The Sheppey Inn is a far funkier pub than you might expect to find on the Somerset Levels
I wish the Sheppey Inn was in Glastonbury. It’s one of the best pubs ever. It looks like a slightly twisted junk shop run by an acid head. Actually, I’m pleased it isn’t in Glastonbury, because
- Out of Town
- Some exercise
- Some lovely views of the Levels
Also, if it was in
You know you are there when you see the pub sign – an
They make their own flavoured spirits –
Obviously, this being Somerset they sell lots of local ciders, which you serve yourself. They also serve good, although I wouldn’t say exceptional, food and are
Just go to the pub – don’t bother looking at their website because its surprisingly a bit shit and might put you off bothering. It features this quote from the Guardian:
“The Sheppey Inn in Godney is a one-off a quirky inn kitted out with retro furniture and Hockney prints which serves up real ale, local cider and live music, from folk to jazz funk, in the middle of nowhere.”
Which I suppose is what I’d expect the Guardian to say. What’s with the ˜middle of nowhere” though? Could the reviewer not spell ˜Somerset Levels” or ˜Countryside”? Does a fairly large village a few miles from some towns really count as the depths of the Wilderness? I think I’ve been living here for long enough to suggest that the writer was a Poncy London Tosser.
For more things you might like on the Somerset Levels please take a look at another of my posts ‘The Avalon Marshes – Flat and Wet like Proper Scrumpy Cider‘. For another pub review please see this one on the Rifleman’s Arms. If you’d like me to blog about your pub or cafe in or close to Glastonbury please Contact Me.
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