The Spread Eagle Inn at Stourhead, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire
The Spread Eagle Inn at Stourhead is a traditional country pub set on the Stourhead estate in Wiltshire, so if you’re planning a visit to the National Trust house and gardens, book a table for lunch or an early dinner after a tour of the Palladian mansion and a stroll around the lakes.
The setting is rather idyllic, next to the church, in the historic courtyard where the converted stables now house the NT gift shop, a gallery and tea room. Inside The Spread Eagle are heritage red walls hung with gilt-framed antique paintings, chandeliers, and chairs and settles at pine tables, all very in keeping with the charming Georgian building.
The menu has pub classics like Ham, egg and chips, Fish and chips and Homemade cheese and bacon burger, with other dishes to entice you as well; Mediterranean vegetable tart, a selection of baguettes, and steaks from the Black Rock Grill. There’s a big focus on what’s local and seasonal, with eggs, game, beef and fish sourced close by or from the West Country’s abundant larder.
When it’s not so busy, the ambience is quiet and gentle, so you feel you could happily hunker down for a relaxed lunch or a pint of the local ale; if it’s a bit chilly outside and the fires are lit, it’s a good place to be. When the sun is shining sit outside in the courtyard and watch the comings and goings – just be aware that because the gardens at Stourhead are so beautiful, it does tend to draw the crowds in the summer and early autumn.
Dogs are allowed in the bar.
Open: Mon-Thurs & Sun 11:00am-4:00pm Fri & Sat 11:00am-9:00pm
T: 01747 840857
All information correct at the time of writing