View Full Version : Somerset Ale Trail 2018

06-04-2018, 16:08
Aqualung prompted me to publicise the Somerset CAMRA Ale Trail 2018, so here is the list. Anyone wanting a freebie (OK, you spend a bare minimum of £70 on beer plus your travel to get a polo shirt for 20 pubs visited, plus more stuff (book token and a £50 quid meal) for 30 or 40 visited. It's on now, ends 28 May 18. I guess details are on Somerset CAMRA's web page, but I haven't looked. You get a paper 'passport' from one of the participating pubs, then each pub you drink in gives you a sticker to put in it. Like World Cup football stickers for grown-ups. Which does make you feel a bit silly asking for the sticker when there are hardened locals around. The list is:

1 The Old Pound Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65242/)

2 The Red Lion Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33112/)

3 Bird In Hand (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33140/)

4 Candlelight Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/78447/)

5 The Sexeys Arms Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57846/)

6 Smugglers (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/67376/)

7 The Cobblestones (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32817/)

8 The Rose and Portcullis (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57795/)

9 The Cerdic (JD Wetherspoon) (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56374/)

10 The York Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33212/)

11 The Old Stagecoach Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32948/)

12 The Carew Arms (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57828/)

13 The Holman Clavel Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57829/)

14 The Firehouse (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84173/)

15 The Dinnington Docks (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/66362/)

16 The Bridge Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/66558/)

17 Brent Knoll Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33001/)

18 The Foresters Arms (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33290/)

19 Orchard Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/74563/)

20 The George & Pilgrim Hotel (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32976/)

21 Royal Oak Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33324/)

22 The Hatch Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/71608/)

23 The Black Swan (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33017/)

24 The Royal Oak Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57845/)

25 Cross Keys Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33106/)

26 The Kings Head (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33032/)

27 The Globe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/72745/)

28 Queens Head Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33066/)

29 The Notley Arms (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57833/)

30 Ring O' Bells (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65249/)

31 The Puriton (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32852/)

32 Valiant Soldier (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84732/)

33 The Volunteer (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65254/)

34 White Hart Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33118/)

35 The Camelot (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/54197/)

36 The Rusty Axe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65819/)

37 Half Moon Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57838/)

38 Royal Oak (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/65255/)

39 The Plough (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/53876/)

40 The Nags Head Tavern (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/71424/)

41 The Maypole Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57839/)

42 The Cotley Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/82918/)

43 The White Horse Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56562/)

44 Rock Inn, Waterrow TA4 2AX (Add Pub submitted 6 Apr 18)

45 George Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33223/)

46 The Dolphin Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33229/)

47 Crossways Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32996/)

48 The Rest and be Thankful Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/56560/)

49 Railway Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33158/)

50 Quicksilver Mail (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33319/)

Happy hunting.

06-04-2018, 17:05
Think I've been in 24 of those if I added them up correctly. Hmm 2 more today and a recount I seem to be on 28... 3rd time lucky count?

06-04-2018, 17:18
Many thanks for that, it must have taken ages! Finding a pub not listed on here is a bonus. Given the CAMRA backing is this a list of lesser known real ale outlets in Somerset? My experience of Somerset pubs is very limited and the JDWs were largely uninspiring. My single memory of a killer Somerset pub was this (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/57803/) one in the mid 80s. I've a vague recollection of farmyard creatures (ducks, geese or hens) roaming around the bar but I may have just had too much cider! It was probably just as well that we didn't have to ask a hapless passer by for directions to the village.

06-04-2018, 17:26
Rock Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/86287/)

06-04-2018, 21:00
Rock Inn (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/86287/)

Thanks OB