If you want to venture further than the onsite bar, there are lots of great country pubs just a short drive away.
Our favourite locals are:
- The Squirrel Inn – 4 miles away between Clapton and Winsham, this independent local has a huge gin selection, and big family garden with great views. http://www.squirrelinn.co.uk/
- The Bell Inn, Winsham 4 miles away – Is a little local pub with good homemade pies, games room and skittle alley. It is possible to walk to the Bell by footpath and small country lanes on a circular walk – making the pub a great half way point for your hike! https://thebellinwinsham.co.uk/
- Royal Oak in Drimpton – 3 miles away, another cosy local, The Royal Oak can is a relatively easy bike ride away for competent cyclists. https://palmersbrewery.com/pubs/royal-oak-drimpton/
- The Windwhistle Inn – 4 miles away on the A30 between Crewkerne and Chard. A St Austell brewery pub, is good for families and has a nice big beer garden with great views. https://www.windwhistleinn.co.uk/
- Winyard’s Gap Inn , Cheddington – 7 miles away is a more food focused pub, beautifully furnished with incredible views. Worth booking ahead on Sunday and in the summer https://www.winyardsgap.com/
- The Prince of Wales, Ham Hill – great for walkers you can reward your climb up the hill with a pint of a local brew! You can also join it in with a visit to National Trust property Montacute House. http://www.princeofwaleshamhill.co.uk/
- The Lord Poulett Arms – set in the idyllic ham stone village of Hinton St George , just 5 miles away. Has gained a fantastic and well-deserved reputation for its food. Seasonal menus change constantly and always feature fresh local ingredients. Make sure you book before you visit for this one. https://www.lordpoulettarms.com/
- Holm – 9 miles away in super trendy South Petherton. Ok this is actually a restaurant not a pub but we had to include it. A contemporary fine dining experience they are passionate about food and drink inspired by nature. Splash out on the tasting menu with matched wines, or scale back to the a la carte or bar menu for something a little more modest. Booking a must. https://holmsomerset.co.uk/
There are several pub choices in Crewkerne as well, here are some of the ones we know:
- Oscars do great pub food and generous portions at reasonable prices. We definitely recommend the scallops. Cute courtyard out the back, shared with a little antique shop! No website but great reviews https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g666345-d3446265-Reviews-Oscars_Wine_Bar-Crewkerne_Somerset_England.html
- The Crooked Swan has been recently refurbished, has lovely decor and really good pub food. Another nice courtyard garden in place, plus they show bigger sporting events on a big screen in the ball room. https://crookedswan.com/
- The George Hotel, an imposing building on the square is under new ownership and is sporting a new menu and often hosts live music. https://georgehotel.southcoastinns.co.uk/
- Bar 5 on the high street has lots of local ciders and beers, fresh pizza and very often live music. https://www.facebook.com/bar5Crewkerne
Crewkerne has a good range of takeaways with two Chinese, plus two fish and chips, a kebab shop, Indian and a Dominos.