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Review: The Barrington Boar, Somerset

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Feb 03, 2022
4 minutes to read

Ideal for a rejuvenating foodie weekend in the Somerset countryside, this warm and welcoming pub with rooms really celebrates and respects its local suppliers - with delicious results

SLEEP: The Boar has four comfortable and stylish rooms, which are located in a separate unit a few steps away from the main pub across a glorious walled garden. The décor was clean and simple – our room had a navy and ivory palette, with quirky touches such as the elephant-patterned curtains. We loved the comfortable king-sized beds and the fabulous local finds, like the dried flower arrangements from Flora Ray & Cottage Flowers, and the sustainable Hog & Tallow soaps.

EAT: Stepping inside the pub, we were immediately struck by its warm atmosphere; it’s clear that this is a much-loved establishment. We quickly saw why, when we were treated to an epic three course feast of locally-sourced British cuisine. It began with some divine whipped cod’s roe from a nearby smokery, followed by confit chalk stream trout with beetroot pickle and preserved lemon & smoked mackerel rillettes. Main course was a roasted lamb rump accompanied by a ragu-stuffed beef tomato, olive oil mash and beans. Dessert was locally-sourced strawberries with caramelised puff pastry and crème chiboust. We were also treated to a delicious array of British-made drinks, including a 10-year-matured Somerset cider apple brandy. This is a pub that really champions and respects its local suppliers.

DO: Barrington Court – a Tudor manor house that’s been lovingly restored by the National Trust – is just a 15-minute walk away, and the perfect spot for an amble or a coffee. Meanwhile, during the winter months, Somerset is renowned for its glorious starling murmurations. Visit Shapwick Heath at sunset to watch this natural phenomenon.

Top Tip: Head to Brown & Forrest’s nearby café to pick up takeaway sandwiches, quiches and smoked goods for a picnic lunch.

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