The Coach House is a pub in Locking Village close to Weston-super-Mare. I have been a few times for drinks, but this was the first time I had food there.
It’s lovely traditional pub, with a good range of beers, and as this is Somerset, a good range of ciders as well.
There is quite an extensive menu, with grills, burgers, salads, and traditional pub meals. They also have a wide variety of pie specials. I was quite tempted by the pies. In the end though I had the Chicken Forestiere. This was a flame grilled chicken breast, topped with smoked streaky bacon, and a garlic, mushroom, brandy, and Dijon mustard sauce. It was served with chips, homemade onion rings, and a dressed salad.
The dish was what I expected, this was a nice looking plate of what I would call pub food. The chicken was nice, slightly overdone, so a little dry, but the sauce was nice. I liked the chips and salad. The home-made onion rings were a delight, lovely crisp batter and tasty onion.
I do think that this dish might have been better if it had been served with potatoes and vegetables, rather than chips and salad. Another option was maybe I should have gone with another protein option.
Service was order and pay at the bar, and then sit down and wait for the food to arrive. The staff were all friendly and welcoming.
I did enjoy the plate of food, it was tasty and good value for money.