The Rising Sun, West Bagborough, Somerset
A traditional thatched country pub on the edge of Somerset’s glorious Quantock country; the building dates back to 1573 and still has the original front door and lovely oak beams. There’s a bar, a snug, a piano room for impromptu sing-songs, and upstairs, a cosy restaurant with views that stretch across to Exmoor. Expect a warm welcome, mouth watering food, and a good selection of hand pumped ales and vintage wines. On the lunch menu you’ll find such delights as Exmoor Beer Battered Haddock and the Rising Sun Gourmet Burger; for dinner start with Wood Pigeon Spring Roll or Home Made Chicken & Pistachio Terrine followed by a Thick Cut Griddled Local Pork Chop or Quantock Wild Garlic Mushroom Linguine. Bring the dog – he might get a free treat!