The Northey Arms, Box reopens after extensive refurb

By Nick Batten on 5 December, 2023

The Northey Arms in Box, managed by Butcombe Pubs & Inns (part of Liberation Group), has reopened following an extensive refurbishment inside and out.

The pub with rooms on the outskirts of Bath now boasts new interiors, 13 bedrooms and new menus, in one of the area’s most historic buildings.

The building has been given a complete makeover in an elegant modern country house style. The bar, snug and dining areas have been refreshed with a palette of greens, dark greys and neutrals with rich fabrics and upholstery in tweeds, leather, terracotta and rust. Traditional wood-panelled walls, window seats, rugs and heritage wallpapers now feature alongside leather deep buttoned fixed seating, upholstered lounge chairs and statement wall and pendant lighting, creating a variety of cosy and elegant drinking and dining areas to choose from.

The 13 bedrooms have been refurbished and remodelled in a contemporary country style and have everything you would expect for a comfortable night’s stay including premium beds, luxurious bedding, high-end bathrooms, treats and Bramley toiletries.

Outside is a large garden complete with children’s play area, landscaped for alfresco drinking and dining. 

Jayson Perfect, Group Managing Director, Pubs & Inns, Liberation Group said, “The Northey Arms is a beautiful building with a rich history. This refurbishment has enhanced its much-loved features and restored those that have been lost over time – it looks incredible inside and out. We’ve worked our magic in the kitchen too with the introduction of new menus. We’re sure our guests will enjoy the new look and feel, alongside our fresh new award-winning food and drink offering.”

The new breakfast, lunch and supper menus focus on locally sourced produce, seasonal ingredients and elevated hearty pub and modern classics – the classic Full English, loaded bacon butty, shakshuka or plant-based sausages with roasted mushrooms, spinach and hash browns. Snacks such as Symplicity tomato ‘nduja’ croquettes with whipped feta or Stornoway black pudding Scotch egg, apple and tamarind ketchup.

Mains include Cornish mussels, Butcombe Original ale, smoked bacon and crème fraiche with grilled sourdough, Cornbury Estate venison steak, butter-roasted celeriac, parsley mash, soused pear with a red wine sauce or Pie of the week with seasonal greens, proper gravy and a choice of mash of thick cut chips.

The pub’s Sunday roasts include Rump of Hereford and Angus beef, Belly of West End Farm pork, Castlemead Farm chicken or a seasonal vegetable Wellington, all served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and red wine gravy.

Behind the bar is a selection of wine and cocktails, alongside a wide range of craft beer, real ale and cider from Butcombe’s award-winning brewery a few miles away in Bristol.

The Northey Inn reopens just in time for its Christmas offering, with a three-course Festive Menu, new seasonal sharing boards, and party bookings available from November 7th, including Christmas Day.

Explore the menus and book now: butcombe.com/the-northey-arms-wiltshire/christmas/

Pictured above: The new interior of The Northey Arms, Box