The perfect Sunday antidote to urban Bristol life!

26 Jan

A truly great British pub

A truly great British pub

Having spent the weekend apart, Neil (my husband) and I decided to meet for Sunday lunch at The Somerset Arms, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, having read the rave review about it in Fork magazine. It was a foul day, wet and windy, and I’d had rather a late night so the walk we had anticipated fell to wayside! We plumped instead for going straight into the pub and grabbing some Sunday papers. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday!

A wondeful pub combining luxury living and urban life with the lovely rural location, it has a really special feel to it. The decor is gorgeous. All Farrow & Ball paints, huge deep linen sofas and antique leather chairs, plump cushions, bookshelf wallpaper, big mirrors, candles, fabulous classic Penguin books, baskets and of course the ubiquitous Hunter wellies! We slumped in front of the fire, read the Observer Food Monthly and made friends with their fabulous Blue Great Dane, Henry.

We ate delicious mushroom & tarragon crostini, then the most amazing roast beef and all the trimmings I think I’ve ever had followed by deliciously light Sticky Toffee Pudding, all washed down with a lovely Argentinian Malbec. Coming in at £50.00 including a Bloody Mary, Neil’s coffee and service, we thought it was fantastic value for money.

With 5 beautifully decorated rooms and friendly, helpful team led by Lisa, I can’t wait to go back for longer! Hopefully for my friend Zoe’s pre-wedding night in October! I’ll definitely be back before then though. Well done ladies!


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