View Full Version : Off to Yeovil

03-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Not a bad trip from Cardiff and my nearest now Bristol City and Cardiff are no longer in the Champoionship.

Anybody know any good pubs I could visit for lunch?

03-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Phew,when I saw the thread title I thought that Yeovil had just signed Danny Ings.

03-01-2014, 04:27 PM
You might need a week to get there and then find its called off.

03-01-2014, 04:28 PM
Yeovil is an unmitigated dump.There really isn't a pub close to the ground that I could recommend with a straight face.

On another thread I suggested that a really discerning visitor could do worse than have a pint of lunch in "Eli's" at Langport from which it's a 15 minute pleasant drive to the ground without having to go through any of the town itself.

I'll be the good-looking chap in the 60's retro top ;-) - view external link (http://www.yell.com/biz/rose-and-crown-inn-langport-2165552/)

03-01-2014, 04:37 PM
Sorry...too late to edit...

better link here... - view external link (http://www.theaa.com/pubs/huish-episcopi-rose-crown-376016)

03-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Not so much a pub as a gathering hole.

03-01-2014, 06:02 PM
It is about 15 miles from Huish to Huish so give yourself plenty of time. The Muchelney route will likely be a no go.

03-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Thanks Fatboy.If your user reflects the year of your birth we are the same age.

Homemade food there as well.Hope I can sit down to eat it!!!!!!!

Will be checking whether the game is on before I do anything though.

03-01-2014, 07:06 PM
The pub mentioned at Langport is a great place, and one I try to stay nearby when working in the area.

The best of a very bad bunch "near" the ground seems to be The Arrow, and it's where I will be heading (parking) unless any better suggestion is made. - view external link (http://www.arrowpub.co.uk/)

03-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Hi ablue.

Me and the dormouse are having a weekend in Bath and taking in the game.

Will you be joining the Claret hordes for the match?

Hopefully I will spot you as I think you look like John Wayne.

bodge thinks you look like Lar Dee Dar Gunner Graham.


03-01-2014, 09:26 PM
Looking forward to the Yeovil game. With the Southampton match tomorrow, that's two games in 8 days within easy travelling distance of my Salisbury Plain home. Doing the guest report for the Yeovil game - let's hope there will be lots of Clarets goals to include.

03-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Was going to go to Sherborne, a village nearby, but thinking of The Masons Arms, Odcombe. Anyone with knowledge of either would be appreciated. The Langport one sounds interesting! :-)

03-01-2014, 10:08 PM
I only live 18 miles away, went once didn't think too much to be honest, looking forward to visiting to see the Clarets though!

03-01-2014, 10:48 PM
The Masons at Odcombe is an OK pub Barnsey,good pint and the grub's decent, but it's a bit of an awkward village to get in and out of even though it's close to Yeovil...parking near the pub could be tricky as well.

I'd much prefer Eli's which get's you off the M5 early at jct 23 taking you through some great countryside on the Glastonbury A39 before hitting the A372 into Langport. I'd say Eli's is a venue for anyone looking for something genuinely a bit different ;-)

04-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Im down for the weekend next Sat...I take it your local to the area? I only drink cider so hopefully Somerset will be like a heaven to me! Can you reccomend any good pubs were i can get the real McCoy? Thanks...


04-01-2014, 06:51 PM
You're snookered max, they only start selling the proper stuff after 7 pm...and that'll mean you're in bed!

04-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Ah...a cider man eh ?

Half way house at Pitney is another cracking little country pub, both for grub, cider and really top beer...see link.

Cider is by my old mate Roger Wilkins who may well be stood at the bar watching you drink it. It's another pub I'd strongly recommend and is a pleasant 15 minute drive from the ground. - view external link (http://whatpub.com/pubs/TAU/229/halfway-house-pitney)

04-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Haha loyal claret, you must know me then?!?! Cheers for the link Fatboy but i was kind of hoping for somewhere near ish the centre/ground or walk between the 2?

04-01-2014, 07:48 PM
Honestly couldn't recommend anything near the ground max...as I said before the town is a grotty dump and the pubs are poor at best...the ground is pretty much stuck in a faceless housing development...there are pubs for sure but nothing you'll be writing home about.

04-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Cheers for the recommendations, Halfway House or Rose and Crown. We'll prob be heading straight into the centre to book in our digs but i will see if i can drag another apple enthusiast with me to either of the two. Think the Rose and Crown sounds good.

04-01-2014, 08:24 PM
Yeovil scored 4 today!

...hope that doesn't give them any ideas! :s

05-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Flooding is a real issue in the area even on the main roads so get up to date info when travelling. If coming from Taunton to Langport best through Curry Rivel on the A378. The road from Bridgwater to Langport can flood before seven bends (outside Aller) but is generally clear and you'll have the honour of passing my old house on the outskirts of Langport.