Dinner at The Northey Arms, Box, Wiltshire

Situated on the A4 towards Box, The Northey Arms is a lovely pub in Box, around a 15-minute drive from Bath. As soon as you enter the pub, you're transported to a warm, cosy environment with modern interior and chilled music playing.

The Northey Arms is from the same Pub Company as The Bear & Swan in Chew Magna (read our review here 👈🏼) and is the perfect pub to visit on a rainy day when you're in need of some hearty food.

To start, we had seared pigeon breast, carrot and anise puree, dauphinoise potato, sage oil and bacon crumb 🐦 [£8.95]

The pigeon was tender, with just the right amount of richness and was accompanied by a delicious peppery sauce. The dauphinoise potatoes were soft, and we loved the flavour from the bacon crumb.

We also had the lamb starter 🍖 [£7.95]

This was served with a rich creamy, citrusy sauce served with radish and pomegranate. While the lamb was nice, we felt that the garnishes were more for decoration rather than to complement the flavours of the dish. It looked very pretty though!

Fish of the Day - Hake 🐟 [£18.95]

The hake was succulent and crisped to perfection, served with a cream sauce which was both smooth and citrusy. This uplifted the dish making it very light and refreshing.

Chicken, leek and tarragon pie with mashed potato, root vegetables, greens and gravy 🥧 [£18.50]

This was a whole pie, not just a pastry lid, which had a good thick crust and no soggy bottom (yay). The gravy was rich but not heavy, and the roasted vegetables worked really well with the leek and tarragon flavours. It was a really good portion size. Really warming and perfect for those rainy, colder days.

To finish off, we had the hazelnut sponge, chocolate mousse, toffee sauce and honeycomb 🍫 [£6.95]

The chocolate mousse was smooth and rich, but we thought that it maybe would have been better without the sponge as it kind of distracted us from the delicate smoothness of the mousse. It was presented very beautifully, however.

🌟 The restaurant was clean, comfortable and had a very relaxed atmosphere.

🤵🏻 Quick and attentive service. As soon as we arrived, a waitress showed us to our table and told us all about the specials.

🌿 The menu has a vast selection of dishes, with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options clearly noted on the menu. They also have a good children's menu.

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