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Family-run pub with a large enclosed garden

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

By a lonely crossroads with views towards Glastonbury Tor from its perch high in the Mendip Hills, this long, whitewashed building was a coaching inn in the 18th century. Its arched doorway once led into the blacksmith's forge. Beers include Butcombe and guest ales, with real ciders from Wilkins Farmhouse and Thatchers Gold. A bar menu lists lunchtime baguettes, jacket potatoes, ploughman's and cheesy chips, while among traditional, home-cooked mains are steak and ale pie; lasagne with chips and garlic bread; freshly made smoked salmon tagliatelle; and a range of beef and gammon steaks. Vegetarian lasagne is served with chips and garlic bread. Friday night is (motor) Bike Night and the second Wednesday of the month is Acoustic Night.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30 6-11 (Sunday 12-3 6-10)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-9, Sunday 6-7

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Butcombe, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Wilkins Farmhouse, Thatchers Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1.5 miles north east of Shepton Mallet. From Shepton Mallet take A37 north towards Bristol. At crossroads right into Old Frome Road (follow brown pub sign)

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