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The Strawberry Special, Draycott - pub details

Address: Station Rd, Draycott, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3TQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24464) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 5 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Red Lion, Draycott (0.3 miles), Rodney Stoke Inn, Rodney Stoke (0.7 miles), Bath Arms Hotel, Cheddar (1.9 miles), Westbury Inn, Westbury sub Mendip (2.0 miles)


user reviews of the Strawberry Special, Draycott

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An attractive country pub, slightly off the beaten track these days, although with the former railway station directly opposite it must have been a lot busier at one time. The branch line was known as the Strawberry Line as many of the trains took the local strawberries away to market and this is reflected in the pub’s name. In fact there are still plenty of strawberry fields nearby, although these days the produce obviously go by road.

The pub consists of a small room to the right which is perhaps more geared up for dining. There is a small brick fire-place although this appeared unused, and cream walls with plenty of plates and such like on shelves around the top. The larger room to the left has quite a traditional appearance with red patterned carpet on the floor, a mixture of church pews and red vinyl benches as well as plenty of tables and chairs. It is divided in to two by a free-standing brick chimney and a dual aspect fire-place which had a coal effect gas fire blazing away. The walls are plastered with all manner of pictures, mostly being old black and white photos of the pub and village, pub sports teams and several old railway drawings as well as a concert listing from the nearby Webbington Hotel in the 60’s – Slade, Mud or The New Seekers, all for £2 a ticket!

A couple of plasmas were mounted up in the corner, one of which was showing the horse racing at a volume that seemed a little too high considering there were only a handful of punters sat up at the bar, none of whom seemed to be taking much notice. There was also a darts board off toone side, and a number of trophies scattered around. I didn’t check the menu, although a small blackboard listed a few snacks such as Steak & Ale Pie or Cornish Pasty at a very reasonable £2.20 and there was a basket of filled rolls on the bar.

Beers on tap were Butcombe, Doom Bar and London Pride, whilst the ciders were Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold.
Blackthorn - 24 Mar 2014 12:15
Good atmosphere, cosy feel, they serve butcombe, pride etc so all good in that department, friendly clientele & bar staff, excellent selection of bar snacks, landlord sometimes does trays of roast potatoes and leaves them on the bar for people to help themselves to. Usually stays open as long as you want to stay, all in all a decent pub, certainly better than the red lion
handofsutekh - 28 Sep 2008 15:37
trying very hard to be a food pub,very noisy with local footie team,more of a locals pub than a food destination pub.
alright if your a footie fan
anonymous - 29 Aug 2005 18:48

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