The recently refurbished Packhorse is now open for bookings. Located in the picturesque village of South Stoke a few miles outside the city centre, this 17th-century pub boasts spectacular views across the Cam Valley and is a favourite with walkers and cyclists. The garden provides a relaxing space away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Head chef Dan Vosper aims to deliver high-quality pub classics, as well as daily specials – keeping to his philosophy of simple cooking done really well, using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Rob Clayton (of Clayton’s Kitchen fame) is the Operations Director, so expect some synergy between venues. Food is served daily. Please check the website for details. Sign up to receive a free walking guide for the local area.

Old School Hill, South Stoke, Bath BA2 7DU
Tel: 01225 830300