The Frocester George
From the excellent food and great choice of real ales local brews, and selection of 50 gins, to the rural views it commands, The Frocester George takes the notion of country pub to soaring heights. Brimming with character, visitors will fi nd ten guest bedrooms, a warm ambience and cosy restaurant at this much-loved gem.
Head chef Mark Sandell creates seasonally inspired menus that he’s rightly proud of. Dishes arrive having been freshly cooked using the finest ingredients found nearby, including produce from Frocester Fayre just down the road. Taking classic pub dining up a notch, expect the line-up of dishes to include options such as pan-fried scallops wrapped in pancetta with vermouth cream sauce and granary bread, and Cornish sardines with roasted peppers and sea salt to start. Main courses such as oven-roasted hake with lemon, pea and courgette risotto, and pork medallions in apple and cider sauce, set the bar high. The same goes for the desserts – the chocolate and Cointreau torte, banana fritters with toffee sauce, and zingy lemon posset offer plenty of reasons to linger and indulge in a sweet treat. If you prefer savoury over sweet, look to the cheeseboard, which comprises homemade biscuits, bread and chutney with a medley of cheeses.
Let the weather decide if you huddle up next to the log fire inside or eat al fresco in the garden alongside your pooch. This is an all-round venue that beckons a visit.