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 popular carvery and out the back you'll find plenty of tables where you can sip a pint of the local brew and admire the far reaching views; absolutely spot on of a summers evening.
The food is pub grub, all homemade using locally sourced ingredients. If you fancy something lighter there's a choice of sandwiches and jacket potatoes, as well as a smaller appetites menu. Mains include Smoked mackerel salad, Creamy wild mushroom tagliatelle, Pie of the day, 10oz Rump steak and their own Windy beefburger, named after the pub of course and not for any other reason! There's plenty of room for big groups at The Windwhistle Inn and the chances are you'll have a room to yourselves, but of course, you must book ahead. Heaps of parking for cars, bikes AND horses.
Open: Mon-Sat 11.00 am-11.00 pm Sun 11.30 am-10.30 pm Dogs welcome
T: 01460 30229 All information correct at the time of writing