The Halfway House, Pitney, near Langport, Somerset
A profusion of rural charm, just what a country pub ought to be; flagstone floors, rustic pine tables, big old settles, open fires and beer drawn straight from the barrel. Family run, it's undeniably welcoming for locals and visitors alike, with dogs contentedly snoozing under chairs. Food is honest and home cooked, changing with the seasons; there's a good choice of sandwiches and hearty meals such as faggots, mash and onion gravy, creamy fish casserole and feta and sundried tomato tart, and you get plenty of it. They're big on real ales and local cider and you can take a pint out to the garden and sip it beneath the trees, or if it's too cold get comfy on the slouchy Chesterfield and let the open fires warm you. Go on steak night, join in the fun on quiz night, bring your friends to the Beer Festival. The Halfway House is a testament to Somerset country pubs; don't miss it when you're on holiday in Somerset.
Open Mon-Fri 11.30-3pm and 4-11pm, Sat-Sun 11.30-11pm Booking advised.
T: 01458 252513 All information correct at the time of writing.