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Somerset Village - Nice ones to live in

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Stuart J

931 posts

181 months

Tuesday 10th October
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df76 said:
We're about to move from deepest Wiltshire to deepest Somerset due my wife's new job near Glastonbury. Think we've come to the conclusion to rent for a while and suss it all out.. can't see us living in Glastonbury itself.
Look up the sheppy , lovely pub on the edge of the levels close to Glastonbury, good food and nice owners , don't judge it by the outside , you will understand that comment when you go !!!

If your close to Glastonbury look at pilton , great community , ok bit of a big concert every couple of years but I understand locals get free tickets

PorkRind

2,048 posts

129 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Stuart J said:
Look up the sheppy , lovely pub on the edge of the levels close to Glastonbury, good food and nice owners , don't judge it by the outside , you will understand that comment when you go !!!

If your close to Glastonbury look at pilton , great community , ok bit of a big concert every couple of years but I understand locals get free tickets
The sheppey is great - not too far from Wedmore ! Great selection of gins and the chicken burger is to die for !!!

df76

1,589 posts

202 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Stuart J said:
df76 said:
We're about to move from deepest Wiltshire to deepest Somerset due my wife's new job near Glastonbury. Think we've come to the conclusion to rent for a while and suss it all out.. can't see us living in Glastonbury itself.
Look up the sheppy , lovely pub on the edge of the levels close to Glastonbury, good food and nice owners , don't judge it by the outside , you will understand that comment when you go !!!

If your close to Glastonbury look at pilton , great community , ok bit of a big concert every couple of years but I understand locals get free tickets
Thanks! Always like to try out another pub, especially one that's recommended.

Then I'll need to uncover a decent and trusted independent garage to look after two minis (two not exactly by choice) and a Fiat Barchetta.

Pickled

1,979 posts

67 months

Tuesday 10th October
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Catcott, Cossington, Woolavington or Puriton just off the A39 4-5 miles from Bridgwater and M5 J23 - Were lovely quiet places, haven't been down that way for a few years though.

Porlock

386 posts

137 months

Tuesday 10th October
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df76 said:
Stuart J said:
df76 said:
We're about to move from deepest Wiltshire to deepest Somerset due my wife's new job near Glastonbury. Think we've come to the conclusion to rent for a while and suss it all out.. can't see us living in Glastonbury itself.
Look up the sheppy , lovely pub on the edge of the levels close to Glastonbury, good food and nice owners , don't judge it by the outside , you will understand that comment when you go !!!

If your close to Glastonbury look at pilton , great community , ok bit of a big concert every couple of years but I understand locals get free tickets
Thanks! Always like to try out another pub, especially one that's recommended.

Then I'll need to uncover a decent and trusted independent garage to look after two minis (two not exactly by choice) and a Fiat Barchetta.
Dan, if you end up in Glastonbury, go and meet Chris House at Rapsons Garage, he is into old and competition cars, he will look after you and the minis. Also means your trip to Wiscombe is closer.
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Thorburn

2,120 posts

117 months

Wednesday 11th October
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PorkRind said:
funnycar said:
Look at Bruton
V popular with London types right now
Good pubs, good food, burgeoning music scene
Mainline station to Padington if the commute gets to be a drag
Handy to the 303 so 40 mins to Thruxton, 40 mins to Dorset coast.
Yeah thats whats kinda Ruining Bruton !
Whats ruining it?

Moved there a few years ago from Swindon, grew up 10 minutes away and came here for sixth form. Personally find aspects like the gallery have been pretty positive - Roth bar is nice occasionally for a meal or drinks on a Friday evening if you feel like it, or go into the Sun and find all the same locals who used to drink there when I was *ahem* 18.

May be a few 'London types', but it is what you make of it. See some people with an 'us and them' mentality about it, but not quite sure I get why - some of the nicest people you'll meet are people who've moved into the area, some of the least pleasant are people who've lived their all their lives and have a massive chip on their shoulder about change.

Although the Paddington trains aren't great tbh - if you need to be there before 9am you'd want to go from Castle Cary (or Gillingham to Waterloo).

df76

1,589 posts

202 months

Wednesday 11th October
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Porlock said:
df76 said:
Stuart J said:
df76 said:
We're about to move from deepest Wiltshire to deepest Somerset due my wife's new job near Glastonbury. Think we've come to the conclusion to rent for a while and suss it all out.. can't see us living in Glastonbury itself.
Look up the sheppy , lovely pub on the edge of the levels close to Glastonbury, good food and nice owners , don't judge it by the outside , you will understand that comment when you go !!!

If your close to Glastonbury look at pilton , great community , ok bit of a big concert every couple of years but I understand locals get free tickets
Thanks! Always like to try out another pub, especially one that's recommended.

Then I'll need to uncover a decent and trusted independent garage to look after two minis (two not exactly by choice) and a Fiat Barchetta.
Dan, if you end up in Glastonbury, go and meet Chris House at Rapsons Garage, he is into old and competition cars, he will look after you and the minis. Also means your trip to Wiscombe is closer.
Thank you, I'll get in contact with Chris when we move.

And yes, you're right, I'll be much closer to wiscombe! My Saturdays should be much more flexible in 2018, so hoping to do most of them and perhaps some other sw events.

IroningMan

9,032 posts

170 months

Friday 13th October
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Bruton is nice, Cary likewise. Lots of little hamlets around both with excellent pubs. If I need to go to London I tend to use the Templecombe line, though - it's half the price and Waterloo is easier for the centre of town than Paddington.

And another vote for the Sheppy - great spot.


PorkRind

2,048 posts

129 months

Wednesday 18th October
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Thorburn said:
Whats ruining it?

Moved there a few years ago from Swindon, grew up 10 minutes away and came here for sixth form. Personally find aspects like the gallery have been pretty positive - Roth bar is nice occasionally for a meal or drinks on a Friday evening if you feel like it, or go into the Sun and find all the same locals who used to drink there when I was *ahem* 18.

May be a few 'London types', but it is what you make of it. See some people with an 'us and them' mentality about it, but not quite sure I get why - some of the nicest people you'll meet are people who've moved into the area, some of the least pleasant are people who've lived their all their lives and have a massive chip on their shoulder about change.

Although the Paddington trains aren't great tbh - if you need to be there before 9am you'd want to go from Castle Cary (or Gillingham to Waterloo).
Don't like change! ha, Drives up the house prices for the next generation of locals who've grown up there and then they end up moving from the area as they cant afford to live where they grew uP !

Do you rate the Roth bar? They've also taken over the Bull Inn, which was previously a great pub with great food but its gone a bit too gastro now IMO !

IroningMan

9,032 posts

170 months

Wednesday 18th October
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PorkRind said:
Thorburn said:
Whats ruining it?

Moved there a few years ago from Swindon, grew up 10 minutes away and came here for sixth form. Personally find aspects like the gallery have been pretty positive - Roth bar is nice occasionally for a meal or drinks on a Friday evening if you feel like it, or go into the Sun and find all the same locals who used to drink there when I was *ahem* 18.

May be a few 'London types', but it is what you make of it. See some people with an 'us and them' mentality about it, but not quite sure I get why - some of the nicest people you'll meet are people who've moved into the area, some of the least pleasant are people who've lived their all their lives and have a massive chip on their shoulder about change.

Although the Paddington trains aren't great tbh - if you need to be there before 9am you'd want to go from Castle Cary (or Gillingham to Waterloo).
Don't like change! ha, Drives up the house prices for the next generation of locals who've grown up there and then they end up moving from the area as they cant afford to live where they grew uP !

Do you rate the Roth bar? They've also taken over the Bull Inn, which was previously a great pub with great food but its gone a bit too gastro now IMO !
Roth is a bit of a magnet for Hoorays, the Chapel slightly less so... neither are as good as the more traditional pubs for proper beer. We haven't tried the Bull since it reopened - must give it a go.

PorkRind

2,048 posts

129 months

Thursday 19th October
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IroningMan said:
Roth is a bit of a magnet for Hoorays, the Chapel slightly less so... neither are as good as the more traditional pubs for proper beer. We haven't tried the Bull since it reopened - must give it a go.
Yes agree with that. Chapel = nice food but awful service.

Yeah, I need to see the Bull under Roth ownership !

Another great alternative is the Shepton Montague.

Jbeale96

202 posts

19 months

Thursday 19th October
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A friend lives in Othery, which is a nice little villiage near Bridgwater (with Langport and Yeovil in the other direction). Looks to be a tickle over 2hrs to Reading, quiet, has a pub, well connected to local towns and the road in the Yeovil direction is absolutely fantastic!

Thorburn

2,120 posts

117 months

Thursday 19th October
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PorkRind said:
Yes agree with that. Chapel = nice food but awful service.
Chapel can be weird for service - some days you're the only people in there and the staff are too busy chatting to each other to bother serving you, but other days it's busy and they're absolutely on it. Or visa versa.

Frenchda

Original Poster:

1,115 posts

157 months

Friday 20th October
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Thanks all. Spent a week mooching (although I drove back to Reading twice for meetings!) and viewed many cottages.

Compromised on distance and just increased my weekly commute but I think we have found our happy!

Stogumber - offer on a house today! This sts suddenly got very real smile.

Oh and the Reading house just sold!!!

Edited by Frenchda on Friday 20th October 13:19

liner33

6,363 posts

126 months

Friday 20th October
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Frenchda said:
Thanks all. Spent a week mooching (although I drove back to Reading twice for meetings!) and viewed many cottages.

Compromised on distance and just increased my weekly commute but I think we have found our happy!

Stogumber - offer on a house today! This sts suddenly got very real smile.

Oh and the Reading house just sold!!!

Edited by Frenchda on Friday 20th October 13:19
ahem - Stogumber is not a 2 hour commute from Reading ! smile

Good luck with the house move

IroningMan

9,032 posts

170 months

Friday 20th October
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Frenchda said:
Thanks all. Spent a week mooching (although I drove back to Reading twice for meetings!) and viewed many cottages.

Compromised on distance and just increased my weekly commute but I think we have found our happy!

Stogumber - offer on a house today! This sts suddenly got very real smile.

Oh and the Reading house just sold!!!

Edited by Frenchda on Friday 20th October 13:19
Does it come with a free copy of Lorna Doone?

Stuart J

931 posts

181 months

Monday 23rd October
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Frenchda said:
Thanks all. Spent a week mooching (although I drove back to Reading twice for meetings!) and viewed many cottages.

Compromised on distance and just increased my weekly commute but I think we have found our happy!

Stogumber - offer on a house today! This sts suddenly got very real smile.

Oh and the Reading house just sold!!!

Edited by Frenchda on Friday 20th October 13:19
Congratulations

guitarcarfanatic

373 posts

59 months

Monday 23rd October
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Love Stogumber - enjoy Stogumber fest next summer! Congrats!!

Frenchda

Original Poster:

1,115 posts

157 months

Tuesday 24th October
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IroningMan said:
Does it come with a free copy of Lorna Doone?
Ahh the quiet country life!

Frenchda

Original Poster:

1,115 posts

157 months

Tuesday 24th October
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guitarcarfanatic said:
Love Stogumber - enjoy Stogumber fest next summer! Congrats!!
And Stogumbeer smile