The Crown and Victoria Inn

“Turn off the A303 for this free house” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TINTINHULL, SOMERSET

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Our View

Once ensconced in the tranquil garden of this 300-year-old village pub with a West Country real ale or cider, just relax and listen to the birdsong – or you could be nursing a glass of wine, of course, one of 10 available by the glass. Locally-sourced food featuring on the menus, much of it organic and free-range, might be garlic-fried chicken stuffed with ham, brie and grain mustard; confit duck leg and chorizo cassoulet with crispy cabbage; and roast tomato risotto with olive and hazelnut tapenade. Sunday roasts are joined by fresh fish and vegetarian options. For dessert, perhaps bread and butter pudding or vanilla ice cream. Accommodation comprises four doubles and a single.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Crown and Victoria Inn
14 Farm Street, TINTINHULL, BA22 8PZ
Phone : 01935 823341

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of ciders

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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