The Rose and Portcullis, Butleigh - pub details
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|A traditional, stone-built country pub, this appears to have been extended and modernised in recent years and may perhaps have lost some of it’s character, but it is nonetheless still a very pleasant pub and still retains plenty of traditional features.|
It consists of a number of rooms which were probably entirely separate at one time but it has now been opened up so that one flows in to the other. There are large flagstones on the floor throughout whilst the walls are a mixture of exposed stone work and plaster. In the large room at the front these have been painted in contrasting shades of maroon and cream. A number of old local photographs were on the wall and there was also a piano and an old stone fire-place. One of the ceiling beams had a carved rose on it in a nod to the pub’s name. A smaller room behind this had a trophy cabinet, a few logs smouldering away in the fire-place and the two old sofas in front of it were a popular spot.
A smaller room off to one side housed a darts board, yet another fire-place with a wood burning stove and a very large beer barrel, perhaps offering somewhere to rest your pint. Hops were strung around the bar counter and at the rear was a more modern extension that was perhaps more geared up for dining. We didn’t investigate this, but from a quick glance it looked to be slightly more contemporary with large glass doors at the back and a laminate wood floor.
Beers on tap were Bays Topsail from Torbay, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Otter Ale and Sharp’s Own which makes a change from the omnipresent Doom Bar. Ciders were also well represented with Ashton Press, Reveller and Maverick from Orchard Pig and something that the board up above the bar described as “Farmhouse Cider (strength varies)” !
Blackthorn - 12 May 2014 12:24
|Another visit to Rose & Portcullis almost 2 years since the last. Busy friday evening and the place is heaving. Absolutely rammed with cross section of eaters, drinkers, families and others. Garden benches all full up with people drinking. Five real ales on offer - they've had over 200 different beers since they opened in october 2011. Well worth a visit.|
smithy384 - 1 Sep 2013 21:22
|Getting better by the visit! Always a lively crowd early doors and always someone to chat to. Always 3 real ales and I've never had a bad pint yet!|
martyngs - 16 Aug 2012 20:28
|Well, what a difference a few weeks makes - since my last visit in Feb, the place has changed completely - the beer's well kept, the staff smile and offer a very warm reception, and they've removed the carpets to reveal beautiful flag stones. Its also full of people from the local villages, such as mine in Baltonsborough, looking happy to have another great pub in their area. Happy days...|
daveyravey12345 - 27 Dec 2011 22:39
|Now under the stewardship of Simon Donnelly (ex Halfway House). Bit of a work in progress at present, but I'm sure it will be good. Currently (November 2011) only open in the evening and no food. Give it a try!!|
martyngs - 10 Nov 2011 08:52
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