Take a break from exploring the rolling hills of the Mendips with your family to treat your kids to a delicious, locally-sourced classic pub meal.
Stop by one of our family-friendly pubs in the Mendip Hills, with children’s menus and a great selection of meals and award-winning Butcombe beers for the adults.
Family-Friendly Pubs & Inns in the Mendips
Stop by one of our family-friendly pubs in and around the Mendip Hills, close to popular attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Chew Valley Lake, and Ebbor Gorge, serving refreshing, award-winning Butcombe real ales, local ciders, and delicious classic pub meals.
The Langford Inn in Lower Langford
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.
The Bower Inn in Bridgwater
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 in Axbridge
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 Pelican in Chew Magna
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.
The Rising Sun in Backwell
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 Ring O’ Bells in Compton Martin
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.
The Swan Inn in Rowberrow
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.
Tenanted Pubs in the Mendips
Queens Arms in Bleadon
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.
Queen Victoria in Priddy
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 in 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.
The Smoking Dog in Malmesbury
The Smoking Dog gastropub is a classic Cotswold stone pub located in the heart of picturesque Malmesbury. Serving up delicious seasonal food and a great range of real ales, the family-friendly pub has developed a widespread reputation for its warm atmosphere.
The Coach House in Locking Village
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 Rodney Stoke Inn in Rodney Stoke
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.