Unchanging small cottage with friendly customers and staff, super range of real ales and homely lunchtime food

The good pub guide review

Newcomers and regular vistors all love this place because it seems completely untouched by time. Seven real ales are tapped from the cask, including Bath Gem, Butcombe Bitter, Exmoor Ale, Palmers IPA, St Austell Tribute and a quickly changing guest; also several wines by the glass and four local ciders. The small and rather local-feeling room on the right, with a stone floor and cross beams, has a big log fire in a large stone fireplace and steps that lead up to another seating area. The left-hand room ' which has a slate floor, window seats and a woodburner ' leads through to the Snug. The outside lavatories are basic. As well as garden tables at the front, there are more seats on the back lawn with hill views; the Mendip morris men visit in summer and some of the best walking on the Mendips is nearby. There isn't a pub sign outside, but no one seems to have a problem finding the place.

The good pub guide food review

Traditional, lunchtime-only food includes sandwiches (the rare roast beef is popular), jacket potatoes, chilli con carne, ploughman's, beef casserole, cauliflower cheese, lasagne, and puddings.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Crown, The Batch, Churchill, Winscombe, Avon, BS25 5PP

(01934) 852995

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: 11-11

Sunday: 12-11