Food & drink
A list of personally tested local restaurants and pubs
In Box Village
The Northey (25 minute flat walk)
Bath Road, Box
- Good all-day food and wines, child-friendly options. Casual dining in the dog-friendly bar area is especially nice.
- Booking essential on Fridays and Saturdays
- Directions: on the A4, 1 mile west of Box towards Bath, on the right hand side.
The Bengal Bear (10 minute flat walk)
High Street, Box
- Excellent Indian cuisine. Authentic dishes – eat in or takeaway
- BYO wine, beer, etc. (nearby McColls shop open until 10pm)
- Directions: on Box High Street, at the west end of the village, by the traffic lights.
The Queens Head (10 minute flat walk)
High Street, Box
- No frills traditional pub with food and lovely rear garden overlooking the Recreation ground.
- No food on Sunday evenings
- No children, except in garden
- Directions: on Box High Street, at the west end of the village.
The Quarryman’s Arms (30 minute walk up a steep hill)
Box Hill, Corsham
- Friendly pub with good food, a convivial atmosphere and the most fantastic views over the Box valley.
- Directions: turn left out of Lorne House drive, immediately turn right into Bargates, turn left at the end, up the hill, turn left at the top (grass triangle – yellow grit box), the pub is 200yds on the left.
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The Longs Arms (the Lorne House favourite!)
South Wraxall, Bradford on Avon
- The Michelin Guide says: “Handsome, bay-windowed, Bath stone pub opposite a medieval church in a sleepy village. Traditional British dishes are full-flavoured, hearty and satisfying; everything is homemade and they smoke their own meats and fish.”
- Directions: Right out of the Lorne House drive. Left just before the traffic lights to Melksham A365, up hill to traffic lights, right to NoA B3109, then 2nd right (3 miles) Booking essential. Closed on Sunday evening and all day Monday.
The Methuen Arms
2 High Street, Corsham
- Great restaurant and bar; good for couples or large groups. Lovely Georgian building on the edge of the pretty cobbled streets of Corsham.
- Directions: turn left out of Lorne House drive, and up the hill for 2 miles. Turn right at the Hare and Hounds pub (see above), straight over two mini roundabouts, and it is 200yds on the left.
The Pear Tree
Top Lane, Whitley,
- Beautiful picturesque country pub in a former 17th century farmhouse, with great food. Lovely garden terrace for summer lunches. open daily
- Directions: Right out of Lorne House drive. Left just before the traffic lights to Melksham A365. Keep on this road through to Atworth. Go over the small mini-roundabout then take the first left into Purlpit Road and pub is 1 mile along on the left.
The White Horse
The Green Biddestone,
- Quintessential English pub on the village green of a picture postcard village with reliably good pub food
- Directions: turn left out of Lorne House drive towards Chippenham. After 4 miles turn left at the traffic lights and it is in the centre of the village on the left.
The Crown at Bathford
2 Bathford Hill, Bathford
- Nice pub specialising in everyday french-style food.
- Directions: turn right out of Lorne House drive, through the traffic lights towards Bath. After 1 ½ miles turn first left at the roundabout, under the railway arch and the pub is in front of you.
Mother & Wild
8, High Street, Corsham
- A neighbourhood cafe, restaurant and bar, serving sourdough pizza and tapas
- Directions: turn Left out of Lorne House drive, and up the hill for 2 miles. Turn right by the Hare and Hounds pub into Corsham, go over the two mini roundabouts and turn left into the High Street and immediately right for the carpak. The restaurant is on the High Street .
The Brasserie at Lucknam Park
Lucknam Park, Colerne,
- Contemporary and stylish brasserie in the Spa House of the fabulous Lucknam Park. Smart dress for this one! Booking essential
- Directions: turn right out of Lorne House drive, and first right into Mill Lane. Follow this road for 2 miles up the hill. At the T junction turn right. After 2 miles turn left at the crossroads and follow the signs to Lucknam Park which is on your right.
49 St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon
- Stylish riverside inn in the heart of Bradford on Avon. Really good food, excellent atmosphere and really nice staff.
- Directions: turn right out of Lorne House drive, then left onto A365. After a mile turn right at the crossroads direction Bradford on Avon. Follow this road for 4 miles. Keep going straight until you hit a T-junction; turn right then at the mini roundabout turn left down in the hill into Bradford on Avon. At the bottom turn right, and go over the bridge. Turn first right into the car park and the restaurant can be found adjacent.
There are a very large number of great restaurants in Bath and too many to list here. We would recommend that guests make reservations ahead for eating in Bath particularly at weekends, during the Christmas Market period and in the summer months.