We’re Back

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It’s finally here – Opening Day – 17th May.

We have been cleaning, tidying and planning for reopening after 7 months of semi-retirement. Then, of course, things didn’t go to plan. The builders are still here, but have promised to keep noise and dust down to a minimum!

The sausages and bacon have been bought from the village butchers, eggs collected from local hens and muffins and homemade hash browns cooked.

Unfortunately, we lost a pub during the lockdown. The Rose and Crown has closed its doors for good, but the Ancient Mariner and George are still going strong. Not only that, the George opened with pints of Stowey Ale on sale.  

We have loads of plans for the next few months and we look forward to seeing you all again this coming summer. Our first guests are here, a couple on a motorbike and two e-mountain bikers enjoying the Quantock Hills with a bit of an extra oomph.

With still a few restrictions around, we are cooking most evenings. Our first meal: trout pâté (caught from nearby Hawkridge Reservoir), chicken with local cured bacon and West Country cheddar and rhubarb and ginger crumble (freshly picked from the garden – rhubarb, not ginger). We even dug out the summer fruit liqueur as a special treat.

So, we’re ready. Hope to see you all soon.

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