Ancient place with contemporary design, several eating and drinking areas, a bustling atmosphere, pleasing food and drink and courtyard seats; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
An inn since 1311, this colourful place, with its vibrant bar and multiple spaces for entertaining, exudes character, style and charm. The ancient and the modern are blended in a clever and effective way. Original beams and walls remain, but with touches of glass, steel, slate and leather throughout. The bar is bustling and convivial with wall banquettes, high tables and chairs, white-painted walls and a strip of blue neon lighting at ground level. Four beers including Box Steam Golden Bolt and Marstons Wainwright on handpump, 17 good wines by the glass and a large cocktail list. Stairs lead up to the restaurant with its glass-enclosed mezzanine cube, distressed walls, mustard yellow and pale green leather chairs around a mix of tables on big floorboards, high rafters lined with electric candles and a large carved angel on a plinth; background music. A long slate-floored passageway links this main part to a two-roomed snug area with large leather sofas and armchairs and an open fire, and a small, rather cosy dining room. The central courtyard has colourful tables and chairs and a Mediterranean feel. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
Well regarded food includes sandwiches, smoked salmon with watercress and shaved fennel, pigeon breast with black pudding, parsnip and pickled red cabbage, beer-battered fish of the day with chips, roast cauliflower with Persian-spiced lentils, spinach chickpeas and flatbread, brisket burger with ruby slaw, baby gem and fries, pork fillet spare rib with salt-baked celeriac, onion and thyme, and puddings such as eton mess pavlova and dark chocolate brownie.
Located right in the centre of Frome, the Archangel has an excellent reputation for its vibrant, warm hospitality, top quality restaurant food and quirky but first class accommodation.First recorded as an Inn in 1311, The Archangel despite extensive renovations still reveals its medieval history with ancient beams and walls. Modern touches have been added such as suspended glass mezzanine cube, Italian-made mustard yellow chairs and zinc-topped bar.Food is locally sourced and seasonal and we serve some British classics along with seasonal dishes. We cater for private parties and functions in our various rooms. With a large selection of ales, wines, and cocktails the bar is the perfect place to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere. The ten contemporary bedrooms are distinctly quirky with rich purple and gold wallpapers, sumptuous velvet curtains and a mural of an archangel. Features include flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, direct dial telephones, fridges, tea and coffee making facilities, ensuite bathrooms with Bramley bath and body products. Ask for our luxury rooms and their zinc baths for an extra romantic touch and see our special offers on our website.Visit our website for further information https://www.archangelfrome.com/The Archangel is part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of Britain's most iconic pubs and country inns who are passionate about creating the ultimate countryside experience. https://www.epicureantimes.com/epicurean-collection/We are very proud that The Epicurean Collection has been voted 'Pub Group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide and their editor Fiona Stapley.
Archangel, 1 King Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BH
Pub Group: Cirrus Inns
Weekdays: 12-11 Weds-Satl 12-midnight Fri