The Packhorse

Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath, United Kingdom, BA2 7DU
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Opening Information

Open from
Friday 4pm till 10pm
Saturday 12pm till 10pm
Sunday 12pm till 6pm

Kitchen Open
Friday 5pm till 9.30
Saturday 12pm till 2pm Lunch
5pm till 9.30pm Dinner
Sunday 12:00 till 17:00

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
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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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Excellent service and lovely food. Very efficient and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

So good to be back. Balmy evening in the garden with good food, drink and friends. We’ve missed you! See you soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

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....

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Fantastic place to Eat and drink. James and his crew are a credit to the hospitality Industry. Best Sunday Roast for a long time.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

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.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

A lovely dining experience! Very nice to sit outside in the splendid garden.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

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).

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Love this pub, friendly staff and probably the best Sunday roast I have ever had in a pub. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

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

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 July 2020

Great food and friendly service

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

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

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

We had a lovely meal and a relaxing time, well done to the team.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

Lovely food with such friendly staff. Would definitely recommend 👍🏼

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

Great to be back at the Packhorse. Very well set up and thought out. A lovely evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

A safe and joyous visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

Good food and service as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

Fab Sunday lunch and delicious glasses of wine followed by home made ice cream!! Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

A warm welcome and great food and drink as always. Many thanks.

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