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Pint of beer on a bar

Castle of Comfort

Traditional home cooking on the Mendips

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

During Judge Jeffreys’ time in the 17th century, prisoners from nearby Wells jail were taken to the Castle of Comfort for their last meal and a pint before being hanged at Gibbets Brow. Thankfully, modern-day visitors to this charming country pub on top of The Mendips can enjoy their time without the worry of being taken away. Local Butcombe beer and Thatchers cider are amongst the regularly changing options at the bar, and from the menu, perhaps chargrilled steaks; lamb chops; lasagne; home-made pies and traditional ham, egg and chips.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch: 12-2
  • Dinner: 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Butcombe Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Westons Wyld Wood Organic, guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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