Barrington Boar food on plate
Barrington Boar - Review

Having heard great things about the Barrington Boar, (some say it’s top London cuisine in the heart of Somerset), we were determined to visit and are happy to say we managed it in between lockdowns! Sadly,unless you’re local and can take advantage of the wonderful ‘Boar at Home‘ delivery service, you’ll have to wait until lockdown lifts to visit. But please do make this delightful country pub and restaurant top of your list. You won’t be disappointed. 

Run by husband and wife team Alasdair Clifford and Victoria Collins, their passion and culinary expertise shine through, with Modern British cooking and refined comfort food. The surroundings are equally impressive, with the pub’s origins dating back to the 18th century, set in the heart of the South Somerset countryside in the picturesque village of Barrington, nestled between Langport and Ilminster, and close to Taunton and Yeovil. Read the verdict below…

Barrington Boar

Main Street
TA19 0JB

01460 259 281

Taste of the West Gold award 2018-19


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The verdict

Visited on 12 December 2020


We visited at lunch time and were impressed with the range of options on offer from both the set and a la carte menus. 

  • Lunch time set menu of 2 courses for £22 or 3 for £28, including slow cooked shoulder of lamb or beer battered hake.  
  • Lunch time 3-course a la carte menu for £35 with a choice of nibbles, starters, mains, sides and puddings, or light bite options.  


We had the SOURDOUGH CRUMPET. This was the best part of the meal. So light and dreamy, dripping with potted shrimp butter, served with Brown & Forest smoked salmon, creme fresh, dill. 

Main course

The ROAST BREAST OF DUCK was cooked to perfection. Served with a confit leg sausage roll, devils on horseback, spiced red cabbage and duck fat roasties.


There wasn’t much room left after such a substantial main but we ordered the MINCE PIE & CIDER BRANDY ICE CREAM, a frangipane version, topped with the most delicious ice cream made with Somerset cider brandy.

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