“Friendly, family-run inn close to Exmoor” - AA Inspector
Run by Mark and Adele Tarry for the past decade, this old coaching inn is a firm part of the community in Milverton. From the outside, the pub has all the character expected of a Grade II listed building, but the uncluttered interior is contemporary with paintings by local artists, a wood-burning stove and a tranquil sun terrace providing for all seasons. Local real ales are one of Mark’s passions so expect tip-top local ales like Exmoor and Otter and heady cider from Sheppy’s. The extensive menu makes good use of West Country produce and ranges from lunchtime sandwiches and ham, egg and chips, to evening specials such as spiced lamb and feta filo parcels with harissa and yogurt; Creedy Carver duck breast with ratatouille and crushed new potatoes. If you’re in the area to explore the Quantock Hills and Exmoor stay over in one of the comfortable bedrooms at The Globe.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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