Unspoilt and unchanging small cottage with friendly customers and staff, super range of real ales and homely lunchtime food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Tapped from the cask, the eight real ales here might be Bath Gem, Butcombe Bitter, Otter Bitter, Palmers IPA, RCH IPA, St Austell Tribute and two quickly changing guests; several wines by the glass and local ciders too. It's an untouched simple old pub; the small and rather local-feeling stone-floored and cross-beamed room on the right has a wooden window seat, an unusually sturdy settle, built-in wall benches, a log fire and chatty, friendly customers. The left-hand room has a slate floor, and steps that lead past the big log fire in its large stone fireplace to another sitting area. 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 it.
Good Pub Guide Food
The fair-priced traditional food - served at lunchtime only - includes sandwiches (the rare roast beef is popular), beef casserole, cauliflower cheese, lasagne and puddings such as spotted dick with custard and chocolate pudding.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar