The Old Granary sits in a picture-perfect setting, right on the banks of the River Frome. Previously a grain house, this Grade II listed building has been given a new lease of life by the current owners. The restaurant boasts a contemporary feel, whilst retaining many charming original features.
We were greeted with a warm welcome from smiling staff, who promptly seated us at a table overlooking the river. Sipping a deliciously chilled glass of Chilean sauvignon blanc, I found it impossible not to relax in such a tranquil setting.
I began my meal with halloumi coated in tempura batter. The batter was piping hot, light and crisp, providing the perfect contrast to the soft cheese. For the main course, I opted for tuna Niçoise. The ﬁsh was grilled exactly to my taste, and every tender mouthful melted in the mouth. My partner’s Gloucestershire Old Spot pork loin came complete with perfectly crispy crackling, and was served with spring onion champ, roasted red onion, sage and mustard butter and red wine sauce. This superb meal was rounded off with a gooey chocolate fondant served with creamy mascarpone, and a delightful homemade lemon tart accompanied by raspberry coulis and fresh berries.
Impressed by our wonderful evening, we resolved to return soon. On a warm summer’s evening, al fresco dining on the open roof terrace will be nothing short of fabulous.