Rook Lane Blog

Articles such as this one from the BBC are testament to the fact that Frome is a town worth investing in. Boasting three contrasting art galleries, a quirky cinema, two theatres and masses of wonderful independent shops, restaurants and pubs – this little Somerset town is a cultural haven.

And that’s why Martin Earley (previously the owner of a successful software company) decided to move to Frome, buy the Lamb Inn, on Bath Street, and turn it into the Cornerhouse – a pub/restaurant selling a great selection of wines; cheap, delicious ale; cider; carefully selected lagers and good coffee.

There is a Sunday evening soul session with Emma Harris, Friday nights offer live music whilst you dine (or drink), Wednesday is fish night (the fish is fresh and tasty) and comedy is staged in the upstairs room (which can also be hired for wedding functions, book groups, plays… etc).

The staff are, in my opinion, by far the friendliest staff in town. They are warm and smiley, polite, well-informed and always eager to please.

The menu has enough variety but not too much. The steak is big and juicy, the chips are crispy and salty, the (aforementioned) fish is always a treat and all the other dishes look scrumptious but I’m yet to make my way through the entire menu.

Martin has moved to Frome and made sure that he has invited the whole town to join him in what has become a comfortable, happy pub. The food isn’t cheap but you are paying for good quality. And the drinks are surprisingly cheap.

Be sure to stop in for a pear and apple cider, or a pint of Lamb Gold and some Pretzel pieces. Or book a table and relish the fresh ingredients in the homecooked meals.

As it’s just across the road from us here at Rook Lane – it’s the perfect pre-concert dinner destination – or for a post-gig tipple.

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