Real Ale Pubs in Somerset
If you’re a real ale aficionado, or a beer connoisseur, then our Somerset real ale pubs, serving award-winning beers and ales, are made for you.
Pay us a visit to sample our impressive selection of real Butcombe beers and ales, and treat yourself to a locally-sourced classic pub meal to go with your pint of proper beer.
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Real Ale Pubs & Inns in Somerset
Stop by one of our real ale pubs in Somerset, close to popular attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, the Quantock Hills, Wookey Hole, and Wells Cathedral, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beers, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals.
The Swan Inn
Nestled on the edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the ex-mining village of Rowberrow, you’ll find the 17th century Swan Inn. Sample the selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and indulge in delicious, hearty pub classics from the locally-sourced menu, full of modern twists. Soak up the sun in the large beer garden with a refreshing pint and a classic pub meal, or cosy up by the open fire indoors with your four-legged friend by your side. Stop by the nearby Butcombe Brewery to see what makes our award-winning beers and real ales so special with a memorable brewery tour.
The Bower Inn
If you’re after a swift pint after exploring the Somerset Levels, or you’re looking for a hearty meal in Bridgwater, pop into the characterful 18th century Bower Inn. Behind the bar, it’s all about Butcombe beer, local cider, and an array of superb wines and spirits – perfectly paired with head chef Alan’s award-winning sausage rolls!
Fleur de Lys
There’s nothing like the rustic ambience of the Fleur de Lys pub in Norton St Philip, with its vintage stone walls, historic wooden beams, and comforting, crackling open fire. For a swift pint, light bite, or a substantial, hearty pub meal, close to Bath and the Cotswolds, you can’t do much better than the Fleur de Lys.
The George Inn
Take a break from exploring the Roman city of Bath for an award-winning pint at the historic George Inn in Norton St. Philip. In the Grade II-listed inn, dating back to 1397, you’ll find stretching wooden beams, stone-clad walls, and a cosy atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the South West. Treat yourself to your favourite pub meal from the menu, including classics like fish and chips, pie and mash, and one of the best roast dinners in the region.
The Lamb Inn
For a refreshing pint, quick bite, or a more substantial pub meal, visit The Lamb Inn. When you’re exhausted after exploring the rugged landscape of the Mendips, stopping for a snack near Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, or you’re preparing for an afternoon walk in the countryside, The Lamb Inn is the perfect place to take a break. Indulge with a hand-pulled Butcombe beer, tasty bar snack, or your favourite hearty classic dish in a historic converted coaching inn dating back to 1480, unlike anywhere you’ve been before.
The Langford Inn in Lower Langford
On the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB and close to Bristol city centre, you’ll find The Langford Inn pub. Stop off for a refreshing, award-winning Butcombe beer, wine, spirit, soft drink, cider, or cocktail. Relax in the 17th century, oak-beamed inn with a pint in hand and your pup at your side, and enjoy the crackle of the roaring open fire.
The Lime Kiln
Stop by the Lime Kiln Inn for a swift pint, quick bar snack, or a substantial, hearty meal. Boasting spectacular views over the Somerset Levels, with locally-sourced classic pub meals, a nutritious kid’s menu, and an array of award-winning Butcombe beers for the grown-ups, you can sit back and relax in the Lime Kiln Inn.
For a refreshing pint after your trek across the Mendip Hills, stop by The Pelican pub in Chew Magna. With a fabulous wine list, an impressive selection of award-winning beers, and a seasonal menu of classic pub dishes, there’s something for everyone, and with both crackling log fires and a beautiful sun-trap garden, you’ll have a great time at The Pelican, come rain or shine.
Ring O’ Bells Compton Martin
The Ring O’ Bells is a traditional country pub in the quaint Somerset village of Compton Martin, in the heart of the Chew Valley, surrounded by the spectacular Mendip Hills. Stop in for a pint while you’re exploring the Mendips countryside, to catch a secret gig from popular and local musicians (previous gigs include Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller, and Coldplay!), to watch the latest game on the big screen, or for a bite to eat from a menu full of delicious pub classics.
In the centre of Shepton Mallet, between the Mendip Hills and Cranborne Chase Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies the Charlton Inn. A hub of great beers and real ales, live music, live sports, and a fun play area for the little ones, everyone’s welcome at the Charlton Inn – even your four-legged friend! Stop by for a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer, and stay for the cosy, friendly atmosphere.
On the Mendip Trail, in the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, you’ll find the Queens Arms pub in Bleadon. Treat yourself to a well-earned pint of proper Butcombe real ale in a 16th century traditional Mendip cottage after exploring the rolling hills, and indulge further with a home-cooked, delicious, locally-sourced meal, lovingly prepared on-site.
Nestled in the Mendip Hills, the Queen Victoria Inn in Priddy is a classic, ivy-covered, stone-clad gastropub, with original features including flagstone flooring, cosy fireplaces and high-beamed ceilings, dating back to the 1800s. Enjoy award-winning real ales and ciders, and locally-sourced, home-cooked food at the Queen Vic, the perfect place to relax after a long walk in the surrounding Mendips countryside.
Ring O’ Bells Hinton Blewitt
Enjoy a crisp, refreshing pint of proper real ale in an archetypal Somerset gastropub, near the beautiful Mendip Hills and Chew Valley (referred to as the Lake District of Somerset). Whether you’re trekking across the Mendip Hills, staycationing in the Somerset countryside, or you’re a Hinton Blewett local, pop into the Ring o’ Bells pub for a delicious, locally-sourced meal and a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer, indoors by a delightful inglenook fireplace, or outside in the pleasant beer garden courtyard area.
Find out why The Cross Keys pub in Rode is a beloved watering hole of Somerset locals, and pop in for a pint of Butcombe beer, or your favourite tipple. Whether you’re looking for a drink to quench your thirst after exploring the Cotswolds, or you’re after a more substantial meal, you’ll find what you’re after at The Cross Keys, with a friendly atmosphere and traditional gastropub vibe.
Rose & Crown
The Rose & Crown pub is a late-18th century charismatic gastropub and inn, close to Bath, in the idyllic village of Hinton Charterhouse. The perfect blend of old and new, the Rose & Crown makes the perfect place to stop for a pint or a hearty meal. This traditional pub near Cheddar serves delicious, seasonal food made with locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by an excellent selection of real ale, beer, wine, cider, and other top tipples. Bring your prized pooch after exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby dog-walking routes, and relax in the oak-panelled bar or outside in the terraced courtyard beer garden.
The Beambridge Inn
If you’re in the mood for a refreshing pint, fine wine, or your favourite tipple, stop into The Beambridge Inn in Wellington, close to Blackdown, Quantock Hills, and the countryside of both Somerset and Devon. A popular venue for cyclists on the John O’ Groats to Lands End circuit, inside, you’ll find modern-rustic decor, a nod to the 200-year history of the original coaching inn. Enjoy an award-winning Butcombe beer outside in the courtyard beer garden, or find your favourite from the menu of classic British pub dishes, made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
The Carpenters Arms
Stop by The Carpenters Arms pub in Yeovil, a traditional stone-built gastropub serving hand-pulled real ale, fine wines, local ciders, and everyone’s favourite tipples behind the bar. Enjoy a sit-down meal after exploring the surrounding Somerset, and choose your favourite from a menu chock-full of classic British pub meals, from steak and ale pie to the famous Carpenters Chicken, and, of course, a world-class roast dinner on Sundays. Family- and dog-friendly, too, everyone’s sure of a warm welcome at The Carpenters Arms.
The Coach House
Pop into the family-run Coach House pub, a favourite of locals from Locking Village and nearby Weston-super-Mare. Stop by for a pint of award-winning, hand-pulled real ale in the lovely beer garden, and stay for a fun-filled night of pool, darts, and skittles – a classic British pub pastime. If you’re feeling peckish, grab a bite to eat from the menu of the UK’s favourite pub dishes, from roast dinners to classic curries.
The Rode Mill
With an array of wines, ciders, spirits, non-alcoholic drinks, and, of course, award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar, the Victorian Rode Mill gastropub in Frome is well worth a trip for visitors to Bath, Frome, Somerset, Cranborne Chase, or the Cotswolds. Extend your visit with a delicious, locally-sourced pub favourite, from fish and chips to burgers, roast dinners, and the most decadent desserts in the South West. Enjoy a tipple or a bite to eat in the waterside decked dining area, and unwind while listening to the peaceful sounds from the River Frome.
The Old Station
After visiting nearby Bath, Bristol, Wells, the Mendip Hills, or the Cotswolds, pop into The Old Station Inn in Hallatrow for a refreshing, award-winning pint. The historic inn, dating back to the 1920s, is a treasure trove of nostalgic, eclectic memorabilia, and you’ll find something new that makes you smile every time you visit. Stay for a meal in the romantic, intimate Carriage Restaurant, a cosy family meal in the gastropub dining area, or relax in the outside courtyard beer garden with your four-legged friend.
The Podymore Inn
Fancy a hand-pulled, proper pint of real ale while you’re in rural Somerset? Pop into The Podymore Inn, and treat yourself to a selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales, with wines, ciders, spirits, lagers, and non-alcoholic drinks available behind the bar. Why not go all out with a delicious, home-style meal in a gastropub setting, great for the whole family, even your four-legged friend!
The Rodney Stoke Inn
If you’re looking for a place to stop for a pint where you can surround yourself with spectacular Somerset scenery, The Rodney Stoke Inn is the perfect gastropub for you. Breathe in the fresh countryside air in the beautiful beer garden with an award-winning Butcombe beer in your hand and your dog by your side, or marvel at the Rodney Stoke National Nature Reserve indoors, from the floor-to-ceiling windows, while you enjoy a delicious, home-cooked, locally-sourced meal.