, made with fresh ingredients from local suppliers, complete with favourites like fish and chips, 8oz rump steak, burgers, and delicious curries.
The Carpenters Arms in Chilthorne Dormer, Yeovil
Voted Best Country Pub in the Somerset Food and Drink awards in 2011, The Carpenters Arms pub-restaurant in Yeovil is a traditional stone-built gastropub, serving a light lunch menu and more substantial range of classic pub dishes, like steak and ale pie, lasagne, and the famous Carpenters Chicken, stuffed with cambozola and wrapped in prosciutto. Kids and dogs are welcome, both inside and out in the lovely beer garden, making The Carpenters Arms a perfect place for a bite to eat after exploring the spectacular surrounding Somerset countryside.
The Coach House in Locking Village
Homemade food, award-winning real ales and ciders, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a warm welcome await you at the family-run Coach House pub-restaurant in Locking Village. Choose your favourite roast on Sundays, grab a quick light bite while exploring the nearby Mendips, or sample the delights of the menu of British pub classics after a seaside trip to Weston-super-Mare.
The Old Crown Inn in Kelston
Minutes from the Roman city of Bath, nestled in the outskirts of the Cotswolds, you’ll find The Old Crown Inn in Kelston. The Old Crown is a historic 15th-century country inn with plenty of original features, like its polished flagstone flooring, traditional wooden beams, award-winning beer garden, and three log fires to cosy up next to during the colder months. Enjoy delicious, home-cooked classic dishes for all dietary requirements (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free) and proper Butcombe beer in a family-friendly, dog-friendly gastropub.
The Old Restoration in Cheltenham
Treat the whole family, and your four-legged friend, to a home-cooked meal at the Grade II-listed, 17th century Old Restoration gastropub – the oldest public house in Cheltenham. Indulge with a menu full of modern twists on classic pub favourites, from rump steak to beer-battered fish and chips, burgers with homemade chips, scrumptious roast dinners, and, of course, a decadent selection of desserts.
The Old Station in Hallatrow
Whether you’re in the mood for a cosy, family meal in the gastropub dining area, or a romantic and intimate meal in the 1920s train-themed Carriage Restaurant, book your table at The Old Station Inn for a dining experience you won’t forget. Indulge with locally sourced, homemade meals, award-winning Butcombe beers, fine wines, and marvel at the eclectic, nostalgic decor from the 1920s, whether you’re visiting Bath, Bristol, Wells, the Mendip Hills, or the Cotswolds.
The Podymore Inn in Podimore
In the quaint village of Podimore, nestled in the rural Somerset countryside, you’ll find The Podymore Inn. With a menu of classic pub favourites, from pies to beer-battered fish and chips, and everything in-between, there’s something for everyone to love. Bring the whole family for a delicious, home-cooked meal, with a kid’s play area and dog-friendly atmosphere.
The Rodney Stoke Inn in Rodney Stoke
Right on the edge of the Mendips, near Cheddar, and overlooking the Rodney Stoke National Nature Reserve, you’ll find The Rodney Stoke Inn. Take a seat by the floor-to-ceiling windows inside to gaze out over the beautiful Nature Reserve as you enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal made with local, seasonal produce, perfectly paired with a range of award-winning Butcombe real ales and beers. If you’re celebrating or throwing an event, The Rodney Stoke Inn has plenty of space to accommodate you and your party, even your four-legged friends. Bring the whole family for a meal, with a lovely beer garden, children’s play area, and lots of choice on the kids’ menu.
Goat & Tricycle in Bournemouth
Dog-friendly, family-friendly, live sports, live music, outside courtyard dining area, home-cooked classic pub food, award-winning beer – the Goat & Tricycle gastropub in Bournemouth has it all! Mere minutes away from the Triangle and town centre, you, your family, and your four-legged friend can enjoy your favourite hearty comfort meals in a cosy, welcoming venue in the heart of Bournemouth.
The White Horse in Buckover
The White Horse pub-restaurant, in the quaint Gloucestershire hamlet of Buckover, serves modern twists on pub classics, prepared with local ingredients, with spectacular sights of the Somerset countryside from its patio area, children’s play area, and a cosy interior to relax in. Close to the Cotswolds AONB, the dog-friendly White Horse boasts incredible views over the Severn Estuary – the perfect place for a hearty meal and a proper pint.
Wiltshire Yeoman in Trowbridge
The Wiltshire Yeoman restaurant is a gorgeous 18th-century farmhouse-turned-pub located in Trowbridge. The pub’s restaurant specialises in creating stunning, home-cooked dishes, each perfect for washing down with a pint of one of the many refreshing Butcombe beers on offer.
The Badminton in Bristol
For a classic British roast dinner carvery in Bristol, The Badminton Carvery restaurant is the best of the bunch, with a family-friendly and dog-friendly atmosphere and beautiful beer garden for al fresco dining. Perfectly cooked roasts, crispy-yet-fluffy potatoes, velvety and rich gravy, and all the trimmings… perfectly paired with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer. It doesn’t get much better than that.