It would be fair to say that our eating habits are fairly parochial. Being well blessed with interesting places to eat within Bristol, means that it’s quite unusual for us to get in the car and drive beyond the city limits to look for sustenance. The Oakhill Inn near Radstock though is a place that we happily snap our seat belts in position for.
It was a place that we chanced upon several years ago; a road diversion took us away from our intended route, several miles and many winding lanes later we chanced upon the pub, just as the lunchtime rumbles from our stomach started to overpower the noise of tyre on tarmac. Well how fortunate we were.
The building itself is a delightful stone building, with plenty of cosy corners. Furnished with a splendid array of old furniture and clocks, it’s both comfortable and homely. You can eat in the main body of the pub or there is a more modern extension for purely dining purposes.
Last night we paid our latest visit to The Oakhill Inn and were fortunate to discover that it was “Steak Night”. So in addition to the normal interesting menu of locally sourced food there was a selection of steak specials. These were priced at £12 including the now traditional triple cooked chips and small but tasty salad. Between us we sampled Rib Eye, Sirloin and Rump and the praise for each was fulsome and universal. Perfectly cooked, succulent steaks, with a delicious red wine sauce, I don’t think our plates required any washing, so keen were we to enjoy every last morsel of the delicious flavours.
We can vouch for the fact that standard menu is top notch as well. Also, if like us, the prospect of driving the thirty minutes or so back home can feel a little onerous, you can stay overnight. The rooms are as individually styled as the pub, cosy and comfortable with the added bonus of a delicious breakfast in the morning!