The list— No. 36

The Longs Arms

A beautiful country pub that is The Longs Arms in South Wraxall serves cask ale and fresh, seasonal food in a relaxed environment with warm and friendly service, it is a real find.

The pub has won Best Chef and Best Food Pub finalist in Theford Reader Awards 2016, been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and won the Gastropub award in the Bath Life Awards 2016.

Meat is sourced from Aubrey Allen – an ethical, welfare friendly, traceable and fair trade supplier with a Royal Warrant – and Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs sponsor.

Licensee Rob Allcock and his partner Liz bought the Longs Arms in 2017 from pubco Wadworth fox a six-figure sum.

Buying the pub means Rob can now buy his beer, wine and spirits from wherever he likes.

He says: “I am buzzing and on top of the world. Before we were landlords but now, I really am a chef-patron and now we can push the business forward how we want to.

“We can get wines to match our food, we can buy beer from small, independent brewers to match our food, it’s just so exciting. This is the next chapter, the page has turned and we can just move on now.”

The Longs Arms

Upper South Wraxall

BA15 2SB

01225 864450


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