Public Houses

The Crown Inn at Fivehead

Posted on Sep 20, 2014

The Crown Inn at Fivehead

The Crown Inn with Teasels Restaurant is located within the 16th century former coaching house now known as The Crown Inn, Fivehead. The restaurant offers a full range of meals to suit everyone’s tastes. The premises have recently been refurbished with the building of the restaurant as a brand new extension, completed in 2004. The facilities at Teasels are totally disabled friendly. Throughout the building, traditional materials have been used to provide a warm country style atmosphere. Adjoining the restaurant is the public bar offering a selection of beverages including West Country Real Ales and fine wines. There is also an antique bar billiards table and a welcoming wood burning stove. The restaurant and bar offer a quality service and can cater for all your needs. http://thecrowninn.2day.ws/...

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Kingsdon Inn

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Kingsdon Inn

The Kingsdon Inn is a charming 300 year old thatched pub set in the picturesque village of Kingsdon, close to the Somerset levels. Just moments from the A303 and within easy reach of the M5, we pride ourselves on the excellence of our food our local ales and fine wines. Originally a cider house serving cider from the front door, the Inn offers cider and draft beers produced predominantly by local micro breweries. We are renowned for our food and take pride in sourcing ingredients locally where possible. From light lunches to hearty three course dinners, our highly talented chef creates fresh, appealing dishes guaranteed to please. The Inn is full of charming, original features including beams, fireplaces and a bread oven. In winter the candlelit rooms and open fires provide an intimate atmosphere for lunch or dinner. In summer, visitors can enjoy a drink in the delightful garden with views across the village green. Well-behaved children and dogs are most...

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Wyndham Arms – Kingsbury Episcopi

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Wyndham Arms – Kingsbury Episcopi

The Wyndham Arms has been a pub for almost four hundred years, and in this beautiful and historic setting we bring you everything you could wish for in a traditional country pub. The pub lies at the heart of the picturesque village of Kingsbury Episcopi set in the heart of South Somerset. We offer a warm welcome to all, including walkers, children and dogs. Inside you will find a relaxed atmosphere, with real fires, real ales and home cooked food prepared freshly every day. Outside there is an extensive pub garden for you to enjoy on warmer days and evenings. We also have a fantastic area for smokers, with a heated covered area and an outdoor pool table....

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The Langport Arms

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

The Langport Arms

Welcome to the Langport Arms Hotel.The hotel was originally built as a private house in 1420. Although it has been greatly extended and dramatically changed over the years much of the original building remains the same. From the 16th century the building was used as an inn and was then known as The Swan. During the 18th century it became a coaching inn known as  The Langport Arms Hotel. Today the hotel still offers the quality services as it did then. Enjoy your visit and view the wide range of facilities we offer. The Carvery The superb air conditioned Carvery Restaurant is ideal for all occasions. Whether you require an intimate table for two or large parties. There is always a good selection of meats accompanied by a variety of fresh seasonal vegetables. There is a choice of desserts from the chilled display and wines available from the main wine list. The Beaufort Room can hold up to 40 guests for the smaller dinner parties or wedding receptions. In fact the hotel can cater for any requirements. http://www.langportarmshotel.co.uk/index.shtml...

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Rose & Crown ( Eli’s) – Huish Episcopi (2 minutes walk from Withy Cottages)

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Rose & Crown ( Eli’s) – Huish Episcopi  (2 minutes walk from Withy Cottages)

The Rose and Crown at Huish Episcopi, Somerset has been an inn since it was built in the mid-17th century. It has been in the family of the present licensees for four generations. The inn is affectionately known as Eli’s after Samuel Eli Scott who on New Year’s Day in 1920 at St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi, married Maude Lillian Slade, the daughter of William and Jane Slade, the founders of the present dynasty. The inn is very unusual in having a taproom rather than a bar and its’ other most notable feature is the ‘Men’s Kitchen’, a little room off the front passageway, which still bears its’ licence No.2 on the door. Maude used to cook the family’s meals there on the range, but becoming increasingly frustrated at the mysterious disappearance of her Sunday Lunch’s roast potatoes, persuaded Eli that they needed their own kitchen! For many years the locals would bring their own fare to cook on the range for their lunch whilst they sat around the scrubbed trestle tables chatting and drinking their cider and ale. Undoubtedly, the inn’s most poignant features amongst the family photographs in the Front Room are the pictures of William and Jane Slade’s two sons, Reg and Sidney, the Great Uncles of the present licensees, who were killed in action aged 23 and 19 on the Western Front during the First World War. In 1871 William Slade became the Landlord on the Rose and Crown, which he ran with his Wife Jane. Jane died in 1920 and upon William’s death in 1921; Eli Scott became the Landlord and ran the inn with his wife Maude. Their daughter, Eileen Mary Scott was born in April 1923. On the 8th. August 1951 Eileen married Percy James Pittard at St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi. Her mother, Maude, died on Armistice Day, 1960 and Eli continued to run the inn with Eileen and her husband, Jim. Upon her Father’s death in May 1978, aged 84, Eileen became the Landlady of Eli’s continuing to run it with Jim and their three children. Jim died in May 1992 and Eileen died in April 2008. Their children, Maureen, Trish and Steve and Trish’s son, Sam, continue Eli’s tradition of offering hospitality to all. Langport cooperative holds a local produce shop every Friday afternoon from the Mens Kitchen in the pub where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables along with bread and lots more delicious goodies. See more at: http://www.huishepiscopi.org.uk/business-services/food-and-drink/107-rose-a-crown The Steam Rally visits Eli’s every year in  July where dozens of steam engines little and large all gather a field next to the pub where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent machines. Meet the many enthusiasts that restore and run these vintage steam engines....

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The Devonshire Arms – Long Sutton

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

The Devonshire Arms – Long Sutton

The Devonshire Arms, a Grade II former hunting lodge, is set on the picturesque village green of Long Sutton in the heart of the Somerset Levels just off the A303, close to Somerton, and under two hours from London by car or train. Step inside the impressive inn and you’ll find an unexpectedly contemporary style, with an emphasis on quality. Friendly staff are always on hand to ensure your visit is enjoyable, whether it’s just for a pint in the bar or a relaxed meal in the restaurant prepared from locally sourced ingredients. You can also drink and dine ‘al fresco’ in the sheltered courtyard, large terraced walled garden or overlooking the green at the front. http://www.thedevonshirearms.com/...

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