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The Holcombe Inn Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Stratton Road | Holcombe, Holcombe BA3 5EB, England
+44 1761 232478
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked on the Saturday morning for an evening table and the restaurant were able to accommodate us at an earlier eating 6.45, which was perfect. On arriving at the bar, we were shown to our table in the very ambient restaurant. Bread rolls were homebaked, good start. The chicken livers I had for a starter melted in your mouth. My... More 

Thank jackie6priory
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for dinner as i was staying locally in a holiday cottage and had read the brilliant reviews - having just logged onto trip advisor now i see this place is still getting very good reviews so i honestly dont know what went wrong on my visit! i can honestly say its hard to find something nice to... More 

Thank Bumblebee1303
africa9680, Owner at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bumblebee, It is very saddening to read this review and as you say, most unusual to most peoples experiences judging by the majority of very positive reviews we have for food, staff, atmosphere and ambience at The Holcombe Inn. Obviously we cannot get it right 100% of the time of which we are fully aware but my goodness we... More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two Couples meeting up for a midweek lunch. The Restaurant was quiet, so there were plenty of staff to look after us and we could not fault the service at all. We all enjoyed our food, my pie was delicious and while my wife considered her fish a little small, it was well cooked and delicious likewise. The... More 

Thank spain0809
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in here for a last minute Sunday lunch today and got a cute little table in the bar area, which was perfect! The food was incredible! Especially the steamed ginger pudding with marmalade ice cream. The staff were so friendly and efficient. I've wanted to eat here for a while and I'm so pleased I have...I'll definitely be... More 

Thank Alannah G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

An outstanding meal. We go there for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. We have also been for valentines a few times now. It's a little expensive and space is at a premium but the food and service is excellent. The menu was a little limited but as this was a special occasion it was a valentines day menu... More 

Thank Martin H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times in the evening, this was our first lunch here, we were sitting at 2 o clock which is slightly late, granted, however the service was poor. The food was as good as always but slow service always spoils the experience. The staff were more concerned on setting up for the next sitting... More 

Thank Keene1
africa9680, Owner at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mr Keene for your review. We have already spoken to the restaurant staff on duty, individually following your discussion with our manager about your disappointment in service on Saturday lunchtime. We do take every comment made by our customers very seriously and I know the young lady (manager) apologised that your plates weren't cleared promptly and you didn't... More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

We ate with friends and had a very pleasant evening. The staff are well trained and friendly. The menu was also good with plenty of variety. The food arrived was well presented and tasty. There is a good selection of drinks on offer, and nice artwork which can be bought.

Thank NeilLanning
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Our Anniversary visit again, and this visit was nearly perfect. My husband enjoyed his venison while I polished off duck confit which was way better than I had produced for Xmas lunch! I usually find a main course a bit too much, but to my surprise I gobbled every bit and would've licked the plate, it was so delicious! The... More 

Thank Libby A
africa9680, Front Office Manager at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I am so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner with us. We have 14 white wines that can be bought by the bottle, 7 of these can be enjoyed by the glass, which we believe caters for all tastes. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the Chenin Blanc (which is from a small vineyard... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

This is about my 200th visit to the Holcombe Inn, just had a very good meal with my wife. She's the same one from visit 1. Clearly the outstanding food & wine has unadvertised benefits in the marital department. I haven't mentioned the Bar, which has very well kept beer and cider, a most impressive range of everything from Gin... More 

Thank DiscerningBuyer
africa9680, Front Office Manager at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your fantastically funny review. It made my laugh out loud reading it! We are so pleased that you enjoy dining & drinking with us that you keep returning! We look forward to your next visit! More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

We gathered 20 of our closest family and friends to celebrate my daughter's 21st for Sunday lunch and were welcomed and treated really well. We did pre order from a great menu and everyone had exactly what they ordered. The roast beef was perfect and the selection of vegetables delicious and perfectly cooked. A little more crunch on the roast... More 

2 Thank Jo S
africa9680, Front Office Manager at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you had a wonderful Sunday lunch for your daughter's special birthday. We look forward to welcoming you all back again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $36
Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stratton Road | Holcombe, Holcombe BA3 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Holcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1761 232478
Our 17th Century Inn is just 12 miles south of Bath and close to the Historical City of Wells, Cheddar and Longleat. We offer award winning food - featured in the Michelin Guide. Dog friendly (including 2 Lodge Rooms). Our 10 rooms are rated 5 Stars by the AA.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?