We are delighted to welcome you to The Packhorse. Following the relaxation of Covid regulations the safety and wellbeing of our customers and our team remains of the highest priority. Please bear with us whilst we all adjust to the changes. Our working practices will be regularly reviewed and updated over the next few weeks.

Most importantly, if you or any member of your party has any signs of Covid-19 please do not enter the pub.

Garden tables are on a first come, first served basis.

Key messages:

We appreciate that it is an uncertain time now with the ‘pingdemic’, so if you need to cancel or amend your reservation at short notice, please let us know by phoning 01225 830300 (we can’t always check our emails during service). We cannot guarantee we will be able to hold on to booked tables for longer than 15 minutes, so give us a call if you are running late.

We will be keeping our tables socially distanced for another few weeks and our maximum online table booking remains at 6 people. Do give us a call on 01225 830300 if your group size is larger than 6 and we will try and accommodate you.

Hand sanitising points will remain at the entrance to the pub and entrance to the garden. NHS Track & Trace check-in will still be available for anyone who wishes to use the app, but this is not compulsory.

Face coverings will now be optional for customers and staff, but please be considerate of other people around you.

We will still be offering table service as our main way of working, but a limited bar service will be available from the Tap room side of the bar.

The South Bar will remain a seated – only area to ensure safe working conditions for our team. There will be no bar service from this room, table service only.

Standing-up socialising and drinking will be allowed in the garden, but please be considerate of others.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit with us.


We are a very dog friendly pub and welcome well-behaved pooches of all sizes and shape. Please keep them on a lead in the garden.


As there is very limited parking at the pub and in the village, visitors to The Packhorse are encouraged to park on Midford Road and enjoy a gentle stroll down South Stoke lane into the village. The car park will only be available during our opening hours, so please only use the car park for your specified booking time in order to be fair to all of our guests. If you do have to park in the village then please be respectful to the local residents and other road users. Blue badge holders need to let us know by phone in advance so that we can reserve you a space. The ideal way to enjoy all that our pub has to offer is to come by taxi – Abbey Taxi and V Cars are local Bath companies.

Reviewed June 9th, 2021 "So happy to be back inside this beautiful pub for a meal. My partner said his plaice was cooked to perfection and my super grain salad with roast chicken was light and delicious. The food is always excellent, and the service friendly and professional. Look forward to coming back again in the near future."