The Sheppey Inn lies out on the beautiful wilds of the Somerset Levels, surrounded by peat moors, dairy farms and national wildlife reserves. The pub pulls in people from miles around thanks to the brilliant, eclectic musicians it attracts, its fine selection of local ales and ciders (including all kinds of one-offs and speciality brews), and its fantastic food. Spending the afternoon out here in the countryside, lounging by the river, looking out for voles and kingfishers, isn’t the worst idea in the world, is it?
There’s been a pub in Godney servicing the thirsty throats of Levels farmworkers for many centuries. The last owners ran it for 120 years, but on one day in 1976, they ran out of cider and lost the trust of the next two generations of locals.
the pub has been renovated, revamped and restored, and now has about six casks of grown-ups’ apple juice on the bar to make sure that the such a thing never happens again. Check out the photos on the right for proof.
Ben & Tamsin Costigan moved to the area back in 2019 from Bristol, They are both passionate about building positive relationships in the local community. before moving to Meare their were involved as volunteers in a community project to reopen their local library, which was sadly closed due to Council funding cuts, The Old Library was reborn as a community Hub with cafe, Events and a hire space for local groups. They bought this place in 2020 to keep it going in much the same way
Wonderful dinner - We had a delicious meal to celebrate our anniversary. The food was wonderful and so tasty. The short rib beef in particular was out if this world. It was on... read more
Good food, a genuinely warm welcome and a surprising ambiance given the location - Your first impression of the Sheppey will be negative as from the outside it looks terrible. It’s next door to a garish B&B farmhouse, opposite a farmyard and on a... read more
Trip 30th or Aug - Very welcoming and a lovey owner. Great fish and chips and some great ciders and beers to try! Very well setup and lovey bar staff with great knowledge and customer... read more
Lovely staff and a delicious meal. A quirky and delightful setting. A couple of hiccups with our order- something we ordered didn’t arrive and they definitely need to let you know that one peppercorn sauce is enough for two people when ordering steak! Everything else was wonderful and the food was cooked beautifully. Pork belly starter was divine as was the steak. Thanks for a lovely evening.
After a morning walking up and down a gorge, we decided it was suitable to gorge ourselves on some roast stuff. The Sheppey was recommended by an ex-local, and so we braved the dykes and single track roads full of oxygen and excitement. Not to be let down at all! Welcomed by the smell of a roast even before you go in, our tummies rumbled. No chicken! Alas, we mostly went for beef, plus one lamb. Nice and efficient, no nonsense service, and all the condiments we asked for, the food was fab (I would like crisper potatoes, but that might have been because we were quite late) Major highlight, horseradish; clearly made in-house and all the better for it. Cute outdoor space to boot. Will come again!
Had a fantastic meal here with family - all three courses, wasn’t planning to have dessert but was persuaded. I had vege dishes (corn ribs, biryani bonbon and buzz buttons) and each was delicious and a bit unusual. Wine was great too. Fun atmosphere. Would love to go back!
The Restaurant is interesting. I would not have expected such a vibrant and nice place inside. To excess the restaurant one has to drive down a narrow unpaved road with huge puddles on the side and a low inconspicuous house. In terms of design it's quite diverse inside, the only less impressive part was the AI-prompt-inspired paintings on the wall. The food was high quality, not super creative but very conscientiously prepared. I would call the kitchen classically British with a touch of the farm vibe. The service was friendly, but a little bit unorganized...
Myself and my wife had a wonderful experience at The Sheppey, it really is a Somerset gem. The staff were very friendly and we were greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Our waiter Jake couldn't have been more helpful. We sat outside on a sunny day with a beautiful calming view of the river. If you're looking for a unique dining experience with fantastic food, cider and a welcoming ambiance, this is the spot to visit.
We went here for lunch- 3 adults and a 3 year old. We loved it!! Service was excellent - attentive and straight forward. The fish stew was to die for! I’ll plan a visit soon just for A bowl of fish stew . Thank you Sheppy!
Me and my other half stayed 2 night's here and the room was really lovely and nicely decorated. The only thing letting it down was the breakfast options, but we knew it only involved a small selection of continental choices. The restaurant was wonderful though, service was fantastic and nothing was too much bother. The truffle/cheesy chips were particularly banging and atmosphere was just right for us. We look forward to returning on our next trip here and thanks to everyone for being accommodating for us!
My wife and our baby join me in saying we had the best meal and experience. Everyone who works here seem to really love it! The barman greeted us with a cheerful smile and the waiting staff were attentive, chatty, and emanating joy. The food too was brilliant - seriously generous portions and glorious produce / recipes. A very unexpected place and a discovery we will be retuning to! Thank you. Bravo to the chefs.
What a funky place! We had a fabulous lunch - got to try jackfruit for the first time! Absolutely loved the vibe, the colours and the artwork. Service was excellent - couldn't have had a better experience. Well done The Sheppey five stars from us.
This place is a retro style pub, with tables to eat inside and out, with a small canal and great views. Children will love to see all the old toys dotted around, some of us adults will get nostalgic with the array of Thunderbird toys, even one of my hero Mr. T. The food is great, roasts, vegetarian and lovely desserts. Brilliant selection of beverages for all. Amazing staff. Once you have finished, a ten minute walk will take you to a national reserve park to lose some of those calories. You will need to get to the place by car and be careful on the roads, there are pot holes and bumps, also patience as a lot of cyclists and it is in some parts narrow. The cyclists will move to the side when the are able to. All in all a great day out for all the family. Nearby activities: Close to a wonderful national park, great for cycling or walking. No cars, but car park to leave your car. Walkability: Not a place within walking distance. Noteworthy details: The memorabilia is awesome. They have some great art, done by local artists that you can read about on their walls.
Well what can I say about this place! It’s one of the best places we’ve stayed in! The staff are so friendly, the food was amazing and all locally sourced which is a huge bonus. I loved trying the local wines, they rotated them so I got to try different ones over our 2 night stay. We stayed in room 1 and it was extremely clean, stylish and comfortable. Huge huge shout out to Ben the owner who saved my birthday when we couldn’t get a taxi into Glastonbury and he dropped us!!! Such a kind thing to do - can’t thank you enough. Rooms: Clean, stylish & comfortable Food & drinks: Locally sourced and excellent quality Noteworthy details: Super super friendly staff and owners
Jake delivered the most wonderful service from beginning until the end and it made me very happy on my birthday! So thank you Jake. The Sheppey are lucky to have such a lovely chap. The food was excellent as was my cocktail that Jake also recommended and everyone looked after us very well! I love coming back to The Sheppey when I get the chance, it is such a hidden gem with the best views and setting of any pub in Somerset. I highly recommend to everyone !
What a quirky little pub in a beautiful setting. The hotel recommended this place and we were so happy that we went. The creative menu is super delicious. We opted for the asparagus and fish stew starters and the butternut squash, sweet potato, rice, and bean vegetarian main. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The array of 'stuff' displayed around the pub brought a smile to my face with everything from transformers to a yogi bear to sesame street characters to unusual artwork - it was worth taking a wander around and you probably have to see it to understand it. If we were ever in the area again we would revisit it. Hopefully, it would be a nice day and we could then experience sitting outside in the decking area. Highly recommended!
A truly amazing place tucked away from all the hustle and bustle. Hand cut chips with skins are divine. All the ciders and beers are not heard of. The Sheppey Cider is highly recommended. Everything is funky as hell in there too.
Lovely location, gorgeous food and wonderful staff! From the outside you'd never know what a lovely hidden gem this place is. All of the staff were so lovely! They even let us sit for 3 hours after our meal to catch up with our friends; we weren't hurried out the door like you get with some places. All of the food was absolutely delicious, would definitely recommend the truffle and Parmesan fries. Can't wait to return in the summer time!
A group of 9 of us had our Christmas meal at The Sheppey and the food was absolutely to die for! All beautifully cooked, not a frozen roast potato in sight, and amazing gravy too - hats off to the chef Tom. All of the staff were lovely and really helpful, Ben was kind enough to clear some tables for us to dance, and the bar staff were great too especially Kev and a younger girl I didn't get the name of - thank you all for looking after us and making our night so much fun! Will definitely be coming back and recommend visiting The Sheppey for excellent food and service. Dietary restrictions: One of our ladies is Coeliac and the staff were very helpful and accommodating with this making sure everything was suitable for her.
We love coming and eating at the Sheppey. The food is excellent and a range of exciting vegetarian/ vegan dishes (and not the usual token 1) . The drinks list is varied and supports local breweries. The staff are super friendly and efficient - even during the busiest times. Thank you , it is always a treat to visit and a delight to step through the door and find twinkling lights and sometimes live music.
Popped in on the off chance today and luckily, there was space for my husband and I to have lunch. This was our 4th visit and, every bit as amazing as our first. Not only is the setting fabulous, the food is divine and the staff are wonderful. If you're in the area, this is the go to place for an amazing experience. Dietary restrictions: The waiting staff enquire after your dietary requirements as you order.
A wonderful experience at the Sheppey. We hadn't been back since the new owners took over and the first thing we noticed was that there was no more milk bottle as a counter weight on the door! Inside the decor has been improved but not completely changed. Welcoming, warm and the right blend of vintage and modern. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and had an easy manner that made you feel at home. The dishes were well presented and had a great balance and texture. They also took on feedback with good grace. All in all an excellent occasion and it's good to see such a local icon being looked after so well.
Hadn't been to The Sheppey for some time so when my friend (a local regular) suggested lunch there after a walk in the area, I looked forward to revisiting. It turned out to be even better than I remembered it. Uniquely great décor/atmosphere and a warm welcome by the staff. The outdoor sitting area by the stream was ideal on the warm, sunny day. We both had the haddock and agreed that it was excellent. I actually thought it was the best fish and chips I've ever had (large portion of crispy haddock, great chips, very good peas and mixed leaves). The coco & blueberry tart and the chocolate & hazelnut tort tasted as good as they looked! White wine and coffees were great too. On top of all this, the service was friendly and efficient, just at the right pitch! Can't wait to visit again.
We had a lovely lunch in this gem of a place, tucked away on the levels. Staff were friendly, food was good, scenery top notch! Would definitely recommend as a destination. It’s on the pricier end of the scale, so for us a special occasion, but we absolutely enjoyed every bit of it.
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Lovely food prompt service . Unique interior
Called in for lunch Thursday and extremely glad we did. A very varied and interesting menu. The welcome was warm and friendly with everyone ensuring everything was perfect. The food was truly outstanding and presented perfectly. We will, without a doubt, return.
What a place. Was blown away upon opening the door. Amazing vibe, awesome roast and staff. Love it, will be back.
Boss Sunday lunch with a twist. Unique location. Top friendly staff. Great value for money.
Lovely pub, excellent roast beef dinner - lovely selection of alcoholic beverages
Weird and wonderful. Lovely staff and gorgeous food.
Wonderful pub filled with incredibly welcoming staff and regulars, great food and service and I can't wait to come back already! 5⭐️
love coming here but the prices are a bit steep, so it's not somewhere where you could come every night
Superb food and very friendly, helpful staff. 5 stars!
Great food, great drinks, great location - just great.
Our favourite Somerset pub!
Quirky place that has real atmosphere and superb food! It’s worth the drive!!
amazing service from bar to food ordering. .best mashed peas ever loved the raspberry in the coke see you Thursday
we have just had a wonderful 2 nights staying here. the staff are faultless, the room was very comfortable and spacious. the food superb (and I am not easily pleased!). would highly recommend a visit!
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Quirky venue on the river, live music, great staff & gorgeous food!
Very friendly staff. Delicious food. Great atmosphere!
The best night at The Sheppey Inn catching up with my old college pal of 33 years. Great atmosphere, friendly welcoming team and delicious food. We loved it. We’re already planning our next time. Wish we lived closer!
Great pub, great beer and although we didn't eat the food looked great.
Tip top Sunday Lunch as usual!
The decor is very quirky with lots unusual things put together, but it works. It’s a fun atmosphere. The staff are extremely warm and friendly. The service is excellent. I have to say the food is amazing. The mussels and Chorizo starter is to die for. I would thoroughly recommend this place.
Accidentally drove through Godney today and stumbled upon the Sheppey. What an amazing pub with lovely, friendly staff, amazing atmosphere and scenery. We will definitely be visiting again.
Love it, Super fun Local country vibey place. Great service
Lovely food, great atmosphere!
I really don’t know if I’ve been here
Excellent food and beer as described by many. Was not disappointed by that at all. Tried to recommend and tell friends but was informed there is no Wi-Fi here and no 3G or 4G signal. Small thing but mentioned for info. Still a top place.