The Old Inn, Congresbury - pub details
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|A truly delightful small pub, well worth seeking out as its a tad difficult to find....only came across it by chance myself.|
Pleasant staff, friendly locals, good beer and plenty of 'atmosphere'.
ridleyman - 6 Oct 2012 17:21
|Well managed to get to this watering hole at last. And, not disappointed either.|
Very sociable and good atmosphere nice pint of youngs bitter, Definitly an Alers pub and all the better for it too.. Just the job another of Somersets gems in the Ale crown.
Sunday and very well patronised quite full on entry and on leaving, it gets my vote.
james55westhead - 29 Jan 2012 16:41
|As itís name suggests, a delightful old inn, tucked away down a quiet cul-de-sac. Itís certainly not one thatís going to attract much in the way of passing trade, but nonetheless seems to keep quite busy. Whenever we go in the main bar is invariably packed, presumably with locals who all know each other, and the other bar off to the right completely deserted. We usually end up in here as itís the only place to get a seat, but if youíre in there on your own it inevitably lacks a little atmosphere.|
The main bar has a flagstone floor, plenty of wooden beams and rather unusually lots of leather straps hanging from the ceiling to grab hold of, like you get on some railway carriages. Useful if youíve had one too many and are swaying a bit, perhaps? Thereís a slightly cosier snug off to the left, and although this had a plasma on showing the football, it didnít intrude in to the rest of the pub. To the right is a tiled bar with some wood panelling on the walls and several tables and chairs that looks as though it may be more suited to dining, although there was no evidence of the pub serving food. They used to do a Sunday roast, although Iím not sure if this is still the case.
Thereís plenty of pictures on the walls and some big old fireplaces, although Iím not sure if these are actually used or not. Thereís a double sided fireplace separating the main bar from the one on the right that looks as though it may have been a bread oven at one time, and now houses some type of wood burner. There is a beer garden out the back, and usefully a serving hatch directly in to the bar.
Beers on tap were Youngís Bitter and Special, St. Austellís Tribute and Butcombe. The solitary cider was Stowford Press.
Blackthorn - 20 Feb 2011 11:30
|Call in for a refreshing linch time drink during a works team buildin exercise. Friendly staff and locls.|
HERITAGEPLUS - 26 Jul 2010 21:24
|Would concur with the other comments. A very nice, tucked away pub. A cosy snug next to the bar, a couple of larger rooms, and one plasma showing sports (possibly only major matches, I haven't noticed it on before).|
Blackthorn on draft.
Blackthorn - 13 Apr 2009 19:16
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