With it being the summer holidays, a family break away couldn’t of come at a better time. That being said we obviously jumped at the chance when we were invited to review The Bath Arms B & B near Longleat.
Located in the village of Horningsham in Wiltshire, The Bath Arms is a quirky pub with a countryside twist. As a fantastic added bonus The Bath arms is also the Official Longleat Accommodation. The Bath Arms has 17 bedrooms for guests to choose from, each one having a unique yet beautiful theme.
We were lucky enough to be allocated one the ‘Raja’ rooms at The Bath Arms. The ‘Raja Room’ features a Indian theme and is the largest room available. The room is kitted out with a King size four poster bed, Single beds for the kids, a flat screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
By far one of my favourite things about the room has to be the bathroom. The freestanding bath was just beautiful I couldn’t not have a bubble bath during our stay. I especially loved all all the attention to detail they’d taken the time to do, from the wood carvings on the stool and doors to the complimentary soap and lotions, it unlike any bathroom I’d seen before in a hotel or B &B.
Once we’d unpacked and freshened up a bit we decided to head down to the on site restaurant for some food. Upon Arrival at the restaurant we were greeted by a very welcoming member of staff, who was kind enough to show us into a beautifully decorated restaurant and seat us.
There was a wonderful menu available with food to cater for all, all of the food on offer sounded wonderful. For starters we both had the ‘Soup Au Pistou’ Which was delicious. It was such a lovely but light starter and I loved that you had the option of adding pesto into the soup as it made the flavours stand out.
For the main course we chose to have Shepherds Pie Tangerine. If i’m honest when ordering I hadn’t noticed the tangerine bit on the end of my meal choice, so i was just expecting to have a traditional shepherds pie (with gravy). However I was surprised to find that this Shepherds Pie came with a slight twist, one that was truly mouth watering, a fruity and sweet sauce. It really made this dish stand out for me.
Choosing dessert I have to admit was the hardest choice of the meal. I have such a huge sweet tooth and there was so many wonderful options available from Lemon Posset to Eton mess to even a cheese board option. After much debate though we finally decided to go for Summer Pudding. All I can say was it was 100% the right choice. It so soft and delicious, the mixture of the berries and the ice cream really worked wonderfully together, it was the perfect dessert.
After we finished the meal, we decided to head back to our room, we were off to Longleat the next day which meant we needed a early night. Upon walking back I was in owe of just how beautiful the B & B looked at night, the front and back of the bath arms was all beautifully lite up. It was a wonderful thing to see before the end of our stay.
Oerall I have to say our stay at The Bath Arms was a surprising one. Until this stay I’d only ever stayed in hotels so I wasn’t sure what to expect. However we were really impressed with the entire stay. The B & B is advertised as being family friendly which is was, however I’d definitely recommend it for romantic breaks too. We had a wonderful stay as a family though and I’d love to return again in the future.
Disclosure: We were invited to The Bath Arms for the purpose of this review. However as always all opinions are honest and that of my own.