LOWER LANGFORD, BS40 5BL
This acclaimed Mendip's pub and restaurant is owned by the Cardiff brewery, Brains, so expect a decent pint of SA in the bar. Brains beers are joined by local Butcombe ales in the bar, which is adorned with local memorabilia. The daily-changing menu proffers traditional dishes such as beef and ale pie; cod and chips; and a selection of grilled steaks; but rogan josh chicken curry; sizzling beef with oyster sauce; and vegetarian cottage pie offer something a little different. There's a good choice of 24 wines by the glass to accompany your meal. The inn also offers accommodation in converted 17th-century barns.