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While visiting Bath, we took a little roadtrip. The windy roads of Somerset led us to The George Inn, in Norton St Philip.


This historic 14th-century Grade I listed Tudor inn offered everything a passer-by could want from a public house. Acknowledged as one of England's oldest taverns, with history recorded as far back as 1397, the village pub offers a fairly-priced selection of real ales which can be enjoyed in a well-kept garden which overlooks one of Somerset's lesser-known landscape backdrops (click here for the view).


Bottom line, this was one of the nicest tasting pint I’ve had in a long time. The crispness of Butcombe's Original 4% brew genuinely rivalled my Cheddar and Chive Tyrell’s.

 

The beer was flavoursome, particularly bitter, though still light. Had I not have been driving I would have undeniably ordered another. It is created by teaming Maris Otter malt with a secret blend of English hops. 


The pint, compounded by the vintage ornate feel of the pub-bistro's interior made me feel as though I had quantum-leaped back in time for a swift double-half.


Winner of the Best Managed Pub Company 2021 by The Publican Awards, Butcombe tick all the boxes. Established in 1978, it's safe to say each pint they produce is pulled to make a statement. I can only recommend giving their original brew a try. I'm just looking forward to the opportunity to try their Rare Breed Pale Ale. Alas, so many beers.. so little time.


If you find yourself in this neck of the woods (link to Google Maps), I recommend stopping in for a swig. You will not be disappointed.


That's all for now.

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