Unchanging small cottage with friendly customers and staff, super range of real ales and homely lunchtime food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
For those keen on more modern comforts, this rural cottage might not appeal. It's an untouched, simple old pub and for lovers of the unspoilt it's perfect. There are seven real ales tapped from the cask, including Bath Gem, Butcombe Bitter, Otter Bitter, Palmers IPA, RCH IPA, St Austell Tribute and a quickly changing guest; several wines by the glass and five local ciders too. The small and rather local-feeling stone-floored and cross-beamed room on the right has a big log fire in a large stone fireplace, chatty and friendly customers and steps that lead up to another seating area. The left-hand room - with a slate floor, window seats and a log burner - leads through to the Snug. There's no noise from music or games (except perhaps dominoes). The outside lavatories are basic. There are garden tables at the front, more seats on the back lawn and hill views; the Mendip morris men visit in summer and some of the best walking on the Mendips is nearby. There isn't a pub sign outside, but no one seems to have a problem finding the place.
Good Pub Guide Food
Traditional, lunchtime-only food includes sandwiches (the rare roast beef is popular), beef casserole, cauliflower cheese, lasagne, and puddings.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar