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Sparkford Inn, Yeovil

High Street
Postal town: Yeovil
BA22 7JH
Phone: 01963440218
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Leased (Marstons)

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E TA left this review about Sparkford Inn

A very well kept village pub, currently owned by Diken and used as a cash generator from people visiting the motor museum, opposite. They offer B&B. There is small carpark at the front and a garden with some bench seats. The front bar is mainly a drinkers' area, and there is a separate area with a pool table. The rear room is set out as a restaurant and is exclusively for diners. The staff were mostly OK, though the barmaid was a bit surly as we were leaving. Food was overpriced and over-cooked, and it took a long time to arrive. The beer was a much better experience – Old Thumper, Jennings's Cumberland, Otter and Marston's 61 Deep were all in excellent condition. I'd be very happy to come back for the beer, but lunchtimes are best avoided due to the tourists.

On 30th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Brew Guru left this review about Sparkford Inn

The Sparkford Inn is ideal for stopping off at when en route on Somerset's great superhighway,the A303. Bypass the expanded polystyrene wrapped McDonalds at the A303 Sparkford services and head into the village to find this large roomy inn.
Nothing to fault it really - as a restaurant. However if it is a pub with a selection of locals propping up the bar that you want then go elsewhere. On our visit on a damp Tuesday night we were the only people there, and as a result the atmosphere was somewhat lacking. Two beers on - Pedigree and Ringwood best and were good value - £2.25 for the Best, £3 for Pedigree (it is s Marstons pub after all). The beers were served a touch too cold and the Pedigree was nothing like what a decent pint of it used to taste like 20 odd years ago.
It's a shame that village pubs need to turn themselves into roadside diners to survive, the good news is that at least this pub is still open. For now.

On 24th October 2012 - rating: 6
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BobOs . left this review about Sparkford Inn

A Marstons Inn, the Sparkford Inn is a large, comfortable country village inn with three comfortable bar areas for eating or drinking as well as a restaurant and a function room. Always a friendly welcome and very good service, the ales are well-kept and the food is very well cooked, decent sized portions and very reasonable in price.

We visited again last night - it was quite busy and we were greeted with a very warm welcome. Ringwood Best and Forty-niner were both in excellent condition. Third ale was EPA. My wife had steak and I had a mixed grill - which were huge, very well cooked and excellent value for money. My wife's only complaint (it's compulsory for her to have at least one) was that her side salad was too 'ordinary'. Two steak dinners, two desserts, two pints of ale and a bottle of sparkling wine all for £52 - bargain. We'll certainly be back. Well above average.

On 17th July 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Castle Cary, 5.97 miles, 1 hr 55 min walk (show)
Yeovil Pen Mill, 7.87 miles, 2 hr 32 min walk (show)
Sherborne, 8.18 miles, 2 hr 37 min walk (show)
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30th May 2017, 12:17
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA
30th May 2017, 07:13
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 17 July 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 July 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2011 by hondo .
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