The Mendip Hills are the perfect country escape for families, couples, dog-owners and solo travellers, home to the most awe-inspiring sights in the South West, such as Cheddar Gorge, Chew Valley Lake and Wookey Hole.
Treat yourself to a delicious, Christmas dinner at one of our restaurants in the Mendips, close to the main attractions, and indulge with a refreshing pint of award-winning Butcombe beer.
Places To Eat Near The Mendip Hills
Offering delicious, locally-sourced meals and award-winning Butcombe beers and ales on tap, our range of restaurants near the Mendip Hills are the ideal places for a bite to eat after a busy day exploring this picturesque part of Somerset.
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. Why not take advantage of our special offers or enjoy our festive menus with family and friends?
The Swan Inn
A haven for walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Swan Inn is all about delicious, locally sourced food this Christmas – choose from festive favourites, pub classics, flatbread pizza and tasty bar snacks – with a cosy, welcoming vibe and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beer on the taps. Stop by to take advantage of our special offers during your trek across the Mendip Hills, while walking your dog, or after visiting popular Somerset attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ashton Gate Stadium and Somerset Speedway.
The Bower Inn
Join us at The Bower this Christmas and enjoy our festive favourites with family and friends. Elsewhere on the menu, we have beer-battered fish & chips, the famous ‘Bower burger’ and roast dinners every Sunday. Enjoy your locally sourced meal in the refurbished, historical 18th-century cottage and beautiful gardens, and pair your dish with an award-winning pint of craft beer from behind the bar. Take advantage of our special offers while at The Bower Inn and try head chef Alan’s award-winning sausage rolls – which happen to go perfectly with a pint of Butcombe beer!
The Lamb Inn
Near the edge of the Mendips, in the quaint town of Axbridge, you’ll find The Lamb Inn – a charming, cosy, 15th century converted coaching inn, complete with traditional beams, open fireplaces, a beautiful beer garden for alfresco dining, and original features from 1480. For a characterful and historic place to enjoy a delicious, homemade, locally sourced Christmas meal, and an award-winning hand-pulled pint of Butcombe beer, you can’t do much better than The Lamb Inn. Take advantage of our special offers when booking.
The Langford Inn
For a true taste of the West Country, you can’t do any better than The Langford Inn pub-restaurant. On the menu, you’ll find a mix of seasonal dishes with hearty pub classics, all made with local Somerset produce in a field-to-fork approach to sustainable dining. Bring your pup along, too – The Langford Inn is dog-friendly, so your pooch will feel right at home! Take a look at our special offers or Christmas menus before booking.
In the heart of Chew Magna, on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB, you’ll find The Pelican gastropub, with an intimate bar, cosy dining area and crackling log fire – perfect for a Christmas gathering with friends and family. Choose from the delicious seasonal menu of classic pub dishes, a range of local Butcombe beers, spirits and cocktails behind the bar, or sample a tasty, wood-fired pizza straight from the oven. If you’re looking for somewhere to host a business meeting, birthday party, wedding reception, or other private function, the beautifully restored Barn is the venue for you. Check our special offers before booking.
Ring O’ Bells
The Ring o’ Bells is a local legend in Compton Martin and throughout Somerset, boasting secret live music gigs from renowned pop artists like Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller, and Coldplay. Stop by the traditional country gastropub this Christmas, with a kids’ play area, live sport, locally-sourced pub grub and cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales behind the bar. Book a table or check our special offers while you’re exploring the Chew Valley or surrounding Mendip Hills, and enjoy modern twists on hearty pub classics, unlike anything you’ve had before.