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barrie_burn
07-01-2014, 12:19 PM
On advice from this site I will be stopping for lunch at Langport around 12.30 on way from Cardiff.I am very old so you will know who I am

arthurnohair
07-01-2014, 01:11 PM
3 of us gonna try eli,s we'll be the ones arriving in a rubber dingy.

ClaretTony2014
07-01-2014, 01:28 PM
I must have missed this one but lunch at Eli's does seem appropriate

fatboy47
07-01-2014, 02:14 PM
I and 3 other clarets will also be enjoying a lunchtime pint at Eli's on Saturday from 1pm.

I can be instantly recognised by my svelte figure and rugged good looks.

If there are any issues disruptive to the 10/15 minute drive from there to the ground I will post same on this thread by 10pm Friday evening. I frankly wouldn't expect any, and there are a dozen alternative routes if needed.

If many others indicate they may call at Eli's I will call in on Thursday and let the landlord know he may be busy. - view external link (http://www.theaa.com/pubs/huish-episcopi-rose-crown-elis-376016)

maccclaret
07-01-2014, 02:20 PM
Seems to be the destination of choice - recommended on this board and detailed in the GBG, what more could you want?

Table for two, if you please.

fatboy47
07-01-2014, 02:27 PM
For a shorter scenic route, ignore any travel directions and leave M5 at jct 23 turning left to Glastonbury. Then sat-nav to the pub via High Ham village. This route will aalso avoid any potentially flooded low lying land.

bfcfan1882
07-01-2014, 08:50 PM
Would any kind Claret have room for 2 in their car from Eli's to the ground and back to Eli's again after the game?

Eli's isn't the sort of pub I could only enjoy 1 pint due to driving - the beer's too good (or it was on my last visit).

fatboy47
07-01-2014, 09:06 PM
no prob 1882... give me a nod in the pub.

early 50's/retro 60's top/tash/citroen Picasso.

prob leave pub 2.20ish.

bfcfan1882
07-01-2014, 09:17 PM
Fantastic thanks. Have you a mobile?

Email : username without the 1882 @ btinternet.com

zumerzet_claret
10-01-2014, 08:12 PM
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fatboy47
10-01-2014, 08:46 PM
Update :-

The alternative route I suggested isn't really serviceable now due to flooding.

Please don't try to get to Yeovil by using junction 23 or junction 24.

Best current advice is to leave M5 at jct25 and take the standard route to Yeovil.

So I'm also suggesting that it's best to give Eli's a miss for this year. :-(

arthurnohair
10-01-2014, 08:55 PM
Thanks for letting us know . A man of your word.hope you have a good day tomorrow with a clarets victory. Will try to find a pub near ground if there's any nearby.
Once again thanks.

zumerzet_claret
10-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Good shout FB47.

Any other sugestions on the way from J25 to Yeovil? Pub just as you join A385 from M5.

barnsey
10-01-2014, 11:00 PM
According to local traffic news, you should still be able to get to Eli's if you come off at J25, then go a358, a378, a372 to get to Huish Episcopi, then the a372, a303, a3088 to get to Yeovil? (I'm going off the bbc somerset traffic pages!) - if it really is buggered, what about The Mason's Arms, Lower Odcombe?

fatboy47
10-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Langport is a bit to far out of the way now the route in from j23 is underwater .

Masons at Odcombe is a good shout...I'm going anyway :-) Great pub...might have to park a wee bit away from it in the village.



it :- the pub just off the M5 is the Blackbrook Tavern...biggish place with ample parking round 't back...nowt wrong with it but not much character.

bfcfan1882
10-01-2014, 11:14 PM
So it's Masons now then? Shame, Eli's is a fantastic pub.

fatboy47
10-01-2014, 11:17 PM
Mason's is a decent pub too, mind you bfc ;-)

and nobbut 5 mins drive from ground.

Lift still available if you need one btw.

BA22 8TX for the sat-navs.

bfcfan1882
10-01-2014, 11:24 PM
Great, thanks. So you are now at Masons? Sat nav programmed. ETA noon, if clear run. Leaving at 8.

zumerzet_claret
10-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Masons it is then :)

bfcfan1882
11-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Just arrived at Masons - very nice!

zumerzet_claret
11-01-2014, 01:01 PM
Table for 2...
First bar full of clarets :-)