The Sheppey Inn lies out on the beautiful wilds of the Somerset Levels, surrounded by peat moors, dairy farms and national wildlife reserves.
The pub pulls in people from miles around thanks to the brilliant, eclectic musicians it attracts, its fine selection of local ales and ciders (including all kinds of one-offs and speciality brews), and its fantastic food.
Spending the afternoon out here in the countryside, lounging by the river, looking out for voles and kingfishers, isn’t the worst idea in the world, is it?
There’s been a pub in Godney servicing the thirsty throats of Levels farmworkers for many centuries. The last owners ran it for 120 years, but on one day in 1976, they ran out of cider and lost the trust of the next two generations of locals.
Just last year, the pub was taken over, revamped and restored, and now has about six casks of grown-ups’ apple juice on the bar to make sure that the such a thing never happens again. Check out the photos on the right for proof.
Mark Hey and Liz Chamberlain were the people behind the Wookey Hole Inn, transforming it into the pub that has won recognition all around the country, as well as being the Bath & Bristol CAMRA pub of the year in 2003. They bought this place in 2010, and haven’t stopped working on it since.