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Wellington Arms, Axbridge

Bristol Road
Rooksbridge
Postal town: Axbridge
BS26 2TE
Phone: 01934751005
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E TA left this review about Wellington Arms

The layout of the two bars is much as described by Blackthorn, below, and there is also a dining room on the left hand side.  The salmon pink paint has been painted over, and it’s now all white, though the 1970s Artex still makes it feel dated.  The food is basic pub grub, in good sized portions, at a very good price – not haute cuisine but excellent value for money compared with some pubs.  The ale is this pub’s strength – the no-nonsense landlord is passionate about his beer quality, and it shows.  Three pumps, two ales on – Tribute and Bath Gem, both in superb condition.  It’s a rare breed around here now, a traditional, unspoiled local boozer which serves great ale to boot.  I’d be very happy to come back in next time I’m passing. 

On 23rd May 2022 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Wellington Arms

A no frills boozer located on the main A38, this is surprisingly small inside with perhaps the much of the building being given over to private living accommodation. First impressions are quite good with a small porch consisting of exposed stone walling, hinting at a cosy old pub beyond.

Internally though, it doesn’t quite live up to expectations. It consists of a small bar at the front, perhaps more geared up for eating although this is certainly not a gastro-pub by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just that all of the handful of tables that were in there were laid up with blue place mats which matched the blue velvet cushions on the chairs. This is I suppose cosy enough with a few small black beams on the ceiling, although the Artex that covered both the walls (in a salmon colour) and the ceiling (in white) wasn’t great. The flooring was dark laminate whilst a small brick fire-place was off to one side. The pub opened up a bit at the rear with a longer room running parallel with the bar counter. This looked to be more of a public bar with a TV screen showing the football and a couple of fruit machines, although there was also a large stone chimney breast and a wood burning stove.

Food is offered to some extent, although we didn’t see any menus other than a breakfast menu tacked on the wall that offered six items for £4 or ten for £6. A couple of punters were extolling the virtues of their steaks, however.

Beers on tap were Doom Bar and Tribute, whilst ciders were well represented with four from Thatcher’s – Dry, Gold, Hazy and Heritage. Overall, this is a solid enough local boozer with friendly landlord and punters sat at the bar, but it’s unlikely to be somewhere I’d make a special journey to get to.

On 25th August 2016 - rating: 6
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graham dunbavan left this review about Wellington Arms

This pub was closed for several years but has reopened again (sept 2007)small one bar local with new dinning room, Bass and Butcombe real ales on at my last visit.

On 18th October 2007 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea, 4.81 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Weston-super-Mare, 7.91 miles, 2 hr 32 min walk (show)
Weston Milton, 8.31 miles, 2 hr 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Wellington Arms, Rooksbridge
23rd May 2022, 06:19
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA
 
23rd May 2022, 06:19
Review submitted by E TA

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes - outside for a few of cars - last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 March 2022 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 October 2007 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 March 2022 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 March 2022 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2007 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 25 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - BT free wifi - last updated 25 March 2022 by E TA
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