Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Established in 1767 as the brewery tap for the world-famous Oakhill Brewery, the Oakhill Inn is now an award-winning bed and breakfast boasting ﬁve four-star en-suite rooms and an AA rosette-awarded restaurant.
The Oakhill Brewery stopped brewing in 2005, its magniﬁcent maltings transformed into beautiful new homes. These days the Oakhill Inn has its own eponymous house ale exclusively brewed by Danish master brewer Stig Anker Andersen, so the art of brewing has not been lost from this historic site. The bar boasts a handsome selection of local ales and ciders, as well as some amazing cider brandies and single-malt whiskies. The extensive wine list boasts a great selection of wine by the glass and an award-winning Prosecco.
Customers can dine in front of wood-burning stoves alongside the open kitchen where the chefs are busy at work. Alternatively, head outside to the sunny walled garden, or just sink into a comfy sofa with a paper and pint. Menus change regularly and are jam-packed with the best seasonal ingredients and modern British dishes. The bar menu features a variety of pub classics including ﬁsh and triple-cooked chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, bubble and squeak, and Cornish mussels with sourdough bread. The Oakhill’s head chef and kitchen team love chargrilling steaks on the Josper charcoal-ﬁred oven, and serving fantastic handmade sourdough pizzas that are cooked to order in the new Italian stone-based oven. Traditional Sunday roasts are served with all the trimmings and children are given complimentary gifts to keep them busy at the table. If you have room for a pudding you must try the Knickerbocker Glory. Seasonal variations of this classic and other indulgent desserts are hugely popular and feature homemade ice cream made from cream from the dairy just one mile down the road.
The Inn has its own car park and there is a wealth of country walks to be enjoyed in the stunning Mendip Hills. Booking is always advisable – especially at the weekends, as this popular haunt attracts diners from far and wide.