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Bristol and Exeter Inn, Bridgwater - pub details

Address: 135 St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 5JA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33134) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Bridgwater (0.2 miles)

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I believe this used to be a cider house. It's not quite anymore, with only one real cider as such. It also has a real ale. The ale was Mole's Elmo's Fire. The cider was Rich's Farmhouse. I read the previous comments on here not knowing what to expect. But they're all pretty much spot on. This is a small one-room pub on a roundabout, near the station. It feels run-down. The customers are extremely down-to-earth. The barman (owner?) was Irish. I turned around from the bar and saw only one spare table. This just happened to be the one situated next to the extremely inebriated young lady who was dancing and singing incorrect words to songs from the jukebox and not quite in tune. She was well endowed and very nearly popping out of her red dress. Two equally inebriated young ladies were egging her on, as she danced around me. For a few brief moments, I thought I'd entered a strip club and was about to be smothered. Other locals, some missing a few teeth were also keen for the young lady to dance and were furnishing the jukebox with enough coins to keep her going, a bit like the laughing clown at the seaside. The décor feels very dated. But as previous reviews have said, this is what gives it character. One rather strange feature was around a dozen dummies and a baby's milk bottle tied together with a piece of string on the corner of the bar. You'll either love this pub or you'll hate it. But this is very much part of what makes England what it is today. I loved the place. I wouldn't want it as my local. But there's free entertainment to be had here in an unadorned traditional Somerset market town hostelry. If you find yourself in Bridgwater, give it a try. 7/10.
blue_scrumpy - 3 May 2016 19:42
Its about 15 years since I went in this place but I have never forgotten it.
The other comments have it about right and I only hope no-one has come in and spoiled it since. I assume YoYo meant this represents Bridgwater, but not in a good way!
It was nuts the night I went in and luckily I did not have a collar and tie on which I often do when I visit dodgy pubs. I think that dog behind the bar may have been set to work to eat me alive otherwise. Remember that scene in American Werewolf when they go in the pub on the Moors? Just like that! I have described it to many people as the dirtiest pub I have ever been in and I have been in a lot of dirty pubs.
However we need pubs like this and towns like Bridgewater to make Britain everything it is so more power to your cider elbows.

Gurkha - 6 Jul 2012 14:10
Surreally Bad but kinda entertaining to,really cannot put this place into words,let's just say kim & aggie off how clean is ur house would have a field day!!!4/10
fat_beer_badger - 11 Oct 2010 19:24
Absolute dive-moronic customers dribbling cider down their chins, everything tastes of cider even the crisps.
hammers101 - 10 Apr 2009 07:47
Definitely the best pub I have ever been in. Proper people and good cider.
IGB - 1 Mar 2009 01:23

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