To celebrate the end of my school’s SATs exams, I insisted on going out! Having heard very good things about The Crown at Bathford, which is about a five minute drive from us, we popped down for supper and a few beers.
Upon entering the bar, we were warmly greeted and nabbed a seat next to the fire whilst we perused the menu. This place has a French chef and the menu has a lovely balance of French bistro dishes alongside traditional pub classics.
We both took advantage of their meal deal, offering two courses for the reasonable sum of £12, or three courses for £15 if you can manages it!
I started with deep-fried breaded mushrooms, which were served with a well-dressed salad and a lovely homemade garlic mayonnaise. The mushrooms were lovely and crispy in light breadcrumbs.
Ian opted for the bruschetta which came topped with homemade pesto and Mediterranean vegetables. Again, the flavours were perfectly balanced and both starters were very tasty.
For our mains we had a bit of a wait as Ian’s pie was made to order…but it was well worth it!
I had a salmon omelette, which was filled with beautiful herby pieces of fish, and served with lots of crispy fries.
Ian’s pie was filled with beef and a sauce made from Bath Gem ale (which we were also drinking!) and served with mashed potato and a rich gravy. The meat was really tender and knowing that it was made to order only a few moments earlier really added to the enjoyment.
Having seen other diners ordering some delicious looking puddings, I wanted to try one but I was too stuffed so had to pass on them until another day…definitely not like me!
Overall, this pub offered a cosy, warm and welcoming atmosphere with amazing food. I would pop in here for drinks or dinner, and am looking forward to making the most of their beer garden over the summer too…highly recommended!