We believe a good pub is an easy place to be, whether you’re with family, a group of friends enjoying conversation or sat in a snug on your own with the paper and a nice pint or a glass of wine and a book. The space and atmosphere must be comfortable and welcoming, the team hospitable and knowledgeable and the food and drink should be varied, affordable, treated with care and respect to ensure perfection every time and above all else be satisfying – our vision is to create exactly this at The Artisan.
The Artisan will be a community led Pub in Frome, which we can grow and establish as the heart of the town, with our ultimate aim to create a home from home for our customers.
We will be a family friendly local, welcoming to one and all, a place to meet friends and neighbours for a drink, a home cooked meal or a good evening out with entertainment.
At the heart of our offer is warm customer service, locally sourced home cooked food and a welcoming and safe environment for everyone to enjoy.
The pubs location at the top of St Catherine’s Hill, surrounded by Frome’s artistic and creative community, inspired the new name and vision for this exciting venture and The Artisan will feature works of local artists and crafts people. Where possible we are working with local business for everything we need, such as Sonja Klingler who has handmade our Water Tumblers, Matt who has handcrafted our menu boards, Steve at Frome Printing Service for all our print work and Matt and the team at Stellasoft who have designed and built our website.
We are planning a wide range of activities – for families we will keep the little ones entertained with games, movie’s and a Creative Caterpillars club on Sundays. For the grown ups there will be live music and quiz nights, Wine club and book club and we’d love to showcase the works of local artists at gallery style events. We will also be featuring special food nights such as Crab and Cider and Build your own Burger.
Originally the Ship Inn in 1851 and in recent times The Olive Tree, the pub has assumed a number of identities, mostly recently as a Thai restaurant. The building is a traditional stone building with an outside courtyard which is fully decked and is great for enjoying the summer sunshine. The building will be going under a full refurbishment project giving it a fresh new look whilst retaining its traditional charm and in keeping with a village pub.