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The past present and future are all linked

About the Sheppey

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?

History

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.

The Owners

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

Our Kitchen Staff

Passionate about life, love and food

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Our management team

Ales and cider is in their blood

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The Sheppey
4.7
Based on 864 reviews
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Jennifer Swann
Jennifer Swann
07:23 18 Oct 21
What a fabulous start to our holiday. Dog friendly (didn’t even realise when I booked so that was a bonus. I had the... fish stew which was just beautiful and so filling. Also had the St Clementine pudding which was also stunning but I couldn’t finish it! Such a quirky place and lovely staff, cannot recommend enough.read more
Susie Clarke
Susie Clarke
11:48 04 Oct 21
We had a meal in The Sheppey and it was wonderful. Top rated friendly service with all staff having a great knowledge... of the menu. The food was delicious- the vegan options were amazing. Our little dog loved it too and was given a lot of attention. Very quirky and can’t wait to return. The team of chefs are clearly very good and produce food to top restaurant standard. We loved itread more
Ali Lee
Ali Lee
19:35 23 Sep 21
Was recommend by a stranger when in a different pub. All I can say is he was absolutely right. The food was to die for.... Its a pity we live so far away otherwise it would be a regular haunt. I would recommend here to anyone.read more
Suzanne Davis
Suzanne Davis
11:16 21 Sep 21
Just a big thank you for yet another lovely meal last week. Staff always friendly and polite (despite being busy!) and... food fab as usual. It's great as vegetarians to get such interesting and delicious dishes. Thanks again and definitely see you again 🙂read more
Timothy Cockle
Timothy Cockle
15:25 05 Sep 21
Great pub - excellent service. Wonderful food and just a great stop off for a drink. Lots of choice for beer wine and... cider including a large range of ciders in boxes where you can help yourself with tastes to get the right one. Beers very well kept and good selection.Well worth a visit. If you want food do think about booking as they can get very busy.read more
Nick Jones
Nick Jones
10:31 28 Aug 21
It’s back????lunch of mussels and fish n chips (not at once) was beautiful. Washed down with Wild IPA. We both enjoyed... our meals, which were fresh, hot and super tasty. What a great way to spend our lunchtime!read more
gordonsalive75
gordonsalive75
15:35 27 Aug 21
Wife & me had a lovely time at The Sheppey last week. The staff are all very friendly & welcoming & the place is set in... the beautiful Polsham countryside alongside the river Sheppey.The food was absolutely delicious & there are plenty of beers, ciders & spirits to choose from.There are plenty of great pubs & restaurants in neighbouring Wells but whenever we want to go somewhere a bit special we choose The Sheppey.Check it out, you won't be disappointed.Gary & Kat.read more
lynne dickson
lynne dickson
22:08 26 Aug 21
I think I am becoming a regular! lovely atmosphere, lovely staff who accommodate my pickiness and great beers! We... have eaten here many times and the menu still gives us choice - lots of choice! Sunday music is a lovely thing to see and hear- well done The Sheppey, a fab pub whether you want a quite pint watching the waters or a lovely family luncheon - you got it covered! see you soon!read more
Jemma Dempsey
Jemma Dempsey
19:42 26 Aug 21
These guys have nailed it. From the ambience to the service, menu choice and the food, it was all spot on. In a sea of... mediocrity they are a dazzling jewel! I am happy to pay for food, as long as it is fresh and done well. But as well all know there is so much dross in the pub world, it is easy to lose faith. Don't hesitate with The Sheppey, these guys are faultless. And the drive out from Glastonbury is always interesting...especially at night!read more
Anthony Lamb
Anthony Lamb
08:34 05 Aug 21
We had a very enjoyable evening at the Sheppey recently. The booking was simple and the follow up email was clear and... simple.The service was very friendly, courteous and helpful.The menu had items for all diets and tastes and we all enjoyed everything we had. And they offer an excellent choice of beers, ciders and wines, including Roger Wilkins local cider (my favourite).It is always a pleasure to visit the Sheppeyread more
James Brooks
James Brooks
09:05 04 Aug 21
Great village pub that is committed to using local ingredients wherever possible. They also have a great selection of... beer. Very friendly staff, amazing food and definitely worth the trip to get to the Sheppey Innread more
Lorraine Thomson
Lorraine Thomson
07:33 23 Jul 21
Great vibe and trendy layout with interesting art on the wall.Food was absolutely incredible; the tart was the most... flavoursome thing I’ve tasted in years.Very unattractive exterior with a run-down appearance but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover especially not this one.read more
Mike P
Mike P
21:49 30 Jun 21
Great find! Lovely bar and restaurant in the heart of the Levels, excellent food from a creative menu and a wide and... interesting selection of drinks. I would imagine once restrictions are lifted and they have live music once again the place will be rocking!read more
Olly Pirozek
Olly Pirozek
11:33 27 Jun 21
We stayed over night and had dinner - both fantastic experiences! Chilled setting with great food.The room we stayed... in was well decorated and had a super comfy bed.read more
Jo Vooght
Jo Vooght
05:38 08 Jun 21
Worth my 45 minute drive to The Sheppey - great (GREAT!) food, lovely ambiance, relaxed....beautiful setting and... friendly, attentive staff. What more could one ask for? Will DEFINITELY return! Thank you The Sheppey for a delightful lunchtime.read more
Claire Nurse
Claire Nurse
14:23 04 Jun 21
Fantastic return to The Sheppey following recent restrictions. Food was well cooked and presented. Especially liked the... Greek Chicken and Strawberry and Hibiscus Trifle and the delicious ‘No Hito‘, perfect for the designated driver! Great to see you doing so well despite all that is happening across the world. Thank you for good service.read more
J M
J M
18:46 23 May 21
We visited 3 nights in a row whilst we were camping locally and did not get bored!Delicious food, fantastic drinks,... great people. Looking forward to a future visit!!read more
James Golding
James Golding
14:56 13 May 21
Fantastic Sunday roast, beef perfection. Lovely setting and quirky and arty decor. Ten out of ten to Zed who served us.
Sarah Morris
Sarah Morris
20:56 07 May 21
Tasty food served very quickly, excellent, friendly service. Nothing too much trouble, and a great background play... list! Only downside is the lack of parking. Will definitely pay another visit ????read more
Charlie Carey
Charlie Carey
20:04 07 May 21
Beautiful place and Beautiful food!It's a shame that you can't takeaway the cider anymore.My 1 year old loved the... fish stew!Always recommend this wonderful place!read more
Sarah Newton
Sarah Newton
08:45 28 Apr 21
Delicious food, great views, great service. Really loved the idea of pairing a drink with the desserts, its a nice... touch.read more
Oliver Coningham
Oliver Coningham
19:43 25 Apr 21
It's always lovely to visit The Sheppey and they seem to have nailed the lockdown regulations and have enabled... customers to come back to the pub and have ab enjoyable experience. Great selection of drinks on offer too which, along with the stunning location, is a reason to visit.read more
Zuzanna churches
Zuzanna churches
20:32 24 Apr 21
Great Pub, great waiters and great food, worth every penny, we will visit again very soon.
Ben Westland
Ben Westland
20:13 23 Apr 21
Brilliant food and great service - will be back again!
Martin Pitt
Martin Pitt
20:47 22 Apr 21
We have been going since 2008 and rate it probably our favourite pub anywhere in the UK. With new owners we were... concerned. We needn't have worried. Excellent as always. Great food and relaxed welcoming staff. Can't recommend enoughread more
G C
G C
20:30 11 Dec 20
Stunning food, amazing service and great environment! Been here a few times and it's always been consistent! Quality.
Paul Ruthven
Paul Ruthven
08:55 17 Oct 20
Country location with excellent food. Three real ales in excellent condition. Recommend the house beer. Great place.... Highly recommended.read more
Ellie Wain
Ellie Wain
18:26 15 Oct 20
A lovely lunch next to the Riverside. Highly aware of allergens, great choice of food and many beers and cider on... draught. A unique pub nestled in the countryside.read more
Duygu Dolu
Duygu Dolu
14:25 01 Oct 20
We had really nice time at The Sheppey. The food was delicious, staff’s are very friendly and helpful. Also We loved... Chocolate, salted caramel dessert. I would highly recommend this place.read more
Angela Wood
Angela Wood
20:08 20 Sep 20
A lovely pub with a beer garden over looking a beautiful stream and fields
Ruth Seed
Ruth Seed
11:02 11 Sep 20
Good food, friendly staff, interesting decor, nice seating area outside by the river
Richard John Whitty
Richard John Whitty
14:45 05 Sep 20
Every element excellent.Fab to have so much outdoor area
neil marks
neil marks
06:41 05 Sep 20
Wow. I absolutely love this place! From the quirky decor, excellent drinks menu featuring some of the best ciders I've... ever tasted to the exquisite food, if you're in the area this beautiful pub HAS to be on your itinerary. I promise you will not be disappointedread more
Gillian Eden
Gillian Eden
19:55 14 Aug 20
Had a lovely meal with the family this evening at the Sheppey Inn. We loved the quirky decor and nice, friendly... atmosphere and the food was delicious. Our waiter Toby was super efficient, attentive and really friendly - such a nice guy. We are on holiday in the area but would love to return some day.read more
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