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Three Tuns Freehouse

Muddy says: We love The Three Tuns for its year-round curb appeal. Roaring fires, fabulous beer garden and top notch grub – what’s not to like?

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The Three Tuns is one of those rare beauties – it has a lovely, dog-friendly beer garden with a boules pitch for summer-tastic drinking but come winter, roaring fires will toast your toes while you glug your way through the jug of freshly-made Bloody Mary propped on the bar, small batch spirits from around the Southwest and, last but not not least, their homemade Mulled Cider.

This freehold village pub has won accolades for Best Sunday Roast EVER and Favourite Local Pub, so it’s no surprise that great food is a biggie here, from small bites of cauliflower cheese croquettes to rare Bavette steak. The food is prepared by Chef Proprietor James Wilsey, who strives to serve honest, beautifully cooked, full flavour dishes. Ales come from around the Southwest, alongside a carefully selected wine list and a growing selection of small batch gins and other spirits. The bar is pretty lively too!

Situated midway between Marlborough and Hungerford on the Wiltshire/Berkshire border, it’s a great place to hop on to the Kennet and Avon Canal or explore Savernake Forest.

NEW for 2019 is an exciting Spring/Summer wine list, with a focus on sourcing the best by-the-glass options. They now stock wines from A’Becketts vineyard near Devizes – true pioneers in the English wine industry, plus they are super affordable, which we like to hear.

For beers, check out the new offerings from Otter Brewery, Ramsbury, Flack Manor and Bath Ales, though they are always introducing new products too. Heard of Genie? The Three Tuns are one of the first pubs in the country to sell this new range of soft drinks, made with delicious live and fermented gut-loving active cultures (!), with no added sugar, scary sweeteners or artificial ingredients.

Watch this space for an overhaul of their garden and outdoor areas this summer, too! It’s a big Muddy tick from us.

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