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The Sheppey Inn - Pub in Somerset

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Lower Godney, Wells, BA5 1RZ, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Mark Hey & Liz Chamberlain
thesheppey.co.uk/
+44 (0)1458 831594(landline)

Community pub
2015/16

Guitars wait to be played, wood-burners pump out the heat, jazz fills the bar, and you can sup local ales on a terrace above a tiny river

Read guest comments

A funky country pub, one of the best in the west. Its exterior gives no hint of the wonders within – part cider house, part cool hotel. Low beamed ceilings in the bar, high white walls in the barn. There are cute booths, David Hockney prints, 50s retro furniture, the odd guitar waiting to be played. Music matters here: fantastic jazz, blues and funk bubbles away nicely, while a small stage hosts the odd travelling band. Local ales, scrumptious ciders, Belgian beers and lovely wines all wait, as does super food. Try a splendid fish stew (lobster bisque, fresh mussels) or Somerset beef with Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy. In summer, life decants onto a long decked terrace that hangs above the little river; otters pass, fields stretch out beyond. Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels wait. Out of this world.

Features
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
WiFi
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Mark Hey & Liz Chamberlain:

Local points of interest from
Mark Hey & Liz Chamberlain:

  • Watch A Flock Of Starlings Form A MurmurationEvery year between November and February, starlings flock together over the Somerset Levels & Moors to create huge and magnificent starling murmurations.Surely one of nature's best and most magnificent sights
  • Glastonbury Tor is one of the most famous landmarks in Somerset, if not the whole of the West Country.It's not just famous because it can be seen for miles and miles around, but also because it has huge spiritual significance for many people.
  • It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England to be precise! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral and of course hot fuzz was filmed there!
  • Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Bruton A pioneering world–class gallery and arts centre in renovated farm buildings on the outskirts of Bruton. The gallery opened in 2014 and with several large exhibition spaces blending modern architctural design &listed barns
  • In Glastonbury, history, myth and legend combine in such a way that most visitors cannot fail to feel the “vibes” and powerful atmosphere of the town. Glastonbury the cradle of Christianity in England also reputed to be the burial place of king arthur
  • Montacute House is a magnificent late 16th century mansion with many Renaissance features. The Long Gallery, the longest of its kind in England, displays more than 60 of the finest Tudor/Elizabethan portraits from the National Portrait Gallery collection
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"The most unprepossessing front door leads into an area filled with weird and wonderful objects. It,s like a big toy cupboard which has been arranged with the help of magic mushrooms. The food is good and interesting and the beer is splendid. The whole place brings a smile to one,s face."
July 2002

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Meals:

Starters from £6.50. Mains from £13.50.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

Lower Godney, Wells, BA5 1RZ, Somerset

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