A Real Old Fashioned Family run Village Pub
This little gem of a pub is in the hart of the Village Cinnock at the foot of the Ham Hill between the A30 Crewkerne & Yeovil and the A356 Crewkerne & the A303.
The Medcalf family Cyril (Mick) Jean & Garry have been here since March 1999. Coming from a family of publicans they run the pub in the old fashioned way of the bar being their front room and not like most establishment today where they are only interested in pushing sales, like when you walk into a pub and the first thing they are ask is “are you dinning with us “ or “Do you want a Menu “ but you say no “I’m just after a drink” & then you get a funny look from behind the bar and then while your at the table having a little fun are ask “could you keep the noise down” but worst of all ! you find a lectern at the door then you know your not entering a pub your in a restaurant. But then there are those places where the staff & owners don’t chat with the customers over the bar then your not in a real local, but one of those town centre corporate drinking places.
This is the kind of Pub where light heart-
The Pub sponsors the village Football & Cricket Clubs and have several skittle teams in irreverent leagues during the winter seasons most nights.
The Food is only Pub Grub with Steaks and Home Made Pies along with Home Cooked Ham & Real Ale Batter Fish & Chips on Fridays with a Choice of Meats for Traditional Sunday Roasts all cooked by the family themselves.
As a country Pub walkers with or without Dogs are always welcome for just a drink or a meal as well.
The Pub is only small with a single Bar with seating for only 30 people and as such we don’t have any highchairs for young children but you are welcome to bring you own booster seat.
The skittle ally / function room can be used for all types of event from Christenings, Weddings, Funerals, Birthdays,Anniversary's or any Sports Club or Charity event, Self catered or not.
“Good food and Ale”
Reviewed 24 April 2017
Cheerful owner and family, good food a great summer pub.
First built in the 1600's beautiful stone building in a wonderful village.
You must try this one
Visited April 2017
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile
We went in with our elderly dog and 8 month old baby just for a couple of pints each as a short lunch time trip out of Crewkerne. Despite only having 2 pints and a packet of crisps each I felt compelled to give this pub a 5 star review after reading the frankly nonsensical 1 and 2 star reviews on here. The pub is an ancient and beautiful piece of architecture, and an elderly couple who I understand are the parents of the landlord ran the bar whilst we were there. They made a fuss of our dog, made a fuss of our baby, and engaged us in conversation in a forward but not overly intrusive manner which I quite liked.
This is a pub made of big stones where old people work. It's comforting to sit in. It has cultural history woven into it's mortar. It serves nice local alcohol. It's a great example of a British village pub. If you want to be treated like royalty and spoken to as if you were eating in Noma, you are an idiot and should refrain from posting Trip Advisor reviews.
Reviewed 8 January 2017
Certainly the very best Roast Beef ever
We decided at 1200 md that we wanted to go out for a Sunday Roast Lunch. I looked on TA and after trying a couple of places in Crewkerne which were fully booked, found the Muddled Man who could give us a table at 1330. From previous reviews it sounded quite good but on arrival and having now returned home we can both say that 'quite good' doesn't do it! The Roast Beef Roast that we had was EXCEPTIONAL, it was well cooked and tender, melt in your mouth. The Barman told us when we asked what he recommended,my hat the only complaints that he got about the Roast Beef were ' you don't have to chew it '
The ambiance and character of the Muddled Man is charming and the Chef is a man of great character and an excellent cook.
We would highly recommend spending a few minutes driving off the main roads to find this absolutely delightful old pub, in West Chinnock.
To the Landlord and Chef, Thank you