The two inns
Smack beside one of the entrances to Longleat House in peaceful
Horningsham, the estate-owned Bath
Arms dates from 1736 and is an striking, creeper-clad
stone inn fronted by 200-year-old pollarded lime trees. Having had
their eyes on this impressive building for some years, the Beckford
Group took on the lease in early 2020 and spent lockdown summer
gently refurbishing and fine tuning the place, pushing open the
doors in late July to reveal a very stylish country inn.
Country prints and paintings line the walls in the locals bar,
with its roaring log fire, bare board floor, and local Horning Ale
and Butcombe beers on tap. Next door, in the country-house style
dining room, warm blue hues, distinctive rugs, an eclectic mix of
old dining tables, and an ornate stone fireplace set the scene for
savouring some classic pub food. Rooms are split between the inn
and the converted stable block.
Persevere down winding lanes to locate the sleepy village of Ham
and the stylishly revamped Crown
& Anchor, set beside the pretty, cottage-lined
green at the heart of the village. Locals and visitors alike love
the carefully furnished interior, which boasts a homey feel and
meticulous attention to detail.
Expect a cosy, country feel throughout with a blazing
log-burning stove, cushioned benches, fresh flowers on old tables,
and rug-strewn flagstones in the wood-panelled bar. In the
adjoining dining areas you'll find oak flooring, heritage hues,
colourful fabrics, candles on oak tables, and well-chosen artwork
and antiques. With stunning surrounding walks, including three
long-distance trails, and a network of traffic-free lanes, the pub
is the perfect lunch stop for ramblers and cyclists exploring the
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