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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Kids play area
Dog friendly

An elegant Georgian-fronted house with lots of character, this establishment was first licensed in 1686. Between 1962 and 1985 it was owned by the man who developed Ilchester cheese, and its association with good food continues: chef-proprietor Brendan McGee takes pride in producing modern British dishes such as pigeon with cauliflower purée; chicken liver pâté with red onion marmalade; Dexter beef steak cooked in ale with creamy mash; and medallions of venison, pumpkin purée, peppered sprouts, dauphinoise potatoes and red wine jus. There is a lovely walled garden.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26-Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 7am-11pm
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 7-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Yeovil Ales, local ales
  • Real ciders: Sharp's Orchard

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, BHs
  • Cider festival, Contact pub for details


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A303 take A37 signed Ilchester & Yeovil, left at 2nd Ilchester sign. Pub 100yds on right

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