Pythouse Kitchen Garden
Lovely fresh food beautifully cooked. What’s not to like?
Great food, good service, chilled atmosphere. The demographic is really diverse, the venue is eclectic and the location is sublime.
We enjoyed lunch but wouldn't say I was blown away. The food was tasty but there were a few niggles. Firstly my partner's Pale ale was served with ice and a straw which was very strange but I put that down to a new and inexperienced member of staff. I ordered the chicken and leek pie which came with roast veg and served on a cold plate. I couldn't tell if the veg were meant to be tepid as they were mixed with salad leaves and although tasty the pie was barely half full though the pastry delicious. My partner had braised lamb and greens which was delicious and a plentiful but again the bowl in which it was served was also cold.
I had desert of sticky toffee pudding which was really tasty but very small portion not worth nearly £7.
The 12.5% 'discretionary' service charge was a bit cheeky for a table of 2 but we paid it anyway.
The gardens and surroundings were lovely and I wouldn't be put off coming again if I'm in the area but just hope these little details can be sorted out as it really is a lovly place with so much potential.
Just a great experience as usual ... a couple of us come quite often as it is equi-distance for us both and the time always flies - always a good sign! We love it all; the building and decor, surroundings, menu and food and that we are never rushed. Attentive but delightful informal service from the staff. See you soon.
We had lunch and it was very good indeed. The boards were very interesting and delicious. The dining area was delightful as ever...the decor remains eyecatching but not over the top. A lovely all-round experience.
Roast was good, but potatoes seemed clearly re-heated, lacking fluff, roast chicken was on the dry side and skin was floppy
Wonderful Sunday lunch, fabulous fresh seasonal vegetables with beautifully cooked meat. Happy to cater for a gluten free vegan with a delicious fresh dish. Great service.
What a delightful setting for an evenings dining. We were really impressed with the quality of food and service, we will surely be returning again.
Beautifully designed restaurant, a lovely sense of style. Excellent food and good wine list. Genuinely friendly service but non-intrusive. We look forward to returning.
We had a delicious meal with friends to celebrate a birthday.
We visited, for the second time for Sumday luch and birthday treat. As previously, service was great, helpful with our two year old, and food was delicious.
Lovely Sunday lunch, pricey but lovely none the less! Great atmosphere, attentive staff but this will have to be kept for special occasions only for us as the price is a barrier for more regular use!
I love everything about Pyt Garden it feels authentic ,delicious food and a beautiful environment
Beautiful setting in a walled garden. Quiet rural location. Not easy to find but worth seeking out.
A fabulous experience once again . We happened to stumble upon this unique little haven while diverting off the 303 on the way to Somerset and what a find it was . We have been in various different seasons and with girlfriends and most recently a treat for my husband to experience . A warm . Cosy wonderful welcome by all the fabulous staff .outstanding food and I’m a baker by trade !! Fantastic service and a menu of food that we have never experienced . Absolutely amazing . We will be back . Many thanks
Our last visit was a special family meal. It was great food, excellent attentive service and priced well.
The Pytfire dinner is always a special occasion with a quality set menu which always includes innovative dishes. You can guarantee that everything is fresh and locally sourced, usually from their own garden. Cooked on an open pitfire the smoked fish and vegetables are a signature dishes. Lunches, dinners and the Pytfire evenings are all 'occasions' well worth experiencing and repeating.
The dining ambience is quite unique, using one of the rebuilt glass houses of the old kitchen garden. Double glazed and with a large wood burning stove the evenings are snug with candles and strings of miniature lights adding to the cosy atmosphere.
From the warm and friendly greeting to the attentive and efficient informality of the staff, an evening spent at the Pythouse is an evening of enjoyment.
Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch which was excellent and very well thought out and produced and wish you were a little nearer. Lovely ambience and very well planned and executed setting.
Gorgeous setting and great food beautifully cooked and presented.
Always an enjoyable treat to visit this wonderful place, whether it's for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Always feels a bit special.
We discovered this gem as a result of Alistair Sawday's book, the Extra Mile. We regularly journey between our home in Devon and our children who live in London so we like to try interesting places en route. We already know quite a few but have only recently been stopping at Pythouse which we've become pretty keen on and have recommended it to others.
We'll be back!
Lovely location with attentive and friendly staff. A decent selection of dishes, with the Lamb and Tart being the popular choices in our group. Reasonable prices, all things considered.
A warm and friendly venue with interesting tasty food and excellent service.
Lovely food in a beautiful setting served by very nice people. Lovely lunch experience
We used to love this place but lunch on Sunday was v disappointing. No appetisers/starters on offer. Only 4 choices of main courses which all involved rather bitter and tepid roasted vegetables. The smoked salmon was delicious but the accompaniments were unappetising and the potatoes tasted as if they had been reheated. So very sad that this fare was not like it used to be. There were 3 deserts on offer - all puddings - not for me.
The waitress responded well to the comments we made and why we hadn’t cleared our plates and took the glasses of wine off the bill. This is still an enchanting location but nowhere near as good as it used to be when it comes to the most important thing -good food
Great Pytfire evening .
Lovely food and excellent service.
A unique spot to enjoy with great friends
December's Pyt Fyre certainly kicked off the holiday season with a very fine meal. Very tasty indeed and I thought it was one of the best Pyt Fyre's that they have done. Plenty of food for the hungriest of appetites. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Booked specially to have lunch with a couple of friends as we came across this gem recently but it was fully booked at the time. The ambience and decor is wonderfully casual chic, the food is imaginative, creative and delicious and the service is exactly how it should be - efficient, friendly and professional. Brilliant all round.
Very nice Sunday lunch, but a bit pricey.....................................................................................................
Would like to go again in summer
v.good dinner. great service. good vibe in the restaurant. thank you
Very welcoming staff, lovely place. Loved all the interesting paraphernalia everywhere and the food was delicious. Enjoyed walking around the kitchen garden afterwards. The surroundings are beautiful and will look forward to coming back again when the garden is in full bloom/production in the summer
Such a stunning place and the food is tasty and authentic. The service was excellent. I will definitely go back.
We had a lovely 'plant based' meal, preceded by a cocktail. Ours were served in small Périgord glasses and tasted fine but we noticed all the other diners after us, getting much bigger ones, with a straw, which we were rather disappointed to see. I think the cocktail should be served in cocktail glasses - which would be much more 'exciting', without the gin being too diluted. And all diners should have the same!
The food was very good and we enjoyed our starters and mains, both of which felt 'special'. The evening is advertised as 'plant based' but the puddings (crepes and chocolate torte) were really a bit disappointing and ordinary. There is so much scope for more unusual, fruit-based puddings - especially in the autumn.
This was our first evening visit to PHK and we can't fault the ambience and overall experience, although, not ideal having to go out in the rain to find a loo! We felt the food was well- presented and imaginative but, in this case, somewhat overpriced.
We stopped off for lunch en route from Cornwall back to London - 100% worth the detour. Really beautiful setting (even on a grey and wet day), great food and lovely staff.
Came with a group of 10 people for a Sunday roast and we all agreed that it was the best restaurant roast we'd ever had. Big portion, great meat, yorkshires, delicious crispy roast potatoes and all the trimmings. Highly recommended!
Fantastic restaurant, somewhat off piste but well worth trying. Delicious local ingredients, good service in a cosy setting.
Friendly, good service with an interesting menu based on local produce. Great informal meeting place for lunch
This is our favourite restaurant in South Wiltshire. We eat here as often as we can afford. It is in a lovely setting and is a pleasure to sit and eat in. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The food is always high quality, interesting and locally sourced. If you want cheap pub grub then this isn’t the place for you but if you want excellent meat, fish and/or vegetarian with “interesting” vegetables, you can’t do any better in this area.
Lovely little find! Gardens are really pretty with great outside play area and activities for children.
Food is really interesting, different and delicious! So nice that produce from the garden is used.
Great service and friendly staff. Lovely ambiance inside the restaurant and very cosy with the woodburner on. Would definitely recommend - make sure you book a table in advance.
Excellent unique special place in the countryside for coffee, lunch, tea. I haven’t yet experienced dinner at Pythouse.
I would only criticise the ‘outside toilets’! It really does spoil the otherwise lovely experience. Especially in the autumn/winter months. They are chilly and slightly ‘grubby’!
Please remedy quickly then it will be the perfect place. In summer it’s a magic experience with the beautiful garden growing super flowers and fruit, for clients to pick.
We loved this place so much that we visited twice during half-term. Great food, great staff, incredibly inventive and compelling space for the children to play outside. Brilliant.