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- It was my decision to call-in here to grab a quick lunch after a morning of work and driving out and about whilst with my Son. On returning my Son’s to his home we drove through the village of Atworth and passed this village pub; a pub I have seen on many occasions. This time however, my curiosity won, and so it was that we stopped-off here for lunch. Atworth once had three pubs: a sign-of-the-times!
We parked up in the capacious car park at the rear of the pub. We saw that work had recently been undertaken to develop a modest beer garden at the bottom of the car park. Trees have recently been planted and there are bench seat table sets placed on the grass. There is a pleasant countryside view of a meadow and trees beyond; so this looks like it will be a great spot to enjoy good weather (when it returns) and take drinks.
The side entrance into the pub takes you straight into the bar area which was clean and tidy, but a tad sparse. There are tables and chairs in the bar room, plus a modest sized, but well stocked bar. The bar itself is probably too small for groups to stand and drink, in the traditional pose seemingly beloved by beer drinkers. There is a small lounge the other side of this dual service bar. This lounge is definitely more plush; i.e. smart with more comforting furnishings. There was a few customers sat at tables in the bar room, and bearing in mind that is was 13:30 on a Saturday, it was not at all busy. During our stay a family group arrived and they dined, and as we left another couple were just arriving.
Service at the bar was pleasant and we ordered soft drinks and asked for the menu. We sat at a table in the corner of the bar room, well away from the windows at the front of the room, where the strong sun was shining directly onto the tables positioned there.
The menu was modest and diverse, but contained all the usual pub meals you would expect to see, plus an impressive starter of Mussels (not for us today … but another time?).
We ordered a single course of mains:
For my Son: an ‘8oz Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger’, in a toasted brioche bun, with smoked melted cheese, burger sauce, pickles, and fries. The ‘pickle’ was a lovely crunch gherkin and that was quickly donated to me; it was lovely.
According to my Son the burger was excellent: being tender and tasty. With two patties it was quite a large meal; so fortunately my Son had arranged to have this meal as his main meal of the day.
For myself: the ‘London Pride battered fish and chips’ with tartare sauce lemon and mushy peas.
With a careful eye on my planned evening meal, later-on at home, I didn’t eat all of my meal, but the fish and batter were superb. The skin-on-fries were an excellent example of their genre, but they were not chips as described on the menu. A shame because a few chucky chips are IMHO superior to a plethora of fries any day. The tartare sauce was plain, tangy and simple, as it should be.
On another occasion the ‘Pan-roasted 6oz Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak’, with Café de Paris butter, fries, roasted mushrooms, and watercress, at £26.50 would be of great interest to me.
According to the pub’s official website it appears the limited menu is offered at weekends only, and no food is served on weekdays.
It was a pleasurable visit and the staff were all very pleasant, courteous and helpful. If my Partner and I are ‘out Atworth way’ we will call-in for a meal.Written 6 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Had one of the best memories of my life here! Amazing atmosphere, lovely people, exceptional staff and great quality music!Written 26 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Bell on the Common at Broughton Gifford is nicely located and offers ample car parking for clients. We visited for a Sunday lunch which was good, but I think the menu for that meal was limited to the Sunday Lunch Menu only, which sadly reduces your choices which would otherwise be available. In overall terms, this venue is popular, the food is good and nicely presented. The venue is excellent and worth a visit.Written 23 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.