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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

Situated beside National Trust woodlands in a corner of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the old inn’s garden commands an extraordinary view across Somerset from the eponymous gap in the sinuous chalk hills. The two counties provide the wherewithal for the August cider festival here, whilst beers from Exmoor and Otter breweries anoint the bar, with its solid rustic seating and tables and a log-burner for the winter nip. The impressive 'Ultimate Ploughman’s' takes in the cheeses of the area, or enjoy twice-baked Red Leicester soufflé with tarragon crème fraîche, then pan-fried sea bass fillets with new potatoes, samphire and clam chowder. Leave space for cider mulled plum frangipane tart, or lime and ginger crunch.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-11 (Saturday to Sunday 11.30-11)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Exmoor Ale, Otter Ale, Dorset Knob, Branscombe Vale Best
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold and Haze, Westons Old Rosie and 1st Quality, Dorset Nectar

Price guide

  • Main course from: £11
  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Cider festival, August

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

5 miles south of Crewkerne on A356

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