Cosy 15th century Somerset coaching inn re-opens after refurbishment

A cosy Somerset coaching inn dating back to the 15th century has reopened following a major refurbishment.

The Lamb Inn at Axbridge, located in the square in the heart of the medieval village of Axbridge, is welcoming customers once again following an extensive revamp.

The hostelry, a traditional coaching inn, dates back to 1480.

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The front bar remains very much a traditional pub space but has been given a complete makeover in a modern country style.

Guests can relax on a combination of upholstered high and low-level bar furniture, built-in green leather seating and cosy panelled booths.

The traditional beamed ceiling and timbered plaster walls still feature but have been washed in more contemporary tones and lit with plentiful statement wall lights.

Towards the rear of the ground floor is now a grander dining area incorporating the original snug, opening up the space.

The kitchen has also been updated and modernised.

General manager Sarah Godwin said: “This refurbishment has brought us up to date without taking away the look and feel and atmosphere our locals and guests love.

“We’ve kept the much-loved character and all the original features but have updated in a sympathetically contemporary way.

“We’re still very much a traditional community pub where guests can enjoy a game of skittles or darts, a pint of our award-winning Butcombe beers or cider and incredibly tasty pub classics and hearty seasonal dishes.”

A new heating system has also been fitted throughout, including The Cider Shed function and skittles room.

And with its much loved roaring fires, the pub will be extra toasty even on the coldest of winter days.

The Lamb Inn is dog-friendly, family-friendly and has plenty of space for groups.

The Cider Shed is available for private hire and can cater for functions or meetings of up to 50 people

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