Run by Mark and Adele Tarry for the past decade, this old coaching inn is a firm part of the community in Milverton. From the outside, the pub has all the character expected of a Grade II listed building, but the uncluttered interior is contemporary with paintings by local artists, a wood-burning stove and a tranquil sun terrace providing for all seasons. Local real ales are one of Mark’s passions so expect tip-top local ales like Exmoor and Otter and heady cider from Sheppy’s. The extensive menu makes good use of West Country produce and ranges from lunchtime sandwiches and ham, egg and chips, to evening specials such as spiced lamb and feta filo parcels with harissa and yogurt; Creedy Carver duck breast with ratatouille and crushed new potatoes. If you’re in the area to explore the Quantock Hills and Exmoor stay over in one of the comfortable bedrooms at The Globe.