Bath Arms, ShearwaterClay Street
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Reopened July 2023, after being closed for some years, this charming 17th century pub has had a huge refurbishment, both inside and out. It is now a lovely, comfortable, country inn, on the edge of the Longleat Estate, and close to the beautiful Shearwater Lake. It has two bar areas with plenty of seating for drinkers, a couple of smart dining rooms and a good sized function room. Outside there is both a proper garden, sloping down towards the stream, and a courtyard, at the back of the pub, with a covered area. Both have plenty of seating. It is now free of tie, and has up to six changing real ales on (maybe 4 in winter), all from Wiltshire and Somerset brewers. Bar snacks are available throughout the day, while the restaurant is open lunchtime and evening. They plan to reopen the six bedrooms in spring 2024.