About us

Will and Amy, owners of The Nog Inn in Wincanton

Welcoming you to The Nog Inn

The Nog Inn is situated on the Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire borders, just 2 minutes off the A303 in Wincanton.

Run by Will and Amy, the Grade II listed pub is full of character (and very few right angles). We look to offer a warm welcome, great quality, freshly prepared food and a wonderful selection of drinks to tempt your palate.

On a warm day, you should take time to check out our walled beer garden situated at the rear of the pub – it’s so peaceful and tranquil you wouldn’t know you’re in the town centre. During the cooler months, we have 2 wonderful wood burners which keep the place warm.

This little corner of Somerset has so much to offer visitors. As well as the natural beauty of the countryside there’s plenty to do and see within ease reach.  Within a few miles you will find some wonderful small towns and villages full of fabulous independent shops & picturesque buildings – Bruton, Castle Cary, Glastonbury & Sherborne are all within ease reach.  

Within a 20 minute drive of us, we are also lucky enough to have:

Hauser & Wirth Somerset (Somerset – Hauser & Wirth (hauserwirth.com))

The Newt (Newt | The Newt in Somerset)

Haynes Motor Museum (Open Every Day | Haynes Motor Museum (haynesmuseum.org))

Fleet Air Arm Museum (Fleet Air Arm Museum | National Museum of the Royal Navy (nmrn.org.uk))

Longleat (Longleat)

Stourhead House & Gardens (Stourhead | Wiltshire | National Trust)

Clarks Villages in Street (Shops | Clarks Village Outlet Shopping)

Where does the name come from?

So you might be wondering, what is a “Nog”? Well, over the years we’ve done a bit of research and have found many explanations and definitions, but these are our favourite:

“Noggin” (noun) (1) a small quantity of alcoholic drink, typically a quarter of a pint (2) a small drinking cup, generally carved from the burr (English) or burl (US) of a tree.

“Nog” (noun) (1) any wooden peg, pin or block (2) any beverage made with beaten egg – usually alcoholic (3) a strong ale, formerly brewed in Norfolk.

We’re also quite proud that (to the best of our knowledge) there are only two “Nog Inn” pubs in the country, the other one being found in Feniton, Devon.

The Nog Inn walled beer garden

A little bit more about us

Hours of business & food service times: Full details can be found by calling us on 01963 32998 or please scroll to the bottom of the page for further details.  

Bookings: Bookings are always welcome but not essential. If you’ve booked with us, but no longer require your table please give us a bell and we can use it for another customer!  In tricky trading times, the number of “no shows” can have a serious and detrimental effect upon our business!  If you are in a rush please feel free to pre-order on 01963 32998.

Internet access: We offer free Wi-Fi to all of our customers.

Children: We welcome children in to the pub so long as they are under parental supervision.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are very welcome at The Nog Inn in both the pub and the garden, but please ensure your dog is on a lead.  We do not accept dogs in our letting rooms.

Beer garden: We have a lovely beer garden, together with a heated smoking shelter for those wishing to take advantage of it.

Car parking: In addition to our small car park which is situated opposite the pub, there are also 3 free car parks within a 3 or 4 minute walk of us.

Accommodation: We have 4 beautiful ensuite rooms available.