Pubs In The Mendips
The Mendip Hills are home to the most spectacular sights in the South West, like Cheddar Gorge, Chew Valley Lake and Wookey Hole.
Drop by one of our friendly pubs in the Mendips for a refreshing pint to break up your hillside walk, or to grab a bite to eat before you continue on your trek, with an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and locally-sourced pub meals to suit all tastes.
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Pubs & Inns Near The Mendips
Stop by one of our pubs in and around the Mendip Hills, close to many of the popular, local attractions. Enjoy a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe real ales, a local ciders or enjoy a delicious classic pub meal.
The Rising Sun
Located in historic Backwell on the outskirts of Bristol and a short drive from Weston-super-Mare, The Rising Sun is a beautiful pub and inn, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We’re passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal, locally sourced produce and hearty pub classics. Behind the bar you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and cider, and a wide range of wine and cocktails. A haven for families, walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Rising Sun offers a huge beer garden with children’s play area, and large carpark – the perfect place to stop after a day exploring the Mendip Hills.
The Swan Inn
Located 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 that is full of modern twists. After spending your day walking the Mendip Hills, 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.
The Bower Inn
If you’re after a swift pint after exploring the breathtaking sights of the Mendip Hills, 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!
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 Mendip Hills, 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
Located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, 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.
Located in Chew Magna on the edge of the Mendip Hills, you will find The Pelican pub. 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
The Ring O’ Bells is a traditional country pub in the quaint Somerset village of Compton Martin. It is located in the heart of the Mendip Hills and close to wonderful attractions like Wookey Hole Caves, Glastonbury and the tiny city of Wells. Stop in for a pint while you’re exploring the 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.
Rowberrow Warren Circular Walk
Rowberrow Warren is a beautiful woodland walk, set on a hillside with large winding paths and a small babbling stream meandering through the bottom.
Although the pathways are relatively steep, the wonderful panoramic views are a reward in themselves when you reach Burrington Common at the top.
Rowberrow Warren is also popular with mountain bikers, but there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the nature, wildlife and tranquility that this area offers.
Dolebury Warren & Hill Fort Circular Walk
Now a haven for wildflowers and butterflies, Dolebury Warren is the site of an Iron Age hillfort, boasting panoramic views of the Bristol Channel and the Welsh Coast on clear days!
Dolebury Warren takes its name because of its use as a rabbit warren during the medieval era, and there is still an abundance of rabbits and other wildlife in residence to this day.
Once you reach the top, enjoy the beautiful walk along the top of the ancient Hill Fort, before descending down into Rowberrow Woods. Once you reach the bottom of the woods, follow the stream back until you reach the woodland exit.
Black Down Circular Walk
Black Down is an extensive area of heathland, and the highest point in The Mendip Hills.
From the School Lane entrance, follow the stream along before taking the path that crosses the stream up into the woodland. Continue to follow the path out of the woods to the open area of Beacon Batch. At the gate, go straight across and begin a long, gentle ascent up to the trig point, where you can enjoy panoramic views across North Somerset.
However, if you want to reach the top in the quickest time possible, then you should begin from the Burrington Combe car park. This will reduce your ascent to approximately 1 kilometre.
View the full circular route.
The Strawberry Line Cycle Route
Largely traffic-free with no steep gradients, The Strawberry Line is one of The Mendip’s most popular cycle paths. The 9 mile route takes in a variety of landscapes, from the spectacular Cheddar Gorge and historic town of Axbridge, the steep wooded valleys and a tunnel through the Mendips, to the flat marshes and cider apple orchards around Yatton.