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Click the map for tourism ideas Somerset has many peaceful villages filled with thatched cottages and narrow country lanes. The county reaches north to the Bristol Channel and features a central lowland plain surrounded by ranges of hills. To the west is the National Park of Exmoor, a scenic upland area where red deer roam. Somerset is famous for its cider making and dairy farming, the village of Cheddar, which gave its name to the famous cheese. Somerset has evidence of prehistoric habitation, including a lake dwelling near Glastonbury. According to legend, the ruined abbey is the last resting place of King Arthur.
Anchor Inn

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Hillfarrance, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1AW. Tel: 01823 461334
Bell Inn

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3 Main Street, Ash, Somerset TA12 6NS. Tel: 01935 822727
Lovely country pub. Tasty food and friendly and efficient staff.
Black Horse
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Clevedon Lane, Clapton In Gordano, Somerset BS20 7RH. Tel: 01275 842105
14th Century inn located in a rural setting but just 2 miles from Junction 19 of the M5. Well frequented by locals the Black Horse was formerly a jail and is the epitome of an old English Inn. Old guns hanging from the ceiling, flagstone floors, settles and superb traditional ales served straight from the barrel and they serve good food as well. - Perfect !
Blagdon Inn

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Blagdon Hill, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7SG. Tel: 01823 421296
Blue Ball Inn

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Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3HE. Tel: 01984 618242
Blue Flame
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West End, Nailsea, Somerset BS48 4DE. Tel: 01275 856910
If you're looking for an armchair and a thatched roof then avoid the Blue Flame. It's very basic and could really do with a lick of paint here and there, but if you want the perfect pint, served straight from the cask, then this is the place for you. Expect to find some hops in the bottom of your glass and for the local farmers to invite you to join their game of cards. No grated cheese on a cob here - a full slab of cheddar and some tangy onion.
Carew Arms

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, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4AD. Tel: 01984 618631
Crown Hotel

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, Exford, Somerset TA24 7PP. Tel: 01643 831554
Devonshire Arms

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Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset TA10 9LP. Tel: 01458 241271
Drum & Monkey
Kenn Road, Kenn, Clevedon, Somerset BS21 6TJ. Tel: 01275 873433
Popular inn located just one mile from Junction 20 of the M5. Traditional ales and a good reputation for food.
Farmers Inn

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Higher West Hatch, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5RS. Tel: 01823 480480
Gardeners Arms

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35 Silver Street, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3LE. Tel: 01934 742235
Olde worlde pub in the picturesque tourist village of Cheddar, serving excellent food all freshly cooked. Superb imaginative chef - not your normal pub grub including specials board. Lots of old local photographs, inglenook fireplace and log fires in winter. Located in the heart of a much visited area and winner of 'Cheddar in Bloom' awards and serving real ales, the Gardener's Arms assures a warm welcome.
George & Pilgrim'S
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1 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9DP. Tel: 01458 831146
Originally a hostelry for wealthy pilgrims visiting Glastonbury Abbey, this medieval masterpiece of carved stone was later converted into a palatial inn - you can stay in the same upstairs room from which Henry VIII watched the Abbey burn.
Greyhound Inn

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Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5SP. Tel: 01823 480227
Creeper-clad former 17th Century hunting lodge located in the tucked-away village of Staple Fitzpaine and has been extended over the years into a series of rambling, connecting rooms providing a rustic mix of flagstone floors, old timbers and natural stone walls. Good food and traditional ales are complimented with a warm welcome.
Half Moon Inn
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Stoke St. Mary, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5BY. Tel: 01823 442271
A popular country pub only 5 miles from Junction 25 of the M5. Great food an superbly well kept beer
Half Moon Inn

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, Horsington, Somerset BA8 0EF. Tel: 01963 370140
Haymaker Inn

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Wadeford, Nr Chard, Somerset TA20 3AP. Tel: 01460 64161
Hood Arms

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Kilve, Nr. Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1EA. Tel: 01278 741210
Hope & Anchor Inn
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Midford Road, Midford, Somerset BA2 7DD. Tel: 01225 832296
Welcoming stone inn with a reputation for interesting food. Located just South of Bath, the Hope and Anchor has some fine prints on the walls and a lovely stone hearth sporting a real fire. Real ales compliment the excellent menu.
Hunters Rest Inn

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King Lane, Clutton Hill, Bristol, Somerset BS39 5QL. Tel: 01761 452303
Lovely country inn originally built around 1750 in great location with superb rooms. Situated high on Clutton Hill and boasting a miniature steam railway, 1/3 of a mile long carrying passengers through landscaped gardens
Jolly Sailor

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Mead Lane, Saltford, Somerset BS31 3ER. Tel: 01225 873002
The Jolly Sailor was built as a bargeman's pub in 1726 on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It is very conveniently located halfway between Bath and Bristol on the Avon cycleway. Imaginative food menu and traditional ales.
Kingsdon Inn

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Kingsdon, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7LG. Tel: 01507 840543
Listed thatched inn overlooking the village green serving excellent food and a wide range of real ales.
Lamb & Flag

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Blagdon Hill, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7SL. Tel: 01823 421 736
Martlet Inn

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Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0QZ. Tel: 01823 400262
New Inn
Church Street, Blagdon, Somerset BS40 7SB. Tel: 01761 462475
17th Century inn at the foot of the Mendips with spectacular views of Blagdon Lake from the rear. Good quality home cooked meals and traditional ales.
Old Down Inn
, Emborough, Somerset BA3 4SA. Tel: 01761 232398
A coaching inn dating from 1640 with a diversity of rooms and old furniture.
Rose And Crown

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Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6EW. Tel: 01823 490296
Rose And Crown Inn

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Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1LJ. Tel: 01278 732265
Rose And Crown Inn
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Huish Episcopi, Langport, Somerset TA10 9QT. Tel: 01458 250494
Royal Oak

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35 Copse Road, Clevedon, Somerset BS21 7QN. Tel: 01275 873075
Excellent 'side street' local with nautical connections serving superb traditional ales. There's information on the wall about John Cabot - the man who really discovered America.
Royal Oak Inn
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Luxborough, Watchet, Exmoor, Somerset TA23 0SH. Tel: 01373 640319
Unspoilt 14th Century thatched village inn located amongst the Brendon Hills in Exmoor National Park. Excellent food and ales.
Ship Inn
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High Street, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8QD. Tel: 01285 862507
13th Century thatched inn situated in Exmoor National Park and within walking distance of the South West Coastal Path. The area has some of England's highest cliffs and in days gone by cars struggled to actually get up Porlock hill.
Square & Compass

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Ashill, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9NX. Tel: 01823 480467
Swan Inn
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Rowberrow, Winscombe, Somerset BS25 1QL. Tel: 01934 852371
Very popular and welcoming inn serving excellent food located in a rural area but signposted from the A38. Excellent location for walkers and horse riders with a small pond opposite and good views of the Mendip Hills behind. Interesting collection of Corks above the bar.
The Crown
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The Batch, Churchill, Somerset BS25 5PP. Tel: 01920 852995
Former old coaching inn on the Bristol to Exeter road. The Crown is not visible from either the A38 or the A368 but is accessed from a small lane which connects the two. Very poular at lunchtime for good old fashioned English fayre and real ales.
The Oak House

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The Square, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AP. Tel: 01823 732444
11th Century inn located in the village square. Full of character with inglenook fireplaces, the Oak House has a good reputation for food and real ales.
Tuckers Grave Inn

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, Faulkland, Somerset BA3 5XF. Tel:
Great little welcoming pub with campsite, skittles and a stage in a barn for summer entertainment. It plays host to some brilliant music festivals and serves ales & ciders straight from the cask.
Unicorn Inn

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Bayford, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9NL. Tel: 01963 32324
White Horse Inn

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Bradford On Tone, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1HF. Tel: 01823 461239
White Horse Inn

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Exford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA24 7PY. Tel: 01643 831229
Who'D A Thought It

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17, Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9JJ. Tel: 01458 834460
Woolpack Inn

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, Beckington, Somerset BA3 6SP. Tel: 01373 831244
Very popular inn close to the Wiltshire border which serves both drinkers and diners well. The Woolpack has a range of well kept cask ales along with a wide range of wines and an excellent menu.