A proper dog-friendly pub and foodie destination – owned by Butcombe Brewing Co – The Langford Inn is located on the edge of the Mendip Hills in north Somerset – an Area of Outstanding Beauty – where guests can enjoy boutique-style bedrooms and suites as well as locally sourced produce with a fork-to-field ethos. Thoughtfully transformed, the pub dates back to the 17 th century and is home to heritage features including the original stone walls, and large exposed beams, statement walls featuring some unique artwork and a pretty courtyard.
Located just eight miles south of Bristol in the rural village of Lower Langford, the local Brewery is minutes down the road in Wrington – offering behind the scenes tours and tastings. It’s a great spot for dog owners looking for a quiet countryside escape with some brilliant walks close by, a characterful vibe and a tasty seasonal menu, served alongside locally brewed ales and beers. Complimentary doggie snacks are left on the bar and guests are encouraged to bring their canine pals with them when dining in the bar and restaurant.
Your four-legged friend will be thanking you for the daily walkies that start from the doorstep of this pretty rural village, continuing for miles over the Mendips. Ten-minutes’ drive will take you to some superb walks around Rowberrow Warren, part of the Mendip Woodlands, set on a hillside with breath-taking vistas.
We particularly love the routes around Dolebury Hill Fort, just a five-minute drive or a 35-minute walk from The Langford; the trail takes you up to Dolebury Hill Fort, exploring the surrounding grassland and woodland before making its way back up to the trailhead. The gentle incline to the top of the hill offers some far-reaching views across the Mendip Hills, towards Bristol and beyond.
We recommend wearing good walking footwear as some of the routes through the trees can be quite muddy. Please be aware that your dog may need to be kept on a leash through some of the areas with grazing livestock.
The Langford Inn’s biggest draw is its delicious seasonal food with a menu that reflects field-to-fork sustainability; expect hearty classics prepped from scratch with menus that evolve with the seasons, served alongside Butcombe beers and ales. We love the relaxed environment and celebration of seasonality within the dishes.
Food is served alongside a great range of wine and cocktails, as well as craft beer and cask ale from the pub’s own brewery. It’s no surprise that being a Butcombe pub, beer also features heavily throughout the menu including Butcombe beer bread with smoked butter while you wait and the Butcombe Gold beer-battered fish, served with thick-cut chips and proper mushy peas.
You can’t go wrong with the rib eye steak, served with all trimmings and the Ox cheek Wellington, served with pressed onion, potato, braised leek and horseradish cream is a delicious take on the classic beef Wellington. If you stay over the weekend, a Sunday roast is an absolute must. There’s ample space to settle in and relax, including a cosy snug to enjoy pre or post-dinner drinks.
There’s no extra charge for your canine pals to stay at The Langford Inn.
The Langford Inn is a great spot for us four-legs, with lots of walking routes from the doorstep – I loved stepping outside to all the countryside sniffs and exploring the many brilliant paths and trails of rural Somerset. There was lots of room to run about and play in our suite and I was allowed to join my humans for dinner in the restaurant, what’s not to wag about!
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