Thatchers Railway Inn


Sandford, SOMERSET

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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
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Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We have introduced a one way system in and around the pub, coming close to eliminating potential 'bottle neck' scenarios. Our toilets and facilities are one in one out with sensible, safe and clean visual aids/signage the guests can use to make this more efficient. A host will always be in attendance to ensure guests are being seated in accordance with social distancing measures. The host will be in charge of monitoring our establishments capacity to keep it at a safe, manageable level. We have hand sanitise stations at every entrance and exit. PPE is worn by the team.


A picturesque pub in heart of Sandford that offers our complete range of Thatchers Cider as well as local ales and a selection of quality wines, spirits & minerals. The garden courtyard is strewn with places to sit & chat, & cosy log burners under impressive timber beams corral guests in on frosty evenings - truly, a pub for all seasons. Come to the heart of the village and enjoy this traditional country pub, with its welcoming bar area and open fireplace. Natural stone features, comfortable surroundings and a traditional oak-framed dining room create a fantastic space in which to relax

Thatchers Railway Inn
The Railway Inn, Station Road, Sandford, SOMERSET, BS25 5RA
Phone : 01934 611518

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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