We just wanted to give you another update and let you know that THE ILCHESTER ARMS IS REOPENING ON WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY! We are so excited to open this beautiful pub and can’t wait to welcome you all.  


We have been working really hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks with building repair works, external repaint and generally giving the pub and garden lots of love inside and out so it can really shine for it’s upcoming reopening.  We are very pleased with the progress so far – just one final push this week and we will be ready to welcome you to our beautifully revamped garden.  


We will be serving food all day from 12-8pm (12-5pm on Sundays), and are now taking bookings for our well-spaced outdoor dining tables from the 12th (no need to book just for drinks). All booked tables will have cover, large parasols for smaller parties and individual gazebos for parties of four or more.  We are very much hoping for glorious sunshine, and don’t have outdoor heaters, but we’re sure that the warmth of our welcome coupled with a coat will see you through in the event of a chilly spell!


Assuming the government roadmap goes as everyone hopes, we will then be taking bookings for indoor dining from 17th May.  

Please note that all bookings we will be subject to a maximum number of 6 people (yes children count in this number).  Dogs are more than welcome (we love them!) to join you both inside and out!  


In line with new government legislation, we will be asking everyone (that’s ALL members of the party aged 16+) to sign in with track and trace, please note this is mandatory for entry to the pub (after May 17th ) and the garden.  


If you would like to make a booking, please call us on 01308 422600.


Looking forward to seeing you all, 


Kirstin, Mark and the Ilchester team.