The Bull Inn
“Unpretentious town centre watering hole for sports fans”
Sitting in the heart of Ilchester’s town square, the Bull is a traditional free house serving St Austell ales along with Thatchers cider. The menu is an unpretentious choice of pub favourites, meats are supplied by local butchers and fresh fish delivered daily from Brixham. It’s child-friendly, but note that the Bull opens at 3pm, and serves food from 4pm. Big screen TVs for sporting events plus a pool table and a skittle alley.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Main course from: £8
- Closed: false
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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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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