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The Holcombe Inn Restaurant

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Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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Stratton Road | Holcombe, Holcombe BA3 5EB, England
+44 1761 232478
08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went on the recommendation of another friend and we were not disappointed: decent real ale; great (upmarket) pub food menu (although my steak was medium rather than the medium rare that I asked for, but it was still delicious); lovely wine list; very good service; pleasant ambience. I shall return! Recommended by JP.

Thank JackPudding
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for Sunday lunch had a lovely meal, service very good except that we asked for a couple more roast potatoes for the men of the table and was told that we would be charged for them, which left a sour taste as we have been many times before.

Thank Lorraine F
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

70th Party for 25 family & friends, first class service, attention to detail and most of all a very warm welcome. The food was all delivered at the same time with absolute passion and was cooked to perfection. The setting / atmosphere was just perfect for the occasion. Everyone of the party commented "A Little Gem". Thank you.

Thank smoody74
Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my loud family and puppy and thorough enjoyed ourselves. Food was delicious and plentiful and the organic lager on draft is banging. Perfect country pub in every way and cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank MeOldMatey
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Booked on the Saturday morning for an evening table and the restaurant were able to accommodate us at an earlier eating 6.45, which was perfect. On arriving at the bar, we were shown to our table in the very ambient restaurant. Bread rolls were homebaked, good start. The chicken livers I had for a starter melted in your mouth. My... More 

Thank jackie6priory
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I went here for dinner as i was staying locally in a holiday cottage and had read the brilliant reviews - having just logged onto trip advisor now i see this place is still getting very good reviews so i honestly dont know what went wrong on my visit! i can honestly say its hard to find something nice to... More 

Thank Bumblebee1303
africa9680, Owner at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bumblebee, It is very saddening to read this review and as you say, most unusual to most peoples experiences judging by the majority of very positive reviews we have for food, staff, atmosphere and ambience at The Holcombe Inn. Obviously we cannot get it right 100% of the time of which we are fully aware but my goodness we... More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were two Couples meeting up for a midweek lunch. The Restaurant was quiet, so there were plenty of staff to look after us and we could not fault the service at all. We all enjoyed our food, my pie was delicious and while my wife considered her fish a little small, it was well cooked and delicious likewise. The... More 

Thank spain0809
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We booked in here for a last minute Sunday lunch today and got a cute little table in the bar area, which was perfect! The food was incredible! Especially the steamed ginger pudding with marmalade ice cream. The staff were so friendly and efficient. I've wanted to eat here for a while and I'm so pleased I have...I'll definitely be... More 

Thank Alannah G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

An outstanding meal. We go there for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas. We have also been for valentines a few times now. It's a little expensive and space is at a premium but the food and service is excellent. The menu was a little limited but as this was a special occasion it was a valentines day menu... More 

Thank Martin H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times in the evening, this was our first lunch here, we were sitting at 2 o clock which is slightly late, granted, however the service was poor. The food was as good as always but slow service always spoils the experience. The staff were more concerned on setting up for the next sitting... More 

Thank Keene1
africa9680, Owner at The Holcombe Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mr Keene for your review. We have already spoken to the restaurant staff on duty, individually following your discussion with our manager about your disappointment in service on Saturday lunchtime. We do take every comment made by our customers very seriously and I know the young lady (manager) apologised that your plates weren't cleared promptly and you didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$37
Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stratton Road | Holcombe, Holcombe BA3 5EB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Holcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1761 232478
Our 17th Century Inn is just 12 miles south of Bath and close to the Historical City of Wells, Cheddar and Longleat. We offer award winning food - featured in the Michelin Guide. Dog friendly (including 2 Lodge Rooms). Our 10 rooms are rated 5 Stars by the AA.

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