Welcome to the King William Pub and Dining Rooms
The King William is nationally recognised as one of the finest traditional freehouses in the country, offering award winning British food, an excellent wine list, four fantastic real ales from local microbreweries and refreshing Somerset cider. Our kitchen team creates truly delicious food that is seasonal and locally sourced, the menus are changed daily with specialties such as sirloin of English beef, served rare, alongside a piece of braised shin; Cornish plaice with leek and mussel broth and our own glazed ham proving popular with regulars and newcomers alike. We also keep an excellent selection of fine wines and a range of imported draught lager including Birra Moretti, Amstel and Heineken. Food is available for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and every evening. The Dining rooms are open Wednesday to Saturday evenings where diners can enjoy our food in a more formal yet stylish setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the bar.
Our new team
We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new members of staff. Scott Galloway joins as the new head chef and Greg Bartholemew as front of house manager.
Although Scott’s roots are in Scotland, from the very beginning his culinary pedigree has been heavily influenced by the west country. He worked with Michael Caines at the Art House hotel in Glasgow before moving to Bath to join the Royal Crescent hotel as sous chef.
“I am very excited about cooking at the King William it’s already got a great reputation for food and I think I can take that up to a higher level again.“ says Scott.
Scott credits his grand parents for his interest in good food. Growing up with home cooked meals, vegetables and fruit straight from the garden taught him the importance of flavour. “There’s nothing to beat my granny’s rhubarb crumble and custard, I still use her shortbread recipe, it’s the best. ” says Scott.
Another new recruit to the team is Front of house manager, Greg Bartholemew. Greg joins the team from the Michelin starred Ockenden Manor in Sussex, where he was assistant restaurant manager.
Greg also has a keen interest in good food only just surpassed by his obsession for great wine. Greg hopes to share his passion for wine with the team and customers alike.
“We have an amazing wine list at the King William, the new natural wines are totally different to anything you can readily buy.” Says Greg
Greg has already made some changes at the King William, it’s now open for lunch and dinner everyday, but he promises that there is much more to come.
The Good Food Guide
Yet again, we have made it into The Good Food Guide! Take a look.
We have introduced a small selection of Natural Wines to our list. Unique to the King William and our sister pub the Garrick’s Head, these wines are exciting and different. Produced on a very small scale by artisan winemakers in Europe, they challenge the palate and excite the senses.
We urge you to try them.
So good it brings a tear to the eye... well worth making the train journey from London, even just for lunch
Giles Coren, The Times
Monday-Friday – 12-3/5-11
Saturday – 12-12
Sunday – 12-11
Mon-Fri – 12-2.30/6-9
Sat – 12-3/6-10
Sun – 12-3/6-9
Our Dining Rooms are open Wednesday to Saturday evenings and for Sunday lunch.