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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Branch area pubs selling real ale

  • Alhampton
    • Alhampton Inn West Street Alhampton BA4 6PY Telephone(01749) 860747

      Closed due to economic pressures in late 2022 but the local community took on the lease and re-opened in August 2023, initially for drinks only.

      Following Details refer to 2022 status: A traditional country pub with cosy open fires and a beer garden. A snug bar with inglenook and a single table is on the left and was remodelled in 2021 to create more space. Cosy restaurant with only four tables on right; an upstairs dining room provides more space.

  • Avoncliff
    • Cross Guns 159-160 Avoncliff Avoncliff BA15 2HB Telephone(01225) 862335

      Closed over the winter 2022/23 due to lack of staff. Hours may vary

      A world away, yet only 12 minutes by rail from Bath, this sixteenth-century canalside inn with sloping terraces down to the River Avon is popular with walkers, cyclists and narrowboaters. Overlooking the small village is the historic Avoncliff aqueduct where the Kennet & Avon canal crosses both the River Avon and the railway line. Features include inglenook fireplace, priest hole, garden bar, and resident ghost. Refurbished, inside and out, with superb gardens overlooking the valley. 100 yards from Avoncliff station. Car parks are nearby, one on the other side of the aqueduct, and one at the bottom of the hill from Westwood. Do not attempt to drive to the front of the pub!. Easy one-and-a-half mile walk along the canal from Bradford-on-Avon. Children and dogs welcome.

  • Barrow
    • Smithy Barrow BA9 8HG Telephone(01963) 824899

      Located on B3081, 2miles from a303. After being closed for many years the pub was re-opened in April 2017 and has been tastefully refurbished whilst retaining many original features. There is plenty of room inside and it has a relaxed atmosphere for both diners and drinkers. There is a beer garden to the rear of the pub well away from passing traffic. Food is locally sourced and appears to be popular. Beer choice is flexible but Ruddle's appears to be permanent.

  • Batcombe
    • Three Horseshoes Inn Batcombe BA4 6HE Telephone(01749) 326147

      The Three Horseshoes is a 400 year old country pub in the lovely village of Batcombe, hidden away down long winding lanes. It has a spacious bar, with an inglenook fireplace, and beamed ceiling, a large dining room, and a lawned garden overlooked by the Church tower. One guest ale is normally on. Re-opened April 2023 by Margot Henderson - restaurateur and cookery author.

      Included in the The Times “45 best summer pubs for summer” in July 2023

  • Bath
    • Abbey Ales Brewery Camden row Bath BA1 5LB Telephone(01225) 444437

      Supplying beer in a box during lockdown. free delivery Mon-Fri within 10 miles radius of Bath. Courier delivery for rest of UK.

    • Ale House 1 York Street Bath BA1 1NG Telephone(01225) 571070

      A city centre corner pub with an intimate street level bar. Seating is spread around three sides with an attractive wood and glass backed serving area on the fourth. Wooden floors and a real fire. Cask Marque accredited. Three changing beers from the Enterprise List may be served in summer, reverting back to Gem and Pride during Bath Rugby season. The landlord has a good reputation as a close up magician, and has two magic shows, Friday and Saturday evenings, in the cellar 'Sleight Bar'. Tickets available upstairs.

    • Architect Orange Grove Bath BA1 1LP Telephone(01225) 439610

      A new Brunning & Price pub opened on 23 Jun 2022 on the ground floor of the imposing Empire Hotel overlooking Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. Converted from a former restaurant, the interior is imposing and opulent with high ceilings and plenty of seating for diner and drinkers. A terrace at the front provides views of Bath Abbey and Parade Gardens. The Empire Hotel was built in 1901 based on a design by the Bath City Architect - hence the name. It was commandeered by the Admiralty during WW2 who remained there to the 1990's.

    • Assembly Inn 16-17 Alfred Street Bath BA1 2QU Telephone(01225) 333639

      Comfortable smart pub close to the Assembly Rooms. Sky/BT sports are shown here on numerous big screens, plus there is a room dedicated to pool tables.

      Card only from 1 Sep 2022

    • Barley Mow 32 Bathwick Street Bath BA2 6NZ Telephone(01225) 464845

      The Barley Mow, established in 1854, is one of the oldest traditional pubs in Bath and has a cosy bohemian feel. On two levels the main L-shaped bar has leather sofas and a wood burning stove; around the corner facing the bar is the pool table. A lower level has further tables and the dartboard. There is live music on most weekends and Bluegrass and Gypsy Jazz sessions on Wednesdays. No regular food service, but German style hot dogs and rolls are available on the bar and occasional curry nights are held. A carvery is served on Sunday lunchtimes.

    • Bath Brew House 14 James Street West Bath BA1 2BX Telephone(01225) 805609

      Formerly the Metropolitan, and before that the Midland Hotel, the whole building underwent a major refurbishment in the summer of 2013 and re-opened as a brew-pub in September of that year. The on-site micro brewery, Bath Brew House, produces two regular beers, malty Gladiator (3.9%) and the hoppier, citrussy Emperor (4.4%) and up to four additional beers. The bar also has a four-tap craft beer font serving artisan beers from both the UK and around the world. Through the main entrance is a large L-shaped bar. The brewery vessels can be seen, behind a glass frontage, to the rear of the bar and more or less opposite the main entrance. To the rear of the main bar is a dining area with open kitchen. A very large garden and patio makes an excellent sun trap. in winter it is enclosed by a heated marquee. Upstairs is the Tank Room, where live free to air TV sports is sometimes shown, and which hosts quizzes, movie and comedy nights. This room, which has its own bar, can be hired as a function suite. Card payments only.

    • Bath CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival February 2024: Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill Bath BA2 6AA

      The 2024 Bath CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival was held on 16-17 Feb 2024. Once again in the club house of the Widcombe Social Club.

      COMPLETELY SOLD OUT - TICKETS WERE NOT AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

      We are again running two public sessions, a Friday evening one from 4pm to 11pm and a Saturday lunchtime-into-early-evening session running from 11am to 7pm. The club bar will remain open to beer festival customers after the festival itself closes). We aim to have at least 30 cask beers from near and far and six or seven ciders/perries and a range of hot and cold food. Typically four or five beers sell out sometime during Saturday leaving at least twenty five to choose from throughout the entire festival. Beer will be sold in half pint and third pint measures. The admission charge for each session is once £10 and this includes £3 worth of beer tokens to all customers. Card-carrying CAMRA members are entitled to a further £2 worth of beer tokens but please note that these are claimed at the event itself – the full price must be paid when purchasing tickets in advance.

      COMPLETELY SOLD OUT - TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

      This years nominated charity is Julian House. The venue can be accessed from Bath Spa railway station and the Bath bus station via the Halfpenny Bridge over the River Avon from where a short stroll down Widcombe High Street takes you to the club slightly up the hill from the Co-op corner store. Widcombe Social Club and Bath & Borders CAMRA look forward to welcoming you to the festival in this great venue which enjoys magnificent views across Bath.

    • Bath Cider House 7 Bladud Building, The Paragon Bath BA1 5LS Telephone(01225) 695100

      This large late night bar opened in Oct 2022 in what was a longstanding nightclub venue, most recently Nest and Baroque before that. We believe it once was a casino too. As the name suggests cider features prominently, well known keg ciders, farmhouse ciders and house blends. They have partnered with a local Somerset producer, Orchard Park Farms who press and slowly age the cider, which after 8 months is brought to The Bath Cider House where it is blended with different natural ingredients, from fruit juices to hops. This is then served from 500L tanks on the bar. Also up to two cask ales, usually from Bristol Beer Factory. Sister pub to Bath Brewhouse and The Cork Card only

    • Bath Cricket Club North Parade Bridge Road Bath BA2 4EX Telephone(01225) 425935

      Although a members only club, the bar is open to all during matches. Opening hours depend on the match! The function room and bar can be hired.

    • Bear 6-10 Wellsway Bath BA2 3AQ Telephone(01225) 425795

      The Bear Hotel is a local landmark, with Snowy the life-sized polar bear above the entrance. Set on the edge of Bath's historic city centre, it has an uncluttered contemporary style, with various seating and dining areas. The Bear will normally have two real ales on, on weekdays, with up to four at weekends. Great Bear is the house regular, with guests typically from Moor, Bristol Beer Factory, or Timothy Taylor. A quiz is held most Wednesday evenings and there is occasional live music. A plan to repaint the much loved Snowy another colour was rapidly retracted after a massive outcry. Snowy will remain white!

    • Bell 103 Walcot Street Bath BA1 5BW Telephone(01225) 460426

      Bath & Borders Branch Pub of the Year 2014. Purchased by 536 of its regulars, fans and staff following a community buy-out in 2013. The Bell offers five regular ales, plus one or two ever changing guests from local micros. Live music is a mainstay of the pub with bands playing Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. Open mic night on Thursdays. The interior is made up a long main bar and a number of seating areas whilst the wall space inside is taken up by posters for local events. Other features include bar billiards, table football, pool, board games and even a tiny launderette. At the back of the pub is the Back Bar, which acts as a separate room for music, with open-mic nights on Thursday nights, and a function room. Also behind the pub is a walled-garden with covered seating.

    • Black Fox 47 St James's Parade Bath BA1 1UQ Telephone(01225) 460785

      Re-opened as the Black Fox in Dec 2017 after a period of closure for major refurbishment. Stocking a mostly local selection of lagers, craft beers and ales from breweries in the Bristol and Bath area with typically 2 real ales. A locally sourced menu of British pub classics is available. Was under same ownership as the Thief in Bath - which is now closed. Note - a premium of 25p is charged on half pints...

      Card only - no cash

    • Bladud's Head 1 Catsley Place Bath BA1 6TA Telephone(01225) 423177

      Friendly traditional local pub built in 1858 with separate public and lounge bars (that were originally two pubs next door to each other). It has a function room with pool table to the rear. There are outside benches to the roadside front and a rear patio garden.

    • Boater 9 Argyle Street Bath BA2 4BQ Telephone(01225) 464211

      A Fullers pub with a large beer garden overlooking Pulteney Bridge and Weir on the River Avon. There are bars on two levels and a function room (refurbished in 2017). Food is featured here with three different dining areas. Adjacent to Bath Rugby ground (Rec) and can get very busy on match days.

    • Boathouse Newbridge Road Bath BA1 3NB Telephone(01225) 482584

      A large riverside pub, concentrating on food, with terrace and gardens that offer views over the Avon. Recently re-opened after a full refurbishment, including a new glass fronted climate conditioned 'cellar' next to the front door, displaying the beers. They include four Hall and Woodhouse cask ales. Accessed via the Park and Ride car park. Rooms are available.

    • Charlcombe Inn Lansdown Road Bath BA1 9BT Telephone(01225) 421995

      Large smart pub that borders on Bath racecourse, on the top of the Lansdown hill above the city. With a spacious interior, the focus is primarily on food but they have at least two ales on, plus cider. There is a large garden with a children's play area that overlooks the start of the race course. Ideal as a walking base for Lansdowne Battlefield, Beckford's Tower and the racecourse - a detailed guide is available on the pub website. Part of the small group of south west pubs owned by Heartstone Inns; the current tenant previously ran a Gloucester CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year. Originally named the Blathwayt Arms and renamed as 'The Charlcombe Inn' in 2020

    • Charmbury Arms 69-70 Brook Road Bath BA2 3RR Telephone(01225) 405559

      Friendly traditional and independent freehouse with range of traditional games (darts and pool leagues).

      Currently cash only no credit/debit cards

    • Chequers 50 Rivers Street Bath BA1 2QA Telephone(01225) 428924

      Pleasant gastro pub located in a quiet residential area, just north of The Circus, that allows locals to drop in for a drink or for dinner in the upstairs restaurant. It has a contemporary feel and is set over two floors with an open kitchen in the upstairs dining room. The pub can cater for around 80 covers in total, 40 in the restaurant upstairs and another 40 downstairs in the main bar area. At the front of the pub are some wooden benches for drinking or dining. Sept 2020 - under the same management as the Old Crown in Weston (Bath).

    • Claremont 5 Claremont Terrace Bath BA1 6EH Telephone(01225) 571249

      The old Rising Sun has undergone several refurbishments in recent years. The latest is the most ambitious and has resulted in a much changed pub re-opened in February 2019 with a new name, 'The Claremont'. The pub has a comfortable large bar along with a versatile area in the old skittle alley that can be used as a function room. Outside there is a small terrace area, and a 'fresh air dining room'. Food on offer includes Barrel and Stone pizzas. Up to two ales, often including Timothy Taylor Landlord

    • Coeur de Lion 17 Northumberland Place Bath BA1 5AR Telephone(01225) 463568

      The Coeur de Lion, situated in a narrow street in the centre of the city, is reputedly Bath's smallest pub. The building is believed to date from 1749 and was originally known as Marchants Court. In around 1860 a public house known as the Avondown Stores (presumably because the beer came from the long closed Avondown brewery at Batheaston) was established at 4 Northumberland Place and in around 1880 the name of the pub was changed to the Coeur de Lion. Nobody knows the reason for the change but the name is thought to be unique to the UK. In 1886 the pub moved to its present premises at 17 Northumberland Place. Many years later the Devenish brewery acquired the Coeur. In 1990 Devenish attempted to close the pub but it was saved when Bath City council rejected planning permission to turn the pub into a shop following a major local campaign supported by the then Bath MP Chris Patten. More recently the pub has been leased from Punch by the local Abbey Ales brewery. One of the most striking features of the pub is its stained glass window featuring (ironically given the brewery's attempts to close the pub and its own eventual demise) the Devenish brewery name and crest. Abbey Ales brewery shop has opened just next door (Sep 21) selling Abbey ales and related merchandise, local gin and bottled beers from nearby breweries.

    • Cork 11-12 Westgate Buildings Bath BA1 1EB Telephone(01225) 333582

      This handsome pub, set in a neo-Georgian building, is comprised of two bars over two levels, a conservatory and a large alfresco terrace area at the rear. Entertainment includes sports tv and karaoke evenings. Four constantly changing guest beers: two from the sister pub Bath Brew House and two from local and Bristol breweries usually available. Sometimes offers CAMRA discount on the Bath Brew House range.

      Card only from mid-2022

    • Cross Keys Midford Road, Combe Down Bath BA2 5RZ Telephone(01225) 849180

      An historic inn dating from 1718 on the southern outskirts of the city, close to the beautiful Midford valley and popular with walkers. Featuring three ales, including guests often from a local 'Brewery of the Month' range of ales. Highly recommended, gastro standard, homemade food is available all sessions. The main bar on the left still has many original features and a large open fire. Musician Eddie Cochrane died in 1960 in the nearby St. Martin's Hospital and the snug area features pictures and memorabilia from his musical career. The restaurant is on the right and split across three levels. Parking is a bit restricted.

    • Crystal Palace 10-11 Abbey Green Bath BA1 1NW Telephone(01225) 482666

      Set on the pretty Abbey Green. Refurbished by Fullers in 2014, and now an upmarket-feeling city centre pub. Full table service in the lounge. There is a glass covered sitting area at the rear of the pub.

    • Curfew 11 Cleveland Place West Bath BA1 5DG Telephone(01225) 251505

      A busy and popular rugby oriented pub on the outskirts of the city centre with an upstairs dining room decorated in the modern wine bar pastel. Sold by Wadsworth in 2023 and re-opened under the management of a well known publican in Sep 2023. Two regulars ales and up to three guests which are likely to change. Pizza truck providing pizzas ( Nov 2023) Opening hours correct as of 27 Jan 2024 but may change with the seasons.

    • Devonshire Arms 139 Wellsway Bath BA2 4RY Telephone07858 921484

      Large bustling sports orientated two room local pub - under new management October 2023. Three skittles teams use the alley, live music some Saturday evenings. Butcombe is regular with one changing guest. Snooker table upstairs (membership required).

    • Electric Bar Westgate St Bath BA1 1EP Telephone(01225) 489070

      The Electric Bar is in the foyer of the Komedia, a community owned live entertainment venue in a sympathetically restored Grade II listed former Beau Nash cinema. Main events include comedy, music, cabaret, burlesque, kids’ events, club/disco nights etc.. The Electric Bar is an "intimate live venue space for up-and-coming artists to hone their craft, and for live music fans to discover new acts, chill-out and socialise". Entry in the afternoons is generally free and it is open for food and drink during the day and sometimes has cask Gem (Bath Ales) available.

    • Electric Bear Brewery Tap Unit 12 The Maltings, Locksbrook Rd Bath BA1 3JL Telephone(01225) 424088

      This is the Brewery Tap of Electric Bear brewery that opened in Autumn 2015, and under new ownership in January 2022. Up to 10 of their varied and tasty craft beers on tap from their standard, seasonal or specials. All unfiltered and unpasteurised. Usually one cask ale too. Opening hours can vary with the season

    • Fairfield Arms 1 Fairfield Park Road Bath BA1 6JN Telephone(01225) 329307

      Taken over by new tenants in August 2020, the refurbished Fairfield Arms is now a thriving community local. It has two regular ales on and may feature a third guest in summer. Consisting of a main bar with two adjacent rooms the pub still has many of the original features. A small south facing garden is at the front of the pub and the rear and east courtyards were expanded and upgraded during the 2021 lockdowns.

    • Flan O'Briens 21 Westgate Street Bath BA1 1EP Telephone(01225) 312914

      A light and airy Irish themed pub with a single long narrow bar with high ceilings and large windows. It is rarity in Bath being a Victorian purpose built pub. Flan O'Brien was one of several nom de plumes of Brian O'Nolan - a major figure in 20th century Irish literature.

      A Freehouse since Sep 2020

    • Garrick's Head 7-8 St John's Place, Saw Close Bath BA1 1ET Telephone(01225) 318368

      A theatre pub for over 200 years, but originally the town house of Beau Nash, Bath's 18th-century Master of Ceremonies, this local is reputedly the most haunted pub in the city. Up to four guest ales in summer, mostly from local or regional micros, include some rarities. Three or four ciders. Traditional food sourced from local ingredients is served lunchtimes and evenings. Tables outside are ideally placed for watching the world go by.

    • Golden Fleece 1-3 Avon Buildings, Lower Bristol Road Bath BA2 1ES Telephone(01225) 442195

      A simple local community pub that welcomes all, from young to old. No food, just beer and cider, plus music most weekends. BT sport when last visited Interesting and relatively unspoiled wood panelled bar area.

    • Grapes 14 Westgate Street Bath BA1 1EQ Telephone07971 184723

      Reputedly one of Bath's oldest buildings, the Grapes re-opened as a freehouse in late Aug 2019 after a two year closure and a stylish and sympathetic refurb. The pub was voted a Best City/Urban Pub finalist in the Great British Pub awards 2022.

      Two or maybe three ales typically from local brewers such as Fine Tuned, Frome or Kettlesmith or from further afield such as Anarchy, Oakham, Thornbridge, Boss, Cross Bay, Dark Star or Tiny Rebel. Wine on tap. Live music throughout the week and occassionally at the weekend. Offers 5% CAMRA discount.

      Under the same management as Japanese Budo Ba izakaya bar on Argyle St.

    • Green Park Brasserie Green Park Station Bath BA1 1JB Telephone(01225) 338565

      Lively brasserie on site of old train station. Drinkers and diners welcome - diners have priority for seating during live music sessions ( Wed- Sat) . Sometimes closes for functions so worth checking ahead. Sadly cask ale no longer served with the handpump removed during 2023... Independently owned since 1992 by Andrew Peters with son Alex joining in 2016, launching Bath Pizza Co; their wood fired pizzas are available in the restaurant 7 days per week. Larger brasserie menu probably music nights only.

    • Griffin Inn Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2AP Telephone(01225) 302829

      Grade II-listed inn with a modern minimalist feel. Refurbished in early 2023, and re-opened under new management Easter 2023. The Griffin Inn was established on this site in 1730 with the present buildings that make up the pub being built over the next 100 years. There is also archaeological evidence that the site was in use during and before the 1600s as an inn on the Bristol Road before the present building. The name refers to the griffin sitting on the Lansdown Monument, commemorating the Cornish Royalist hero, Sir Bevil Grenville who died at the Battle of Lansdown on 1643. The earliest documentary evidence is of a license granted to William Pomeroy "To keep a common Inn and Alehouse" for the consideration of El 0 in 1776. Up to three ales on from the Bath Ales/St Austell group.

    • Hadley Arms North Road Bath BA2 5DH Telephone(01225) 837117

      A traditional free house under same management since 1977! This is a large friendly local, offering well made traditional pub grub and up to four real ales during busy periods (skittle season) - possibly less in summer. Takeaway food available. Three skittle alleys are available and can be booked for events.

    • Hall & Woodhouse Bar & Restaurant King Street Bath BA1 2JW Telephone(01225) 469259

      Converted from Bonhams Auctions rooms Hall & Woodhouse opened this large multi floor bar/restaurant with roof top terrace in 2010. Serves up to 3 beers from the Badger range. Card Only

    • Hare & Hounds Lansdown Road Bath BA1 5TJ Telephone(01225) 482682

      A gastropub on the northern outskirts of Bath with a terrace that has magnificent views over the Charlcombe valley. The large garden features an expansive decked area and 'Garden Bar' with many tables to take advantage of the views. The large interior has a number of separate simply furnished rooms many of which also have views. 2015 winner of the Star Pubs and Bars Best Food Pub. The pub is operated by the 'Bath Pub Company' that also operates the Marlborough Tavern, Moorfields and Locksbrook Inn. St Austell bought The Bath Pub Company in Sep 2023 and the pubs have yet to be resurveyed.

    • Harington Club 5-6 Harington Close, Bath BA1 1HF Telephone(01225) 425913

      The Harington Club is situated in a Georgian Grade II listed building in the heart of Bath. Founded in 1874, it is one of the last clubs of its type left in the country. As well as the bar there is a snooker room and a full-length skittle alley. It is regarded by its members as a safe haven from the rigours and stresses of 21st century life. Sometimes a second real ale will be available.

    • Huntsman 1 Terrace Walk Bath BA1 1LJ Telephone(01225) 482900

      Dating back to between 1748 and 1750 and taken over by Fuller's in 2012 and fully refurbished. This is now a smart gastro pub with a bar on the ground floor and an a la Carte style restaurant with its own bar and function room upstairs. One maybe two from the Fuller's stable and two or three guest beers are usually on offer, and live music is sometimes played on the last Friday of the month. This pub is popular on the days Bath Rugby plays at home.

    • King of Wessex 5–10 James Street West Bath BA1 2BX Telephone(01225) 303380

      A large new-build Wetherspoon pub at the entrance to a cinema complex, it was refurbished in Jan 2016. There might be four or five real ales, normally the usual 'Spoons regulars but maybe something more unusual. Popular with the younger crowd, it can get very busy in the evenings. Both the food and the beers are good value for the city centre. Note that, contrary to tradition, outward facing pumpclips doesnt necessarily indicate that those beers are currently available - pumpclips arent turned round once beer sells out so there are often fewer cask beers on than it might appear, sometimes far fewer. Note that alcohol is not served until nine in the morning.

    • Kingsmead Street Bottle 2 Kingsmead St Bath BA1 2AA

      A micro pub, opened in May 2021, in the centre of the city. It is light and airy, overlooking a busy square, with plenty of seating both inside and out. An excellent range of up to ten beers, from brewers all over the country, but always some from the local area. The beers range from Black IPAs, sour beers through to DIPAs. All are real ales but served from 'key kegs'. Cider is also available, and take-away beer and cider in cans and bottles. Expect a friendly welcome from the guys running the bar; this is a sister premises to Palmer St Bottle in Frome.

    • Lamb & Lion 15 Lower Borough Walls Bath BA1 1QU Telephone(01225) 334617

      Large city-centre pub which is part of the Stonegate chain. Serves four ales and up to four of Lilleys ciders; the Lamb & Lion 'House Beer' is Precott's Chequered Flag. Good sized beer garden and large screens for sporting events.

    • Lansdown Cricket Club Combe Park Bath BA1 3NF Telephone(01225) 425439

      Established in 1825 and refurbished in 2020 the clubhouse bar is open to non-members.

      Normally two real ales, possibly third in the summer. Usually shows sport on various screens.

      Winter opening hours shown, open longer in summer

    • Larkhall Inn St Saviour's Road Bath BA1 6SD Telephone(01225) 425710

      Very old village inn with a superb garden and a historic interior. A lively community local acting as a base for many clubs with an impressive array of trophies above the bar. The internal features of interest date from late Victorian times: A small intact vestibule entrance with quarry tiled floor leads to a largish public bar. To the left of the entrance, there is a lower level small room has a wood block floor, panelling to two-thirds height with wall benches attached. Sitting on the Victorian bar counter are three (non-operational) brass handpumps inscribed "Nathaniel George Wilcocks City Inn Works Bath" and said to date from 1887. Look for the old gas fitting on the right of the bar back. There is a large original stone fireplace and two fine lengths of old bench seating - a curved one around the bay window of a style like an old settle but much wider and a straight section that forms a passage on the rear left to the ladies’ upstairs and the outside gents’ under cover. A small pool room at the front right has a parquet floor and hatch for service.

    • Livingstone 24 Moorland Road Bath BA2 3PW Telephone(01225) 400552

      A traditional two room local on the bustling Moorland Road. It has a very unusual construction, using large areas of thick glass bricks, with no actual windows, giving the feel, some say, of being in a fish tank. Serves Draught Bass.

    • Locksbrook Inn 103 Locksbrook Road Bath BA1 3EN Telephone(01225) 427119

      Previously the Dolphin - an old village pub now surrounded by light industrial estates and housing. It has a large garden next to the River Avon Weston Canal Cut and the Bath - Bristol Cycle Path. Re-opened after refurbishment in May 2016 and operated by the Bath Pub Co who also operate the Marlborough Tavern, the Hare and Hounds and Moorfields. St Austell bought The Bath Pub Company in Sep 2023 and the pubs have yet to be resurveyed. Large riverside drinking area overlooked by barn style restaurant and function room. Extensive bar area available for drinkers and diners.

    • Ludo Sports Bar & Kitchen 9 Brunel Square Bath BA1 1SX Telephone(01225) 335972

      This St Austell owned venue is operated as sports bar in a joint venture with ETM Group. It originally opened in December 2012 as Graze situated on the top floor of a new development in and around the arches of Brunel's nineteenth century Bath Spa station. At 5,000 square feet, and taking up the entire first floor of the Vaults development, Graze was Bath Ales's biggest outlet to date including two large outside areas for al-fresco drinking and dining. The original microbrewery was removed in 2023 as part of rebrand to Ludo Sports bar. Ludo is accessed via a flight of stairs and also by a lift which is not always operational.

    • Marlborough Tavern 35 Marlborough Buildings Bath BA1 2LY Telephone(01225) 423731

      A pub / gastro pub that serves two real ales and a traditional style cider close to the centre of Bath and just around the corner from The Royal Crescent. Part of the same Bath Pub Co that operates the Hare and Hounds ( Lansdown), Locksbrook Inn and Moorfields - St Austell bought The Bath Pub Company in Sep 2023 and the pubs have yet to be resurveyed.

    • Moorfields 73 Third Avenue Bath BA2 3NZ Telephone(01225) 982102

      Re-opened 7 Oct 20 after £500K alterations and refurb of interior and garden by Bath Pub Company ( who also operated Hare & Hounds, Locksbrook Inn and Marlborough Tavern). St Austell bought The Bath Pub Company in Sep 2023. Strong food focus breakfast/lunchtime/evening. Walled paved/decked garden to rear.

    • New Crown 21 Newbridge Hill Bath BA1 3PW Telephone(01225) 423324

      A pub situated between the city centre and Weston village, and close to the Royal United Hospital, the B & B is well regarded. Run by the same tenants for 27 years. Built in 1878, along with the ten villas at Newbridge Hill, it was a coaching inn between Bath and Bristol.

    • New Inn 23-24 Monmouth Place Bath BA1 2AY Telephone(01225) 442944

      Small and friendly bar with a modern tiled bar area with further seating upstairs in a small room and roof terrace. Sold by Wadworth to Red Oak Taverns in August 2019. Re-opened Jun 2016 after major internal and external refurbishment by the same group that operate Victoria Pub and Kitchen in Bath. New roof terrace and small function room added. Card only at present (Jan 22) up to four real ales on and Dick Willows real cider and Thatcher's Stan's Traditional. Loyalty scheme - buy 6 pints of real ale and get 7th free.

    • Old Crown 1 Crown Hill Bath BA1 4BP Telephone(01225) 469394

      Good sized local, with a large garden, in the village of Weston, on the outskirts of Bath.

    • Old Crown 131 High St Bath BA2 1DA Telephone(01225) 425995

      Refurbished in Spring 2018 and under new management since March 2019. Friendly, predominantly locals’ pub; the room you enter, with the bar to the right, is small and cosy if a little dominated by the TV screens on the left-hand side. Moving to the rear you enter a room for pub games – darts and a pool table. Leaving there you move into a small covered space (mostly used as a smoking area) and then steps lead you up to a larger garden area with plenty of seating.

    • Old Green Tree 12 Green Street Bath BA1 2JZ Telephone(01225) 448259

      A classic unspolit pub in a 300-year-old building. Three oak-paneled rooms include a snug at the front of the pub, a superb northern-style drinking lobby, where it is nigh impossible not to strike up a conversation, and a comfortable back bar. The Green Tree Bitter and Rebellion is brewed exclusively for the pub by the nearby Blindman's micro-brewery whilst the guest beers (up to three) are generally sourced from local microbreweries, with a stout or porter usually on offer in the winter months. Up to six in total. A local farmhouse cider, Honey's Midford, is also available, along with a half a dozen Belgian beers, a range of fine wines and malt whiskies.

    • Pig & Fiddle 2 Saracen Street Bath BA1 5BR Telephone(01225) 330190

      A large and busy town-centre pub with a varied clientele and a friendly atmosphere. One end is an old shop front, the other a courtyard with drinking benches and covered heaters. The decor is an esoteric collection of art displays and unusual furniture. There is a 'snug' area at the far end of the bar with a large screen for sports.

    • Pulteney Arms 37 Daniel Street Bath BA2 6ND Telephone(01225) 463923

      This Pulteney Arms, which has been open since 1792, is tucked away near to the end of Great Pulteney Street. Its most unique feature are four gas light fittings (now sadly condemned) above the bar. The decor shows an emphasis on sport, particularly rugby, with the pub conveniently close to Bath Rugby's Recreation ground. The cat symbol featured in the pub sign refers to the Pulteney coat of arms. There is wood-burning stove in the bar and a small function room, suitable for meetings, upstairs. The food menu is extensive and deservedly popular but note that there is no food on Sunday evenings. Two regulars and up to three guests. Traditional ciders style: various Lilley's flavours, orchard pig, Old Rosie.

    • Ram 20 Claverton Buildings Bath BA2 4LD Telephone(01225) 426456

      Under new management from 16 Feb 2023 as a managed house under EI. Operated by the same team that operates the Hop Pole on Upper Bristol Rd. Originally called the Ram Brewery Tavern, this has been a pub since 1856. It’s all wooden floors and a mix of wooden tables and chairs. Three maybe four real ales. Five screens - and a projector for major events. May close earlier on Sundays during the winter.

    • Raven 6-7 Queen Street Bath BA1 1HE Telephone(01225) 425045

      A busy eighteenth-century free house in the heart of Bath. Extended into adjacent premises over the summer of 2022, now boasting four bars in six rooms across three floors, with a new entrance on Quiet St, as well as the original on Queen St. Up to ten ales on offer, with the guests coming from far and wide. The two 'House' beers are brewed exclusively by local brewery Blindmans. Real cider, sourced from local producers, is always available. The pub holds at least four mini beer festivals a year. Food wise the Raven is famous for its sausages and 'Pieminister' pies and is one of the few pubs in Bath serving food on Sunday evening. Branch Pub of the Year 2023

    • Red Lion 468 Wellsway, Odd Down Bath BA2 2UA Telephone(01225) 836921

      A branch of the 'Sizzling Pub' chain, a family friendly dining pub that has live sports on TV.

    • Ring O'Bells 10 Widcombe Parade Bath BA2 4JT Telephone(01225) 727599

      A friendly and lively Widcombe pub with a village pub feel yet only a stones throw from Bath centre. Rugby is often on one of several TV screens and makes it especially popular on match days when the large upstairs function is brought into use. The main bar is a single long room with a range of wooden tables overlooking the street and along one wall facing the bar counter. A menu of well regarded homemade food is available most sessions. Beer range mainly based around Butcombe, Exeter, Otter & Timothy Taylor beers.

    • Rose & Crown 6-8 Brougham Place Bath BA1 6SJ Telephone(01225) 311655

      Cosy, welcoming, local which has been a pub since 1840s. Refurbished in Jan 2016 and taken over by local pub company Banwell House, the pub now has a very smart and comfortable feeling about it. There is a central bar, with drinkers seating at the front of the pub, and there are rooms going round the back for eating and relaxing. At the bar it has a heated foot rail and radiators, possibly a unique feature of the interior. Kitchen closed (Feb 22) but pub will provide cutlery for your takeaway.

    • Royal Oak Lower Bristol Road, Twerton Bath BA2 3BW Telephone(01225) 481409

      A pub since around 1840 this pub closed in 1999 and seemed destined to die, but it rose from the ashes in 2005 to become a real beer haven (or heaven). Began brewing their own beer in Ralph's Ruin brewery in the old pub kitchen Jun 2017. There are normally two or three maybe even four of their own beers together with an ever changing range of up to six guest beers from microbreweries, near and far, alongside an equally interesting range of ciders, perries and bottled British and Belgian beers. Occasional tap takeovers. Frequent live music including open-mic nights, Swing jazz first Sunday of each month, Breton folk/Blues jam/songwriting circle on Mondays, folk music sessions on Wednesdays (mainly Irish folk) and live music every Friday and sometimes Thursday and/or Saturdays too. Outside is a secluded garden and small on-site car park. Ralph is the pub dog Bath & Borders CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020(again), Cider Poty 2023

    • Salamander 3 John Street Bath BA1 2JL Telephone(01225) 428889

      An 18th-century building, tucked away in a side street, that opened as a coffee bar in 1957 and got a pub licence five years later. Taken over by St Austell in 2017 and now run by two partners under the Prangell & King Pub Co. Beers from St Austell /Bath Ales stable and traditional style ciders. It looks and feels like a pub that's been there for a century or more with wooden floorboards, wood panelling and subdued lighting adding to the ambience of the ground-floor bar, created from several small rooms. A popular restaurant upstairs uses local ales used in cooking.

    • Salisbury Conservative Club London Road Bath BA1 6AB

      Members club in an imposing building set back from the road. Non-members are welcome though to have a drink in the bar and use the large riverside garden. Two full size snooker tables are for use by members only. Two real ales from Sharp's are usually featured as the bar is tied to Molson Coors.

    • Sam Weller's 13-14 Upper Borough Walls Bath BA1 1RH Telephone(01225) 474910

      Cosy city centre wet-led pub refurbished in the Spring of 2022 under new management including Somerset born TV chef Max Halley. Guest beers from Stonegate list; free-of-tie for wines & spririts. No food but customers can bring their own food. Sam Weller was a character in Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers.

    • Saracens Head 42 Broad Street Bath BA1 5LP Telephone(01225) 426518

      Old city centre multi-room pub with entrance on Broad St and Walcot St. Stopped featuring guest ales in Autumn 2023, now usually three or four Greene King ales. Claims to be the oldest pub in Bath having opened in 1713, famous residents include Charles Dickens - he mentions the pub in Pickwick Papers. In 2023 there were lots of events during the week - quiz, comedy night, poker night and live music.

    • St James Wine Vaults 10 St James Street Bath BA1 2TW Telephone(01225) 310335

      A popular and friendly traditional pub spread over three floors, 2 of which are available for functions. Quiz night every Thursday and regular jazz sessions in the cellar bar. See the pub website for details.

    • Star Inn 23 Vineyards Bath BA1 5NA Telephone(01225) 425072

      This locally famous pub is on the CAMRA National Inventory. First licensed as a pub in 1759, the historic interior was fitted out by Gaskell and Chambers in 1928.

      Since around 2001 the Star has been the principal outlet in Bath of the nearby Abbey Ales brewery. The four small rooms have benches around the walls, wood panelling and roaring fires. The smallest room has a single bench, usually occupied by the pub's older customers and referred to as 'death row'. As well as the Abbey Ales range, Bass is served under gravity, via large glass pitchers, to your glass. This is one of only a handful of pubs left in the country where beer is still served in this time-honoured way. Complimentary snuff is available.

      The pub does not do meals, but delicious rolls are normally available. Cheese night is every Thursday and live music features on Fridays from 8:30pm.

      Traditional-style ciders available (no real cider).

      Pub quiz first Sunday of each month.

      Hours shown are summer hours; winter hours may be shorter Bath & Borders Branch Pub of The Year 2022

    • Trinity Inn 49-51 James Street West Bath BA1 2DA Telephone(01225) 282874

      Under new management following a refurbishment in Feb 2023 by Star Pubs. One maybe two real ales from the Heineken/Star list The venue will focus on sports TV, comedy, open mic and live music nights, probably including mid-week jazz.

    • Victoria Pub & Kitchen Westhall Buildings, Upper Bristol Road Bath BA1 3AT Telephone(01225) 422563

      Re-opened as the Victoria Pub & Kitchen at the end of 2012 after a major refurbishment. this has turned what was a rather tired boozer into a very pleasant gastro pub. The pub is on the main road to the west of the old Argos site.

    • Volunteer Rifleman's Arms 3 New Bond Street Place Bath BA1 1BH Telephone(01225) 425210

      One of Bath city centre's smallest pubs located in an attractive passageway between New Bond Street and Upper Borough Walls. The 'Volly' is a traditional one-bar pub which is a favourite with the locals. On display there are numerous military themed posters reflecting the pub's name. 'British Classic' pub fare is on offer and there is an upstairs dining room. Piped music has a 70/80s bias. There is a small outside seating area at the front.

    • West Gate 38 Westgate Street Bath BA1 1EL Telephone(01225) 461642

      Situated in the bustling centre, not 100 metres from the famous baths, the West Gate is a lively meeting place with the features of a large traditional pub: long, narrow and comfortably furnished and occupying two floors. The pub itself has a long recorded history, thought to date back to 1611. It was recorded as one of Bath's original coaching inns, then known as the Angel.

    • White Hart Widcombe Hill Bath BA2 6AA Telephone(01225) 338053

      Feb 2024 - the pub in its present form has been sold to local hospitality company Walcot House and will close on March 31st. A gastro pub with a small bar and a secluded walled garden with it's own bar, decorated in the modern pastel shades with stripped wooded furniture. A changing guest beer is available.

    • White Horse 42 Shophouse Road Bath BA2 1EF Telephone(01225) 464327

      Regularly in the GBG some years ago and Branch Pub of the Year in 2011 this friendly community pub had a number of changes since, most recently in Aug 2018. The pub has had a new lease of life under the current management with two or maybe three ever changing guests rather than regular beers, recent beers have included Timothy Taylor, Robinsons, Black Sheep, Exile, Hogs Back, Dartmoor and Purity beers.

      Occasional live music check pub facebook page or ents24 for latest gig lists. Opening times and food hours are liable to change a little with the seasons so best to check if travelling a distance.

    • Widcombe Social Club Widcombe Hill Bath BA2 6AA Telephone(01225) 460456

      Completely rebuilt in 2015/16 this well established club re-opened in April 2016. Although owned by the members the bar is open to non-members. Function room hosts all sorts of events, some have food offering. Probably 1 regular beer and 1 guest. Hosted Bath & Borders CAMRA Beer Festivals in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2023 and 2024 No festival in 2021 or 2022.

  • Bathampton
    • Bathampton Mill Mill Lane Bathampton BA2 6TS Telephone(01225) 469758

      Once a mill house, but know a much expanded food orientated pub with large riverside garden and a patio overlooking the weir. Note that parking in pub car park is only free for pub customers - there are charges (and possibly fines) for those simply parking in the car park.

    • George Mill Lane Bathampton BA2 6TR Telephone(01225) 425079

      An ivy-clad Grade II listed pub, with the Kennet and Avon Canal running beside the beer garden. Part of Greene King's Chef and Brewer chain of food orientated pubs.

  • Batheaston
    • George & Dragon 223-227 London Road East Batheaston BA1 7NB Telephone(01225) 858007

      The George & Dragon is an 18th Century grade two listed pub at the heart of village of Batheaston around two miles to the east of Bath city centre. Friendly local welcoming families and dog owners. The rear of the premises features an indian restaurant - Easton Spice. Under new management in Sept 2019 and re-furbished in July 2020.

  • Bathford
    • Crown Inn 2 Bathford Hill Bathford BA1 7SL Telephone(01225) 852426

      A large, smart, and popular pub that serves bistro style English and French food. There is a good sized garden out at the rear, with a children's play area, along with tables out at the front. The bar and restaurant areas are comfortably furnished and have an impressive display of old photos and signs.

  • Bayford
    • Unicorn Bayford Hill Bayford BA9 9NL Telephone(01963) 34941

      Former 17th century coaching inn, situated on the old A303, but now a quiet road one mile to the east of Wincanton. Wood burning stove and flagstone floor; muddy boots and dogs welcome. Privately owned genuine free house with the landlord very enthusiastic about his large range of traditional ciders. Traditional folk music session in the bar on the first Wednesday evening of each month. Note that on quiet evenings the pub may close early. Wessex Regional Cider pub 2016/2017 and National Cider Pub 2016. Opening times are reported to be variable.

  • Beckington
    • Foresters Arms 58 Goose Street Beckington BA11 6SS Telephone(01373) 830864

      A large, smart, community pub, dating back to at least 1774, in a historic conservation area. Thoroughly refurbished in 2008 the Foresters consists of a single front-of-house bar, which caters well for both diners and drinkers, and a separate bar for drinkers with sports TV. There are three real fires, which add to a generally cosy atmosphere. Home to local cricket club. Two regular beers, include the local Bath Ales Gem, as well as up to two guest beers. Rich's is the real cider.

    • Woolpack Inn 2 Warminster Road Beckington BA11 6SP Telephone(01373) 831244

      Large upmarket hotel with a comfortable bar spread across three rooms featuring sofas, armchairs and a real fire. Separate restaurant and outdoor drinking in courtyard. Started life as three cottages in 1581 and became a coaching inn; now an 'Old English Inn' from Greene King.

  • Binegar
    • Horse & Jockey Station Road Binegar BA3 4UH Telephone(01749) 840537

      An old traditional multi roomed local pub hidden away in country lanes. The split level bar with flagstones and exposed stone walls leads onto separate rooms. A good selection of pub grub is served, along with pizza. Butcombe original and a guest - usually a pale ale from a local brewery. The small garden is on the line of a public footpath past the pub.

  • Bowlish
    • Horseshoe Inn Bowlish Bowlish BA4 5JG Telephone(01749) 705691

      This friendly local pub on the northern edge of Shepton is a is grade 2 listed former smithy and dates back to 1750. Re-opened with new tenants in May 2023. Completely redecorated and looking very smart, with 3 ales on and a real cider too.

  • Bradford-on-Avon
    • Barge Inn 17 Frome Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2EA Telephone(01225) 863403

      Situated alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal, customers can enjoy their food and drink in the canal-side garden, accessed via the steps to one side of the pub, or in the adjacent garden, which has an outside bar, used at weekends. Plain Ales is a regular guest. As well as three ales, they also have a 'wall' of six or more cider boxes from, mostly, local producers.

    • Boathouse The Marina, Widbrook Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1UD Telephone(01225) 309318

      A large pub restaurant overlooking a marina on the Kennet and Avon canal. Mainly food orientated but it does have a couple of decent ales from local brewers. There is plenty of seating outside and a children's play area. Part of 'Original Collection' small chain of pubs and hotels who also run the nearby Widbrook Grange Hotel.

    • Canal Tavern 49 Frome Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE Telephone(01225) 866100

      Fully refurbished in 2019 and now a very smart pub. Situated on the side of the Kennet & Avon canal it is used by boaters and walkers. Wadworth's range of beers is available. Evening closing hours may vary

    • Castle Inn Mount Pleasant Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1SJ Telephone(01225) 309317

      A very popular, comfortable pub commanding splendid views across the town towards Salisbury Plain. The 2008 refurbishment by previous owners Flatcappers earned a national CAMRA award, now under new management (Jun 21) Inside there is the large main bar area and, at the back, a couple of smaller rooms, all with plenty of seating. The guest beers are usually sourced from micros in Wiltshire, Bristol, and east Somerset. There is a good sized garden at the front and children are welcome.

    • Dandy Lion 35 Market Place Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LL Telephone(01225) 863433

      A smart town centre pub, selling Wadworth's beers. The bar area is downstairs and there is an upstairs seating / dining area. They welcomes drinkers and diners alike, including exceptionally well behaved children and dogs.

    • Dog & Fox 33 Ashley Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1RT Telephone(01225) 862137

      Traditional family run pub with large car park on the northern edge of town, overlooking open countryside. There are two bars, one an old fashioned small snug, the other, larger, for both dining and drinking. There is a good sized garden at the front, and a children's playground.

    • George 67 Woolley Street Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1AQ Telephone(01225) 865650

      After a major refurbishment a few years ago, this pub has been transformed. For those looking for a drink, there is a new bar area with sofas and armchairs, and a separate seating area with tables and chairs, separated from the bar by three great stone arches. At the back there is a pleasant garden with plenty of tables and benches. With an open kitchen overlooking the smart new restaurant, the foodies are well catered for. There are now three beers on, changing often, and are usually from the west country, such as Hop Union and Stonehenge. Note that, as well as lunchtime and evening meals, breakfast and afternoon teas are served at the weekend, Friday to Sunday.

    • Kettlesmith Brewery 16, Treenwood Industrial Estate Bradford-on-Avon BA15 2AU Telephone(01225) 864839

      Kettlesmith's shop and tap room is now up and running. At least four or five of their beers will be on, plus, possibly, a guest ale from another specialist brewery. See their web site for the full range to take away.

      The full range of their beers will be available in bottles and cans to takeaway. The beers on tap can also be bought for takeaway in 5 litre micro-kegs and 3 litre pouches. There is outside seating, including quite a bit under canopies, and, limited, seating inside. To find the brewery, it is just beyond Sainsburys supermarket, down to the left.

    • Lock Inn 48 Frome Rd, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE Telephone(01225) 868068

      Although essentially a cafe, this very popular venue sells two real ales from local brewers. Food, including the hearty (Boatman's) breakfasts, is served from 8:30 in the morning and comes highly recommended. Last orders for food, at present, is 19.30. Originally an old canal side cottage, the interior is decorated with bric-a-brac and old signs in a number of small rooms. Outside there are tables alongside the Kennet & Avon in the canal-side gardens and also three enclosed dining rooms (summer houses) as well as a narrowboat, Note - closes about an hour earlier weekdays in Autumn/Winter.

    • Mount Pleasant Social Club 1 Mount Pleasant Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1SJ

      A friendly social club, part of the local community centre set in old 19C school buildings. Yet to be surveyed.

    • Plough 49-51 Trowbridge Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1EG Telephone(01225) 865471

      Simple local boozer, recently smartened up and now with two beers on.

    • Rising Sun 231 Winsley Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1QS

      Reopened in late Sept '23, the pub has undergone an extensive refurbishment, both inside and in the garden. The new owner has just two ales on at present, Butcombe Original is the regular, and one guest. Soon, they intend to have three ales on, two being changing guests, selected from a range of local ales, and a real cider. No food at present, hopefully next year. The whole pub has been modernised, both the main bar and the small snug, but the layout remains mostly the same. Outside there is plenty of seating, including grassed areas and a large patio. Note that the opening hours may change at some point, as the new owner is 'testing the water' at present. Parts of the pub are still being worked on, so the gents loo is outside at time of writing. Note that there is no phone number, web page, or Facebook, for the pub as yet.

    • Stumble Inn Market St Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LL Telephone(01225) 862115

      This micro-pub opened in Oct '17 in the ground floor of what was a local club in the town centre. The main bar is in the back room with a good sized comfortable room at the front, overlooking the main street. May be closed Sunday to Wednesday. There is a varying range of up to four beers, with two on hand pump and two on gravity, usually from local west country breweries, many from local brewery Kettlesmith. Usually a quiz on the last Thursday of each month.

    • Three Horseshoes 55 Frome Road Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LA Telephone(01225) 865876

      The " 'shoes " is a nice old coaching inn, at the edge of the town centre, next to the rail station. it has several rooms plus plenty of seting next to the bar. It comes complete with old wooden door where the horses went through to a yard, now the garden. At the bar there are usually three constantly changing beers, often local. There are live bands at weekends, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Out the back there is a small garden / terrace with seating. Parking, at the rear, is a bit limited. There is a paying car park close by.

      Bath & Borders Rural Pub of the Year 2022

    • Timbrell's Yard 49 St. Margaret’s Street Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1DE Telephone(01225) 869492

      Timbrell's Yard has been beautifully restored, and transformed into an upmarket pub with rooms, with a good looking restaurant overlooking the River Avon. Originally the home of rich local mill owner Mr Timbrell, the building has been returned to its former glory. The real ales, three regular breweries ,and a guest, usually locally brewed. Several craft beers are on tap as well. The food has been very well reviewed, both the substantial all day 'bar snacks', and in the restaurant. Breakfast is available to all up till 11:00 everyday. All the 17 rooms are en-suite with wi-fi and the usual upmarket facilities. Run by the 'Stay Original Company' - a small chain of five pubs in the South West.

  • Bratton
    • Duke Melbourne Street Bratton BA13 4RW Telephone(01249) 477662

      Recently (Nov 22) bought be new owners, changes are planned. This lovely 18th century traditional country pub was originally three cottages, so plenty of room for a pint or two. There is a separate restaurant and a more lively front bar. At the back there is a large garden, with plenty of seating and tables, it is entered by walking under two whale bones. There are usually two or three ales on from local brewers, plus the regular DB.

  • Bruton
    • Sun Inn 33 High Street Bruton BA10 0AH Telephone(01749) 813493

      The Sun Inn is a traditional Country Pub, set in the small Saxon town of Bruton, Somerset. Built in the late 13th Century. The pub is divided into 5 trading areas. The public bar is more of a Sports Bar, offering Pool & Darts, a Juke Box and SKY Sports HD on 2 large screens.The lounge bar is more comfortable and a quieter place, ideal for food and families to relax. Behind the lounge bar is the comfy room, with large sofas, adjoining this is the Table area with ample room to dine. Lastly but not least is the garden with a covered area. The skittle alley available to hire, for parties, functions or just to play skittles. Two maybe three ales, typically Doombar, Atlantic or something from Exmoor stable.

  • Buckland Dinham
    • Bell Inn High Street Buckland Dinham BA11 2QT Telephone(01373) 228080

      A warm, friendly, strong community pub consisting of a central bar with drinking area to the right and dining to the left. The pub has its own large campsite at the rear of the pub. Now, usually, has two ales on, Butcombe and a changing, local, guest. Note the new opening hours.

  • Castle Cary
    • Bay Tree South Street Castle Cary BA7 7ET Telephone(01963) 350989

      A short walk from the centre of town but worth it. Smart, well laid out pub with ample areas for both dining and drinking. Small patio to rear of pub. Good pub menu plus a good list of specials. They do food deliveries. Street parking only

    • Brook House Inn Station Road Castle Cary BA7 7PF Telephone(01963) 350188

      The Brook House Inn and Touring Park is close to Castle Cary and Shepton Mallet, just a few miles from the Bath and West Showground. From historical records found there has been a "Brook House Inn" on this site since 1855. . It also has a large skittle alley and function room with its own bar facility and a large beer garden with a children's play area at the rear of the pub.

      We have received reports that the Inn may close well before published closing times.

    • George Hotel Market Place Castle Cary BA7 7AH Telephone(01963) 350761

      The George Hotel is a friendly, family run, thatched 15th century hotel which is situated in the the historic town centre. The main bar has an original inglenook fireplace with an elm beam said to date back to the 10th century, while the rear bar provides a contemporary alternative. Separate restaurant and a snug add to the facilities. There is a small patio to rear. Also opens for breakfast from 7am. Meal Times given are those for The bar and restaurant. NOTE Parking is residents only Breakfast from 10.00 am, 7.00am for residents and pre-booked

    • White Hart Fore Street Castle Cary BA7 7BQ Telephone(01963) 350077

      (Please note that the area of Somerset that includes the White Hart was taken over by Bath and Borders CAMRA branch in 2023, and the pub has not yet been re-surveyed.) This is basically a drinkers pub with a "lived in" feel to it. Wood fired pizza oven and occasional barbecues. The skittle alley can be hired for parties, meetings or any other events. There is a sports bar including a pool table, darts board, TV's showing different sports, gaming machines and a jukebox

  • Chapmanslade
    • Three Horseshoes 68 High Street Chapmanslade BA13 4AN Telephone(01373) 832211

      A large, upmarket, village community pub that has been nicely refurbished by the Banwell House group. There is a large garden and the food comes recommended. One maybe two ales. Card only

  • Chelynch
    • Poacher's Pocket Chelynch Chelynch BA4 4PY Telephone(01749) 880220

      A traditional Wadworth's multi-roomed pub in the rolling Somerset countryside. Well known for its food and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Chilcompton
    • Redan Fry's Well Chilcompton BA3 4HA Telephone(01761) 258560

      Refurbished in 2016 to a high level this village pub is smart, comfortable and inviting. As well as the large drinking area inside, there is a gorgeous garden, complete with a covered patio for when it rains, plenty of seating, and a pen full of friendly chickens and a kitchen garden at the rear. Two regular ales and maybe one or two guests. Owned by chef proprietor Toby Gritten who also has the Pumphouse in Hotwells Bristol. There are seven high quality bedrooms available, and the food is recommended.

    • Somerset Wagon Broadway Chilcompton BA3 4JW Telephone(01761) 568448

      A popular and traditional Wadworth's country pub serving good food and drinks in a friendly community atmosphere. Set back from the road with a small garden and seating at the front.

  • Clandown
    • Lamb Inn Chapel Road Clandown BA3 3BP Telephone(01761) 231792

      Reopened in December 2022, not yet resurveyed. Deceptively large inside with three distinct areas for dining and drinking. There is also a huge games room with two pool tables, two dart boards and a large sports screen.

  • Coleford
    • King's Head Underhill Coleford BA3 5LU Telephone(01373) 812346

      In the heart of the old part of the village, down a steep narrow hill from the newer part of the village, known as Highbury, the King's Head was rebuilt after a fire in 1830. This rambling old inn offers a welcome for walkers and regulars. At least half of the local regulars drink the local Somerset cider, as well as beer. The flagstone-floored main bar has a roaring fire in the colder months and there is a separate games room. Note that the guest beer is only available during busier months. Hosts motorbike nights every other Tuesday.

  • Combe Hay
    • Wheatsheaf Combe Hay BA2 7EG Telephone(01225) 833504

      More of a restaurant than a pub, but the bar is open to drinkers, though space may be limited at busy times - especially weekends. Originally a farmhouse built in 1576 and parts of the present building date back to the 16th century. A lovely terraced south facing garden provides ample seating in good weather.

  • Corsley
    • White Hart Lane End Corsley BA12 7PH Telephone(01373) 832363

      Popular roadside pub owned by Longleat Estate and was re-opened in Sept 2019 after several years closed. (Note - cask ale may not be available)

  • Corsley Heath
    • Royal Oak Corsley Heath BA12 7PR Telephone(01373) 832238

      A traditional and extensive Wadworth country pub set back from the main road. There are two bars, the smaller one with a pool table. As well as seating for eating in the main bar, there are also two separate dining areas. Outside there is a wooded area with tables at the front and a child friendly rear garden. Note, not open Monday evening. Now selling real ales again, usually just the two, 6X and Henry's IPA, but also Horizon and Swordfish are available in addition quite often.

  • Corton
    • Dove Corton Corton BA12 0SZ Telephone(01985) 850109

      A delightful country pub-with-rooms tucked away in Corton, in the beautiful Wylye valley in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It's within easy reach of Longleat, Stonehenge, and Bath. The large bar serves 2 ales, while there is a small snug area with log burner, and areas for diners, including a conservatory. Modern pub food is served alongside snacks and an extensive fish selection. Accommodation ranges from bed and breakfast to self catering cottages. There is a large garden, at both the front and back of the pub.

  • Cranmore
    • Strode Arms East Cranmore Lane Cranmore BA4 4QJ Telephone(01749) 705570

      Comfortable eighteenth century Wadworth pub in the centre of the ancient village of Cranmore, opposite the duck pond and very convenient for the East Somerset Steamrailway

  • Crockerton
    • Bath Arms, Shearwater Clay Street Crockerton BA12 8AJ Telephone(01985) 221852

      Reopened July 2023, after being closed for some years, this charming 17th century pub has had a huge refurbishment, both inside and out. It is now a lovely, comfortable, country inn, on the edge of the Longleat Estate, and close to the beautiful Shearwater Lake. It has two bar areas with plenty of seating for drinkers, a couple of smart dining rooms and a good sized function room. Outside there is both a proper garden, sloping down towards the stream, and a courtyard, at the back of the pub, with a covered area. Both have plenty of seating. It is now free of tie, and has up to six changing real ales on (maybe 4 in winter), all from Wiltshire and Somerset brewers. Bar snacks are available throughout the day, while the restaurant is open lunchtime and evening. They plan to reopen the six bedrooms in spring 2024.

  • Croscombe
    • George Inn Long Street Croscombe BA5 3QH Telephone(01749) 342306

      This is an attractive 17C inn, refurbished by the owner, serving up to four guest ales from West Country independents and hosting two beer festivals a year. Blindmans King George the Thirst is exclusively brewed for pub. Four real ciders available with Stones, Pilton, Thatchers ciders regulars. There is a large main bar, a snug with fireplace, family room and separate dining room. The food is highly recommended, home-cooked using locally sourced ingredients. Themed food nights. Skittle alley/meeting room to rear. Large garden with covered terrace.

  • Dilton Marsh
    • Weavers 94 High Street Dilton Marsh BA13 4DZ Telephone(01373) 859032

      Reopened early Oct '22, the old Prince of Wales is now Weavers, named after a long gone D M pub. It has been changed considerably, and is now concentrating on food rather than drink, however they have two ales on hand pump. When visited it was Dark Star Hophead, and Butcombe Original, although one, or both, may change. Breakfast and lunch is served Monday to Saturday, dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and Sunday lunch.

      The original 'Prince' was bought by Fairfield Farm College, based in the village, and they are using the new Weavers as a training area for their students.

      Dilton Marsh station is just under a mile from the pub in the Westbury direction. Bus stop (services to Westbury and Frome) almost opposite pub.

  • Edington
    • Three Daggers Westbury Road Edington BA13 4PG Telephone(01380) 830940

      Refurbished village pub that has its own on-site brewery. The pub has a main bar with three distinct drinking areas which lead into a seating area and a dining room. Two mirrors hide TV screens that are occasionally used for sporting events. At the rear there is a lovely garden. Accommodation is available. Up to three beers normally, but may be more or less, depending on the time of year..

  • Emborough
    • Old Down Inn Emborough Emborough BA3 4SA Telephone(01761) 232398

      An old coaching inn first licensed in 1640. As well as the three regular beers, two guests from local breweries are generally available. The bar snacks are excellent value, and likewise the main meals. This friendly and popular hostelry is a classic example of a traditional Somerset inn and is the centre of many local community activities. Watch out for the parrot.

  • Evercreech
    • Bell Inn Bruton Road Evercreech BA4 6HY Telephone(01749) 830287

      The Bell Inn is a family run village pub. Warm surroundings, open fires, home cooked food served all day, traditional real ales, Somerset ciders (Heck's, Wilkins) , freshly ground coffee, beer garden, as well as comfortable accommodation.

    • Natterjack A371 Evercreech BA4 6NA Telephone(01749) 860253

      Situated between Shepton Mallet and Castle Cary, on the A371, this traditional pub has usually two changing real ales on, with up to three in busier summer months. It's very popular with diners, offering a wide choice of locally sourced, home-cooked food. Its own free range pigs are kept nearby. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of inside seating for drinkers and diners, plus a lovely garden at the back of the pub.

    • Pecking Mill A371 Evercreech BA4 6PG Telephone(01749) 830336

      Set in beautiful Somerset countryside, on the A371 and surrounded by open fields. This 16th century coach house still has a lot of the original features: flag-stone floor, beamed ceiling, window seats and open fires. A full a la carte restaurant open from 12:00-9:00pm

      A report March 2022 says real ale is now available.

  • Farmborough
    • Butchers Arms Timsbury Road Farmborough BA2 0AE Telephone(01761) 479119

      This traditional village local has a friendly atmosphere, and is now offering up to three ales. There are several seating areas and a terrace out at the back.

    • New Inn Bath Road Farmborough BA2 0EG Telephone(01761) 470350

      A large family friendly Greene King Old English Inns pub On the A39, large garden and childrerns play area

  • Faulkland
    • Faulkland Inn Faulkland BA3 5UH Telephone(01373) 834441

      Aug 2020: Under new management. Only one ale on at present. Yet to be fully surveyed, so more detail in due course. Dating back to the mid 1700's this old coaching inn has a pleasant court yard.

    • Tucker's Grave Faulkland BA3 5XF Telephone(01373) 834230

      A gem from a bygone age and with a nationally important historic pub interior, it was built in the mid-17th century as a farmhouse, became an inn in 1827, and has changed little since (apart from proper loos). It was named after a local farm worker, Edward Tucker, who hanged himself in a nearby barn in 1747, and was buried at the crossroads outside. He featured in a song by 1970's punk band The Stranglers, great fans off the pub. There is no bar in the original inn and the beer and several ciders are served from an alcove. Shove-ha'penny is played and there is a skittle alley. Camping is available in the extensive grounds. A large modern barn is used for regular music events and is available for private functions. The derelict old milking parlor at the rear was sensitively refurbished in 2021 to provide a quite large bar/cafe and additional seating area.

  • Freshford
    • Inn at Freshford The Hill Freshford BA2 7WG Telephone(01225) 722250

      Re-opened in 2017 after an extensive refurbishment, this is a picturesque 16th century village inn, operated by the same small pubco as the Cross Guns in Avoncliff . It is located on the bank of the river Frome, in the Cotswolds Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is popular with cyclists, joggers, and walkers, being on the Two Valleys Walk. The food is excellent and good value, booking a table is recommended.

  • Frome
    • 23 Bath Street 23 Bath Street Frome BA11 1DJ Telephone(01373) 452000

      Renamed after its address, and now selling a real ale, this live music, performance and entertainment venue is aimed mostly at music lovers. Video game consoles are on hand.

    • Archangel 1 King Street Frome BA11 1BH Telephone(01373) 456111

      This historic town centre pub, for many years known simply as the Angel, consists of a rabbit warren of separate rooms, snugs and bars, linked by a long central passageway. The building dates from medieval times and records show that there was an inn called the Archangel in the centre of town in 1311. In 2008 the pub underwent a massive renovation before re-opening, changing its name to the Archangel. The layout consists of a main public bar, a separate coffee bar, three cosy snugs, all on the ground level, plus a mezzanine restaurant and, upstairs and towards the front of the building, the Library, a sort of chill-out room, and the Naval Room, which is for events and food. At the rear of the pub is a courtyard enclosed within high walls. The Archangel provides accommodation, ten rooms in all. The pub is open all-day, everyday. There are four real fires, with one outside, in the courtyard. Part of the Butcombe Pubs and Inns group since late 2022

    • Blue Boar Inn 15 Market Place Frome BA11 1AN Telephone(01373) 461530

      Nice old traditional locals pub, dating back to 1691. Close to the town centre. There are two bars. One changing beer on.

    • Chester House Social Club 16 Christchurch Street West Frome BA11 1EQ

      One real ale usually from Greene King stable

    • Cornerhouse 1 Christchurch Street East Frome BA11 1QA Telephone(01373) 472042

      This smart pub and hotel, situated on the brow of a hill not far from Frome town centre, was originally called the Lamb and was the brewery tap for the long-closed Lamb brewery. In around 2007 it was acquired by the nearby Blindman's brewery and refurbished to a very high standard. However about four years later the pub was sold on, and the name was changed to the Cornerhouse. The interior has a modern, light and spacious feel. On the ground floor, with its slate floor and local artwork, is the bar and restaurant whilst upstairs there is a function room suitable for meetings of up to 30 people. Meanwhile Rich's Farmhouse is available on handpump.

    • Cross Keys Blatchbridge Frome BA11 5EJ Telephone(01373) 472348

      A traditional pub with a large enclosed garden and covered patio area in the countryside near the junction of the A361 Frome by-pass. Reopened Sep 2022 after a period closed

    • Frome Brewing Company Marshall Way Frome BA11 2FB Telephone(01373) 467766

      Frome Brewery

    • Frome Flyer Beefeater Jenson Ave Frome BA11 2LD Telephone(01373) 468980

      A new build that is now part of the Beefeater chain of food orientated pubs (formerly TableTable) attached to a Premier Inn . Named after the F1 driver Jenson Button, who's home town is Frome.

    • Griffin Milk Street Frome BA11 3DB Telephone(01373) 466299

      Situated in the part of Frome known as Trinity or Chinatown, the Griffin was formerly the brewery tap for Milk Street (now Frome) brewery, which has moved to the outskirts of the town. Note the pub closes its doors one hour before the bar closes. Up to three Frome ales and guests, as well as a range of craft beers. Refurbished and under new management, the single bar retains some original features such as etched windows and wooden floor, but a stained glass Griffin behind the bar is, in fact, relatively new. Food is available daily, serving burgers and street food from locally sourced ingredients and suppliers. A newly expanded patio 'garden' can be found out at the back of the pub.

    • Just Ales 10 Stony Street Frome BA11 1BU Telephone(01373) 462493

      Frome's first micro-pub serving up to four real ales on hand pump as well as a large range of local ciders. The beers can come from all over the country but are usually from smaller but excellent brewers. In the slower winter months the beer range might be less with restricted opening times. Formerly a café this simply furnished pub is in the heart of Frome's vibrant St Catherine's District, Just Ales is run by the same team as Just Ales in Wells, the ever present pub dog makes his presence felt. Homemade Biltong is sold as a quick and tasty snack. The landlord allows customers to consume their own food on the premises. Steep stairs down to very basic toilet in the cellar. Cash only - cards not accepted

    • Masons Arms Marston Gate Frome BA11 4DJ Telephone(01373) 461400

      Smart and comfortable pub with extensive areas for dining as well as plenty of room for those just wanting a pint. The food is very well reviewed. Reopened in April 2016 after a major renovation, this roadside country pub is on the old main road into Frome from the south.

    • Old Bath Arms 1 Palmer St Frome BA11 1DS Telephone(01373) 465045

      The maze-like layout of this town centre pub consists of a lively public bar, a quiet lounge, a cocktail bar, restaurant and, to the rear of the pub, a beer garden. The food menu comprises traditional pub food, steaks, Tapas and Paella and Sunday roasts. There are also pizzas cooked in the pub's own wood-fired pizza oven. Since July '17 all beers are from the Marston's stable. Meanwhile there is a large cider range in up to six boxes encompassing local brands such as Orchard Pig, Wyldwood and Black Rat. There are murals and paintings by local artists on display throughout the pub. You can enter the pub either from palmer street and the upstairs, or via the garden at the back, off Bath street.

    • Palmer Street Bottle 11 Palmer Street Frome BA11 1DS Telephone07971 012611

      An addition to the Frome micro-pub/craft ale scene, on a quiet side street in the St Catherine's area, in the centre of town. The bar has up to ten taps selling craft ales, with beers from local brewers and further away. All are real ale served from 'key keg'. There is plenty of seating, three tables at the front of the pub, with many more at the rear, plus you can buy bottles and cans to drink on the premises or at home. It also sells many types of cheese, again to eat in or take home. There is a sister pub, the Kingsmead Street Bottle in Bath.

    • Royal Oak Oakfield Road Frome BA11 3HJ Telephone(01373) 462499

      Now owned by Chris Pitcher of the award winning Fox and Hounds in Warminster. The Royal Oak is a lovely pub, situated on the western fringe of town. Inside there are several drinking area as well as an outside patio garden. As well as the two 'big brewer' beers they sell Royal Oak Bitter, and there are always plenty of ciders available as well as at least two real ales. Happy hour is from noon to 2pm weekdays when real ale is 50p off every pint.

      As from the beginning of Feb'22 a new Indian takeaway, The Royal Bengal, has opened, behind the pub, at the back of the car park.

    • Ship Inn 6 Christchurch St W Frome BA11 1EQ Telephone(01373) 300102

      Reopened in Spring 2023 after an extensive refurbishment. There is plenty of comfortable seating in what is a surprisingly spacious main bar area. There is also a good sized outside drinking area, made up of of wooded decking on several levels.

    • Three Swans 16-17 King St Frome BA11 1BH Telephone(01373) 452009

      A 17th century, grade II listed, both quirky and traditional, two bar pub in the centre of Frome. Extensively refurbished between April 2013 and January 2014, it has an eccentric, but very comfortable and inviting feel. The interior is heated by traditional gas burners while paintings and various ornaments adorn the wall. The back door leads out to a beautiful secluded courtyard. There is also a function room upstairs. The two regular beers are supplemented by a single guest, which can be from all over the country. The gent's loos are a bit unusual, see the photo...

    • Vine Tree 35 Berkley Rd Frome BA11 2EH Telephone(01373) 228261

      Large pub on out skirts of the town. Re-opened Jul 2016 after a major refurbishment of public areas, toilets and kitchen.

  • Gurney Slade
    • George Inn Gurney Slade BA3 4TQ Telephone(01749) 840667

      Large traditional family run Victorian pub offering up to three ales and lunch and evening meals. Built with two cottages on either end which comprise landlords accommodation and and two bed and breakfast rooms. A large pool room is to left of the bar and small restaurant area is at the rear. Small enclosed garden at rear. Parking at front of pub.

  • Hawkridge
    • Royal Oak Hawkridge BA13 4LA Telephone(01373) 467902

      A free house with the original flagstone floor's in the bar and snugs. There is a large garden, with lovely views, at the back. Behind the bar is a huge, long, dining area, along with smaller snugs available for drinking or eating. Under new management since Nov 2023, not yet re-surveyed.

  • Heytesbury
    • Red Lion 42a High Street Heytesbury BA12 0EA Telephone(01985) 840333

      This popular pub has built up a good relationship with the village, and supports it throughout the year. The garden has been rejuvenated, giving it a pleasant outlook over the River Wylye, with plenty of seating, and a play area for children. The menu includes traditional pub food alongside sandwiches and snacks.

  • Hilperton
    • Lion & Fiddle Devizes Road Hilperton BA14 7QQ Telephone(01225) 776392

      A friendly village pub in Hilperton on the outskirts of Trowbridge. They serve Nepalese food in the restaurant. Five rooms for B&B.

    • Red Admiral Hackett Place Hilperton BA14 7GW Telephone(01225) 767400

      A large, new build, Marston's eatery, part of the 'Generous George' brand, serving several giant local housing developments. Serves 3 beers from the Marston's stable of breweries. Concentrates on simple pub food, including pizzas, and Sunday lunches.

  • Hinton Charterhouse
    • Rose & Crown High Street Hinton Charterhouse BA2 7SN Telephone(01225) 722153

      A large comfortable village pub with accommodation and meals. Recently refurbished, it now has a separate coffee shop area, accessed via the pub. Now comfortable and welcoming, the new landlord, who took over late '18, is turning the Rose and Crown into a good community pub.

    • Stag Inn High Street Hinton Charterhouse BA2 7SW Telephone(01225) 723456

      A large village local with two ales on and popular for good pub food. The Stag Inn is an independent, family-run free house. For over twenty years, the pub has been run by the Parkin Family, starting with Derek and Marion in 1993. In 2000, Derek and Marion's son, Chris and his wife, Machaela took over the family business- The Stag Inn prides itself on fine, freshly cooked pub food, using local ingredients from quality suppliers in the area. Originally two rooms it has recently been opened up to create a single L-shaped bar and restaurant area. The Stag made the national news in Jun 2022 when Chris Martin ( Coldplay) performed Sky Full of Stars on the pub piano for a local couple who had chosen that song for their forthcoming wedding.

  • Holcombe
    • Holcombe Farmshop & Kitchen Edford Hill Holcombe BA3 5HQ Telephone(01761) 233731

      Holcombe Farmshop and Kitchen opened in May 2021 after extensive refurbishment of the former pub. The drinking area is now confined to a small bar to the left of the building now known as 'The Duke' which has a contemporary feel. A dining area is next to the shop and kitchen which then opens out onto a large streamside deck (on the banks of the Mell Stream) in good weather. Situated on the southern edge of the village of Holcombe on the edge of the Mendip Hills in a fine walking area. The pub is part of the Banwell House pub group of 4 pubs in and around Bath.

    • Holcombe Inn Stratton Road Holcombe BA3 5EB Telephone(01761) 232478

      A smart upmarket 17th-century inn located in the heart of the Somerset countryside within easy reach of Wells, Frome, and Bath. Under independent ownership from Nov 2019 the focus is very much on sustainability and sourcing food from the pub kitchen garden. There is a lovely garden with extensive views over to Downside Abbey. The pub holds the key for the adjacent church - as seen on the Poldark tv series.

  • Holt
    • Old Ham Tree Ham Green Holt BA14 6PY Telephone(01225) 782581

      This large, friendly Wadworth owned traditional roadside pub is situated close to the village green. A compact single bar serves four drinking areas. There is a secluded enclosed garden and a smoking shelter behind the pub with a car park also to the rear. Caters for local drinkers as well as diners. The National Trust Courts Garden is a short walk away.

    • Tollgate Inn Ham Green Holt BA14 6PX Telephone(01225) 782326

      This handsome 16th century village pub has an upmarket atmosphere and modern interior with a wood-burning stove, oak floors and comfy sofas to relax in. Usually two regional beers are available. The food is recommended and there is a separate dining area adjacent to the bar and an upstairs private dining room. There is a large garden with country views and a boules court. Luxury en-suite rooms and a separate self-catering cottage are available. A heated marquee in the car park now allows for year round outside drinking and dining. The National Trust Courts Garden is a short walk away.

  • Horningsham
    • Bath Arms Hotel Horningsham Horningsham BA12 7LY Telephone(01985) 844308

      An upmarket 16 room Hotel set in beautiful countryside, next to one of the entrances to Longleat House and the Safari Park. It is part of the Marquess of Bath's estate. An outlet for, local brewer, Chaz Hobden's Wessex Ales. Part of a small group of pub hotels which includes the Talbot in Mells.

  • Kilmersdon
    • Jolliffe Arms Kilmersdon BA3 5TD Telephone(01761) 436699

      Handsome old village pub in Kilmersdon. The long steep hill leading out of the west of the village is said to be the origin of the 'Jack and Jill' tale.

  • Larkhall
    • Larkhall Social Club 16 Lambridge Place Larkhall BA1 6RU Telephone(01225) 424938

      Originally the Larkhall Liberal Club, now rebranded as the No.16 Larkhall Social Club. Small friendly club that welcomes non-members for a drink. Usually featuring two ales from Sharp's.

  • Leigh on Mendip
    • Bell Inn Leigh Street Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QQ Telephone(01373) 812316

      Under new management since Sep 2020 , planning to open a 'village shop' in the pub. A traditional English pub situated in the picturesque Somerset village of Leigh on Mendip. Wadworth beers are the mainstay, plus a guest. Note that on some maps, the village is Leigh 'Upon' Mendip.

  • Leighton
    • Blindmans Brewery Talbot Farm Leighton BA11 4PN Telephone(01749) 880038

      Blindmans brewery, formed in 2002

  • Longbridge Deverill
    • George Inn Longbridge Deverill BA12 7DG Telephone(01985) 840396

      The George has a traditional look and a relaxed atmosphere. The many areas cater well for both drinkers and diners, and include a function room, conservatory and outdoor terrace. Outside, the large garden overlooks a small stream and a pond, linked to the river Wylye, running close by. A delightful footbridge over the stream connects both sides of the garden. A pub quiz is held every Sunday evening. Now free of tie since Upham Brewery closed, and selling two guest ales most of the time.

  • Lower Godney
    • Sheppey Inn Lower Godney BA5 1RZ Telephone(01458) 831594

      A many roomed, quirky, pub with 'off the wall' decoration, including graphic arts, taxidermy, and surreal ornaments, set in the wilds of the Somerset levels, west of Wells. It has a good range of three to four, ever changing, real ales, plus six or more craft beers from home and overseas, and up to twelve ciders on gravity. The rather plain frontage hides a barn sized but smart interior with various seating areas and two large dining rooms. Outside is a lovely terrace overlooking the eponymous River Sheppey, where otters have been spotted, with extensive views over the levels. The food is highly recommended. Note that, in 2023, there was poor mobile signal.

      Included in the The Times “45 best summer pubs for summer” in July 2023

  • Maiden Bradley
    • Bradley Hare Church Street Maiden Bradley BA12 7HW Telephone(01985) 801018

      Refurbished and reopened in May 2021 as The Bradley Hare A gastro-pub now with twelve luxurious rooms set in the pretty village of Maiden Bradley, south of Frome. Close to both the Stourhead gardens and the Longleat Estate. Chosen by The Times as one of the top 10 cozy autumn pubs in the UK in Sep 2022

  • Mells
    • Talbot Inn Mells BA11 3PN Telephone(01373) 812254

      A lovely old traditional coaching inn located in the heart of the historic village of Mells. This multi room pub features a main bar situated in the main building with a 'sitting room' in the adjoining old barn. Look out for the superb old courtyard. Classic pub food is served in the main dining room, while snacks are served in the bar. In summer the 'Grill Room', across the courtyard, is open. There is a lovely walled garden to the left of the main building and upstairs there are 8 upmarket bedrooms. Breakfast served 8-10, seven days a week. Part of a small group of pub hotels which includes the Bath Arms in Horningsham.

      Included in the The Times “45 best summer pubs for summer” in July 2023

  • Midford
    • Hope & Anchor Midford Road Midford BA2 7DD Telephone(01225) 832296

      An ivy clad building dating back to the 17th century. Formerly owned by Courage Breweries it became a free house in 1976 and was been run by the same family for well over 26 years. In Aug 2022 the pub became a sister pub to the nearby Wheelwrights in Monkton Combe. It has a comfortable interior set out mostly for dining with a traditional dining area at the front and a more light and airy conservatory at the rear. It backs onto the Two Tunnels cycle path leading to and from Bath, via the old S & D railway route. Bike parking available and the garden is accessed from the car park on the bike path. One maybe two beers, usually from the west country and vary according to time of year. Note that Otter Amber Fresh may appear to be cask beer on handpull but is not - the pub uses a misleading dispense method for this keg beer. The cider is made at a local farm.

  • Midsomer Norton
    • Dolphin Inn 25 West Road Midsomer Norton BA3 2TL Telephone(01761) 413336

      A small, traditional, local's pub on the outskirts of Midsomer Norton.

    • Palladium Electric 110 High Street Midsomer Norton BA3 2DA Telephone(01761) 404230

      A Wetherspoon pub opened in 2018, it is built into the old cinema of the same name. There are several seating areas, set over two main floors, with a couple of side rooms. Outside there is a large terrace garden, again with plenty of seating, including smoking and non-smoking areas. The usual 'Spoons range of beers is on sale, plus maybe up to three guests. Note that the bar is at the back of the pub.

      Traditional-style cider available. Real cider may be available during and after events, inc. the annual cider festival. Please contact the pub for more info

      Note: contrary to tradition, outward facing pumpclips doesnt necessarily indicate that those beers are currently available - pumpclips arent turned round once beer sells out so there are often fewer cask beers on than it might appear, sometimes far fewer.

    • White Hart Hotel The Island Midsomer Norton BA3 2HQ Telephone(01761) 418270

      A CAMRA Heritage late-Victorian pub, the White Hart built of local stone and retaining its old layout of public bar, snug, lounge bar and off-sales. The entrance lobby has an old settle and jug and bottle hatch, still used for service to customers drinking in the lobby and passageway. Tucked away behind the bars is an excellent skittle alley. A third guest ale may sometimes be on cask stillage.

  • Monkton Combe
    • Wheelwrights Arms Church Lane Monkton Combe BA2 7HB Telephone(01225) 722287

      Note that the pub is only open, with restricted hours, from Friday to Sunday, with no food, drinks only. This is meant to be temporary.

      Historic village pub with an emphasis on food and accommodation. The pub is split into several distinct areas and drinkers are welcome. There is a small outside seating area with garden service in the summer.

  • Monkton Farleigh
    • Kings Arms 42 Monkton Farleigh Monkton Farleigh BA15 2QH Telephone(01225) 542469

      A smart, recently refurbished, pub in a delightful old 17C building, with a courtyard at the front, a large garden, overlooking the countryside, at the rear, and a covered area next to the garden. Inside there is a large L shaped room for drinking and dining. There are four rooms if you wish to stay overnight.

  • Newton St Loe
    • Globe Inn Newton St Loe Newton St Loe BA2 9BB Telephone(01225) 872891

      A 17th Century Inn on the main A4 between Bath and Bristol. Large multi-level interior with a heavy emphasis on food. Doombar and maybe one or two other ales. If arriving by car ensure you register your licence plate in the bar to avoid paying a penalty charge!

  • North Bradley
    • Rising Sun 61 Woodmarsh North Bradley BA14 0SB Telephone(01225) 776545

      This is a friendly, welcoming, family pub, situated in North Bradley on the Southwick/Westbury/Trowbridge junction.

  • North Brewham
    • Old Red Lion James's Hill North Brewham BA10 0JL Telephone(01749) 850287

      In addition to the attractive dining room the Old Red Lion has a cosy cellar bar with flagstone floor and open fire, where real ales are served. Look up for the great collection of key rings on ceiling. The bar, like the rest of the ground floor, is accessible to wheelchair users, and toilets for the disabled are provided

  • Norton St Philip
    • Fleur de Lys High Street Norton St Philip BA2 7LG Telephone(01373) 834422

      Please note that these opening hours, for both pub and food, have changed since the George, opposite, reopened.

      Sold to Liberation Group (Butcombe) by Wadworth in Dec 2020 An inn since 1584, the Fleur is a welcoming pub, popular with locals. Its three main drinking/dining areas are served by a single bar. Old beams, stone walls and a log fire impart a cosy feeling and on the walls, old hand painted Wadworth’s pub signs can be inspected. At the rear of the pub is a much used skittle alley where a number of local teams regularly play. Under the same management as the George opposite.

    • George High Street Norton St Philip BA2 7LH Telephone(01373) 834224

      Reopened on the 5th Nov 2023. Not yet resurveyed.

      An historic grade I listed building dating from at least 1327, the George has a good claim to being the oldest pub in the country (according to English Heritage). The inn was used as the headquarters of Monmouth's army, during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685, after his retreat from Bath. In the aftermath of the failed rebellion, 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys used the George Inn as a courtroom, and conducted 12 executions across the road in a field behind the Fleur de Lys. The beamed bar features a distinctive fireplace. There are several other rooms used for drinking and dining, including a large dining room at the rear and a Dungeon bar, both accessed from the attractive cobbled courtyard. Steps lead from the car park to an enclosed garden which has views across the mead to the church.

  • Nunney
    • George Nunney BA11 4LW Telephone(01373) 836458

      A 17th century gastro pub and hotel that serves Wadworth's beers. Located in a picturesque village with views of the English Heritage medieval Nunney Castle. The interior has exposed stone walls and wooden floors and is furnished in a somewhat uniform 'pub chain' style. A riverside Patio across the road from the pub gives good views of the castle and a larger walled rear garden has a separate bar for events and when busy.

  • Oakhill
    • Mendip Inn Oakhill BA3 4UU Telephone(01749) 841703

      A smart, independent food orientated, pub with a good sized bar for drinkers. It has a bright, modern and open interior with leather armchairs and sofas in a front bar drinking area; a large open restaurant is to the rear. Two ales: Otter ale always and one changing guest Beer, usually in pins to maintain quality. There is a patio just outside the bar and a garden, with a children's play area, beyond the large car park. It is situated on the A37 to the west of Oakhill. Owned and run by hospitality entrepreneur, Matthew Lowe

    • Oakhill Inn Fosse Road Oakhill BA3 5HU Telephone(01749) 840442

      Large village-centre pub that is both a popular local and a family-friendly gastro-pub, with a strong emphasis on organic and locally sourced food, including a selection of hand made pizzas cooked in a stone based pizza oven. The bar serves two areas with an open feel. Up to three changing guest ales, normally sourced from local and regional micros, plus at least 2 real ciders are on offer. A large dining room with an open kitchen opens onto a covered patio at the rear. The manager of the pub for the previous four years (Wayne Britten) took on the lease of the pub on 1 Sep 2020. The food and drink offer remained unchanged as does the high quality and selection of local real ales. Note: the car park is 25m south of the pub on the A367 in the Shepton Mallet direction.

  • Peasedown St John
    • Red Post Inn Bath Road Peasedown St John BA2 8JH Telephone(01761) 433232

      Large, handsome, multi-room free-house, with a sports bias and 2 skittles alleys, set on southern outskirts of the village. No food.

    • Waggon & Horses 41 Bath Road Peasedown St John BA2 8DL Telephone(01761) 437250

      A biker friendly community pub, set in the centre of the main street, it is the home of the Waggoneers Motorcycle Club. Large car park through the old cart archway. It has been under the same tenants since 2000 who have transformed it into a community hub known for live music and sports.

  • Pilton
    • Crown Conduit Square Pilton BA4 4EA Telephone(01749) 890300

      An 18th-century coaching inn taken over by a local couple during the 2020 Covid lockdown and extensively refurbished during 2021/2 and fully re-opened in Nov 2022. A new restaurant, traditional bar area and function room have been created and the large garden has a children’s play area and stage for live music. The main bar and side room have been decorated in a dark theme with lots of wood panelling and Victorian style ornaments and a wood burner. The back of the pub has the games room with a pool table and dart board, and an extensive dining area. Upstairs is a new function room that can be hired out. The pub is very near the site of the well-known Glastonbury festival and popular with families and younger music lovers. The interior features the works of many local artists who have contributed artworks and decorations. Good quality pub food with lots of veggie and vegan mains, specials and proper bar snacks. Second guest varies but often Quantock, Fine Tuned or Hop Back.

  • Priston
    • Ring o'Bells Priston Priston BA2 9EE Telephone(01761) 471467

      An unspoilt old stone pub with beams and flagstone floors and a 'snug' to the right of the bar with an open fire and some bench seating. The skittle alley is just behind this in an open area with further seating and a lending library for books and DVDs. A restaurant area is to the left which serves good food weekday evenings and weekend lunchtimes. The landlords are both chefs and they regularly showcase their favourite Thai/Asian curries and street food dishes The pub is in the centre of the village, immediately next door to the village hall and overlooking the green and is an ideal destination for country walks.

  • Radstock
    • Fromeway Frome Road Radstock BA3 3LG Telephone(01761) 432116

      This friendly free house is now in its sixth generation of the same family and is now in the capable hands of Emily the youngest daughter of the present generation. Butcombe Original and maybe one guest ale or occasionally two guest ales ( e.g. at weekends). The food is emphasised with traditional classics, as well as more contemporary dishes. Booking highly recommended. The pub has an award winning garden. Regular charity events, quiz nights, and walks take place from month to month.

    • Radstock Hotel Market Place Radstock BA3 3AD Telephone(01761) 420776

      A traditional English coaching inn with 11 rooms, set in the centre of the old mining town of Radstock. It is open for breakfast ('all you can eat') between 7 and 10 AM.

    • Railway Welton Road Radstock BA3 3RR Telephone(01761) 420096

      Very much a locals pub in the town of Radstock.

  • Rode
    • Cross Keys 20 High Street Rode BA11 6NZ Telephone(01373) 830900

      Reopened in 2004 after 10 years of closure, this was originally the brewery tap for the long-closed Fussell's brewery, and, more latterly, a Bass depot. Sympathetically restored, it has succeeded in bringing back a strong village trade. A passageway, featuring a deep well, links the two bars. There is also a large restaurant. The two changing beers can come from almost anywhere, encompassing major brands like London Pride, but also breweries otherwise unknown in the area, such as Red Squirrel from Hertfordshire, or the Liverpool Craft Brewing Company or Tyne Bank. Look out for the fascinating clock mechanism in the restaurant. There are three camp sites within a couple of miles: Burrow Farm (on way to the Mill pub) being the nearest, then Lower Chatley Farm at Woolverton and Vagg's Hill Farm (on a minor road to Farleigh Hungerford).

    • Mill Rode BA11 6AG Telephone(01373) 673112

      An old mill on the river Frome, converted into a pub, restaurant and conference/wedding venue. Set in a lovely position, just on the outskirts of the village, there is plenty of seating in the garden, including a raised terrace over the mill race. Plenty of parking. Leased and operated by Butcombe and usually featuring their beers.

  • Rudge
    • Full Moon Lower Rudge Rudge BA11 2QF Telephone(01373) 830936

      A large friendly village free house, tucked away near the Wiltshire / Somerset border. One real ale on, changing on a weekly basis. The pub's layout consists of a bar with two distinct areas, a small dining area near to the bar and a large function room with its own bar suitable for wedding receptions and other functions. Behind the pub is a large beer garden with play equipment for children. The pub was acquired in October 2019 and underwent 'a gentle renovation', sympathetic to its 400 year old history as a cider farm.

  • Semington
    • Lamb on the Strand 99 The Strand Semington BA14 6LL Telephone(01380) 871599

      A Grade II listed 18th-century farmhouse and dining pub. Closed for many years and re-opened in 2023

  • Shepton Mallet
    • Charlton Inn 29 Charlton Road Shepton Mallet BA4 5PH Telephone(01749) 705464

      Friendly, good sized local on the edge of town, concentrating on beer and chat rather than food or music. There is an extensive garden with plenty of seating.

    • Highwayman Cannards Grave Shepton Mallet BA4 4LY Telephone(01749) 331247

      A large road side pub on the A37 at the boundary of Shepton Mallet, boasts en-suite accommodation with 17 rooms

    • King William Inn West Shepton Shepton Mallet BA4 5UG Telephone(01749) 344292

      A friendly and lively local pub known as the Billy with many sports teams and activities. Modern brightly lit interior opened out to one bar area with large screens at either end.

    • Prestleigh Inn Prestleigh Shepton Mallet BA4 4NL Telephone(01749) 830179

      A simple, friendly, village pub, set very close to the 'Royal Bath and West Showground'. Normally up to three ales on. Accommodation is available, with five rooms. Outside there is a large garden with stunning views over the Somerset countryside.

    • Thatched Cottage 63-67 Charlton Road Shepton Mallet BA4 5QF Telephone(01749) 342058

      Old thatched hotel with a couple of Greene King ales at the bar. Pleasant place to stay, just out of town.

    • Victoria Inn Boards Cross Shepton Mallet BA4 5DX Telephone(01749) 342043

      A friendly, simple, traditional pub down a side street just off the centre of town. Opened out to a single room with a long bar occupying the right hand side.

    • Waggon & Horses Old Frome Road Shepton Mallet BA4 4LA Telephone(01749) 880302

      Large country pub, originally a couching inn built in the 17th Century, on the Old Frome Road north-east of Shepton Mallet. Watch out for the ghost, apparently... There is food served daily, and there are up to three ales, depending on time of year. Outside there is a walled garden and plenty of parking space.

    • Well Inn Cannards Grave Shepton Mallet BA4 4LY Telephone(01749) 347708

      A modern roadside hotel/pub with a large restaurant and a well stocked bar with up to two changing guest ales. Formerly the Cannards Well Hotel and renamed the Well Inn in early 2020. Built in the late stages of the 17th Century, The Well Inn takes its name from a well that sits in the floor of the Inn dropping 53 feet beneath the restaurant. Unfortunately few other original features remain. 'Sister' pub to the Ring 'O bells in the village of Wookey, it similarly features the local Wookey ales.

  • Shepton Montague
    • Montague Inn Towns End Shepton Montague BA9 8JW Telephone(01749) 813213

      An attractive pub in a sparsely populated village between Wincanton, Castle Cary and Bruton. The Montague is well known in the region for its outstanding cuisine, complemented by its real ales, now served from handpumps following a recent refurbishment that saw the creation of a new cellar and extended bar. The single bar is cosy and welcoming, with diners catered for in a restaurant at the rear. From here there is access to a wide terrace and garden with spectacular views towards the famous folly, Alfred’s Tower.

  • Shoscombe
    • Apple Tree Shoscombe Shoscombe BA2 8LS Telephone(01761) 432263

      A family run eighteenth century free house, tucked away down narrow winding lanes, in the village of Shoscombe, just to the south of Peasedown. It is an ideal stop for for users of local footpath and cycle paths. Lovely views over the little valley from the pretty garden and the part-covered patio. Note that parking can be very difficult.

  • South Stoke
    • Packhorse Old School Hill South Stoke BA2 7DU Telephone(01225) 830300

      A historic and now somewhat famous community pub renowned for the high-profile campaign to save it, it has become an exemplar for other communities faced with similar threats from developers to their local pub. Built in 1618 and a pub since at least 1847, the Packhorse was closed in May 2012 by Punch Taverns and bought by a local business man intending to convert to residential use. After being declared an Asset of Community Value in 2013, local villagers raised over £1,000,000 and bought the pub in 2016. It re-opened on the 18th March 2018, to national acclaim. Inside it has been superbly and sympathetically refurbished, and outside, at the rear, there is a gorgeous garden overlooked by the church. High quality food is served and booking is recommended! There are two traditional taprooms downstairs, with a central hallway with the bar, that echo the original pub layout, plus two 'new' rooms upstairs for drinking and eating. Note that parking is limited at both the pub and in the village. Two ales, one each from Butcombe and Bath Ales/St. Austell.

  • South Wraxall
    • Longs Arms Upper South Wraxall South Wraxall BA15 2SB Telephone(01225) 864450

      Handsome old village pub, in the middle of a pretty village. There is a lovely garden out at the back. Now a Free House after being a Wadworth pub for many years, there are usually up to three changing ales on at any time, mostly from the west country. There are also some 'Craft' beers on tap including Titanic's Plum Porter. There is a local legend that this was the first pub in England where tobacco was smoked, as Sir Walter Raleigh was a friend of the owner of the local Manor House and he stayed there often.

  • Southwick
    • Farmhouse Inn Frome Road Southwick BA14 9QD Telephone(01225) 764366

      A listed 17th century farmhouse which was converted into a pub in the 1980s. A comfortable front bar leads through to a larger restaurant with a popular snug area that seats up to eight diners around a single table. It has a separate function room with its own private garden and patio which is popular for weddings.

  • Standerwick
    • Bell Standerwick BA11 2PR Telephone(01373) 830413

      Under new management since 2014 the pub has been here since at least 1881 and legend has it that hangings took place across the road from the pub. Now a quite large food orientated roadside tavern. Sunday carvery especially popular. NB food times shown are Winter hours - check pub website for summer hours.

  • Staverton
    • Old Bear Inn B3105 Staverton BA14 6PB Telephone(01225) 587470

      Nice old roadside pub set at an angle to the main road through the village. It has a central bar flanked by two large dining areas and has a good reputation for food. No garden, but there is an outside seating area under a vine covered patio at the south side of pub which overlooks a racing stables and ménage.

  • Steeple Ashton
    • Longs High Street Steeple Ashton BA14 6EU Telephone(01380) 870245

      The Longs is a handsome gastropub in the picturesque and historic village of Steeple Ashton. Purchased by Coach House Inns in 2022 and extensively refurbished. The interior is now open plan; traditional with a modern feel while retaining some original features. The layout is a central bar with pub seating at the front and a small restaurant area at the rear. It is now known as 'The Longs' so as to avoid confusion with the nearby Longs Arms in Yarnbrook. The large rear garden has numerous pergola covered seating areas with tables and an outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. There is also seating at the front on pavement with a view down to the village green with market cross and ‘lock-up’. There is limited parking at the side of the pub, but usually ample street parking.

  • Stoke St Michael
    • Knatchbull Stoke Hill Stoke St Michael BA3 5JJ Telephone(01749) 840354

      A friendly, community, village inn built in the 17th century and grade II listed. Among it's long and varied history, in 1942 there was the largest secret assembly of high ranking Officers and Generals in the history of the WW2, including General Montgomery, Air Chief Marshal Wavell, and, future US President, Dwight D Eisenhower. Or so it is said...

  • Stone
    • Travellers Rest A37 Stone BA4 6RY Telephone(01749) 860069

      Built in 1790 as a coaching inn, the Travellers Rest is a traditional country pub with a friendly atmosphere. Dogs welcome in the garden only. Pool table and large screen TV in Bar. Several local ciders on sale. The latest news from their FB page is that they are only open on Thursdays, from 5pm until 'close'.

  • Stratton-on-the-Fosse
    • King's Arms South Street Stratton-on-the-Fosse BA3 4RA Telephone(01761) 210165

      A smart and handsome pub in the village of Stratton on the Fosse, offering, usually two (possibly three) ales, mainly from west country breweries, including their 'House Beer' from Bason Bridge Brewing near Highbridge. There are plenty of ciders on, and they run up to four cider festivals per year. The village is set in beautiful countryside, while the pub is directly opposite Downside Abbey. Three letting rooms are available. The pub is under new ownership from April 2022 after the retirement of the previous owners.

    • White Post Inn Stratton-on-the-Fosse BA3 4QA Telephone(01761) 413394

      A very popular community based pub serving good real ale, and there is traditional home cooked food, served daily, lunchtime and evening. As well as the two regular beers, there is one guest, that could be local or national. In winter months there is a welcoming real fire, and outside there is a large, well kept garden and children's play area. The White Post was awarded the 'Somerset Guardian - Pub of the Year' in 2013.

  • Sutton Veny
    • Plain Ales Deverill Rd Trading Estate Sutton Veny BA12 7BZ Telephone(01985) 841481

      Plain Ales Brewery, open for take aways on weekdays

    • Woolpack High Street Sutton Veny BA12 7AW Telephone(01985) 840834

      Open again, very restricted hours. A traditional family run village pub set in the lovely Wylye valley, smart and comfortable, with a warm welcome. There is a garden out at the back. Note that parking is restricted to a narrow road.

  • Timsbury
    • Seven Stars North Road Timsbury BA2 0JJ Telephone(01761) 568369

      Reopened in Dec 2021, after a change of landlord and a refurbishment. Yet to be re-surveyed. Handsome old pub Situated in the picturesque village of Timsbury it is popular with locals and developing a reputation for good food. Families and dogs are welcome and there is a large beer garden with a petanque pitch. Two ensuite double rooms one of which is a family room. Three changing ales from the Punch list are currently being featured.

  • Trowbridge
    • Albany Palace 1 Park Road Trowbridge BA14 8AQ Telephone(01225) 781980

      Busy Wetherspoons close to Trowbridge Park. Island bar at front with seating on lower and raised levels. Some memorabilia on walls relating to links with cinema that was originally next door. Outside seating area adjacent to the entrance.

    • Anchor & Hope 64 Frome Road Trowbridge BA14 0DF Telephone(01225) 752794

      Please note that this pub is up for sale and opening hours are limited, and might vary. A local's pub on the outskirts of the town centre. One beer only but real cider on hand pump. Access via the rear of the pub only.

    • Black Horse 191 Frome Road Trowbridge BA14 0DU Telephone(01225) 752632

      A Green King pub with a traditional food orientated bar at the front & a former skittle alley on the opposite side of the pub mainly used for additional seating for those just drinking & watching the TV's showing sports. There is a pleasant seating area at the back.

    • Greyhound 61 Mortimer Street Trowbridge BA14 0NH Telephone(01225) 752271

      Large single bar pub next to the railway line, with TV's at each end showing various sporting events. There is a jukebox & the music is usually quite loud in this lively pub with outdoor seating at rear. Seating in the pub itself is limited, as most regulars would rather stand and watch the sporting events screened.

    • King's Arms 5 Castle Street Trowbridge BA14 8AN Telephone(01225) 751310

      Following an extensive refurbishment this town-centre pub re-opened in August 2010 as a welcoming free house. A single drinking area, which is served by a central bar, has partitions creating a number of separate snug-like areas. The patio behind the pub, with its listed tree, makes a pleasant spot for an alfresco drink. An interesting and varied food menu is offered. The beer range includes a guest, often from from Dartmoor or St Austell breweries. Regular cider varies, and producers have included Thatcher's, Weston's and Gert Lush. There is a very popular monthly Sunday quiz night which usually takes place in the middle of the month. Booking is advised if you want to take part.

    • Lamb Mortimer Street Trowbridge BA14 8BN Telephone(01225) 755947

      Looking for a new landlord, future uncertain. Trowbridge's only Wadworth pub on a corner location with outside seating, a function room/skittle alley & a pool table & darts area. The bar area is light and spacious with various options for seating. TV's show sporting events & food is served lunchtime & evenings.

    • Rose & Crown 36 Stallard Street Trowbridge BA14 9AA Telephone(01225) 938936

      Situated conveniently close to Trowbridge railway station, the Rose & Crown is part of the small, local, Banwell House chain. A single bar serves two areas, located either side of the main entrance, both of which have a light, airy, yet cosy feel. To the rear of the bar is a covered smoking area which makes a pleasant sun trap in the summer. Premier League football matches are regularly shown, together with other main Football & rugby matches on the screens in each bar. There is monthly quiz night; usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Live train departure data displayed in the bar. Usually two beers, chosen from Butcombe. Otter or Stone Daisy range.

    • Wiltshire Yeoman Chilmark Road Trowbridge BA14 9DD Telephone(01225) 681773

      A handsome old 18th century former farmhouse, this is now a large community based pub, surrounded by a modern housing estate, with both drinking and eating areas. There is a large garden with a playground for families. There are now up to three guest ales on, changing weekly.

  • Trudoxhill
    • White Hart Foghampshire Lane Trudoxhill BA11 5DP Telephone(01373) 836324

      Independently owned and run Grade II listed pub dating from 1625. Friendly and welcoming, and very much at the heart of the village. The guest beer is quite often from a smaller west country brewer. It was once the village blacksmith and is a warren of small rooms with stone walls and low beams. During WW2 It was used by American GI's from local bases as a dance hall. It once had its own brewery, the Ash Vine, out at the back. It moved, around 25 years, or so, ago, up to Frome but closed in 2000.

  • Tunley
    • King William IV Tunley BA2 0EB Telephone(01761) 470408

      Large village inn, with an emphasis on food.

  • Twerton
    • Twerton Liberal Club 5/6 Victoria Buildings Twerton BA2 3EH Telephone(01225) 425309

      Member only club with skittles,pool and darts teams

  • Upton Lovell
    • Prince Leopold Inn 54 Upton Lovell Upton Lovell BA12 0JP Telephone(01985) 850460

      Hidden away in the beautiful Wylye valley, but close to the A36, the pub has returned to being a proper local as well as catering well for visitors. The main bar is reserved for those wishing to enjoy a drink, and there is a small snug with an open fire, books, newspapers, and board games. There are several areas dedicated to food including the large restaurant which overlooks the River Wylye. It has a lovely garden which runs right down to the river bank. An excellent range of main meals including local game and snacks are available.

  • Upton Scudamore
    • Angel 34b Upton Scudamore Upton Scudamore BA12 0AG Telephone(01985) 213225

      An Italian restaurant with a modern style interior and small bar area. Six en-suite B&B rooms are also available. Part of a small chain of six regional restaurant locations, many of which are former pubs...

  • Wanstrow
    • King William IV Station Road Wanstrow BA4 4SZ Telephone(01749) 850455

      This friendly village local has recently reverted to its old name, the King William IV and is an absolute gem. There are two drinking areas. The public style bar, with its open fire and flagstone floor leads on to the skittle alley. On one side there is a small dining area. To the rear of the building is a small secluded beer garden. Ciders are from Thatchers and Rich's. Games include skittles, bar billiards and (more unusually) ring the bull. A small but imaginative menu is offered and all food is home cooked. Please note food is available on Wednesday to Sunday lunchtime and Friday evenings

  • Warminster
    • Bath Arms 41 Market Place Warminster BA12 9AZ Telephone(01985) 853920

      Refurbished and reopened by J D Wetherspoon in April 2014. This grade II listed building is one of the towns three remaining 18th century coaching inns. Large and comfortable, the beers include the usual Spoon's range plus occasional guests. Note that, contrary to tradition, outward facing pumpclips doesnt necessarily indicate that those beers are currently available - pumpclips arent turned round once beer sells out so there are often fewer cask beers on than it might appear. The upper floors are an hotel with 10 rooms, while the station is just five minutes walk away.

    • Bell & Crown 66 Deverill Road Warminster BA12 9QS Telephone(01985) 212874

      Reopened June 2015 after a major refurbishment, this pub is now owned by Chris Pitcher, a veteran winner of CAMRA's Pub of the Year awards (see the Fox and Hounds, 300 metres up the road). One regular ale and one, possibly two, guests. Skittle alley on first floor.

    • Cock Inn 55 West Street Warminster BA12 8JZ Telephone(01985) 212299

      A Wadworth pub tucked away down a side street, the frontage hides a surprisingly large interior, with a good sized seating area at the front with the bar, and around the back, along with the ubiquitous TV screens, are three pool tables. There is a separate area next to the pool tables used for functions. Feedback indicates that opening hours may vary quite a bit from those shown.

    • Fox & Hounds 6 Deverill Road Warminster BA12 9QP Telephone(01985) 216711

      A friendly two-bar pub that was local CAMRA pub of the year 2012, rural pub 2023, 2016 & 2013 and community pub 2011. The main bar has a pool table and sports TV at the rear, while a snug bar is at the right-hand side of the entrance. There is a large skittle alley and function room out at the back. Regular ciders are from Rich's, Inch's, Thatchers and three from Weymouth with maybe a guest. One regular and one maybe two guest real ales. Closing time may be later than 11.

    • Masons Arms 34 East Street Warminster BA12 9BN Telephone07857 041722

      This pub in a 400 year old building has recently been taken over by a new owner. At the moment they only have one beer on but hope to have more at some point in the future, along with food, possibly from March/April '19.

    • Old Bell Inn 42 Market Place Warminster BA12 9AN Telephone(01985) 216611

      A handsome old Inn, reopened under new management, and run by the owners of the Swan in Bradford on Avon. Still Wadworth beers. Food available at most times (Pub Classics and Thai Cuisine), but not on Sundays, and only in evenings on Monday. Sixteen ensuite rooms are available.

    • Organ Inn 49 High Street Warminster BA12 9AQ Telephone(01985) 217503

      Nov 2022 - reopened as pub, now offering one real ale from the Stonehenge brewery.

    • Prestbury Sports Bar The Close Warminster BA12 9AL Telephone(01985) 847070

      Opening hours not yet known after reopening Jul 4th This sports bar opened in Spring 2006. It serves two real ales, usually one from Wessex, while the other is usually from another local brewer. Obviously very sports orientated, with a couple of pool tables, skittles, a line of dart boards, several large TVs, and a projector with a giant screen. Live music on Saturdays and karaoke on Fridays. Open evenings only Monday to Friday and midday to midnight at weekends. Note that is a bit hidden away off The Close but is well signed.

    • Rose & Crown 57 East Street Warminster BA12 9BZ Telephone(01985) 214964

      Large pub, just off the town center. Good for sports fans.

    • TAPhouse 9 - 10 George Street Warminster BA12 8QA Telephone(01985) 217700

      An independent off-licence and craft ale bottle shop with draft beer and cider. It was opened in '21, during lockdown, by Dan Keene, former landlord of the Organ Inn. It now haa a good sized seating area for 'drinking in'. and stocks a vast array of beers and ciders from both local independent breweries and producers as well as from further afield, plus a draft real ale and six ciders, served on gravity. More than one ale might come on, in warmer months. Dan is running the TAPhouse in the spirit of the emerging café culture, rather than as a micropub.

    • Warminster & District Conservative Club Prestbury House, 1 Prestbury Drive Warminster BA12 9LB Telephone(01985) 217895

      Private members club

  • Wellow
    • Fox & Badger Railway Lane Wellow BA2 8QG Telephone(01225) 832293

      An un-spoilt, popular, village local, with a single central bar decorated with hops. Up to three ales on, including two changing guests. Rustic furniture on stone flagged and wood boarded floors. Some stone walls and a fine stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. Very popular in the evenings for its food, so book up if you wish to eat. A great destination for walkers and cyclists (close to National Cycle Route 244). The pub has no parking, but there is a large free village car park around 300m west along the High St. This a sister pub to the White Hart in Widcombe Bath.

  • Wells
    • City Arms 69 High Street Wells BA5 2AG Telephone(01749) 677768

      In 1810 the City of Wells jail was closed and later became the City Arms. The main bar retains the small barred windows and low-vaulted ceilings of its former existence. The building encloses a courtyard on three sides, with outdoor seating. There is extensive food service in the bar, bistro and restaurant, made to order using fresh local produce.

    • Crown Inn Town Hall Square Wells BA5 2RP Telephone(01749) 673457

      Although a hotel and bistro, the separate bar is run as a pub, now with a recently extended range of well kept ales. Enter the bar via the door on the left of the main entrance. The Crown is a lovely old building over looking the main square an market place, while the Cathedral is a few minutes walk away. William Penn, the Quaker, preached to a large crowd outside the building 1685.

    • Fountain Inn 1 St Thomas Street Wells BA5 2UU Telephone(01749) 672317

      Comfortable and smart food orientated pub with an upstairs wine bar (beer downstairs). May serve up to four ales as well as its extensive wine list. According to some local reports - "no longer a 'pub'. A reluctance to serve beer without a meal. Best regarded as a restaurant."

    • Full Moon 42 Southover Wells BA5 1UH Telephone(01749) 678291

      A smart friendly locals free house just off the city centre. The interior of the pub comprises a public bar with sports TV and a quieter lounge area, which is divided between the bar and a snug-like area. Out back is the city's largest pub courtyard and a beer garden beyond. Thatchers Traditional and Wilkins cider is served. Family and dog friendly.

    • King's Head 36 High Street Wells BA5 2SG Telephone(01749) 939069

      In the heart of Wells, on the high street, this is one of Wells' oldest pubs with late 18th century façade to 14th century building. Grade II* Listed (Historic England list entry 1382974). It has two, back to back, bars, both with large seating areas, and an upstairs lounge area overlooking the street. Outside, at the back, there is a courtyard. Now with three ales on, the better ones in the back bar. Nov 2021 - reopened under new management after a refurbishment.

    • Quarter Jack 18 Priory Road Wells BA5 1SY Telephone(01749) 836930

      A branch of Wetherspoon’s just off the city centre with a comfortable, large, and open seating area. Features include a glass fronted real ale cellar and an intriguingly designed garden. The usual 'spoon's range is complemented by around four guest ales. The name of the pub relates to the figure of Jack Blandifer, who can be found high on the wall of the inside clock face of Wells Cathedral, holding a bell and a hammer. On the hour he strikes the bell with the hammer to indicate the hour, turning his head as he does so to listen to the sound, and he strikes two bells with his heels to indicate the quarter hours. The mechanism for moving Jack dates from around 1390, whilst the figure that we see today was replaced in the seventeenth century.

    • Rose & Crown 7 St John Street Wells BA5 1SW Telephone(01749) 684644

      Situated just off the high street, this thriving town centre pub has at least three guest ales on most of the time, changing on a regular basis, plus Courage Directors. Very friendly and welcoming staff. If you like a drop of the stronger stuff, there is a choice of over 160 gins! Out the back there is a superb terraced garden, with shelters, and an outbuilding housing pub games, such as bar billiards.

    • Sheep & Penguin 1-2 Tucker Street Wells BA5 2DZ

      Previously the Mermaid, it reopened under the new name "Sheep & Penguin", mid August '23. The building has been completely refurbished, inside and out, by the team that brought you The Queens in Chew Magna and is now a smart, modern, bar with up four real ales on. Food is served on all open sessions. Not yet surveyed in person.

    • Venue 42 South Street Wells BA5 1SL Telephone(01749) 679346

      Formerly the Royal British Legion Club, the large main room and seating area leads to a room at the rear with darts, skittles, pool and snooker. Food consists of pizza , pies and burger etc. They do takeaway as well. Popular for birthday parties, weddings etc.

    • Wells Conservative Club 11 Market Place Wells BA5 2RF Telephone(01749) 672885

      The Wells Conservative Club is a long established club situated next to the Cathedral in the centre of the historic City of Wells. Established at its current address in about 1895 as Wells Constitutional Club. The name was changed in the mid-20th century. Extensively refurbished August 2019. No longer affiliated to the Conservative club and open to non-members. Lunches available Wednesday to Saturday, 12:00 - 14:00 At other times, bar snacks are available. There is a gaming machine and a lottery ticket machine in the Club. They have a pool table, a full size snooker table, and a dart board (with electronic scoreboard), and also a selection of board games including chess, crib, and backgammon.

    • White Hart Inn Sadler Street Wells BA5 2RR Telephone07760 660522

      A delightful old inn, in the centre of England's smallest city, it is multi-roomed with plenty of comfortable seating, plus all the amenities of a hotel. In Jan '23 the White Hart was taken over by Scarlet Pubs, a small Bristol based pub company, and they now have four ever changing, local, real ales on, plus two real ciders, and a large range of up to nine craft ales on, many from local breweries, such as Yonder, just a few miles away. There are thirteen rooms available, and it is a short hop from the Cathedral grounds and the delightful Bishop's palace.

  • Westbury
    • Angel 3 Church Street Westbury BA13 3BY Telephone(01373) 822648

      A lovely old pub tucked away in the centre of town, it was reopened Aug 2020. There are usually up to four beers are on, normally two from local brewer Twisted, while the others will come from the south and west country. A couple of ciders will normally be available, from local suppliers. Live music is sometimes on and sports TV. There are two rooms available to stay overnight.

    • Bell Inn 19 Chalford Westbury BA13 3RG Telephone(01373) 859670

      Simple, small and friendly pub on the outskirts of town. Two real ciders always available. Be aware of the busy main road at the front. There is parking at the back of the pub for a few cars. Note that closing times may vary depending on custom.

    • Crown Inn Market Place Westbury BA13 3DE Telephone(01373) 822828

      A friendly two bar Wadworth's local situated in the market square. Watch out for Rupert the Great Dane and his new friends Molly and Mabel. Often St Austell and/or Sharp's guest(s) as well as Wadworth beer(s).

    • Hollies 55A Westbury Leigh Westbury BA13 3SF Telephone(01373) 864493

      A handsome old redbrick village pub in the Westbury Leigh area of town. Inside there is plenty of comfortable seating in multiple areas and a separate dining room. It is one of the outlets for the local Twisted Brewery, with at least two of their extensive range on offer, plus,normally, a guest from elsewhere. The food is highly rated and there is good quality accommodation available in three rooms. They hold regular quiz and music nights.

    • Horse & Groom 18 Alfred Street Westbury BA13 3DY Telephone(01373) 859433

      A large pub on the north-eastern edge of the town centre. There are two separate bars, one of which is essentially a restaurant. The two guest ales are very often from the excellent local brewery Twisted. At the front is an attractive patio-style outside drinking area, which can be something of a sun-trap in the summer, a large garden, which runs down to the Bitham Brook, with plenty of seating, and a large car park. Opposite the pub is a detached buiding known as the 'Potting Shed' which can be hired as a function room.

    • Ludlow Arms Market Place Westbury BA13 3DG Telephone(01373) 858386

      Large bright pub, busy in the evening. Popular with the town's younger crowd. For a quiet drink, try the lunchtime session. Beers usually from Greene King and St Austell

    • Railway Inn Station Road Westbury BA13 4HW Telephone(01373) 228109

      Lively pub with plenty of room if your train is delayed, as it is three minutes walk from/to the station. Usually a single real ale - often Doombar or Otter. Now open for food.

    • Twisted Brewery Unit 8 Commercial Business Centre, Commerce Close Westbury BA13 4LS Telephone(01373) 864441

      Twisted brewery have swapped over to directly supplying stay@home beers to consumers inc 5l mini-kegs. Delivery is local and free and you can arrange some cask fresh beer through email, text or messenger.

  • Westwood
    • New Inn Westwood Road Westwood BA15 2AE Telephone(01225) 863123

      A large, friendly, and comfortable village pub, concentrating on food. Three ales on including one from Kettlesmith brewers, just a couple of miles down the road. Note that it is closed on Sunday evening.

  • Wincanton
    • Dolphin High Street Wincanton BA9 9JF Telephone(01963) 32215

      Recently refurbished hotel with 14 letting rooms, front bar has tv, mainly horse racing (bookies is just up the road) and sport. Lounge bar is quieter, separate restaurant plus a bistro / breakfast room . Large skittle alley with pool table, outside there is a courtyard plus a beer garden.

    • Hunters Lodge B3081 Wincanton BA9 8LD Telephone(01747) 840439

      Large pub on the road from Wincanton to Bourton, just off the A303, with one of the best beer gardens which includes an extensive play area with animals. Breakfast from 7.30, full menu from noon. Unlimited carvery Tues lunch, Fri/Sat evenings and all day Sun.

    • Millers Inn Silver Street Wincanton BA9 9AN Telephone(01963) 32882

      Opened late Summer 2023 after a period closed. Situated opposite the parish church this pub has a large skittle alley / function room, a pool room and a decked patio overlooking the car park. Live music or Karaoke most Saturday nights. Large skittle alley doubles as a function room.

    • Nog Inn South Street Wincanton BA9 9DL Telephone(01963) 32998

      This attractive listed pub with a striking Georgian facade fronts a long, narrow building with parts dating back to the 16th century. A secluded sunny garden with covered seating can be found at the far end of the property. The guest ales are often seasonal and an extensive range of continental beers is always available. Home-cooked pub classics using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients where possible.

    • Old Inn Holton Street Wincanton BA9 8AR Telephone(01963) 400225

      This pub has reopened recently (Nov '23) but has not yet been surveyed in person. New opening/food times are correct, taken from their website, as are their contact details. Real ales may well have changed.

      The Old Inn Restaurant is just outside Wincanton, it's a 400 year old coaching inn with a log fire and flag stone floors, it has been restored and updated whilst still maintaining its original charm.

    • Uncle Toms Cabin 51 High Street Wincanton BA9 9JU Telephone(01963) 548892

      This thatched pub at the top of the town is the oldest pub in Wincanton consisting of two rooms and patio area. Occasional live music and/or kareoke. Reputed to be haunted, the pub sign pays homage to novelist Sir Terry Pratchett who frequented the pub when visiting the Discworld Emporium in the town.

    • Wagtail Long Close Wincanton BA9 8AA Telephone(01963) 824714

      New pub just off the A303 serving Marston's beers and their standard 2 for 1 food menu.

  • Wingfield
    • Poplars Shop Lane Wingfield BA14 9LN Telephone(01225) 752426

      A handsome, family run ,18th century Grade II listed, Wadworth's pub with an award winning garden. Unusually, they have their own cricket pitch, used often by competing local villages. Two rooms around the bar used for dining and a separate restaurant extension which overlooks the cricket pitch.

  • Winsley
    • Seven Stars Bradford Rd Winsley BA15 2LQ Telephone(01225) 722204

      This fine old village pub dates in parts back to the early 1700s. The home-made food comes highly recommended and there is a peaceful garden and spacious car park. The D1 bus from Bath to Salisbury/Warminster (and back) stops right outside. Booking recommended for those wishing to eat. Note that all food can be ordered gluten free. Please note that the opening hours may change in the autumn.

  • Witham Friary
    • Seymour Arms Witham Friary BA11 5HF Telephone(01749) 684280

      A hidden rural gem, this pub has probably changed very little over the last seventy or so years (apart from new loos!). Built in the 1860s, partly as a farm, and partly as a hotel to serve the nearby Mid-Somerset GWR branch railway station, it was part of the Duke of Somerset's estate. Sadly, in the 1960's, Mr Beeching closed the station, and the hotel became a quiet country pub. The farm was sold in the 1980s. The one locally sourced beer and the cider is served from a glass panelled hatch in the central hallway. There may be a guest beer in the summer months. There are two simple but comfortable rooms, one either side, for sitting and drinking. The one to the left has table skittles, and Bar Billiards in the right hand one. Outside, to the right, there is a good sized garden.

      Included in the The Times “45 best summer pubs for summer” in July 2023

  • Wookey
    • Burcott Inn Wookey Road Wookey BA5 1NJ Telephone(01749) 673874

      A friendly, well kept, and spacious, village pub located on the B3139 on the eastern edge of Wookey, near Wells. One west country regular beer and up to two guests (one in the winter months), also usually local. There are four self catering cottages attached to the pub, making this a great place to stay for a weekend in Wells. Note that the pub is closed on Sunday evenings and Mondays. Tuesday evening for drinking only.

    • Ring o' Bells High Street Wookey BA5 1JZ Telephone(01749) 678079

      A friendly, handsome old pub in the village centre, serving a normally three beers and one cider. Pleasant terrace out at the front and small courtyard garden to rear. A large single bar with the bar itself made from old cider barrels and a small dining room adjoining. There is a skittle alley which also acts as a function room. Food is sourced locally.

  • Woolverton
    • Red Lion Bath Road Woolverton BA2 7QS Telephone(01373) 830350

      On the A36 between Warminster and Bath this is a traditional old pub selling home cooked food and local Wadworth's beers. Divided into a number of rooms with a 'snug' bar area with an open fire, beams, stone walls and tudor style oak table and seating. Adjoining is a larger bar room for drinkers, with darts. The rooms at the front are for dining, and drinkers.

  • Yarnbrook
    • Longs Arms Yarnbrook BA14 6AB Telephone(01225) 753569

      Part of the Greene King Hungary Horse pub/restaurant chain.