Below the Blackdown Hills, just over the Dorset border in Somerset, stands this late 18th-century, stone-built, one-time cider house. Beneath the beams in the bar and separate dining room are grand open fireplaces, leather chairs and sofas, and old scrubbed tables set with tasteful china. The bar offers the pub’s own ale, Legless Liz, alongside Otter and Exmoor beers, local farm ciders, apple juices and a remarkable range of bottled beers, gins, malts, world spirits and liqueurs; even the 60-bin wine list includes six champagnes. Owners Gordon and Jeanette Reid champion high-quality local produce – some from their own farm in Sutton Montis. The sheltered terrace and sunny garden are perfect for outdoor eating and drinking. Muddy boots and dogs are no problem here. In July there’s a beer festival.
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday to Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 6–9
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
A303 follow signs for Sutton Montis, South Cadbury and Corton Denham. Through South Cadbury, 0.25 mile, left, up hill signed Corton Denham. Left at hill top to village, approximately 1 mile. Pub on right.