The Sheppey

UK England South West England Somerset Glastonbury

Secreted away in rural isolation at the heart of the magical Somerset Levels, you wouldn’t give this distinctly unprepossessing roadside pub a second glance. But step inside and any preconceptions are immediately dispelled – the Sheppey is fun and funky, from the cool as a cucumber bar to the retro furnishings and Hockney prints. Actually a converted dairy farm (this is Somerset after all), accommodation comes in the guise of 3 rooms above the pub. The modestly-sized rooms are artfully decorated with paisley-style wallpaper and music and film themed pictures and posters – the best room is the one with the reclaimed vintage telephone doors and copper bath, while another offers unencumbered views of Glastonbury Tor from a balcony perched above the river, albeit with drinkers supping away below. Bathrooms, meanwhile, come with freestanding tubs and jumbo-sized rain showers, plus organic toiletries and fresh flowers thrown in for good measure. Included is a continental breakfast served in your room.

Whilst here it’d be remiss not to sample the pub’s awesome food – perhaps a bowl of Sheppey fish stew out on the waterside terrace – and if you’re staying on a Friday, expect to hear some top draw live music. A fun weekend bolthole if ever there was one.



Doubles £100–£140 a night. Cottage £120–£140.



The Sheppey, Lower Godney, Glastonbury, Somerset BA5 1RZ

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