Review on The Potting Shed

Situated across the road and some 200 yards from its parent hotel (The Rectory), this re-born boozer aims to keep things true to their roots with great beers on tap and really interesting pub food. As befits its horticultural name, the Potting Shed also runs a community veg patch for anyone who fancies growing their own.

The kitchen naturally makes use of the seasonal pickings as well as produce from the region. What follows is an inventory of pub classics and more inventive ideas, taking in the likes of chicken pie, lamb hotpot and beer-battered hake with triple-cooked chips as well as smoked haddock, gherkin and caper tartine, seared fillet of sea bass with tomato, chilli and prawn linguine, and garden vegetable risotto with poached egg and crispy leeks.

Round things off with bread-and-butter pudding sundae with Baileys ice cream or traditional Wiltshire lardy cake with breakfast tea ice cream. The food is supported by a concise, interesting wine list.

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Gastro pub


Tom Conway

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Mon-Sat (7.00 - 9.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Potting Shed

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Potting Shed
The Street
SN16 9EW

Customer Ratings on The Potting Shed

2  / 5

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  • avatar
    Graham Brunwin
    April 2013

    11 people found this review helpful
    Poor food, greedy prices and bad staff.

    This was the very worst Sunday lunch any of us had ever experienced, vegetables were inedible, Yorkshire pud was hard with no soft part at all, about a teaspoonful of watery gravy. When we complained we were told "we'll nobody else has complained and we had the veg at after you left and it was fine." After paying £200 for 5 people we were left feeling that this was a rip-off and they couldn't care less. We have had a £5.99 carvery that was far better than this. We had eaten there about a year ago and it was good, but greedy prices and poor food and staff has ruined the place. Never again.

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