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“Great Pub in Great Setting!!”

The Inn at Freshford
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Freshford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: This beautiful 16th Century village Inn is ideally located on the banks of the River Frome at Freshford, on the outskirts of Bath. The surrounding countryside is part of The Cotswolds Area Of Outstanding Beauty and is favoured by many cyclists, joggers and walkers - the pick of the trails being the Two Valleys Walk. With original timber beams, open fires, a pretty beer garden, ample car parking and a very warm welcome - the Inn is a true destination pub serving great food, real ales and fine wines.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Glad I did not come to this pub in a larger vehicle than a VW Beetle!! The lanes around Freshford are so narrow! However good parking available at the side of the pub.
Nice welcome, good selection of beers and ciders, all ideal for the 30° outside temperature. Cooler in the bar and nice table in the breeze through the back door!!
Excellent choice of lunch menu, some light snacks but also something more substantial if needed. Best roast chicken sandwich with chips I have had. Looking forward to next time.

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Thank Jet_Lagg_001
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wonderful location, good beer selection, reasonably chirpy staff... Those are the good bits.
After waiting just under an hour for our evening food to appear, I got up to ask when it might arrive. The apologetic server checked with the kitchen and apparently it was 'just being started'! Now, a posh burger and fish and chips don't take long to prepare, but when they then turned up within four minutes I was suspicious - and rightly so. The fish was barely cooked and the burger charred on the outside but not even warm in the middle.
The place was buzzing and fairly full, but you'd hardly say it was over-run that night. For the kitchen to be so overwhelmed smacks of poor management/organisation. The staff also seemed at the end of their collective tethers - it was hardly a warm pub welcome - more like panic stations. Yes, I should have complained at the time, but I doubt the staff would have had the time to talk to us. We just wanted out.
So if you fancy a stressful night out in a beautiful place...

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Thank drandmrsw
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

A perfect summer evening out with friends to celebrate a birthday. The barman apologised for the slight delay in taking our drinks order as they were short staffed and very busy. Despite this, they still were able to remember to put a candle that I had supplied into a pudding for the 'birthday boy'. Wonderful food and friendly, efficient service despite the short staffing issue. We have been several times and each time have not been disappointed. If you like jazz, go on a Thursday evening when there is a live jazz band that play.

The watermelon and feta cheese salad as a starter was huge and quite delicious, would have chosen the watermelon for pudding as well, but opted for the strawberries and raspberries. The chicken parmagianna was delicious and the helpings are on the generous side. All in all a very enjoyable visit and will certainly be booking again.

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Thank WiltshireToria
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

A classic English pub in a cute village setting, a little off the beaten track. There have been changes of chefs and ownership over the years and it is currently good.

Thank harrowagenda21
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Without doubt, the location is stunning - especially on a warm summer's day. There is a garden with bench-tables and plenty of choice of seating from where you can enjoy the view over beautiful countryside.

We arrived at 12.30pm and, after an hour we had to ask where our food was. The person serving failed to let us know there was an item that was not available that day, so one of the party was disappointed when ordering it - if they knew it was off, why not say so at the point of giving the menus? This was a shame as the food really was very good, beautifully presented and tasted great.

Having eaten our meal, the plates were cleared but at no time were we asked whether we would like to see pudding menus - we asked for menus and that was that - we never saw the barman, or anyone else, to take our orders. Eventually, he re-appeared but we decided, after two and a half hours we would not persevere and asked for the bill, so they lost out on 5 puddings and 5 coffees and none of us would return, based on the fact they clearly were not interested in our custom.

Such a shame as they were hardly busy and I felt the barman should have worked a little harder. There was a tray full of dirty glasses on the bar and the service really fell short of what you would expect.

I know the good old British public are a difficult bunch who demand such things as attention and service - this pub needs to look at how to improve that area of their offering as the food and building certainly set it apart and deserves staff who match up to this.

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