The Radnor Arms, Nunton

Last night marked my first visit to The Radnor Arms, Nunton. What a cracking pub let down only by it being a Hall and Woodhouse establishment and therefore not having anything decent to drink beer wise (last night they had Tanglefoot and Badger Best one, neither of which do I care for much). However, we were not there for the beer and instead were visiting en-masse on the recommendation of my sister for the food.

I started with gravlax of salmon with dill mayonnaise, the mayonnaise was obviously homemade and delicious - properly buttery and the gravlax nicely cured. The main event was the Scotch fillet steak that was cooked very well, very tender and nicely beefey. I have not had a decent steak for some time (excepting infrequent visits to Belgium of course) so this was a rare treat .The handmade chips were tasty - perhaps a bit longer in the frier would have been good but that is not to everyone's taste.

We had a big bowl of mixed vegetables and my sister specially requested fried mushrooms which also arrived in a big bowl despite not being listed on the menu. Top marks all round especially as the waitress/bar maid/owner? (who was on her own but still providing an efficient and friendly service) made sure we had fresh cutlery and napkins after the first course - this is often ommited.

The real icing on the cake for me tough came with the pudding where they excelled themselves - apple and blackcurrant crumble which by itself would have been superb, but being the greedy type I asked for icecream, cream and custard despite none of the three being listed on the menu. Within a short space of time it duly arrived complete with fresh cream, homemade (delicious) icecream and best of all freshly made custard which was superb.

The best I could manage after all this food was an espresso which was nice before we settled up and went on. I shall be back - the pub has a relaxed atmosphere, is clean and tidy, not too big or too small, the food is excellent and the small menu and a chef who knows their stuff make it a pleasure to eat there. Prices for the main dishes are around the £15-16.00 mark with the steak being £17.95 so not cheap but worth paying for when it is so nice.


  1. The first sentence of your review makes it sound as if you were sorry to visit the pub and this is what appears when you do a search - just as well I read the remainder of the text!! I will be checking it out for myself after reading the Telegraph feature.

    1. Thank you for your comment and I have edited the article accordingly. I hope you enjoy your visit in due course.