TIRED and legs aching from walking around Bath, my partner and I decided to enjoy the last of the Sunday afternoon’s sun and grab a hearty pub dinner.

Having only recently moved to the area, I was determined to try a pub near me that I could take family and friends to when they come to visit. A quick Google revealed that we were spoilt for choice and after a glance at a menu, we decided to give The Lamb On The Strand a go.

As we entered the pub, we were greeted by the staff and shown to a table. Chris popped over to the bar to took a look at the variety of drinks on offer and decided to try a local beer. Although I was dazzled by the different types of gin on offer, I sadly stuck to a lemonade as I was driving.

Our drinks were promptly served and while we perused the menu and chatted, my partner was struck by the slightly quirky decor of the pub, with Orangina bottles placed on every mantlepiece. It was a strange touch, but it couldn’t take away the cosy feeling the pub oozed.

The menu, although quite small, offered a diverse range of dishes that changes on a daily basis due to the use of locally sourced ingredients.

Despite the choice, the guinea fowl roasted in lemon and rosemary (£15.95) caught my attention immediately and after some deliberation Chris decided on the Curry of the Day (£13.95) which was beef and spinach.

When they arrived, my guinea fowl was well presented on a bed of smoked bacon, leek, pea and mint with a big portion of Parmesan pommes Anna and Chris’ curry came immaculately presented in a bowl, next to basmati rice, two small dishes of onion, cucumber and mango chutney with a poppadom standing between.

The guinea fowl was delicious and perfectly complemented by the leek mix, although I would have preferred to have more of that than the potatoes even though they too were cooked to perfection.

Chris said his curry was lovely – and I can confirm that after having a spoonful, but it could have been served a little warmer. It did however, make a nice change to the chicken curries he usually orders when dining at a curry house.

The main courses went down a treat and when we were paying the bill, the waitress told us of the live acoustic music they were hosting in the beer garden from local artists. We took our drinks out and enjoyed a variety of acoustic music in the light of the setting sun.

Our meal including a pint of Wiltshire’s finest Golden Bolt and a pint of lemonade came to £36.70, a good price for the standard and size of food on offer in a great location.

The Lamb On The Strand
99 The Strand, Semington
BA14 6LL
01380 870263

Parking: car park to the rear
Food served seven days a week 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9.30pm.

Food: 8/10
Choice: 7/10
Decor: 7/10
Customer service: 9/10
Main course prices: £9.95–£25.50
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5