Warmly welcoming, family-run coaching inn with charming Canadian landlord, enjoyable food, good local beers and attractive garden; bedrooms
- Separate restaurant
- Sandwiches sold
Bar food times: 8-11, 11.30-2, 5-8 Weds-Sat; 8-11, 11.30-3 Sun
Typical main dish: pie of the day with potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Typical main dish price: £13.95
Average two course evening meal price: £20.00
- Speciality beers
- Cask ales
Price of cheapest bitter: £3.50
Name of cheapest bitter: Blindmans George and Dragon
Number of bedrooms: 3
Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00
- Children allowed in the bar
- Children allowed in the restaurant
- Dogs allowed in the bar
The good pub guide review
This 17th-c pub with rooms and a well tended garden is enduringly popular. You'll be made personally welcome by the licensees in the main bar where there's stripped stone, dark wooden tables and chairs and more comfortable seats, a settle by one of the log fires in the inglenook fireplaces and the family's grandfather clock; a snug area has a woodburning stove. They keep George & Dragon and King George the Thirst (both from Blindmans) and three guests from the likes of Bath, Cheddar, St Austell and Yeovil on handpump or tapped from the cask, four farm ciders, ten wines by the glass and home-made elderflower cordial. The attractive dining room has more stripped stone, local artwork and family photographs on burgundy walls and high-backed cushioned dining chairs around a mix of tables. There's Canadian timber and a pew reclaimed from the local church in the back bar, plus a family room with games and books for children; darts, board games, shove-ha'penny and a Canadian table game called crokinole. There are folk music, steak and curry nights, and the pub dog is called Pixie. An attractive, sizeable garden has seats on a heated and covered terrace, flower borders, a grassed area, a wood-fired pizza oven (used on Fridays) and chickens; children's swings.
The good pub guide food review
Enjoyable food includes lunchtime sandwiches, baguettes and omelettes, panko-battered soft shell crab with fennel and chilli slaw, smoked haddock and dill fishcakes with anchovy and lemon mayonnaise, roast guinea fowl breast with bacon and leek rösti, grilled halloumi with chargrilled vegetables and wild rice salad, burger and chips, meat or vegetable lasagne, sirloin or rib-eye steak with tomato, mushroom and chips, and puddings such as poached pears in red wine and port with home-made vanilla ice-cream, and chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce and Cointreau.
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George, Long Street, Croscombe, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3QH
07892 699297 / (01749) 342306
Weekdays: 8-3, 5-10 Weds-Sat
Saturday: 8-3, 5-10