Sunday, 16 September 2012

A meal at The Shrubbery

It was our friend's birthday last night, usually we venture out of town, but this time I was pleasantly surprised that I could enjoy a glass of red and didn't have to drive. We headed to The Shrubbery in Shepton Mallet. New owners took over in December 2011 and have given the bar and restaurant a fresh new look.
The Shrubberry in the past had retained a rather dark Victorian style,but today you are instantly welcomed by a fresh, white-washed interior with classic and contemporary touches. Wonderful to see a clean, spotless bar
In the restaurant the smell of lilies was sublime. It was a light filled room 
and a warm atmosphere, with candles and a large chandelier.
Crisp white tablecloths, a show-case of wine, and soft ambient music.
 I chose the Exmoor blue cheese salad, apple and walnuts, with a sweet Balsamic dressing, 
and I couldn't resist the spicy three bean chilli with turmeric rice, jalapeno peppers and sour cream. 
The Somerset pork and apple sausages served with creamy mash 
and a cider sauce was the most popular at our table. 

Distracted by the desert of home-made 70% dark chocolate ice cream, with dusted cocoa powder & Espresso shot, I had eaten it before I remembered to take a photo!

Thank you Adrian, Lorraine and staff at The Shrubbery for a fabulous evening.
The Shrubbery Hotel  (New website coming soon!)
Open every day of the week, the restaurant serves everything from morning coffees and nibbles through to wholesome lunches and an a la carte restaurant menu in the evenings. The menus use locally sourced produce and are well-priced.
The hotel has 8 rooms, the majority of which are en-suite and can provide conference facilities for business meetings. The Shrubbery also has an extensive garden and terrace maintained to a high level in which to relax.


The ambiance looks comfy. And the food looks great! I would love to drop by there one time!

1 comment:

  1. The ambiance looks comfy. And the food looks great! I would love to drop by there one time!