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The Crossways, Shepton Mallet

Stocks Lane
North Wootton
Postal town: Shepton Mallet
BA4 4EU
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E TA left this review about The Crossways

This modern hotel seems a it out of place in its rural setting. It certainly isn't a quaint country pub, and there's little about it that appeals. It's on a huge site and has a carpark, art of which is unmade, which makes it feel like a cross between a cheap motel and an open prison. Indeed, given the name, I was half-expecting a Benny-like character to appear at any moment. On arriving, I thought that some idiot had accidentally left his stereo on full blast, but it turned out to be a talentless live act trying to beat Motorhead;s 1980 record for noisiest gig ever. The bar is reached by walking all the way to the front, past the residents' entrance. The large bar counter sits at one side of the dining area, which feels more like a motorway canteen than a cosy restaurant. Taking your beer - you're not allowed to sit down due to COVID restrictions - you are given the choice of the terrace bar or the new rooftop bar, both of which do have excellent views across the neighbouring countryside, ironically a view which, if looking from the other direction, would have been marred by the ugliness of the Crossways itself. The only ale on was Doombar, which was in poor condition but drinkable. The staff weren't particularly welcoming, and the barman didn't seem to know what he was doing. It's unlikely that I'll be back, and even if I lived in the village I'd probably drink elsewhere.

On 20th July 2020 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Castle Cary, 8.11 miles, 2 hr 36 min walk (show)
Bruton, 10.13 miles, 3 hr 15 min walk (show)
Frome, 16.33 miles, 5 hr 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Crossways, North Wootton
20th Jul 2020, 07:22
Review submitted by E TA
 
30th Nov 2019, 22:04
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 April 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code on counter as you enter - last updated 15 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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