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Tuckers Grave Inn, Radstock

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Wells Road
Faulkland
Postal town: Radstock
BA3 5XF
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Chris Sawle left this review about The Tuckers Grave Inn

Just an astonishing survivor. No bar; barrels in the window; tankards hanging above. The landlady serves you direct from the barrel. The 'public' bar has one long table piled with various stripes of egg for sale. The inner snug beyond is where the proper old boys air their grievances. Just an amazing pub. Can be walked by field path down the valley from Norton St Philip.

On 18th May 2016 - rating: 9
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Tuckers Grave Inn

Ably described by Jon below, this is a fantastic, unspoilt country pub and should definitely be on the “must do” list for any pub aficionado. It consists of three rooms, none of which are particularly spacious, and a pleasant and good-sized garden with plenty of picnic benches and well-tended flower beds. Although the building itself is much older, it’s use as a pub apparently dates from 1827.

Access from the rear is via a rather narrow corridor that curves around the turret housing the spiral staircase. To the left is the “tap room” which was empty on our visit and had a somewhat musty smell. This includes an old fire-place and a table-top game of some sort, possibly skittles, although it was covered up and I did not investigate. Around to the right is the bar area which consists of a few barrels stacked up in the bay window with all drinks served from gravity. The cooling equipment consist of window shutters with even the bottles of soft drinks being on an open shelf. Opposite this is a narrow room with a long bench table, plenty of hanging jugs on the ceiling and an old tiled fire-place at the far end. Beyond this is a larger room with exposed stone walling.

As might be expected, food is limited to picked eggs and such like, although I also spotted an old barbecue in the garden. A booklet documenting the history of the building made an interesting read, including both the origin of it’s name as mentioned by Jon, various architectural features and the fact that the pub closed in 2011 as it could not be sold by the elderly owners. Unfortunately it did not document how it’s re-opening came about.

The beer choice was perhaps a little more limited than might be expected with just Butcombe and the seasonal Butcombe Yeti. The solitary cider was Thatcher’s Cheddar Valley. All in all an exceptional pub, and well worth making a detour to visit.

On 8th September 2014 - rating: 8
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Tuckers Grave Inn

After previously passing and photographing making the wrong assumption it was shut, a chance change in plan at the 11th hour resulting in passing again, one that wouldn't have occurred if I didn't change the plan of pubs being visited that day and I'm so glad I did.

This truly is an unspoiled gem. A three roomed pub in an 18th century house which really doesn't look like a pub when passing at 60 mph coming from Norton St Phillip. The name derives from the burial place of Edwin Tucker whose grave is at the adjacent crossroads after hanging himself in 1747.

A tap room to the right and into the main 2 other rooms on the left. There is no bar in this pub which is a very odd experience the first time. This pub features as a CAMRA historic pub interior pub of importance.

The kegs are in the window with lager available from the kitchen area of the residential part of the building. The shutters I mistook for the pub being closed are actually to protect the barrels from the sun. The main room is a small narrow affair with benches either side with a table in the middle with a fire at the other end.

The second room on the left is more like a living room with tables and when not serving the landlady was sitting down and chatting to locals who on my visit were very friendly and I also witnessed my first ever sighting of a turkey egg.

Another memorable event was my friend and I being asked to get a new barrel of Butcombe as the landlady couldn't carry it. I assume this happens a lot and the route to get this out into the garden and then to the cellar area is a narrow passage which itself is actually itself the width of a barrel and there seems appropriate marking/damage on the walls from bringing them through.

A pub well worth checking out if in the area but make sure it's at a time the pub is open which I believe are 6-11 Mon; Tues-Sat 12-3, 6-11; 12-3, 7-10.30 Sun.

On 27th April 2014 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Freshford, 5 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Avoncliff, 5.79 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Frome, 6.52 miles, 2 hr 5 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes - Camping available in grounds - last updated 27 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 26 April 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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