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The Waldegrave Arms, Radstock

High Street
Chewton Mendip
Postal town: Radstock
Phone: 01761241384
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Waldegrave Arms

The only pub in the village of Chewton Mendip, the landlord (or was he just the barman?) certainly seemed a larger than life character. There are a couple of rooms, one used for drinking and another for dining. We had happened to choose the dining room. However, he was happy to let us sit there, as it was quiet for a Saturday lunchtime, with little dining trade. The lounge was a cosy affair. As Blackthorn noted over 7 years ago, we also remarked upon carpet right up to the bar itself. The carpet is looking a little worn in places.

Another family did arrive whilst we were there. They found many things on the menu weren't actually available. It was a similar story on the bar itself, with some of the draft selection also unavailable. However, there were 3 cask ales on - St Austell Tribute & Proper Job & Cheddar Gorge Best.

At the rear is a large car park, with a garden beyond that on a bank.

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Waldegrave Arms

A traditional looking pub on the main A37 road through this small village, it has an attractive appearance and has won “Mendip in Bloom” on a number of occasions for it’s displays of hanging baskets and such like. There are a couple of picnic benches at the front of the pub, but you’re sat very close to the main road, so the garden at the rear may be a preferable spot if you’re sitting outside.

Inside it’s divided in to a couple of rooms with the public bar to the right and a larger lounge area to the left. Décor wise it’s very traditional, almost dated perhaps, but nonetheless very pleasant. The lounge area is carpeted throughout and this even extends to the front of the bar counter! A small gas fire was in one corner whilst the seating is a mixture of tables and chairs, some red banquet seating and a church pew or two. The obligatory horse brasses were dotted around, and even a couple of brass horses on the mantelpiece. There was dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls, and a number of old black and white photographs and pictures elsewhere. The bar looked to be of a fairly similar appearance and included a small TV perched up in the corner, although this was not in use.

Menu wise, the traditional theme continued with a good selection of “pub grub” options such as beef curry, cottage pie, lasagne, ham egg & chips, etc., as well as a number of sandwiches, salads and omelettes. These were mostly priced around the £8 - £10 range, and a number of dishes were available in different portion sizes. Friday night is fish night, with fresh deliveries from Brixham apparently, and these were chalked up on a specials board. We opted for the Battered Cod & Chips and this was a decent slab of fish in a crispy batter, and a very generous portion. Scampi & Chips was similarly well received.

Beers on tap were Courage Best, Butcombe and the seasonal Trick or Treat from Cottage Brewery. Ciders were Thatcher’s Gold and Thatcher’s Dry. All in all, I thought this was a great pub with it’s quintessential country pub feel, friendly staff and good pub food.

On 3rd November 2014 - rating: 8
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john mcgraw left this review about The Waldegrave Arms

lovely pub in the mendip part of somerset, at least 4 real ales on and they have theme nights so dont be surprised if you see wierd and wonderful people all dressed up in fancy clothes.big dining room has a no smoking policy and a garden area as well. worth a visit

On 14th January 2007 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Oldfield Park, 12.97 miles, 4 hr 10 min walk (show)
Keynsham, 13.02 miles, 4 hr 11 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 13.17 miles, 4 hr 14 min walk (show)
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16th May 2022, 14:56
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
17th Apr 2017, 15:00
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 January 2007 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 November 2014 by Blackthorn _
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