RestaurantsSomersetIlminsterTA19

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Husband and wife team Alasdair Clifford and Victoria Collins opened this restaurant and bar with rooms in late 2018 and relaunched in 2021 after extensive renovations.

survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We’re so lucky to have this on our doorstep”, agree locals who enjoy the “top-class pub grub” served in this smart 18th-century inn run by locally born chef Alasdair Clifford (ex-Chez Bruce & Glasshouse) and his wife Victoria Collins – who make “a brilliant team, well regarded by the village and their other customers”. Now in their sixth year here, the couple recently bought the farm next door to provide extra accommodation, a bakery, orchard and kitchen garden.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Everything that a gastropub should be” – this eighteenth-century inn in a “charming Somerset village” was relaunched in 2021 after extensive renovations as a restaurant-with-rooms, by husband-and-wife team Alasdair Clifford (ex-Chez Bruce & Harwood Arms) and Victoria Collins. “Al’s menu is first-class and delivers close to Michelin star standard, while Victoria marshals the front of house”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
24
45
Over 8’s only in the evening.

The Barrington Boar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Barrington Boar Restaurant in TA19, Ilminster by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Barrington Boar restaurant.
Tim W
A well above average pub with excellent foo...
Reviewed 1 months, 7 days ago

"A well above average pub with excellent food"

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Rob C
Delightful range of dishes, competently pre...
Reviewed 1 months, 25 days ago

"Delightful range of dishes, competently presented, in an open and spacious pub environment. Service between courses was unhurried which was OK as we had a garrulous lunch but might have been a criticism. Extensive and well selected wine list but heavily marked up; eg a beaujolais at £57?"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£28.50 £8.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.35
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Main Street, Ilminster, TA19 0JB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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