As members of the British Institute of Innkeepers we pride ourselves on the quality of beers, wines and spirits that we keep.
We have been Cask Marque accredited for over ten years and have been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the same length of time.
On our three hand pumps there is always something different for you to try; we use more than ten independent SIBA breweries, from Bay’s Brewery in Paignton, Devon to the west, Hop Back Brewery in Downton near Salisbury to the east, Bath Ales to the north, and from the south coast, the Dorset Brewing Company. Yeovil Ales Brewery is less than six miles away, and most of the breweries we use qualify for CAMRA LocAle status.
Camra’s definition of LacAle is: The Sustainable Communities Act, which CAMRA strongly supports, provides a definition of ‘local’ as up to thirty miles from the point of sale. CAMRA recommends that the distance is calculated from the pub to the brewery and should be based on the shortest driving distance.
Cask Marque is a quality award scheme that we pay to be in, and is run by the brewers themselves to promote the quality of real ale by testing the temperature, flavour, aroma and clarity of the beer at least twice a year. All the assessors are head or senior brewers from member breweries who may arrive without notice at any time during opening hours. They take half a pint of beer from each real ale pump or barrel which they then test, and if you fall below the expected quality, your Cask Marque award can be taken away.
Along with our real ales we also have a local real cider from just four miles away at Burrow Hill. We also have a cream-flow as well as two lagers and a stout.
For those who like to indulge in a wee dram our large selection of malt whiskies is hard to beat. You may not find Glen Morangie here, but you’ll find many others from the Highlands and Islands, and even some Lowland malts to whet your appetite. If you know what you like, or want to try something a little different, then come and try it at the Muddled Man.