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Princes Motto

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Barrow Gurney $$ - $$$ , British,
Barrow Street | Barrow Gurney, Barrow Gurney BS48 3RY, England
+44 1275 474608
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (3 reviews)
“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Barrow Street | Barrow Gurney, Barrow Gurney BS48 3RY, England
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Under new management who are so lovely. Staff are wonderful but the roast was over cooked and reheated. The cauliflower cheese had a thick skin on it and was soggy and tasteless- my friend didn't get served that on his plate, don't know why but...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to Bristol Airport ...great local pub and not like all the others on the main road. Worth a visit! Cosy and local - we will definately be paying future visits!

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Stopped in for lunch before flying from Bristol Airport. Limited but interesting menu. Very friendly proprieters. Food good and freshly prepared.

Thank John M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is our local village pub and we feel so lucky to live here. Over the winter the place has new landlords, a big refurbishment (really sympathetic and not some plastic, cheap touch up) and now at last a full menu (with wine list!) for...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This quaint village pub is under new management and has undergone a sympathetic makeover. We went with friends for fish and chip supper. It was superb. Beautiful home made crisp batter and chunky chips. Faultless. Great atmosphere and banter with the staff. What's not to...More

Thank Woodlandwalker
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Prince's Motto has recently been refurbished and it is beautiful! Welcoming, homely, smart and an excellent place for dinner and a drink. I had Fish Pie which was the best ever! Particularly because I'm Coeliac and it's rare that Fish Pie is available to me....More

Thank Denise E
Lloyd K, Owner at Princes Motto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Many thanks for your review and recommendation Denise. We are really enjoying our new business venture and the response from locals and travellers has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to you next visit. Best wishes, from The Princes Motto Team

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the newly refurbished Princes motto for dinner with friends. The food was delicious and the pub has a lovely atmosphere. I would recommend to everyone.

Thank 570joanna
Lloyd K, Owner at Princes Motto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Many thanks Joanna, We really appreciate your custom and your recommendation. Word is spreading and the response has been very encouraging as more and more people are discovering us. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from the Motto Team

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

been a regular for years so was dubious when it was closed for a refurb but was happy to see they have kept it's character and are offering fantastic food! especially the fish pie!!

Thank richard a
Lloyd K, Owner at Princes Motto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hi Richard, Thanks for sharing your experience of the new Motto, and indeed for remaining a loyal patron to this much loved pub. See you soon, The Motto Team

Reviewed 7 April 2017

My son and I visited for dinner - lovely calm atmosphere. Good wine and excellent food. We had the barrow gurney burger, and fish & chips. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Debbie L
Lloyd K, Owner at Princes Motto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Hi Debbie, We are delighted that the Barrow Gurney villagers are embracing the revamped Motto, and indeed her new custodians. It really is a special pocket of the world and we feel lucky to be a part of it.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My teenage son and I dropped in to The Princes Motto for a spur of the moment lunch during a dog walk. We both had burgers topped with melted cheese (we weren't adventurous enough to try the Aussie-inspired beetroot topping but promise we'll order it...More

Thank BenedictaRamus
Lloyd K, Owner at Princes Motto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. While the road closure has kept people away, particularly this week with accessibility being limited even further, Barrow Gurney villagers, and some determined regulars have kept the atmosphere bubbling along. And delighted responses to our food...More

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Is this pub still open - I have tried phoning and number's unobtainable and also not listed by BT?
11 February 2017|
Response from BristolDawn1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure ... We took a visit before the metro ring road began..
Hoping to revisit soon - is the Butcombe still on as a guest ale?
1 February 2017|
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Response from BristolDawn1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes when we last in.. The landlord is very helpful so just ring him. They certainly don't have a great variety and choice.
Where can you park please? I have a blue badge.
21 May 2016|
Response from tidgypud_12 | Reviewed this property |
they have a car park at the back of the pub also they have a lay buy outside the front door
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barrow Street | Barrow Gurney, Barrow Gurney BS48 3RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Barrow Gurney
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 474608
  • E-mail
The New Management welcome’s you to the refurbished Prince's Motto!

Close to both Bristol and Bath, serving traditional ales and home cooked fare, Barrow Gurney’s local is perfectly positioned to enjoy the best of the English countryside.
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