Talk:Cider Pub Guide to Somerset

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Breaking up the page

The Somerset cider pub guide page is quite long now, which is a good thing, but is there any logical way of breaking it down into two or three major areas perhaps? A bit like North Devon and South Devon - but what makes most sense for Somerset?


Recounting, I make it 40 pubs listed here in Somerset but some have question marks and the page could do with some concerted attention really.

Becoming popular, but still very down to earth. Believed to be run by the second ever landlord and landlady in about 90 or so years. Two interlinking rooms with an open bar area to the first room (no actual bar as such. There is a large table taking up half the room around which the old regulars sit and monitor us foreigners as we walk in. Sell Thatchers Traditional and keep it absolutely perfect. Also sell Bass and Butcombe all direct gravity fed from the barrel. Skittle alley at the back.

Which pub is that please ? --Andy 13:07, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

The Tuckers Grave Inn, Faulkland sounds similar, and is listed in the GBG as having Bass and Butcombe! --Mark

Could be The Rose & Crown at Huish Episcopi (aka Eli's)


Re: Wedmore entry. I notice someone has (anonymously) added a comment on the supposed racist character of the licensee of this pub. I've read the article and don't think any such conclusions can be drawn. As far as I'm concerned the person who has added this statement is making a personal judgement, and whilst I'm happy for the link to the story to be kept (so others can make their own judgement), I would prefer the comment itself to be removed. Opinions please.

Mark (scrumpyboy) 6/6/06

I think the story as reported by the BBC can easily be interpreted in different ways. The quotes supposedly from the landlady herself don't ring true for me - using the Welsh flag as if it were just a picture of a dragon rather than a symbolic national flag, whilst people from Wales seemd to be enjoying watching arrows being fired at it.. On the other hand, to call her racist is a serious accusation and the report suggest the original complaint may have been a joke. April 23rd was quite a while a go now, so why is the BBC story still being updated today? Are there any other reports?

I'd probably prefer to see the comment tempered rather than removed, or maybe replaced with something like "The Landlady was involved in a controversial St George's day stunt which backfired with allegations of racism"

--Andy 14:09, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

More similar reports:

Your edit seems sensible to me Andy. --Mark

Hmmm. Agree with Mark and Andy too. But how long is this comment to stay if the original author doesn't agree or do anything about it? Is there (should there be) a time limit? --Ray 16:57, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

I think the original comment could be deemed as defamatory without supporting evidence, and therefore can't be allowed to remain for much longer than it takes to be brought to notice and then acted upon. I'd love to hear more about the poster's motivation, because it isn't clear where they are coming from. If they just wanted to provoke a discussion then it sort of worked! --Andy 19:25, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Burtle Inn

Looks like we may have an edit war kicking off here. Yes, it's a nice pub, but people who visit should go with their eyes open based on other's visit reports - otherwise it could be a long drive to be disappointed... I suspect someone who is 'connected' with the Burtle Inn is attempting to sanitise the visit reports. --Ray 18:04, 29 November 2006 (GMT)

I noticed this Ray, but was waiting for you to make a judgment on a rvt since it was your comments that were removed. This will always be a problem I guess, and as far as I'm concerned if someone makes this sort of edit without giving a reason in the history log, or has logged on with an ident for discussion, I'm likely to view it with suspicion and rvt it. - Mark

I've added back in the new visit report, but not the edits to others. You never know, it may even be genuine. Controversial place, Burtle! --Andy 23:19, 29 November 2006 (GMT)


Quite a lot of interesting tales from the Tucker's Grave have appeared recently, but unfortunately the entry has become a fair bit less useful in the process! It now appears under Dunster, and the one thing I'd really like to know has dissapeared, ie. What ciders are sold? What's going on? --Mark

I like the idea that locals have taken ownership of the entry, even when it's done just after having been tempted into spending too many hours in the pub itself perhaps. The deleted content and header needs to be put back of course, I don't know if sometimes people mistake editing a wiki section for adding a comment to a bulletin board or something like that. --Andy 12:49, 4 December 2007 (GMT)