If you’re out and about around Nunney and fancy a bite to eat, Archangel Frome and At the Chapel in Bruton are two great restaurants in the area.
Built on steep hills with cobbled streets, Frome is an historic market town with more listed buildings than any other Somerset town. One such building is Archangel, dating back as far as the Domesday book and being first recorded as an Inn in 1311.
A view from the outside presents a modest building that was once a medieval coaching inn called The Angel. In fact, the outside of the carriage house probably looks much like it did in the 18th Century thanks to the white painted brick, the shingled roof top, and the dark-paned glass windows.
Despite being apparent that the building is steeped in history little is documented about this grade II listed building, however, until its recent renovation which started in 2008. It was at this juncture that The Angel Inn became the Archangel and a major renovation programme took place resulting in a magnificently quirky hotel, restaurant and bar. The building, despite such an extensive renovation programme, still reveals its medieval history as so much of the ancient interior has been preserved.
Archangel Frome is well known for its magnificent 3-storey restaurant built into an old hay barn adjacent to the main house. When the weather is fine, French windows open from the restaurant into our lovely courtyard garden. The courtyard is also open for al fresco dining and in the summer months upmarket barbeques feature with live music from a variety of well known local artists.
Archangel Frome offers exceptional food from top quality, locally sourced ingredients. Our seasonal menus are unpretentious and aim to serve every dining experience. Signature dishes include seared scallops with hogs pudding, pear and celeriac puree to start; pan-roasted hake fillet, white bean and fennel cassoulet, wide garlic dumplings and pancetta for main, and Chocolate nemesis with cassis compote and crème fraiche to finish.
At the Chapel Bruton
Previously a 17th-century coaching inn, At the Chapel is a unique building in Bruton High Street housing a bakery, wine shop, café, bar and restaurant. At the Chapel is a warm and friendly place to shop, meet, drink and eat the very best seasonal, local food.
The emphasis is on affordability and flexibility – there is no minimum spend, and people are encouraged to visit At the Chapel for everything from breakfast or a light snack and coffee, to drinks with friends or a full three-course meal with wine.
Breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and nutritious children’s menus are available, offering exceptional quality food with a fresh, seasonally evolving menu. Delicious pizzas are produced using a wood-fired oven. Every aspect from design through to delivery aims to be environmentally conscious and sustainable.
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