Welcome to The Pilgrims Restaurant booking page, in which we will try to give you a glimpse of what awaits, should you care to visit. So, are you sitting comfortably? Let me tell you a very short story.
Under the wide open Somerset skies, surrounded by fields and hedges and trees, lies our old stone Pub, now more or less a hotel, but more intimate than that often implies and with more passion for the food which is at the heart of even the most fleeting time spent at the Pilgrims. (Hence our designation as a four star Restaurant with Rooms, the Gold Award and Rosette speak for themselves).
Although there is space to spare we run a small operation, because we do it ourselves. Sally runs the place with the relaxed efficiency that ensures a warm welcome and superb service. Jools’ cooking is based simply on treating stunning local ingredients with the imagination they inspire and the respect they deserve. A menu inspired by the produce grown and reared on our doorstep, and the artisans making cheeses, ciders and smoking eels in the nooks and crannies we’ve gradually discovered. And Stylish? Well, we may be in the country but we can still be civilised about it. (Farrow and Ball are only in Dorset after all,) A small but very able team assist, bless ‘em.
We never take more than 20 covers in the restaurant – and having only the five rooms, a maximum of ten guests can stay any night. Breakfast is as good as it gets and your oh so relaxed dinner just gets better - and then you are then only a few steps from your luxurious bedroom. Staying guests are welcome to use the ‘bar’ - a log fire in winter and the cool of thick stone walls and flagstone floors in the heat of summer - or the garden during the day. We don’t fuss or hover, the place is yours, but just ring the bell and refreshments are at hand.
Environmental StatementWe are fiercly local, so for our ingredients we tend to think in terms of food metres rather than food miles, real ales and ice creams are made in the village, and whilst the wine list is global it is unashamedly europe biased. We re-cycle most of our refuse and use environmentally friendly cleaning products whenever possible.