The Windwhistle Inn, nr Chard, Somerset
You can't miss the 17th century Windwhistle Inn as it's right on the A30 between Chard and Crewkerne. It was once a haunt of smugglers and highwaymen, and legend has it that the ghost of a headless horseman is sometimes seen along the road outside. But forget all that – inside it’s charming, fires lit on cold days, lots of beams, and friendly staff. There’s a big restaurant with a very popular carvery and the far reaching views from the beer garden at the back are incredible; plenty of parking too, for cars, bikes AND horses.
The food is standard pub grub; sandwiches and jacket potatoes at lunchtime, and mains like Pie of the day with mash and veg, Beer battered fish and chips with mushy peas, and Honey glazed ham with egg and chips. They like to find their ingredients as close to home as possible, with some it of it coming from their own garden; keeping it local, keeping it real.
They can easily accommodate big groups at The Windwhistle Inn and the chances are you'll have a room to yourselves, but of course, you must book ahead.
Open: Mon-Sat 11.00am-11.00pm Sun 11.30am-10.30pm Dogs welcome
T: 01460 30229 All information correct at the time of writing