The Manor House Inn
Wraxall Road, Ditcheat, BA4 6RB
The Manor House Inn is a charming pub-restaurant nestled in the heart of Ditcheat. Surrounded by the beautiful Mendip Hills, this Grade II listed building dates back to the 17th century. Period features like dark wooden beams, arched windows and a large, inviting fireplace have been retained throughout the centuries, creating a charming, characterful setting. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a traditional Sunday lunch are all on offer at The Manor House Inn. Start the day right with a tasty breakfast before exploring the picturesque Mendips. The breakfast menu is packed with classics such as eggs Benedict and omelettes with a variety of fillings. If visiting for lunch or dinner you’ll be spoilt for choice. Starters include dishes like English asparagus spears wrapped in prosciutto ham and served with a poached duck egg, and scallops with black pudding and chorizo, pea mousse and a Parma ham crisp. With an à la carte menu, specials board and chargrill menu to choose from, you’re sure to find a main course that takes your fancy. Reasonably priced steak options are served with mouth-watering duck-fat chips, vine tomatoes, crispy shallots and Portobello mushrooms, making for a hearty plate that’s packed with flavour. Vegans and vegetarians should not be disheartened – The Manor House prides itself on catering for all. The flavoursome power salad comprises rocket, butternut squash, beetroot, goat’s cheese, sliced potatoes and nuts and can easily be altered for vegans, and gluten-free options are also available. Priced at £6.50, the children’s menu features a selection of tasty choices for little ones. The pub’s two large bars are popular with locals due to the fantastic range of local ale and West Country cider. The cellar boasts a varied selection of fine wine too, which has been specially selected to complement the food. During warmer months, the large garden is a delightful suntrap, and is the site of the annual village fete – The Manor House is a true community hub. The bars can be hired for private functions, and with the added luxury of en-suite bedrooms and a cottage, The Manor House Inn is the perfect venue for a family gathering or weekend away.