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Inn at Freshford, Freshford

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As pretty as a picture inside and out and set in a beautiful valley of the River Avon. Even on a Monday, the car park was virtually full. The £3.70 Keystone Gold Hill was average; Pennine Best was also on sale but I decided this might be best drunk in Yorkshire. Ciders from Box Clever. Sells cakes at the bar which is a step up from pickled eggs I suppose.
paul_d102 - 20 Aug 2018 19:23
Beautiful 16th Century pub in a lovely village. Just as lovely on the inside.

We went for Sunday Lunch..... Pricey at £14 per meal, but great service.

Real Ales were from the Steam Box Brewery - Not seen this before, so hard to comment. Seemed to be in decent nick.

A decent place to go.
Mappiman - 14 Nov 2016 19:23
Not Sure what the last comment was about as I went to this pub in early July and the staff we very friendly, and service was very prompt. My food was wonderful and very quick for fresh made food. NO complaintes from me or the group of friends that were with me. I understand that there is a new manager, and he has only been there 2 months so maybe it was who ever was in charge before they are commenting about. The pub now has music on a wed night and were lucky enough to see it very good swing music and a bit of jazz as well which made the pub very busy. most enjoyable night and will be back well done to all of you at the Inn and see you very soon
beermaker - 22 Jul 2009 18:05
gone very much downhill in the last few months in my opinion, not as lively as before and i believe managment has changed hands in the last few months
gonelikethewind - 17 Jul 2009 14:01
Had a great night at the inn on tuesday night. They have started doing live music now and it was wonderful beer as always top of its class from Box Brewery and i also had a nice pint of Lilly's apple and pears very very nice. just looking forward to thursday now when we get more live music at the inn
gogetabeer - 8 Jul 2009 10:14
Lovely location - grab one of the benches out the front and look at the fields. Interesting range of Box Steam beers. Mixed results on the food - I had to send my cheese sandwich back (difficult to get that wrong you'd think), but they did the right thing and replaced it and knocked it off the bill.

Nice stopping off point on a walk. 7/10
Old_King_Cole - 23 Apr 2009 22:26
Not been here for many a year and from reading reviews i thought it may be more of a restaurant, but its still a pub that sells good beer and cider. Good place to stop at while out for a walk and well worth stopping at.
TheWobbler - 7 Mar 2009 20:36
A great pub! I phoned to find out about gluten free meals and the manager checked with the chef and called me back with accurate and helpful information.
The food was delicious and we'll definitely be back (though we might get the train both ways next time as it was a 3 hour walk back to Bath!)
hannah007 - 1 Mar 2009 15:25
i have just left the inn at freshford an may i say that the front of house staff were very helpful as i was a bit lost.

i sayed for a drink or two and they do have some wonderful beers from the box steam brewery which i have been hearing so much about and all good i must say.

the food that i had with my daughter was beautiful and not a long wait for it she had a pannie and i had sausage and mash witch was brilliant.

gogetabeer - 16 Jan 2009 12:32
Came here with friends the other weekend before walking to Avoncliff then Bradford. Sat in the very nice beer garden with a pint of Box Steam, The first pint was clearly off but they changed them over with no fuss, well worth a visit, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 27 Sep 2008 12:30
I visited this place with a friend earlier in the year. Its an attractive pub in a great spot so was looking forward to it. We ordered the "Dark and Hansome", took a slurp and found it was off. When trying to have our beers changed we suffered a drawn out conversation with the barmaid who assured us that it was fine; that she had sold loads that morning and it "is a strong beer"... We tried to exchange for a pint of "Blind House" and that too was off. Eventually we got a good pint. But didn't stay for a second, taking the short walk along the river to the Avoncliff where the same beers were served in tip top condition. I would like to be able to recommend this pub but dont feel I can.
wire - 17 Mar 2008 20:58
As a former Freshforder (born and bred) it's nice to see some decent reviews of The Inn. It's been very much an eating house rather than a pub for many years now, which is a shame for locals who just want to enjoy a pint. On the plus side, it's in a beautiful setting and has character in spades. If you're passing that way, it's got to be worth dropping in.
themillbrooker - 28 Oct 2007 12:21
Called in here in July and spent a delightful couple of hours supping ales from the Box Steam Brewery (I think this place and the nearby Cross Guns are the only pubs selling this lovely stuff).Nice little garden at the back,and I was asked if I'd like my ale in a jug - what's not to like? Also, its only a 5-10 minute walk up from the train station and afterwards you can head on to Avoncliff and the Cross Guns(about a mile's pleasant strolling)and get the train back from there - if you're heading back to Bath and Bristol for further ale sampling as we were!
virginiaplain - 9 Oct 2007 18:01
called in to the inn on the weekend only to fing out it has a Jazz night on a Sunday great i thought so had my meal which was wonderful and went back on sunday to see what it was like, well it was so nice to see three men playing a way to there hearts content in the corner that we stayed all night long the music was fantastic and did not get in the way of us enjoying yet another amazing meal which i think is the best in the area. well done to the new owners.

we will be back again next sunday for the Jazz.
haydon - 11 Oct 2006 11:30
i visited the Inn at the weekend and found it to be a wonderful haven the garden looked wonderful with the lights in the trees, and inside the staff were so welcoming it was a delight as so many pubs dont have this any more. Out side the pub it said new owner and new menu which i was looking forward to trying and when i did i was not dissapointed at all it came out looking as if it should of been in a top hotel not a country pub and tasted wonderful its such a joy to have food not from a microwave as so many pubs do. i will be going back time and time again and i do recomend it to any one of you.
anonymous - 8 Oct 2006 11:32
I visited the Inn on Thursday, the new menu here with the new owners is truely wonderful. A good standard lunch time menu with three vegetarian options I must add. The new evening alcarte menu is out of this world. Just what the Inn needed, a touch of class.
The new real ales have made a great change too, and I must say they are wonderful.
I look forward to many enjoyable evenings here.

Well done keep it up
mrwilliams - 29 Sep 2006 11:11
The location is stunning but I was a bit disappointed with this place after walking here from Avoncliff.

The pub is full of tat and is really geared toward being a foodie place, when one buys a beer the land-lady asks if she can put it on your tab like in a resturant.

Leave it a bit pubby!

I must declare my bias though, I'm a veggie and the menu was geared right up to newly trapped and hunted gastro-pub grub and stakes so I didn't realy fancy the one veggie option so I would reccomend, if in the area and iof you're hungry for food and beer, popping in here to see it for yourself.
MrScott - 25 Sep 2006 12:09
Stunning rural location, delightful stone village close to quaint river. Great for Bath, Wells, etc. Nice stop-off for lunch if you're on your way south-east to Longleat. Pub is on edge of village at bottom of hill. Had very nice real ales and Ploughman's was both fresh and substantial, restaurant is non-smoking too. Also very cheerful service. Will definitely return.
owenowen - 29 Aug 2005 08:17

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