Restaurants and Cafes

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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Perry’s Cider

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Perry’s Cider

We’ve been making award winning craft ciders since 1920 when William Churchill acquired the family farm and started making cider as a side line to his blacksmiths business. The company was later taken over by Henry and Bert Perry his nephews who pushed the company forward and continued to experiment with craft ciders. Much of the techniques and our current ethos came from these experimentation’s. In fact we still ferment our ciders in exactly the same way and each year will continue to use the two hydraulic presses installed by them in the 50’s. These presses have squeezed over 7 million pints of cider each. The company passed onto Henry’s wife Marguerite and two sons John and Andrew after Henry’s and Bert’s deaths. Fast forward to today and the company is still run by the Perry family with George, John’s son taking over the day to day running of the company and cider production. John and Marguerite are still very actively involved in the company and cider industry as a whole with John over seeing the company. John is also the current chairman of SWECA (the South West of England Cider Makers association). Today our aim as cider makers is still the same as it has been for the last 90 years – to produce the very best Somerset Ciders with 100% apple juice, and with as little intervention from ourselves and nasty ingredients as possible. We also strive to push the boundaries of craft cider – producing free thinking ciders with depth of flavour using only the simplest and purest of means. Tearoom and eatery – deliciously yummy We think things are best kept simple, natural and unadulterated and of coarse as tasty as possible. Our tea room & eatery shares this philosophy and is definitely about keeping things naturally simple from our tasty light bites to our delicious treats all freshly prepared. We also make probably the best scones ever! http://www.perryscider.co.uk/    ...

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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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Old Barn Owl – Westport

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

Old Barn Owl – Westport

One of somerset’s best pubs with an extensive pub menu, offering excellent entertainment including tribute acts and fun evenings. http://www.oldbarnowlatwestport.co.uk/index.htm

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The Lime Kiln Inn – Knole

Posted on Sep 27, 2013

The Lime Kiln Inn – Knole

  Welcome to the Lime Kiln Inn The Lime Kiln Inn is a traditional 17th century freehouse situated in the village of Knole, just outside Long Sutton and Langport and a short drive from both Glastonbury and Yeovil in Somerset. Your hosts Linda, Alec & Pauline offer a warm welcome, home cooked food and real ales in a pub full of character and charm. The Lime Kiln has been fully restored to its original glory with settles, antique furniture and old pictures of local village scenes and includes a large dining room and an impressive inglenook fireplace.

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