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The Barrington Boar in Somerset: My Review

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The Barrington Boar is nothing short of exceptional.

This past Wednesday, I embarked on a 40-minute journey that led me to a genuinely flawless dining experience at The Barrington Boar. This establishment seamlessly blends the charm of a traditional country pub with the exquisite cuisine of a Michelin-recognised restaurant. Sunlight streamed through the inviting interior, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere the moment I stepped through the door.

Steak & Venison Pie

The friendly staff added to the overall excellence. My meal itself was incredible. Like many other diners, I opted for the steak and venison pie – a hearty and flavourful combination – accompanied by creamy mash and buttered greens.

Homemade Rhubarb Sorbet Ice Cream

To finish, I indulged in two scoops of homemade rhubarb sorbet ice cream, served with a delightful brandy snap. Each dish was a testament to the quality of the ingredients and Chef Alasdair Clifford’s culinary expertise.


A quick peek at The Barrington Boar’s website reveals the secrets behind their success. Chef Clifford boasts over a decade of experience in Michelin-starred kitchens, and their commitment to locally sourced produce truly shines through in every dish. It’s no wonder they’ve garnered recognition in prestigious guides like the Michelin Guide and Harden’s Guide.

If you’re seeking a flawless dining experience that combines rustic charm with modern British cuisine, look no further than The Barrington Boar. It’s well worth the drive, no matter the distance. I cannot wait to go back!

You can view The Barrington Boar’s menus here.

Suitable for Families?

The Barrington Boar welcomes families for lunchtime service, with highchairs available for little ones. They do not allow children under 8 in the evening, though well-behaved older children are permitted. They do not operate a children’s menu in the evening but can adjust the dishes to make them simpler.


Yes, there is a car park behind The Barrington Boar. The entrance is to the left of the building.


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