What can be more British than walking to an old pub for a pint of the local ale or cider.

With around 20 breweries in Somerset the chances are that your favourite tipple is brewed just round the corner are quite high. Somerset is also fortunate in being home to a wide range of pubs.

Some are in small villages, whilst some are at the heart of bustling market towns, some miles from anywhere and some just off the motorway.

There are those that are said to be among the oldest in the county like the George & Pilgrim at Glastonbury and others that are brand new like the Carnival Inn at Bridgwater.

George & Pilgrims - Glastonbury

There are some pubs serving top flight gourmet meals and pubs offering traditional farmhouse all-you-can-eat roasts.

Somerset also have pubs that come into their own when the nights draw in and warming log fires are a bonus or pubs that are best known for their al fresco eating on a summer evening.

Somerset have pubs where the locals like to set the world to rights and pubs that cater for especially for families.

Whatever you’re looking for in a pub you will find a fine example in Somerset.

Fountain Inn - Bridgwater

Somerset once boasted more than 3000 pubs, but as with many places pubs have closed and then been converted to shops, accomodation or offices or demolished and had other buildings put in their place, such as flats.

Now there appears to be less than a 1000 pubs in the area with the boundries changing over the years.

Some of the districts now have less 100 pubs in the area with some villages losing their pub altogether.

Times are changing and with it there could be more traditional pubs yet to close unfortunately.

Old Pound Inn - Aller
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