As of the 30th March 2009 Darren Littlewood & Alan Thomas will be the new landlords of The Ring O’ Bells in Priston. Alan has worked as head chef in 5 star hotels and Darren in award winning pubs.
Being chefs food features right up there in our plans for the pub and the kitchen will be open seven days a week, everything from bread to chutney to the mayonnaise in your tartare sauce will be made on the premises, our fish will be supplied by Cornish day boats, our meat from local award winning butchers and our veg from local growers. We have no desire to turn the pub into a fancy restaurant with inflated prices and snooty service, this is going to be good value pub food.
Of course real ales will still feature strongly and we will be using local breweries for monthly guest ales, we are also increasing the wine list and adding some premium spirits, bottled beers and organic cider. The rooms above the pub will now be available for bed and breakfast, we have 3 luxury double rooms and you get your own personal chef to cook breakfast. Once a month we will host a quiz & curry night at the pub with a share of the proceeds going to good causes in the village.
We are really keen to hear your opinions too and would love to find some local village suppliers for our kitchen, we have set a blog up so you can leave your comments or you can email us at,, or just drop in for a chat!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Quiz & Curry Night

Monday 6th of July we will be having our first quiz night at the pub, teams of 4, £7.50/head, booking essential!
Should be a lot of fun with great prizes and an authentic vegetarian or meat curry to round of the evening....yum!

Saturday, 16 May 2009


Broadband Wi-Fi has now been established at the pub and the illy coffee has arrived too

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Real pub food

If you haven't visited us for lunch or dinner yet here are a few photo's of our delicious food:

B&B Rooms finally ready

We have finally got the letting rooms finished and Saturday our first guests stayed the night, it was a close shave getting the room ready in time but apparently they enjoyed their stay and particularly the comfy beds!

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Whats new this week!

We have two new real ales arriving this week:
Bob Wall 4.2% a.b.v from Timsbury brewery and
Hidden Pint 3.8% a.b.v from Hidden brewery in Salisbury.

Also Wednesday we will now be stocking Grolsch lager, Westons Organic cider, Budvar Czech lager, Tanqueray gin, Havana club Cuban rums and Fentimans Cola, Dandelion & Burdock and Ginger beer.

On the food side of things, fresh Devon crab, Timsboro Goat's cheese and marinated olives.

We would also like to remind our lunch time locals that we are now open all day on Sundays. You know who you are!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Food Specials

Great new produce arriving daily now, this week we have:

Kentucky fried rabbit with garlic mayo.

Roast leg of lamb, haricot beans & mint sauce.

Linguine carbonara.

Free range chicken, chorizo picante & roast pepper salad

* Wednesday we hope to have the first batch of gorgeous Jersey Royal potatoes

Thursday, 9 April 2009


Well one week in and it has been great. The support from the locals has exceeded all expectations and right now it feels like the best pub in the world!

Food update: We're now getting lots of exciting local products into the kitchen including:
English lop Pork from Timsbury, free range chicken and duck eggs from the village, the most amazing local venison and excellent beef from Walter Rose and Hugh.

May day at the pub is going to feature a special outside bar sponsored hopefully by Bath Ales, more news on that soon.

We have also got plans for lots of good stuff for all the locals who have shown such an interest in the continued success of the pub, thanks from us both!

Thursday, 26 March 2009


We welcome children but don't believe they should have a 'children's' menu, these usually have horrible frozen foods worse than you'd give them at home!
Instead they can pick from the same menu and have a children's size portion.
For Sunday lunches if you want to bring the whole family we will be doing whole roasts to share, so if your children aren't big eaters then you will be able to have a whole roast free range chicken and share it between 2, 3 or 4, it's upto you....

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Local Breweries

We believe strongly that if you can get excellent products on your doorstep then you should use them in your pub. Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire have some of the best micro breweries in the country and we are planning to use guest ales from the best of these.
Breweries signed up so far include: Blindmans in Frome and Stroud brewery which has just won awards for its organic real ales. If you have any suggestions let us know.


Here's a list of the real ales we would like to serve, of course this is a contentious issue so here's your chance to have your say...
Wadworths 'I.P.A'
Abbey Ales 'Bellringer'
Blindmans 'Buff'
Stroud Brewery 'Budding'

and cider:
Stowford press
Westons organic
Richs organic scrumpy

as for lagers:
Becks Vier

Friday, 20 March 2009

Sunday Lunch Menu

Homemade soup & bread £4.00

Rabbit Pate £4.50

Smoked sea trout with horseradish £5.50

Goats cheese & beetroot salad £5.00

Roast sirloin, (21 day aged british Dexter beef) Yorkshire pudding, duck fat roasties,
savoy cabbage, roast carrots,celeriac gratin & veal stock gravy £14.00

Roast free range chicken, lemon & thyme stuffing, duck fat roasties,
savoy cabbage, roast carrots, celeriac gratin & veal stock gravy half £11.00
whole chicken to share £22.00

Line caught Cornish cod, beer batter, hand cut chips & tartare sauce £10.00

Keenes extra mature cheddar ploughman’s, home made pickles £ 9.00

Wiltshire ham egg & chips £ 8.00

Leek & cheddar tart with green salad £ 8.00

Chocolate & hazelnut brownie £3.50

Rhubarb crumble & custard £3.50

Strawberry Eton mess £3.50

Lemon & passion fruit Posset £3.50

English cheese & chutney £5.50