Review on The Muddy Duck
The Muddy Duck, formerly the King's Arms can be found in the heart of the picturesque village of Monkton Farleigh, known for its underground mines of Bath stone, which were converted into one of the largest underground ammunition stores used by the Ministry of Defence during World War II. The pub is a collaboration between Restaurant industry veteran, Simon Blagden and fresh food and catering expert Nigel Harris, who owns the original Muddy Duck in Hethe, Oxfordshire.
The 17th century wisteria clad building, said to be Wiltshire's most haunted pub has undergone a sympathetic refurbishment, whilst retaining many of the original features and now offers a very welcoming environment for a leisurely meal, or a drink while reading the papers in front of the cosy wood burning fire.
The kitchen flies the flag for first-class local produce with fresh fish from Brixham Market and other ingredients sourced from the nearby Neston Park Farm shop. Seasonal menus may kick off with Wiltshire venison and Stornoway black pudding, scotch egg, apple and watercress salad before a hearty main course of fish stew with home-made aioli and croutons or slow cooked belly of Wiltshire pork, glazed pears, star anise and crispy pig's ear.
During summer months the rear garden is a popular spot to take in the views of the surrounding farmland and there are three tastefully decorated rooms and two duplex apartments, separate from the main building should you wish to extend your stay.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Sat (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun))
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Thu (6.00 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat)