Lunch@Three Tuns, Gt Bedwyn 2016

Today is brightened by the presence of our great friends Sid and Wanda plus the glorious sunbeams that are their offspring, Khid and Koala. Ahead of a planned visit to the Wilton Windmill, we are breaking for lunch at The Three Tuns in Great Bedwyn.

The Three Tuns is a Free House and always has a good range of beers on tap. The selection today includes: dark and stormy Black Oak from the Acorn Brewery; shining Rare Breed from the Butcombe Brewery; and, of course, the sunny Three Tuns Ale from the Betteridge’s Brewery. Sid and I aim to sample all three, between us, over lunch. Sid starts with the Rare Breed, I have the Three Tuns.

The pub has a lively atmosphere and there is a good children’s menu for Khid & Koala that arrives with pictures of the food in outline that can be coloured in by those who need to be kept amused. Some children probably arrive with a rainbow of colour crayons but Khid & Koala are already being entertained by the brown spotted dalmatian belonging to the diners at the next table.

Sid and I start with the crispy monkfish with a cold front of celeriac remoulade, red watercress & a hailstorm of gremolata. Wanda & Rock help by each having a mouthful of monkfish. We all agree the monkfish is really fine and the celeriac remoulade makes a good and slightly unusual accompaniment.

I move on to the Black Oak and Sid moves on to the Three Tuns Ale. Although we have breezed through the first two beers, Sid & I also recognise that the climate may change if we continue at this speed and nobody needs that sort of high pressure environment. Wanda, Rock & I all have the seared sea bass with Jersey Royals, confit duck, tenderstem broccoli & chicken sauce… which is just as good as it sounds. Sid is equally happy with his almost rare bavette steak with roasted bone marrow, a shower of hand cut chips & salad.

We have all really enjoyed the food here – the service has been excellent, the beer has been beautiful – once again, the Three Tuns has proved to be a great place for lunch. The sun is shining through the clouds and we can see the wind blowing outside – we can either visit the windmill or go and fly a kite or both!


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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