Opening Times

The Ethicurean Experience

Friday Dinner: 17:00 - 19:00
Saturday Dinner: 17:00 - 19:00

The restaurant will now close at 10pm.

The Ethicurean Lunch

Saturday Lunch: 12:00 - 13:30
Sunday Lunch: 12.00 - 15:30

Mondays-Thursdays: Closed

Due to the national lockdown, we are unable to open until further notice. Please keep an eye on our socials or sign up to our mailing list to hear about reopening. Click to book a table, or send us an email. We hope to welcome you very soon.

The Legend Of Barley Wood

Mark Cox, who has been working the land within the walled garden since 2008, is committed to organic principles and a 'no dig' approach; one that is greatly beneficial to the structure of our soils and the nutrients in our food. All of our vegetables that feature on the menu come from Mark. He is one of a kind, and has contributed to the development of our menu over the years by supplying the most immaculate heritage and heirloom varieties of vegetables.

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Meat, Fish & Shellfish

What little meat we showcase on our menu is impeccably sourced; either straight from the wild, or direct from small farms that rear slow grown native breeds on deep rooted, ancient grasses and herbs.

Our fish and shellfish is sourced responsibly from the best sustainable suppliers around the UK. Our fish is predominantly killed 'ikejime', giving us the best possible quality of produce to celebrate.

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Foraging The Wilderness

The whole team at The Ethicurean are keen foragers. Downtime is often spent together wondering the wilderness of the Mendips and beyond. The team gather myriad wild ingredients through all seasons of the year. These in turn are used to enhance our food and drinks offering. Expect the best wild edibles to feature at various points during your visit with us.

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Spirituous Libations, Low & No

Our wines are sourced through small independent suppliers, supporting sustainable wineries that champion ancient methods of winemaking. Our wine list is predominantly natural and biodynamic, and showcases many special winemakers and grapes of the South West. Limeburn Hill, Aldwick Court and Dunleavy Vineyard are all within 15 minutes of the restaurant, whom we are delighted to work closely with.

Cocktails and non-alcoholic preparations are all made in-house by our talented team. We use local spirit producers and wild ingredients to create drinks designed to enhance your dining experience with us.

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Barley Wood Orchard

Our friends, Mike and Issy at Barley Wood Orchard, grow apples in the orchards that surround our garden walls. They produce some of the best cider and apple juice in the South West. Their keeved cider is a collective favourite of ours.

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The Talent Within These Walls

Barley Wood Walled Garden is also home to many creative folk, From Bill, the amazing potter, to florists, glass makers and artists. We highly recommend taking a wonder through the site to discover these incredible folk for yourself.