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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 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 11.30-3 6-11 (Sat-Sun 11.30-11)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Dorset Piddle, Exmoor Ale, Otter Ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Gold, Westons Old Rosie & 1st Quality, Dorset Nectar

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Cider festival, Aug


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

5m S of Crewkerne on A356

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