10 cosy country pubs to visit in Somerset

Those chilly winter evenings are perfect for gathering in the corner of a pub, catching up with friends and enjoying a few drinks or a hearty homemade dish. Get yourself out of the cold, we’ve assembled a list of 10 cosy country pubs you need to visit in Somerset

1) The Hollywell Inn, Wellington The Hollywell Inn offers a traditional pub dining experience, nestled in the heart of the Somerset countryside. With a warm Victorian interior and a roaring fire it’s impossible not to feel at home along with a friendly, welcoming team willing to go that extra mile. Dig into a selection of pub grub, from mouthwatering battered fish and chips, bowls of warming homemade soup to a classic Sunday lunch.


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2)  The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield Sitting on the outskirts of Taunton in the village of Monkton Heathfield is The Merry Monk, famous for its carvery, serving up generous portions throughout the week as well on a Sunday. All the food is fresh and local; so take a seat and enjoy a tasty dish on a cold winter’s evening.

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3) The Orchard Inn, Taunton With a snug interior, rustic furnishings and a warm atmosphere, Taunton’s The Orchard Inn is another cosy pub worth a visit. With an extensive drinks menu and a range of delicious pub classics, The Orchard Inn is an ideal setting to while away those frosty nights.

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4) Royal Oak, Over Stratton The 17th century former farmhouse with a thatched roof, Ham stone walls and solid oak beams is the perfect spot to warm yourself up as the colder months arrive. Enjoy a tasty pint of local ale or glass of wine in the cosy interior of Over Stratton’s Royal Oak.

The Royal Oak, Over Stratton

5) The Street Inn, Street This family run village pub exudes friendly charm and boasts a lively atmosphere. Whether you fancy a quiet drink with friends, indulging in a delicious dinner or getting involved in the array of social activities The Street Inn has to offer, there’s plenty to suit every visitor.

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6) The Castlebrook Inn Just a short drive south from Glastonbury and north of Somerton, Compton Dundon’s The Castlebrook Inn has proved itself popular with locals after reopening in March 2015. Family friendly, and welcoming to four-legged friends, the inn is a lovely place to warm up and have a huge catch-up with the family after a ramble round the surrounding countryside. The stone bricks walls, dark wooden furnishings and grand fireplace make it particularly inviting when the bitter weather sets in.

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7) The Plough Inn, Wrington A classic warm atmosphere is guaranteed when stepping into The Plough, with a friendly service throughout. The pub sits deep in the Wrington countryside, home to some of the most picturesque views in the whole of Somerset. Keep cosy by two of their roaring fires with a sharing platter of baked camembert fondue, tasty braised brisket with creamed mash and toasted marshmallows if you can fit anymore in!

toasting marshmallows in the pub is definitely the best part about winter! mmm smores! #smores #winter #marshmallows #get #in #my #belly

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8) The George Inn, Croscombe Soft lighting and log fires create a cosy feeling at The George Inn during chilly winter days. A 17th century pub, which perfectly incorporates rustic charm with modern furnishings, is a lovely spot to meet up with loved ones. The pub has a great reputation for their selection of ales and local Somerset ciders, and for those feeling a little peckish enjoy a traditional pub dish using locally sourced produce where possible.

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9) The Who’d a Thought It For those exploring the delightful town of Glastonbury, make a pit-stop at The Who’d a Thought It, a charming pub and restaurant ideal to escape the cold winter air. Enjoy drinks and dinner among the pub’s eccentric décor; vintage posters, soft lighting and bicycles hanging from the ceiling.

Enjoying the quirky Glastonbury vibe at the Who'd A Thought It pub!

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10) The Natterjack, Evercreech The historic Natterjack pub, sharing its name with a species of toad, boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy a menu brimming with locally sourced, home cooked dishes and a varied selection of drinks including real ales and wines all in cosy surroundings.

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