Conveniently located less than five miles from the A303, this charming inn dates back to the late Elizabethan period. We visited on a cold winter’s day and were greeted by a friendly welcome, burning log fires and the pleasant sound of classical music tinkling in the background. The menu boasts a wealth of tantalising options including several gluten-free and vegan dishes. I chose the Cat Head Smokies, a delectable starter of poached haddock in whiskey cream. My partner opted for rich chicken liver pâté accompanied by tomato and chilli chutney. For mains we plumped for two sumptuously meaty options – a chicken, bacon and mushroom pie in white wine sauce, and West Country liver and bacon in flavoursome white onion gravy. We fi nished with two scrumptious puddings – Chiselborough rhubarb Charlotte and an unbeatable selection of Bath ice cream. Our visit was rounded off perfectly with a walk around the pub’s beautiful country garden.