Review on The Tollgate Inn
Built during the sixteenth century and still going strong, the Tollgate is every inch the archetypal English country hostelry, right down to its beams, stone-flagged floors and delightful cottage garden (complete with willow gazebos). Drinkers still enjoy pints of real ale from small local breweries in the convivial bar, although much of the pub's trade now comes from food.
Visitors can eat in the cosy dining area on the ground floor, or venture up a wooden staircase to the high-beamed restaurant that was once a chapel used by local weavers. A fire blazes in the hearth, there are leather chairs to sit on and impressive views of the village green from big windows.
The kitchen delivers hearty, robust food with a noticeable Mediterranean slant, although dishes are based emphatically on Wiltshire produce (hand-reared beef from Broughton Gifford, lamb from Limpley Stoke, game from local shoots, and so on). You might begin with home-cured bresaola or crab ravioli on pea and mint velouté (fish comes up the West Country). After that, consider roast pork tenderloin with Moroccan spices, ribeye steak on celeriac mash with deep-fried chilli and paprika onions or whole sea bass with ginger, lemon and fennel. To finish, here's an English flavour about Eton Mess or bread-and-butter pudding with homemade whisky marmalade. 'Light bites' are also on offer and the attractively priced wine list includes plenty by the glass.
The Tollgate Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / Modern European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm (12.00 - 9.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 2.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card