Friday 4pm till 10pm
Saturday 12pm till 10pm
Sunday 12pm till 6pm
Friday 5pm till 9.30
Saturday 12pm till 2pm Lunch
5pm till 9.30pm Dinner
Sunday 12:00 till 17:00
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Packhorse
In May 2016 the community of South Stoke was presented with the opportunity to bring The Packhorse pub back under local ownership. The response to the scheme was overwhelming, and in March 2018, this C17th building – the sole pub in the village of South Stoke re-opened as a freehouse, with all its original character intact.
We serve beautiful fresh food from a state of the art kitchen. Our team of chefs are highly skilled with a great pedigree in cooking. Our menu is made up of great British classic dishes and some with more modern twists, seasonality and simplicity is the theme, we are perfect for lunch, dinner and special occasions.
Our fully landscaped garden shows off some stunning views of this quite wonderful countryside, truly breathtaking.
Parking at the pub and in the village is quite limited but there is a lovely short walk into the village from the main Midford road.
We are dog friendly in the garden, and the ground floor only, so please advise when booking if you're bringing the extra member of the family.
If you have any trouble booking please feel free to give us a call and we'll do what we can to help.
Excellent service and lovely food. Very efficient and thoroughly enjoyed.
So good to be back. Balmy evening in the garden with good food, drink and friends. We’ve missed you! See you soon!
It was great to back at 'our' pub, staff were friendly and welcoming, a real pint or three went down very well and the first steak I've eaten in 8 months was simply amazing.... Thank you for all your hard work, it was worth the wait and to anyone who is unsure, the team have done a great job creating a safe yet enjoyable experience, go and enjoy....
Fantastic place to Eat and drink. James and his crew are a credit to the hospitality Industry. Best Sunday Roast for a long time.
Really happy to see The Packhorse open again. Food was delicious, as always, and the staff were excellent and very respectful of safety measures. Definitely be back again when we're in town.
A lovely dining experience! Very nice to sit outside in the splendid garden.
James and the team have put a lot of thought and effort into how to make the whole visit as safe and carefree as possible. We were able to just relax and enjoy the good-old Packhorse - just like pre-Covid (or very nearly).
Love this pub, friendly staff and probably the best Sunday roast I have ever had in a pub. Thank you.
Superb meal. Staff go the extra mile to ensure you are happy. Manager really charismatic and gave us to great advice about local walks. Love this place
First visit since lockdown on Saturday night and we had a lovely, relaxing time. The service was first class and the food was excellent. It felt totally safe and was great to be out again. The perfect location for a beautiful summer’s evening.
Great food and friendly service
Great to be back at The Packhorse, warmest welcome as ever despite being half an hour late by mistake - sorry again - and great food. Ate inside and felt very comfortable with the necessary measures in place - will be back soon ;-D
We had a lovely meal and a relaxing time, well done to the team.
Our first visit since lockdown eased and we were delighted to be back. It was all very well organised and clear guidance was provided. It was a paired down menu but as delicious as ever and certainly enough to choose from.
Lovely food with such friendly staff. Would definitely recommend 👍🏼
Great to be back at the Packhorse. Very well set up and thought out. A lovely evening.
A safe and joyous visit.
Excellent experience on the first weekend of reopening. Lovely food and great service as always. If this is the new normal for now then we’ll certainly be back very soon.
After 10/52 of abstinence the Butcombe tasted lovely. I thought the pub did social distancing in a very effective and nice way. I could easily get used to never having to queue at a bar! The menu was limited but really tasty. I can especially recommend the mackerel pate. I enjoyed the experience so much I'm going again with friends on Thursday!
Good food and service as always.
It was a great first evening back after lockdown. Not quite the same and a bit restrictive but that’s the way it has to be at the moment. The staff did a brilliant job all things considered. Thank you James and the team
The Sunday roasts were excellent as was our waitress. The pub is a lovely building and the garden looked beautiful, especially the views. Our only slight disappointment was the beer which was ok but not in top top condition. We will be back.
Fab Sunday lunch and delicious glasses of wine followed by home made ice cream!! Will definitely be back.
A warm welcome and great food and drink as always. Many thanks.