The Burcott Inn
“Homely stone-built inn offering a friendly welcome” - AA Inspector
On the edge of a charming village just two miles from the cathedral city of Wells, the age of this 300-year-old pub is confirmed by the low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and log fires. Another notable feature is its copper-topped bar with three real ales and Thatchers Gold on handpull. Here, you can have a snack or a daily special, while in the restaurant typical dishes include starters such as garlic mushrooms; pan-fried tiger prawns or warm mushroom and walnut salad; and main dishes like apricot chicken breast or poached salmon fillet. There are also specials board choices. The large enclosed garden enjoys views of the Mendip Hills.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £9
- Closed: 2
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About The area
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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