I’d hate to say we ever fall into too many ruts, and I am not sure I’d call this a rut, but whenever we venture into the Big Smoke of Bath from our humble abode in Frome, we always end up at Same, Same But Different. It just does what it does so exceptionally well – the food is honest, the wine list short but each is a gem (Red & White Wine Merchants of Devon get the nod), the prices are fair and the staff mod def define the word ‘hospitality’.
On our most recent visit we only had one disappointment – the Sticky Pork Ribs had sold out…so forced to make alternative choices, Hound #2 went veggie with the Haloumi & Mushroom Burger (£9.50 – I’d had it the week before) and was dutifully most satisfied. The Triple Cooked Chips are the way all chips should be done, a rarity to be savoured if you find them.
Hound #3 opted for one of the several sandwiches on offer and the most appealing on the day was the Slow Braised Beef Brisket (£6.95) on bread from the locally worshipped Bertinet Bakery (we had to stop by post lunch & snag a loaf). The beef was meltingly tender and perfectly cooked and a splurge was decided and the triple cooked taters (£1.30) were included in the order. All washed down with a pint of draught Estrella (£3.60) …that’s a lunch.
So if you find yourself in Bath or headed to Bath, put Same, Same But Different on your food SATNAV and enjoy….