Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
With miles of countryside offering a beautifully remote setting, The Oak in the village of Smannell has all that you could ask of a traditional English pub. With a weekly quiz night, bar billiards and a dartboard for the steady-of-hand, the warmly inviting atmosphere experienced by visitors leaves no uncertainty that the customer comes first here.
Once seated in the rustic dining room – a cosy space featuring exposed brick walls and handsome oak beams and flooring – browse a menu of carefully chosen and locally sourced pub fare. Start with baked Camembert served with a summery watercress garnish, grapes and freshly baked sundried tomato breadsticks, before tucking into pan-fried sea bass served with a crisp garden salad and new potatoes – perfect for enjoying outdoors on the patio if the weather allows, or in the bright, airy conservatory. Hearty classics such as homemade lasagne, intensely cheesy cottage pie and a range of grill selections – served with all the usual trimmings – complete a fantastic menu. Round off a meal at The Oak with one of many tempting sweets. The lemon and lime cheesecake is immensely popular, as are the pub’s decadent, buttery crumbles.
Thirst can be quenched by Wadworth real ales and a substantial list of world wines. Exclusive hire of the pub’s conservatory can be organised by prior arrangement, as can special events such as afternoon teas. Whether you pop in for a Sunday roast, a spot of relaxed evening dining, or simply for a few drinks with friends, a warm welcome from Victoria and the team can be expected.