Places to Eat
Roth Bar & Grill, Bruton
The Roth Bar & Grill combines gastronomy with contemporary art, serving honest, simple and seasonal food. The restaurant has at its core a site-specific bar created by long-term friends of Hauser & Wirth, Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of the late artist Dieter Roth. The Roth bar will serve two rotating lines of draught Wild Beer, from a world-class artisan brewer located in Westcombe just a few short miles away; a nimble list of wines available in carafe, bottle and magnum; Mozzo coffee and Chase Fine Tea; cocktails including Antic Negroni and seasonal bellinis. There will be sherry from Chipiona and a cut glass crystal decanter of vintage Port will be available post luncheon in the spectacularly adorned restaurant. The chefs work closely with local farmers, gamekeepers and gardeners to use local and ethical British produce. A stone’s throw away from the Roth Bar & Grill, there are farms that produce fruit and vegetables and rear free-range livestock. The menu will include wild birds and responsibly sourced fish that is delivered daily from the south coast shores.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 4.30 pm
Drinks and supper on a Friday from 6 – 10 pm, bar until midnight
At The Chapel, Bruton
Previously a 17th-century coaching inn, located on Bruton’s High Street, At the Chapel houses a bakery, wine shop, restaurant and 8 bedrooms. A warm and friendly place to shop and experience a Mediterranean style menu. At the Chapel offers everything from breakfast,coffee and pastries to drinks with friends or a full three-course dinner with wine.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday, 7 am – 9.30 pm Sunday and Bank Holidays, 7 am – 8 pm
Matt’s Kitchen, Bruton
Informal and cosy, Matt’s Kitchen offers a warm, relaxed environment with a simple menu of a single ‘dish-of-the-day’ along with a selection of starters and desserts. Matt’s kitchen is based in Matt’s own house and, due to its limited capacity, it is best to book in advance.
Opening hours: For supper on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (Saturdays are available for private functions only)
The Bull Inn, Hardway (2 miles)
The sister establishment of The Roth Bar & Grill, The Bull Inn is a traditional freehouse offering a cosy atmosphere, open fires in the winter, fantastic pub garden in the summer. They offer wholesome tasty dishes from locally sourced ingredients and have gained a huge following. The pub also runs community events each week such as Bingo, Quiz Night and Curry Night. A short drive from the Stourhead Estate, it’s an excellent place to eat after a long walk, they are very dog friendly.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday, lunch 12 – 3pm, dinner 6 – 9pm. Sunday roast 12 – 4pm.