Whilst down in Bath, the hubby and I treated my youngest sister and her boyfriend to a lunch at the Michelin starred pub, The Pony and Trap.
This was a fantastic experience. The pub is about a 30 mins drive from Bath but through beautiful rolling countryside, which continues once you arrive. The view across the fields and hills are just stunning and the perfect backdrop to any Sunday lunch. They have a lovely patio, where in the summer I can imagine you can dine outside, which would be lovely.
The pub is very cute and very authentic. They do allow dogs and it has a very quiet, calm and homely feel. You feel like part of the family on arrival.
Between us we had the duck liver parfait, the mussels and the parsley soup to start, everyone agreed it was all absolutely delicious and very well presented. For the mains we all opted for either the roast beef or the roast pork. The portions were generous and we really enjoyed the sharing sides idea. Between us we tried greens, red cabbage, swede, cauliflower cheese and golden beetroot. Again, this family dining style provided a great atmosphere and relaxing feel. For desserts we went for a sorbet, a homemade vanilla ice cream and the apple and white chocolate cheesecake, all of which were exquisite.
We didn't have any alcohol on this occasion due to a slightly heavier than planned evening the night before but I still think £134 plus service for four people was incredibly reasonable bearing in mind the taste, the portions and the Michelin star!
This really is a traditional country pub serving good grub and I would thoroughly recommend packing up your family and the dog and giving this place a try!