It’s a case of business in the front, party in the back: duck inside to find a cosy inn where locals clear back the tables to dance to live bands and modern art is splashed on the walls. The small snug at the front is relaxed and homely, and there’s a long, light space for dining. Sample one of the natural wines (20 are available by the glass). Outside is magic: a wooden terrace lit by lanterns, the only sound the burbling river and happy hums from inside.
Liz and Mark give you three upstairs bedrooms (ask for the one with the reclaimed vintage telephone doors and copper tub) or two cottages about 10 minutes across the fields. Breakfast is in the fridge for you to make yourself: croissants, cereal, fruit and more for the rooms; a full English for the cottages – generous and locally sourced (warm your crumpets on a wood-burner with a shelf).
Stay for dinner and savour ales on tap, the best fish stew, or steaks with truffle sauce, chips and pickled runner beans. Dine with the locals or outside – one of the rooms has its own terrace with views of Glastonbury Tor.