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