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 clubs were closed due to the coronavirus lockdown. When Andy and Geoff took the pub on, their intention was to return it to the community hub that it once was. The lockdown has at least given ample opportunity to do that! 


The Motto is currently serving Barrow Gurney and its surrounding villages as a village shop and take-away food and drinks service, with local residents being provided with a safe and sanitary alternative to large, crowded supermarkets, long queues and empty shelves. Our shop stock is ever changing and growing, but offers basic essentials ranging from flour and eggs to bread, milk and vegetables. Similarly, our take-away menu is ever evolving, offering delivery or collection of traditional pub meals and drinks at an affordable price. 


Meet the team and find out how we have adapted our services for you during lockdown. 


The Motto has a rich and interesting history, 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 very 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. 


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