Top 10 best pubs in Somerset

Somerset is home to some of the best pubs in the country, where you can enjoy the ultimate local experience, in truly unique surroundings.

With venues offering a delicious range of food, local products such as cider and beer, beautiful al fresco dining, and cosy settings, Somerset’s pubs are ideal for relaxing, refuelling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Many locals and visitors alike love nothing more than visiting the region’s pubs to relax and refuel mid or post walk. And trust us, these pubs really are in a class of their own.

We’ve rounded up some of the best pubs in Somerset. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a pint or glass of wine by a roaring fire, a refreshing drink in the sunshine, or the perfect Sunday roast, we have you covered.

The Podymore Inn – Yeovil

The Podymore Inn is located in Yeovil, in the stunning Somerset countryside. With traditional stone-built exterior, this cosy pub is renowned for its hand-pulled real ales, delicious menu of quality home cooked dishes, and huge beer garden that’s ideal for a refreshing pint on a summer’s day.

Recently renovated, this delightful Somerset pub has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that adds to its renowned character and charm.

The Mill - Rode

The Mill in Rode is a great spot to kick back and relax in a stunning riverside setting.
Formally a textile mill, this picture-perfect country pub boasts a beautiful decking area overlooking the water, making it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This charismatic pub has also retained many of its original features, including the historic waterwheel, which can be viewed from the downstairs Water Wheel Bar. The Mill is renowned for its legendary Sunday lunches and hearty menu featuring only the best local ingredients.

Ring O’ Bells - Hinton Blewett

The Ring O’ Bells is located between the Mendip Hills and the beautiful Chew Valley, making it the perfect pit stop for walkers looking to refuel and reflect on their day. Offering stunning
views, cosy seating, and a spacious beer garden, this Somerset pub certainly won’t disappoint. Make sure you try one of their famous Sunday lunches.

The Old Crown - Kelston

The Old Crown in Kelston is bursting with historic charm. Set on the outskirts of the beautiful Cotswold countryside, this traditional 15th century country inn has retained much of its historic charm and epitomises the perfect country pub.

With its old wooden beams on show, roaring log fires, and a delicious menu of hearty pub dishes, this destination offers the ultimate retreat after a busy day exploring the countryside. It also boasts a large garden perfect for enjoying summer or spring sunshine.

Candlelight Inn - Chard

Known for its lively welcoming atmosphere, the Candlelight Inn near Chard should be your first port of call for tasty home cooked grub, and a fantastic choice of local beers and thirst-quenching ciders.

And don’t just take our word for it, this country retreat was the winner of Customer Service of the Year and finalist for Pub of the Year at the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.

The King Arthur - Glastonbury

One of the best pubs in Glastonbury, the King Arthur is renowned for its buzzing atmosphere, regularly hosting gigs and open mic nights in its newly renovated bar room. A multi-dimensional venue, the King Arthur should certainly be on your radar if you love nothing more than great food, good company and a lively atmosphere.

The Royal Oak Inn - Luxborough

Located in the charming, chocolate box village of Luxborough, The Royal Oak Inn offers a range of tasty dishes in surroundings bursting with character.

The perfect spot to relax and unwind after exploring the picture-perfect village of Porlock or walking along the nearby coastline, this 14th century inn boasts fantastic range of local and CAMRA recommended beers to try.

Inside, you will find original flagstone and cobblestone flooring, stone walls and exposed beams, alongside an open fireplace. The perfect spot for a pint.

The Swan - Wedmore

If you’re looking for a top-notch meal in the heart of the countryside, The Swan will not disappoint. Renowned for its delicious menu, this pub is the perfect setting for every occasion, whether you’re refuelling after exploring the local area or enjoying relaxed drinks with friends in front of the cosy wood burner.

The Old Tannery – Glastonbury

The Old Tannery in Glastonbury is an informal pub and restaurant serving up a delicious selection of dishes in cosy surroundings. Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’re sure to leave happy and full. Choose from small plates, large plates, and sharing dishes.

With its iconic red brick building, The Old Tannery is hard to miss.


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