The Longs Arms is a lovely country pub, about two miles away from our village and we decided to walk over there for a late lunch in the sunshine yesterday.
We could have driven but there is nothing like a good long walk to build up an appetite!
The pub itself is in a beautiful old building, although we chose to sit outside in their cute beer garden to enjoy the sunshine. Within the beer garden itself are lots of herb bushes and a vegetable patch and it was great to see the chefs popping out to grab some cuttings, knowing they were going to end up on our plates…talk about fresh!
There were two menus on offer to us; the a la carte and a lunch menu. We chose two dishes from the lunch menu but having seen the other one has made me want to return as it was full of lovely seasonal items which sounded delicious!
Even though we were sat outside, we were still brought out linen napkins which I thought was a nice touch.
Ian opted for fish and chips and I went for the cheese ploughmans.
The fish and chips consisted of two pieces of well-cooked breaded sole, lovely crunchy chips, home-made tartare sauce and minted mushy peas. A classic combination and it was hard to find fault with anything on the plate.
I had cheese ploughmans which looked absolutely beautiful when it arrived.
A hearty chunk of mature cheddar and a nice wedge of stilton, complete with spicy pickled onions, freshly baked bread and a wonderfully colourful salad.
And what was even better for me was that there was no rocket in sight…result!
It was about £12 per dish, so not the cheapest lunch, but well worth it for the flavours and quality of the ingredients.
Located near Bath and Bradford-On-Avon, it is a lovely pub to take a country drive to and I don’t think you will be disappointed with the food. I will be back to try their evening menu very soon!