The Plume Of Feathers, Rickford - pub details
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|Popped in for Saturday lunch after our weekend walk. As ever, friendly welcome, a good selection of ales and ciders (Cheddar Potholer and St Austell Tribute were tasty) and the food generous and delicious. There were some noisy young kids came in, but they soon quietened down after some admonishment from the parents. Happy!|
The_evil_doctor - 3 Mar 2013 13:36
|A great place to visit hadn't been for a while, but never the less still as good as before. Plenty of meals being ordered still and plentiful plates came past. I tried a couple of the different ales as usual and both on form. Always a nice place to visit|
james55westhead - 7 Oct 2012 08:11
|First drop-in here for me, courtesy of the usually-reliable Good Beer Guide. The times I've driven past this particular fold in the Mendips and never realised this pub was here; it's a real shame because it's absolutely worthy of attention, both in terms of its charming location and splendidly-kept cask ales. |
Four local beers featured on my visit on Monday last; these included the evergreen Cheddar Ales Potholer and the equally-alluring Butcombe Mendip Spring which really was on song. The dismal clouds that have plagues the country lately had miraculously just cleared, and it was the perfect opportunity to lounge outside on one of the seats at the front, to enjoy these beers, and a decent portion of ham, egg and chips which filled a rather large hole internally. The menu I should say wasn't the most broad in scope, but I liked the options and there should be something available for most people despite diversity of tastes.
The pub building itself is a charmer, set back from the busy A368 in a green valley, and resembles a terrace of old rural workers' cottages. The interior more-or-less fits with what one would expect, and the bar area is generous, without the clutter of seating and tables which sit to the left and right of where one stands at the central bar. Toilets were in a reasonable state and can be found up the stairs to the left of the bar - don't assume it's a private area! I should also add that service was good, from both licensee/manager and the barmaid.
Clientele-wise, a mix of 30-something ramblers, couples and a couple of very well-heeled 'ladies wot lunch'. Dogs were ever-present but not intrusive, and frankly added some extra character on an otherwise relatively quiet lunch time session.
Definitely one to watch when next in the vicinity, and if you happen to live or work nearby and haven't sampled the Plume's Wares yet, then it's in your interests to do so at the soonest convenience. Granted, parking is tight, but then I tend to find that sort of thing usually works itelf out in the end, with a spot of perseverence!
TWG - 24 May 2012 17:30
|First visit here for about 34 years. Tried the Butcombe Mendip Spring and it was good. Also had their excellent burger with chips. Can't knock at all. Only downside is the lack of parking.|
Jules_B - 10 Apr 2012 14:54
|My first visit to the place in well over four years and its not changed one bit (thankfully!)three ales featured were moles "tap",butcombe bitter and cheddar potholer .friendly service and a nice log fire was a bonus 8/10|
fat_beer_badger - 7 Feb 2012 20:14
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