The Bottom Ship

“Thatched inn in lovely Porlock Weir location” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

PORLOCK, SOMERSET

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Our View

Enjoy superb views across the Bristol Channel to south Wales from the suntrap terrace of this thatched waterside pub, best enjoyed after an exhilarating coastal path stroll. Ales in the beamed bar all originate in the South West, and Rich’s cider is also on tap.

The Bottom Ship
Porlock Weir, PORLOCK, TA24 8PB
Phone : 01643 863288

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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