The Packhorse

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

Open from
Monday - Saturday 11:30 till 11:00
Sunday 11:30 till 20:00

Kitchen Open
Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 till 14:30 Lunch
18:00 till 21:30 Dinner
Sunday 12:00 till 17:00
Monday Kitchen Closed

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Sunday, 19 May 2019

We had a little wait for food but the manager did apologise saying everyone arrived at once. It was a busy Sunday afternoon so no harm done. The food was really good and the atmosphere is the sunny garden was lovely. We’ll be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

The service here was truly appalling,the staff seemed clueless, the food was average when it finally arrived although our group all ended up eating separately as the delivery on food was so spread out.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Thank you so much for a fab joint birthday party. Despite us being a big party (16) Diana was brilliant with the planning and numerous changes prior to our final booking... and the team on site were lovely, friendly and helpful.. Much appreciated. Our entire party have now asked me to repeat the occasion next year (gulp)!! Thank you guys... a really special occassion in a great pub and most importantly, the food was super yummy too!

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Good service and great food. Lovely garden.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

A lovely spring Sunday late lunch in the garden at the Packhorse yesterday. Very busy but the staff managed really well. The food was very good, especially my roast beef and we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Excellent food drinks and service. Very well done . Will be back very soon

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Great place, superbly restored to its former glory. Loved our unrushed lunch. The food and wine list were all great - with delicious home made flavours, right down to the sauces (a wild-garlic pesto, for example). One of the waiting staff was not as attentive as would be ideal but overall we had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Delicious food,- I had vegetarian option hispi cabbage - god looking plate, very scrummy and husband had grilled fish which en enjoyed. We shared pavlova and chocolate mousse desserts -both divine. Gardens were delightful, but the cold weather drove us inside. Staff very accommodating of our large hounds. Would have liked more vegetarian choices or even vegan -perhaps a starter that can be turned into a veggie or vegan main..

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

We sat upstairs in a very plain room, but once full, the atmosphere was good. The service was willing, the staff all enthusiastic but it was a little haphazard with no forks, having to ask several times for water and the bathroom flooding! Food was delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Initial service was good but waited a long time for the main course to arrive. Food was excellent but let down by the fact that it needed to be much hotter. Undercharged on the final bill and pointed out the error when settling up. Staff were very friendly,apologetic and attentive, but service was a bit too slow. .

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Lovely beer garden Attentive service Roast beef - yummy 😋

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

The quality of the meat was excellent and all the food was fresh and well cooked. I have already recommended it to my son and his family

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Had a nice meal, friendly staff. Sadly it was very cold. To be fair, we`d all just got used to summer temperatures when this very cold snap returned, but it would`ve have been great if you`d lit the fire! Poked my nose outside and the garden looked lovely - quite an achievement I think after no doubt a VERY busy Easter. We will return.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Great fishfinger sandwiches in a sunny garden. helpful and busy staff on a very busy day

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Lovely environment Good toilets and beautiful situation Will be back v soon

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

The pub is stunning, a gorgeous building and so much effort has gone into it. Such a shame that the service was awful. Table booked for 12.30 but didn’t eat until 2pm and half the table were having sandwiches! My sandwich had clearly been sat around as the top slice had started to harden. No updates were forthcoming. I felt sorry for the staff. The manager obviously hadn’t bothered to bring/pay enough staff in to cater for a busy bank holiday weekend. As the service was so bad I won’t be able to recommend the place to anyone.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Could have had more choice on dessert menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

cosy room, great food

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Lovely meal

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

This authentically restored pub is full of character and atmosphere, has excellent service, fine beers and good tasty food. We look forward to returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

The Packhorse was the best pub experience I ve had in ages. Amazing building , lovely Sunday lunch , friendly staff, great atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back in the evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Wonderful to be back eating Sunday lunch in the Packhorse. Great place to take grandparents for a special meal. Service and atmosphere were excellent and good was delicious - only issue was some rather tough beef.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Great pub, food and drink

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