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Old Down Inn, Radstock

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
B3139
Emborough
Postal town: Radstock
BA3 4SA
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Old Down Inn

Situated just off the main A37, this pub appears to serve as a hostelry for locals, in addition to a restaurant for passing diners. A parrot will greet you near the entrance, just before you reach a podium where you are invited to wait to be seated.

In front of the entrance corridor is the main bar area, where local drinkers seem to congregate. Toby jugs line the top shelf along with a couple of vintage soft toys that have since been banned for racial reasons.

To the right of the entrance corridor are the toilets and at least one large dining room, which looks as if it may also serve as a function room. To the left of the entrance corridor appeared to be further dining space.

3 real ales were on - Butcombe Original, St Austell Tribute & Bass. The cider was Thatcher's Stan's Traditional.

A strange place that seems to try to suit all needs. The parrot didn't say much!

On 16th May 2022 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1330 recommendations about 1330 pubs]


E TA left this review about Old Down Inn

This roadside pub was originally a coaching inn on an important crossroads, and it still does B&B. It’s also well known as a restaurant. It’s set back from the modern road and it has a large carpark. You enter through a foyer which (sadly) houses a caged parrot, where you either wait to be greeted for a restaurant table or accommodation, or you pass through to the bar which is open to non-residents. The restaurant occupies a large portion of the ground floor and has its own bar counter, while the bar itself is smaller and quite cosy. It’s family-run, and they do go out of the way to make people feel welcome. The bar and other public rooms are adorned with various bric-a-brac including a large collection of Toby jugs. The customers are a mixed bunch including casual passers-by and local workers on their way home. It was friendly though not completely convivial. Food was basic and well cooked, and it wasn’t expensive for the area. Ales on were Bass and Butcombe Original, both in good condition. I’d be very happy to come back and it would make a good pitstop, though it closes during the afternoon.

On 5th April 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2873 recommendations about 2840 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Frome, 11.63 miles, 3 hr 44 min walk (show)
Oldfield Park, 12.31 miles, 3 hr 57 min walk (show)
Bruton, 12.62 miles, 4 hr 3 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old Down Inn, Emborough
16th May 2022, 15:06
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
5th Apr 2022, 07:37
Review submitted by E TA

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 April 2022 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 May 2022 by Blue Scrumpy
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