Stag’s Head Inn
Pound Lane, Yarlington, BA9 8DG
Head off the beaten track – but just three miles off the A303 – to the charming village of Yarlington to discover this wonderful country pub. The Stag’s Head Inn first opened its doors in the 1850s. Now under new ownership, the pub offers a warm and friendly welcome to loyal locals and visitors alike, with its convivial atmosphere and high-quality food and drink. The pub’s charming exterior leads you into either the characterful restaurant or to the cosy traditional bar, with flagstone floors and a fine selection of local ale, cider and Continental lager. In the restaurant, the decor seamlessly blends traditional features with the benefits of modern comfort to create a relaxing environment in which to dine. In the summertime guests enjoy soaking up the sun in the south-facing garden with a refreshing drink in hand, and when the weather turns cooler you can return to the bar to warm up in front of the fire; the Stag’s Head is truly a pub for all seasons. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely lunch or intimate dinner à deux, you’re bound to be impressed by the exciting menus that have been expertly crafted by head chef Sam McKean. Provenance is key to the kitchen team’s ethos, so you can be confident that all produce is fresh, seasonal and sourced from local suppliers whenever possible. The menus change frequently according to the produce available, so you might be tempted by whisky- and beetroot-cured salmon accompanied by pickled cucumber and a delicate fennel and apple salad to start. Follow with pan-roasted fillet of sea bream served with brown crab hash, sea herbs, samphire, braised fennel and crab bisque, or perhaps treat yourself to the sumptuous 28-day-aged sirloin steak topped with a delicious Yarlington Blue sauce. Vegetarians will be delighted with dishes such as field mushroom Wellington with butter bean broth and winter greens. Indulge your sweet-tooth with a dessert such as the subtly flavoured velvety smooth orange and vanilla panna cotta. Whatever your reason for visiting, this inviting inn with its warm welcome, cosy ambience and exceptional cuisine is a venue that can be enjoyed all year round. The Stag’s Head Inn offers everything you would wish to find in a traditional country inn, including three recently refurbished, comfortable and well-appointed guest bedrooms where you’re guaranteed a restful night’s sleep in the relaxing countryside.