Sitting in the picturesque village of Edington, this 18th-century inn had a shiny makeover back in 2016 and now boasts rave reviews from locals and travellers alike. No wonder, when it’s a four-in-one killer combo of gastropub-with-rooms, brewery, farm shop and self-catering holiday cottages that reached the Muddy Awards 2023 Finals for Best Farm Shop.
Inside the pub, you’ll find a traditional layout with exposed oak beams and brick walls, but zhushed up with a fine dining air. The Three Daggers takes a farm-to-fork approach and gets its ingredients from farmers and growers based in Wiltshire – some of which you can snap up yourself in the excellently-stocked on-site farm shop. The pork and beef are locally sourced, and the heaps of fresh produce are a treat for vegetarians, who can dig into a flavourful offering of dishes like pearl barley risotto with salsa verde and smoked applewood cheese. What to wash it all down with? By lucky coincidence, the on-site microbrewery team has award-winning beers on tap.
Relax in the lounge, with its wooden booths and cosy cushions, or take the party outside during the summer months and head to The Woodshed, a separate al fresco dining area that fills to the brim with locals. The outdoor menu swaps out pub classics for wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas; throw in an Aperol Spritz and it could be Naples.
Another string to The Three Daggers’ considerable bow is the events space – The Brewery can hold up to 45 people, ideal for a small wedding reception or birthday bash. If private dining is more your bag, opt for The Wool Barn or Garden Room for a quiet dinner of up to 20 people.
No need to scurry off after your boozy pub lunch, as there are three styles of lovely ensuite rooms – super king size, king size and twin or double beds, plus three separate luxury cottages. The jewel in the crown is Hillside Cottage which sleeps up to 12 and has all the creature comforts; sauna, pool, hot tub, private chef, and a good-sized garden for kids and pets to bounce about (yes, it’s pooch friendly).
A hideaway isn’t complete without some serious R&R. Just across the road, you’ll find The Spa Barn, which has a fabulous selection of hotel-grade treatments – one Swedish massage, please!
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Three Daggers, 47 Westbury Road, Edington, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 4PG
01380 830 940
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