Help Winky Kick Cancer… and have fun at the same time too!

The Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club has now been running for a couple of years, and we have been lucky enough to see a phenomenal amount of talent pass through these doors.

The new format of one compere and 8 or 9 open spots tends to mean that there is something to tickle everyones fancy!  It also means that we’ve been able to keep the ticket prices down to a very reasonable £5.  So when you do the maths on it, it works out at about 50p for every act you see – now that’s what I call value for money!

The next Barrel of Laughs Comedy Club will be taking place on Thursday 7th August at 8pm.  This is a particularly special event for us as it is going to form part of the Winky Kicks Cancer Week.

This time last year Kate Freeman was undergoing chemo following the news that she had breast cancer.  In October last year, the chemo over and an all clear from the hospital, Kate wanted to do something to help others who have been or will be affected by cancer.  That November Kate ran an event in her local pub and raised £3500.  This year the event will be running for an entire week and all the pubs in Wincanton are taking part!

So we would love you to come and join us and enjoy a great night of comedy AND help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.  We are hoping that the weather will be kind to us so that we can have the gig outside in the beer garden.  We will also be doing a hog roast and a raffle with all proceeds going to this wonderful cause -  so be sure to bring plenty of dosh with you!

Tickets are available in advance from the bar or on the door on the night and cost £5.00 each. We do recommend buying them in advance if you can though as we’ve recently had a couple of sell out gigs!

So if you fancy joining us, follow the laughter…

For further information please give Will or Amy a call on 01963 32998.

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Join us for Open Mic – THURSDAY 10TH JULY @ 9PM

Join us from 9pm next Thursday!

Open Mic night has been running for over a year now, and we love seeing the variety that each night brings us!  As always, our host with the most, Ross Kirk will be kicking off the night with a few tunes and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

Whilst we have predominantly seen singers of varying musical genres, we’ve also had a poet join us for the night and a drummer!   All acts are welcome and there’s no need to book, just turn up on the night!  If you don’t want to take part, but enjoy live music and entertainment, then please join us on Thursday 10th July from about 9pm onwards.

For further information, please feel free to give us a call on 01963 32998.  Hope to see you soon!


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Enjoy port & cheese? Then save the date!

On Thursday 24th July we’ll be hosting an evening for you cheese & port lovers!  We’ll be sampling 3 or 4 different ports alongside a platter of locally produced cheeses.  This event is limited to about 12 people and will be on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to join us then please drop us a line at or on 01963 32998 to reserve your place now!

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Thursday 3rd July – LIVE COMEDY can be found at The Nog

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! It’s almost the end of the month again, which means it’s nearly comedy! Hooray!

So, get yourselves down here on Thursday 3rd July at 8pm and treat yourself to a night of laughter for the very pricely sum of just £5!

We’re looking forward to meeting our compere for the night, Gareth Berliner, who will be introducing us to James Bone, Athena Kugblenu, Taff, Josh Smith, Matt Hobs, Edward Decesare, Aideen Mcqueen, Jimmy Brrigan and Glenn Burford (subject to last minute changes as always!).

We also have some exciting news to share with you – as of the September gig, Matt Price and Geoff Whiting will be our resident comperes here at The Nog! Oooooohhh, I’m so excited, I could crush a grape!

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Let us tempt your tastebuds…

Steak & chips - one of our most popular pub classics

Will & Noel have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this week and as a result we have some delicious dishes to tempt your tastebuds today!

So, on the Specials Board today we have:

Pan fried chicken supreme with chorizo & cannellini beans

Linguine with homemade pesto & garlic bread            

Pan fried calves livers with wild mushroom & Madeira sauce and skinny chips

Pan fried salmon fillet with Jersey Royals, asparagus & Hollandaise sauce

T-bone steak served with hand cut chips & pepper sauce 

Be sure to leave room for one of our tasty desserts, such as creme brulee

If these don’t take your fancy, then fear not!  Our standard menu runs alongside these where you will find all the pub classics such as fish & chips and our brilliant burger selection.  Not sure what to have?  Then speak to a member of our team who will be able to help you make your choice!  Be sure to leave room for dessert though!





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