The Packhorse Inn
The Packhorse has an extraordinary history. The original building has been dated to 1618 (via a dendrochronology examination of floor timbers) serving thereafter as a parish Ale House. The Packhorse Inn was first mentioned as a public house in 1851. Sadly, in May 2012, the pub was sold by Punch Taverns to the highest bidder: a proposed residential and office development.
After years of public campaigning (stalling redevelopment plans) and negotiation, the local community secured the option to buy it back in Summer 2016. What followed was the most incredible public-spirited effort. The purchase and restoration of the dilapidated Packhorse was made possible by a dedicated project team and the visionary generosity of 430 shareholders: raising over £1m to make this the most successful UK community pub buyback ever.
- Guide dogs welcome
- Free parking
- On site parking
- Changing Facilities
- All groups welcome
- Free WIFI
#129 of 671 Places to Eat in Bath
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
20 Apr 2019: This a great part of the world to walk with the historic remains of the Somerset Coal Canal nearby and so to finish at the Packhorse for lunch is ideal and whilst busy on a Bank holiday weekend, the...
14 Apr 2019: A mixed review really. Our friends boasted about this pub. We walked to it (it’s about 30 mins walk for us.) When we got there, we hoped to get some chips and general bar snacks to go with a cider...
3 Apr 2019: We were placed in the downstairs for a meal. Welcomed nicely but we had a few kids and dogs with us and it felt more like a drop in for a pie and pint. Wasn't until we used the loo then we realised...