The Bridge Inn
“Walkers' choice on the southern edge of Exmoor”
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at this early-Victorian pub, and the resident canine, Milly, keeps a stash of gravy bones behind the bar for visiting dogs. Not only are dogs welcome, but well-behaved fans of award-winning cask ales, worldwide craft beers, sensibly priced wines and traditional pub food are also in luck. Favourites include fish pie and a selection of salads and burgers. Grazing plates, meaty and vegetarian, are designed as both main courses or for sharing.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Closed: false
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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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