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Riflemans Arms, Glastonbury

Chilkwell Street
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E TA left this review about Riflemans Arms

Sited so near Glastonbury Tor, it’s a surprise that this pub has retained its character, but it has. It has its roots in the 16th Century, though much of the structure is more modern. The business is currently owned by Enterprise. There is a large car park at the back, which is not immediately obvious from the road, and a paved patio area at the rear with pleasant views over the countryside. The frontage looks worn and uninviting, but once inside it’s a different story – friendly staff, lively locals and a warm, traditional pub atmosphere assisted by various architectural features including exposed structural timbers, an inglenook with a woodburner in the front bar, a log fire in the larger rear bar, and tiled floors. There are several rooms partly conjoined, so while it’s not fully open plan, it does feel very sociable. Dogs are invited in, children are tolerated but not encouraged. There is a gaming machine and a jukebox in the main bar area, and a separate pool room. We didn’t try the food but it looked like reasonable VFM. Ales on were Otter Amber and Hobgoblin, both in good condition. I could easily spend time here as it’s a relaxing, or I might be tempted to shoot back for one of their weekly live music evenings.

On 6th January 2020 - rating: 7
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Chris Langley left this review about Riflemans Arms

Everyone likes the riflemans.

On 10th September 2010 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Castle Cary, 10.25 miles, 3 hr 17 min walk (show)
Bruton, 13.27 miles, 4 hr 16 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 14.48 miles, 4 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Riflemans Arms, Glastonbury
6th Jan 2020, 06:01
Review submitted by E TA
30th Aug 2015, 12:19
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 30 August 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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