The Pony & Trap
2nd - 6th October
Since taking over this 200 year-old pub in rural Somerset ten or so years ago, siblings Josh and Holly Eggleton have gone from strength to strength. Sourcing his ingredients exclusively from the Chew Valley and its environs (many from the pub’s own kitchen garden and orchard), former Ramsay scholar Josh produces refined dishes like ‘Pork and Prune Terrine with Smoked Eel and Apple’ and ‘Whole Plaice, Sea Vegetables, Brown Shrimp, Lime, Elderflower and Capers’, along with a handful of perfectly executed gastropub favourites (who doesn’t like a hand-cut, triple- cooked chip?), that are a wonderful celebration of West Country produce. Meanwhile, Holly takes care of the seamless front of house operation and The Pony & Trap’s excellent wine list. It’s a winning combination that has earned the brother and sister duo a Michelin star seven years on the trot.