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Arriving in Somerset we’re greeted at the door with bottles of Butcombe bitter and their IPA.

Maybe it’s the exhausting*journey, maybe the occasion, but both taste great*—*pure beeriness and*sweet Christmas tangerines respectively.

There’s more bottled Butcombe with a barbecue, alongside*local scrumpy.*‘Cider then beer, you feel queer,’ says Bailey’s Dad.*‘Beer then cider… Makes a good rider!’

Finally, lunch at the manorial inter-war Bath Arms*in Cheddar with cool, perfectly styled*pints of Butcombe Gold — a straightforward, satisfying amber-coloured ale but*without the standard Bitter’s*whiff*of well-worn hand-knitted jumpers.
Soothing, dependable,*decent. Good old Butcombe.
100 Words: Checking in On Butcombe originally posted at Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog