South Street, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9DL01963 32998

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Well, what a difference a few weeks makes!

Morning all! These days I seem to get more work done before the kids get up ready for home schooling, than I often do during the rest of the day – or at least that’s how it feels! Well, what a change the last few weeks has bought! Like the rest of the country, our […]

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Have you booked for Mother’s Day yet?

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd March this year. We’re offering 2 sittings for lunch on Mother’s Day, 12-2pm and then a 2.15pm sitting (with no time restrictions on the table!).  If you’d like to join us, please get in touch on 01963 32998.  If you fancy perusing our menu before hand, […]

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Something new for the menu…

Our new speciality desserts having been going down an absolute treat over the last couple of weeks.  Leah of Somerset Blissful Bakes has made us a delicious ginger & pudding with sticky toffee sauce (gluten and dairy free) and a beautiful chocolate cake with coconut ganache (vegan) to add to our menu.  Oh my goodness, […]

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Another day, another survey….

Apologies for the lack of posts on here, but unfortunately there hasn’t been much to report recently!  We’ve just had our 3rd bat survey done and no bats were found.  Hooray!  Unfortunately we need another couple of surveys during the summer months before we can proceed with any work.  Sooooo frustrating!  Hopefully we will be […]

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Another hurdle to overcome….

So these are the little blighters holding up progress on our planning application…. Bats…. Yep, bats. Whilst we don’t actually have any in residence at present, there is evidence that at some point there have been bats in the loft of our function room. Unfortunately this now means that we have to wait until May/June […]

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2 steps forward, 1 step back…

This planning application lark has been a learning curve….. We now have a new architect on board and a consultant who specialises in dealing with listed building applications. So whilst we’re not back to Step 1, it does feel rather like 1 step forward, 2 steps back sometimes! Amongst other things, we’re currently waiting to […]

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Patience is a virtue….

Well, what can I tell you! It’s a waiting game… and I am not as patient as I  should be! We’re waiting on the council and building regs at the moment for our build.  There were no objections to our plans, but we’re still waiting on an official extension of time – thank goodness for […]

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And we’re back in the room!

Time off is a bit of a rarity for us and as we have kids, we’re also limited by their term dates. But I’m pleased to report we’ve had a much needed break with the kids, made memories together and rested up a little. Now we’re ready and raring to go again! A massive thank […]

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A new adventure!

Running a pub can be exhausting, not just because of the long hours and lack of time off, but because you constantly need to reinvent yourself, your offering, keep up to date with the latest food and drink trends without forgetting your roots, ensure you are compliant with ever changing legislation as well as trying […]

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End of term planning!

The end of term is always a busy time for us with plenty of planning to do before the kids break up.  Then there’s the inevitable balancing act which many parents deal with over the holidays.  This is why last week I had a complete blitz on events – got them scheduled in our diary, […]

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