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“An excellent first visit”
Review of The Longs Arms

The Longs Arms
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $47
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Longs Arms is a beautiful country pub serving cask ale and fresh seasonal food in a relaxed environment with warm and friendly service. We are located in the heart of the lovely village of South Wraxall – just 3 miles from the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon, and 7 miles from the historical city of Bath.
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This was our first visit, having found the pub in the Good Pub Guide. The greeting was warm and friendly and the food was excellent! We'll be back.

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1  Thank Nicholas G
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited on Saturday night having heard about the calibre of the food here.We are very local so were eager to try it out particularly as our real local, The Tollgate, has gone down the pan since it was sold recently.
I accept the comments repeated on this site about the tables in the skittle alley and really this is not a place anyone should be expected to dine in.There is plenty of space in the main restaurant, if it were planned carefully,to accommodate these 6 covers.
So to the food...the chef has exceptional taste buds and creates incredible flavour combinations..Every course was faultless in terms of maximising the flavours from the freshest of ingredients.Sourcing locally and ensuring the very best produce is used works. My venison main course and my wife's duck caused us both to exclaim that these were the very best examples of those dishes we had eaten. This is not a fussy restaurant, no flamboyant presentations or pretentious menu descriptions and it is all the better for it.Just really good cooking combined with refficient and pleasant service.I disagree with a couple of comments here saying that it is expensive, taking into account the work that must go in to creating this calibre of cooking it is value for money.
Any negatives? Well, although the menu states that the bread is home baked, there was none nor olives or nuts or anything else placed on the table on arrival.Its not essential but either that or an Amuse Bouche would not go amiss.
We shall be back.

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1  Thank 1949SteveB
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We visited The Longs Arms on a busy Saturday night. The fire was roaring and the atmosphere was vibrant. We spoke to the chef who was passing and was happy to recommend some dishes. Soon we were enjoying a complimentary amuse Bouche of oxtail consommé. We enjoyed local Pheasant kofta garnished with crispy tripe (surprisingly delicious!) and fresh Cornish lobster salad. Our mains of fresh fish stew (delicious gurnard) and shin of beef with the creamiest mash didn't disappoint. The deserts were tempting, but we opted for coffee and complimentary, homemade chocolates! We highly recommend a visit.
We thought the prices were good value for such quality produce, my generous lobster salad was £8!
Well done The Longs Arms, South Wraxall, Bath

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Thank Packx
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We came for New Year's Eve and were stuck at the drafty end of the old skittle ally which felt a little strange and meant for a chilly meal. Recommend eating in the main part of the pub. Unfortunately no table came free at the front on the pub during the evening. Service was a little slow - but for a big meal it was useful to have the breaks but once we finished our meal we moved into the warm part of the pub they basically forgot about us and we had to hunt out our coffee and chocolates. . Prosecco was warm. Would has been worth putting it in the fridge earlier in the day. Getting bill turned out to be a complex affair and was shocked that because on of us had tea and not coffee we were charged for the tea because the menu clearly stated coffee - never seen that happen before.

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1  Thank Lcwilloughby
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Excellent food , though a little bit expensive by a few pounds over what you might get in Bath. Good service and ambience.

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Thank John N
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