Dinner at The Cross Keys, Rode

The Cross Keys is situated in the quaint little Somerset village of Rode, right next to Frome and just a 25-minute drive from Bath πŸš—.

As soon as we entered the quaint and rustic pub, we were welcomed with the cosiest interiors. We ordered drinks at the bar and were given a lovely table by the window.

As a main, one of us had the garlic & thyme chicken breast Caesar salad with focaccia croutons, soft boiled egg, smoked pancetta, Caesar dressing, anchovies and parmesan πŸ₯—πŸ—. [£12]

The salad was a fresh, light option for the hot day when we visited. It was a great-sized portion, with succulent chicken, crunchy croutons and great seasoning. Unlike some places, it had just the right amount of anchovies not to overpower the dish (they're veryyy salty so less is more).

The other one of us had the fresh potato gnocchi with lemon oil, summer greens and torched goats cheese πŸ‹πŸ₯”. [£11]

We asked for no goats cheese, so they happily added parmesan instead. The gnocchi was delicious and buttery. Sadly, the lemon oil wasn't immediately obvious and could've been a bit stronger.

For our desserts, we had to try some which included their homemade ice cream. They're all made in house and were delicious!

We had the crushed meringue with strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, vanilla cream and fruit coulis πŸ“. [£6]

Overall, the dish was light, fresh and really tasty. The ice cream was fabulous.

We also had the Belgian waffle with biscoff ice cream, caramel & chocolate sauce and biscuit crumb 🍫. [£6]

We changed the ice cream to peanut butter as it was recommended by a member of staff - and we're glad that we did order it! The ice cream, once again, was delicious and full of flavour. The waffle was super tasty, had the perfect texture and was a great sharing size.

How would you not want to eat this?!

🌟 The décor was warm, inviting and cosy. The Cross Keys also had a small outside seating area which would be great for a few drinks on a nice, sunny day. It's in a great location to meet up with friends or family and have a drink or bite to eat - there is plenty of parking space.

🀡🏻 The service was great and the staff were really happy to recommend dishes which was greatly appreciated.

πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ There are a couple of options for children, making it great for families.

🐢 On the bar they had a bunch of dog treats for your four-legged friends.

🌿 The menu is varied with a few vegetarian options.

πŸ’° ££

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to The Cross Keys for a complimentary meal in exchange for an honest review to be posted on our social media pages. All opinions expressed herein are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its associates in any way.