The Globe Inn, Appley Cross, Stawley, Wellington, Somerset
Pick a fine day when you’re staying at Fuzzy Orchard or Ham Bottom and stroll up through the fields to the Globe at Appley Cross. It’s only a couple of miles and when you get there you’ll be glad to get inside the cool of this centuries old pub. It’s a friendly old place with a very jovial atmosphere and if you like rustic charm, well, there’s a bonus, because The Globe is full of it; great thick walls, all lovely and buttery yellow in the bar, brick floors worn with use over the 500 or so years the building has stood here, and fireplaces in every room.
The food is very tasty, with a big focus on what’s fresh, seasonal, local and ethical, and the dining rooms are cosy so it feels a bit like you’re at a good friend’s house; mismatched old chairs, settles, pine tables, it’s lovely. Service is good too; anything you want, just ask.
In the summer you can sit in the beer garden, beautiful Somerset countryside all around; when the weather’s good enough the landlord comes out and does a barbecue, and there’s just such a happy relaxed air, everyone chatting and enjoying themselves, just how it should be.
That walk across the fields is just as good in the winter, rewarded with a nice pint by the fire. Otherwise, it’s just a ten minute pootle through the lanes. Dogs welcome.
Open: Mon 5pm-11pm Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm and 5pm-11pm Fri-Sun 11am-11pm
T: 01823 673147 All information correct at the time of writing