M5, Junction 21; 10 mins
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
For that authentic Somerset pub experience, few establishments can rival The Railway, a newly renovated pub that’s frequented by M5 travellers (especially those on their way to or from Bristol airport) and immensely popular with locals too.
The garden courtyard is strewn with places to sit and chat, and cosy log burners under impressive timber beams corral guests in on frosty evenings - truly, a pub for all seasons.
The Thatchers Brewery is right next door (you can even see the cider mill from the garden) and the pub takes full advantage. Culinary classics like fish and chips are coated in cider batter, and sharing platters such as the Somerset charcuterie offer savoury nibbles with their very own Cider chutney to top it off.
If it’s a flying visit, the coffee is second to none, but the elegant glassed dining area will likely tempt you to book for dinner on your next visit.
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