Today we went to take delivery of the last bits for the bathroom and on the way back decided to stop for lunch at the Somerset Arms. @somersetarms. The pub is in the village of Semington, right by the side of the canal, right by the side of Semington lock.
The pub looks lovely and authentic from the outside with a number of outside tables. it was bright and sunny today so we opted to sit outside. Inside it’s a big pub, stylish yet retaining an essence of old English inn. The Somerset Arms menu was extensive with lots of baguettes, paninis, soups and light lunch time meals with a selection of pub food meals on offer too. So, on the face of it fairly traditional fare.
What made this different was the service, the presentation and the homemade food. We opted for the butcher’s platter, reasonable at £12 for two. It included smoked chicken, smoked duck, chicken liver paté, a hot vine of vine tomatoes, warm rustic bread, pickled onion and gerkin and a delicious home made spiced apple chutney. Served on a wooden platter it looked so tempting and tasted great. A great choice for a light lunch.