The Prince’s Motto takes its name from the Prince of Wales, whose motto is “Ich Dien”.
“Ich dien” translates from German into “I serve”, and we feel we are truly living up to such a motto after opening under new management three days before all UK pubs were closed to the public. When Andy and Geoff took the Motto on, their intention was to return it to the community hub that it once was. The lockdown did at least give us ample opportunity to do that!
BACK TO BETTER AT THE PRINCE'S MOTTO!
YES! WE ARE OPEN!
The Motto spent lockdown serving our local community take-away meals and drinks, and converting the old stable into what will now be our permanent Motto Shoppo - BUT THE PUB IS NOW OPEN FOR FOOD AND DRINK ON SITE!
With the help of several local volunteers and skilled workers, we have drastically transformed our beer garden in order to be able to offer a safe space for you and your support bubble to enjoy a fresh, cold pint along with a delicious, affordable meal.
● OUR HERITAGE ●
The Motto has a strong history within the community, serving the village as a pub for several decades after being converted from two cottages some time after 1838. The heart of the village itself (in which the Motto is situated) remains little changed since this time, with many of the buildings in the area having stood for multiple centuries.
Barrow Gurney has a rich and interesting history as a well-preserved estate village whose buildings date at least to the seventeenth century, but likely much earlier. In due time, we will be able to offer guides for walks and activities in the local area, enriching your knowledge of Barrow Gurney, North Somerset and Bristol.