Fleur de Lys
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
In 1668, when Samuel Pepys alighted from his carriage to dine at the Fleur de Lys in Norton St Philip before his onward journey to Bath, I imagine he would have been as charmed as we were by this lovely public house. Set in amongst a jumble of ancient, characterful houses, this wonderful hidden gem has a rich history including rebellion and (possibly) the Ghost of the Wrongly Hanged Man. Both newcomers to the pub trade, Ian and Tanya were the perfect hosts at this 16th-Century hostelry where we sampled homemade soup and deep-fried Brie, followed by a wonderfully rich beef stew laced with ale and garlic chicken with black pepper mash. For dessert, the homemade chocolate pie simply proved impossible to resist. We'll certainly be back, next time after a long country walk, for another warming meal beside the log fire.