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The Bath Arms

Longleat, Wiltshire

Traditional and stylish pub the Bath Arms in Longleat was established in 1736 and is located on the stunning Longeat Estate in Wiltshire.

Just over two hours from London and 30 minutes from the historic city of Bath, the pub is also a short drive away from the world-famous Longleat Safari Park and house.

Part of the Beckford Group, which runs a small number of unique pubs, the Bath Arms’ menu highlights have included cream of turnip soup with horseradish and apple; mushroom and caramelised onion tartlet with madeira gel, hazelnuts and goats cheese mousse; and poached cod cheeks with charred Roscoff onions, pistachio and champagne sauce to begin.

Mains have included pork tenderloin with carrot puree, chorizo and black pudding croquette and orange and saffron braised fennel; pan fried hake with creamed leeks, butternut squash, smoked beetroot puttee and salted popcorn; and carrot and celeriac fritter with jerked ricotta, harissa cous cous, girolles, courgette and basil velouté.

Desserts have included peanut butter cheesecake with raspberries, baked white chocolate and raspberry sorbet; lemon curd tart with macerated strawberries and mascarpone ice cream; and warm ginger sponge with rum, pineapple compote, Chantilly and lime.

Rooms are also available to those who might wish to take advantage of its location to so many attractions.

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