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Lamb and Flag, Blagdon Hill

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Oh dear
Now transformed into a poncified food pub. However the beer was terrible.
The pint of Exmoor I was served was cloudy and sour. I asked for a replacement ( a number of other drinkers were also getting their beer changed). While one gormless barman was pouring the beer down the drain and serving up replacements, the second equally gormless barman was serving up the same beer to incoming punters having their first pint, knowing full well that the beer was undrinkable. Of course these punters were handing the beer back straight away. It never occured to either of them to stop serving this beer.
The beer I got as a replacement for my pint was Otter, which was even worse.
Terrible beer terrible service. will not return.
cellarbuoy - 19 Apr 2017 21:22
Refurbished and re-opened though spoiled by the removal of the old bar
KevW - 15 Nov 2016 13:39
Good food, and a good range of Ales & Cider. A very busy pub though, with way too few bar staff on our visit.
biggles221 - 31 Jul 2013 15:48
One of the few pubs on this years Somerset CAMRA pub trail that deserves to be on the list.
Good beer pleasant surroundings and jovial company. Didnt try the food, but the "scores on the doors" for hygiene of 4/5 suggests the problems noted by dr pangloss have been dealt with
cellarbuoy - 11 May 2012 22:16
This place recently got fined £5000 by the hygiene police for the state of the kitchens,. The locals, who must have more money than sense clubbed together to pay the fine rather than have the pub close down.
It's not a bad pub, but I.m glad I have never eaten there.
Dr_Pangloss - 3 Nov 2010 15:05
Had a very nice pint of Milestone Crusader today. Also on tap were Otter Bitter, Otter Bright and Tribute. This pub is great inside and out, there is a decent sized garden and some wonderful views across the Vale of Taunton.
Simon71 - 31 May 2010 20:02
Dartmoor Best, Tribute, Bays Gold, Otter Bitter. Very old flagstone floor, enormous open inglenook with wood burning stove, open to bar and lounge/restaurant (rt & left of entrance repectively), one can actually walk thru the fireplace, carefully, to access either room. Wood & fabric settles, solid tables, a spiral staircase in lounge finishes (now) at ceiling level. Large garden with picnic sets & a small covered area with weathered wood table, good view from the grassed area. Beer was in good condition, but my pal’s lasagne had no bechamel sauce, making it a rather dry mince & pasta dish, and the paninis lacked flavour. I notice from the L&F website that they have a skittle alley, missed that.
To join the debate below, I think the view is toward the northeast – see google satellite for the building at junction of Curdleigh Ln & Blagdon Hill, and assess the direction looking from the picnic sets…
trainman - 15 Oct 2009 09:49
Anyway, back to a review of the pub..... Had a couple of pints of Bays Gold which was perfectly kept & friends found the cider well up to scratch too. Dog friendly too & as were staff, locals & non locals alike.
rearadmiral - 13 Oct 2009 12:03
Had a nice pint of Quercus "Sunstorm" in here 2day. £2.80pint bit steep,but nice friendly good beer guide listed village pub with cute barmaid, 8/10 :)
fat_beer_badger - 17 Jul 2009 20:20
One would look west of the quantocks, to williton and watchet, and across the channel to Llantwit Major
YoYo - 19 Feb 2009 02:12
Are you sure it was an embroidery needle? Are you sure it was a haystack? Why was there a haystack on a space station anyway?

Dr_Pangloss - 17 Jan 2009 22:50
Inverness in Scotland, or the one in Canade?
Dr_Pangloss - 17 Jan 2009 22:42
The Lamb & Flag lies somewhat below the 200m contour. Between it and the Bristol Channel, and hence Wales there is a geological feature known as the Quantock Hills. In a straight line between this pub and Wales these hills are almost entirely over 200m. In addition the nearest point in wales is over 30 miles from here.
I remember reading a review of the Square & Compass in Worth Matravers, Dorset where someone stated they could see the French coast from there. They must have been on the same hooch as Paris Hilton. LOL

Dr_Pangloss - 17 Jan 2009 22:32
The Bristol channel, and thus Wales, might and I say might, be visible from here. I will have to see for myself.
YoYo - 11 Jan 2009 19:50
A great pub for a relaxing drink and a bite to eat.
LONG VIEWS TO THE BRISTOL CHANNEL? What were you drinking?
Dr_Pangloss - 14 Dec 2008 17:51
I'll believe views to the Quantocks, or maybe even the Poldens, but to suggest views to the Mendips is topping it the knob.
YoYo - 1 Dec 2008 02:19
I agree with all that has been previously said. What they don't mention is the large secluded garden at the back with long views to the Mendips and Bristol channel
Paris_Hilton - 20 Nov 2008 14:42
Went here on Saturday. Lovely place with 3 ales on offer also had a lovely vegetarian meal.Dogs welcome which is nice. Would go back again.
Miles007 - 28 Jan 2008 09:19
Decent beer selection, friendly attentive staff, nice bar for hanging about, all adds up to a pub worth stopping at.
YoYo - 12 Nov 2007 19:34
Great pub. Top quality ale, varied choice in top condition. Good value food. Welcoming Landlord and friendly locals.
Interestingly furnished.
Worth finding for sure.......
alehouses - 24 Jul 2007 14:04
Nice old fashioned pub. Beers have always been in good nick, no fancy frills here, just a good honest pub.
Brahmsandliszt - 21 May 2007 15:05
a good music venue, stiff, but not too unfriendly locals. Ales ok, still feel as if i av 2 eds when i drink there
luvapint - 5 Mar 2007 19:49
Range of very well kept beers, including changing guests. Dog friendly and lovely recently revamped garden. Mixed crowd of posh but friendly locals and builders/thatchers/farmers but everybody gets along together. Menu ranges from snacks to full meals - best chocolate dessert I've ever had - everything made on premises, no brake bros stuff. Has occasional beer festivals/barbecues through the summer.
anonymous - 12 Apr 2006 12:59
Traditional English pub selling a selection of real ales locally produced. With a large menu covering everything from a quick snack to full a la carte, all produce is local where possible and also offer a take away menu. Large enclose beer garden and live music on regular ocassions.
Paul Steven - 27 Aug 2004 07:18

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