Best Country Pubs In Somerset
The beautiful Somerset countryside is home to a plethora of cosy country pubs, perfect for enjoying a cosy pint beside a roaring fire, or refueling with a hearty lunch after a rural ramble.
Our collection of Somerset country pubs are some of the finest in the area – all offering delicious food, warm atmospheres and award-winning Butcombe beer on tap!
The Swan Inn in Rowberrow
The Swan is a 17th century Grade II-listed pub brimming with history, and a haven for walkers and cyclists exploring the nearby Mendip Hills. With a passion for great food at its core, The Swan serves up mouth-watering pub classics made with local seasonal produce as well as fresh-from-the-oven flatbread pizzas, which guests can enjoy al fresco style in the pub’s large beer garden during the warmer months.
The Lime Kiln Inn in Langport
Boasting awe-inspiring views over the Somerset Levels, The Lime Kiln Inn is a 17th-century country pub and stunning restaurant serving a delicious menu of dishes cooked in the on-site smoker as well as classic pub fare made with gourmet seasonal produce. The pub’s huge beer garden is the perfect spot for al fresco drinking and dining during the summer, but as the nights turn colder, the cosy bar area is an inviting spot for guests to sample the wide selection of craft beer and cask ales on offer.
Queen Victoria Inn in Priddy
A typical country pub perched on the edge of the Mendip Hills, the Queen Victoria Inn dates back to the late 1800’s and retains many of its charming original features, including wonderful flagstone flooring, huge fireplaces and beamed ceilings. With two roaring log burners, real ales and ciders, and locally-sourced, home-cooked food, the Queen Victoria Inn is the ideal place to refuel after a long walk in the surrounding countryside.
The Beambridge Inn in Wellington
Set between the rolling Quantock and Blackdown hills beside the National Cycle Route 3, The Beambridge Inn is a characteristic country pub and a popular spot for cyclists riding the John O’Groates to Land’s End circuit. Beautifully refurbished, the charming inn offers eight modern, stylish rooms for those looking for a rural retreat, as well as a beautiful courtyard garden, a restaurant serving fresh, local food and a delicious Sunday carvery which is hailed as the best in the area.
The Mill in Rode
Formally a textile mill, this charming country pub is set on a stunning riverside site, surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a fabulous deck area overlooking the water. The building retains many of its original features, including the historic waterwheel which can be viewed from the newly opened downstairs Water Wheel Bar. Renowned for its great food, the The Mill’s chefs pride themselves on using only the best ingredients, with as many as possible being supplied locally, and its Sunday lunch is legendary amongst locals.
The Old Station Inn in Hallatrow
Nestled equidistant between the cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells, The Old Station Inn has a sealed reputation as one of the very best destination pubs with fine dining the area can boast. A former 1920’s train station hotel, the pub’s restaurant is housed within an old but lovingly-restored Pullman carriage, and the pub itself is decorated with a never-ending array of bric-a-brac, providing an interesting backdrop for sampling the many cask ales they have on offer.
The Podymore Inn in Yeovil
Situated in the beautiful Somerset countryside, The Podymore Inn is a traditional stone-built public house that has been recently renovated and modernised. Whether you’re stopping by to sample their hand-pulled real ales, enjoy their menu of quality home-cooked food or while away the hours in their huge beer garden, you can be sure a warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you.
The Rodney Stoke Inn in Rodney Stoke
Perched on the edge of the Rodney Stoke National Nature Reserve between the historic city of Wells and popular tourist town Cheddar, The Rodney Stoke Inn serves up delicious home-cooked food using local, seasonal produce and has an excellent selection of real ales on offer. Inside the attractive three storey period building guests will find a main lounge bar decorated with an eclectic mix of tables and sofas, whereas outside is a beautiful beer garden and split level terrace, perfect for enjoying the warmer summer weather.
Ring O’ Bells in Hinton Blewett
An archetypal village green pub with sensational views, the Ring O’ Bells is idyllically located between the Mendip Hills and the beautiful Chew Valley. Enjoy a long, restorative walk in the surrounding countryside before kicking off your muddy boots in the pub’s cosy dining area or spacious beer garden to tuck into one of their famous Sunday lunches.
The Old Crown Inn in Kelston
Set on the outskirts of the beautiful Cotswold countryside, The Old Crown Inn is a traditional 15th century country inn retaining much of its historic charm with polished flagstone flooring and old wooden beams on show. With three log fires to cosy up next to during the colder months, and a large garden perfect for enjoying summer sunshine, the pub is an ideal retreat after an appetite-inducing ramble come rain or shine.