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Top Pubs in Langport

Pubs in Langport may appear an oxymoron if you’re from around here. All the locals will tell you there are only two pubs in the town, The Black Swan and The Langport hotels bar. Well, that wouldn’t be very interesting and this post would be very short indeed. However, for those coming from a bit further afield, you will be relieved to know there other ‘secret’ places where you can enjoy a nice cold beer or real ale and some filling homemade food. I hope you enjoy this write up of the places to eat and drink in Langport.

The Black Swan

pubs in langport
The Black Swan Pub Langport

The Black Swan, Langport is a family run traditional pub. Its location on North Street offers ample parking for a number of cars. There is also a pedestrian walkway that takes you into Tesco’s car park if the pub car park is full.

A lot of history is written on its walls as it dates back to the 16th Century when it served as a coaching inn, serving ale to thirsty travellers on their journey to Devon and Cornwall.

The food menu features homemade pub classics, all cooked to perfection using the best local ingredients wherever possible. Seasonal dishes, as well as the unique speciality burger menu, adds a twist of contemporary dining to this warm traditional pub.

On tap, you will find a range of lagers, local ciders and fine-tuned ales or bitter from a local micro-brewery. An outside sitting area allows you to enjoy the amazing summer weather. In addition, a little play area for the kids keeps them busy. Serving one of the best Sunday roasts for miles, be sure to book your table as they get very busy most Sundays.

A function room suitable for birthday parties or other celebrations is available on the first floor of the pub. For more information about the pub or to reserve a table call 01458 252854  or visit

Rose and Crown Pub near Langport

Image Credit: Eli’s Pub

A fine line divides Langport and the Parish of Huish Episcopi. Because of this, the Rose and Crown pub, known to locals as Eli’s, falls into the category of pubs near Langport.

Eli’s reputation is the stuff of legend. Having been written about in nearly every local publication you can think of. Its notoriety reaches all corners of the country, perhaps even the globe. Its homely feel makes it the community pub it is.

Known the world over as the only pub without a bar (I still stand to be corrected), Eli’s is a family pub offering hospitality to all since the early 17th Century.

In an age where local rarely means local, when someone heads off to Eli and they say they’re going to their local, they really mean it.

The annual Steam Fair at Low Ham and other activities use Eli’s Pub as a staging point. Elderflowers Food Co-op also meets at Eli’s every Friday evening from 5-7 pm.

Halfway House

When you walk into the Halfway House at Pitney, with its rustic slate floor, you feel a sense of timelessness. Many drinkers have walked the same walk and shared so many happy memories right where you’re standing today.

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There is a selection of freshly cooked homemade meals and a selection of local and national beers, ciders and ales. The pub is a regular winner of CAMRA awards and it has appeared in national newspapers as one of the top pubs in the country.

A great place for a hearty meal or a thirst-quenching drink whether you live locally or you’re looking to make a stopover on a long journey. With a fun and friendly atmosphere all around, it’s the perfect place for a Sunday family meal. Dogs are welcome, too.

The Lime Kiln Inn

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The Lime Kiln is part of the Butcombe pub chain but still retains its traditional and homely pub look and feel. It is located on the A372 between Langport and Podimore, a mile or so from Ilchester and Long Sutton.

Easily accessible with ample parking and a large outside seating area makes the Lime Kiln a perfect stopover if travelling on the A303. A cosy bar is ideal for a quiet drink with friends while the newly decorated restaurant space is perfect for delicious meals with friends and family.

Celebrate important events with family, friends or work colleagues in the private hire room and enjoy the huge beer garden in the summer months, too.

The Firehouse

Modern meets traditional when you step into the Firehouse Pub & Restaurant in Curry Rivel a few miles from Langport. The pub has a real village and homely feel topped off with some of the best homemade food and pizza around.

Image Source: The Firehouse Somerset

The restaurant menu boasts some of the best dishes all made from locally sourced ingredients. The pub works with local suppliers to reduce the food miles of each dish they serve. In addition, the house bar features some exciting local ales and ciders on tap. Plus, a wide selection of spirits, wines and world beers for you to choose from.

Enjoy your favourite scotch or brandy and sink into the comfort of a plush armchair next to one of the wood burners.

The Drayton Crown

The Drayton Crown, Langport, Exterior
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The Drayton Crown is located in the village of Drayton on the Somerset Levels. A Grade 2 Listed building, the Crown has been lovingly restored to create an atmospheric modern pub and restaurant.

The relaxed and welcoming feel of the pub makes it a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Plus, the accommodation on offer makes it a nice getaway for couples and lets you enjoy the scenic surroundings.

The bar offers a wide selection of local draught beers, guest ales, lagers, ciders, fine wines and spirits. A function room is available for up to 70 guests as well as a corporate meeting room for up to 100 attendees.

Whether you’re planning to walk in, cycle or drive there is plenty of parking space available with a beautiful garden to while away the bright evenings in the summer.

Lamb & Lion Hambridge

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The Lamb & Lion is your typical Old English pub located in the hamlet of Hambridge a couple of miles from Langport.

Meet for food and drinks with friends or make it a stopover on an afternoon cycle, the choice is yours. Open log fires, exposed beams and traditional flagstone flooring create the perfect pub atmosphere in this pub in Langport. In addition, the spacious modern dining space and bar area, plus skittle alley bring more to your visit than just a place to eat and drink.

The Old Pound Inn Aller

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This pub in Langport located in the village of Aller, the Old Pound Inn is a 16th Century pub, formerly known as the White Lion Public House. It features a restaurant, lounge with pool table, dartboard and little alley with a reputation for serving amazing homemade food.

We are a traditional, friendly village Inn, in Aller Langport, with a good reputation for fine food, real ales and genuine hospitality. The Pound Inn is within walking distance of Langport, making it an ideal stop on a long walk on a Sunday afternoon. Dogs and muddy wellies welcome, plus you can warm up on the Dutch oven on those wintry days, too.

The Devonshire Arms Bar & Restaurant

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Luxury bar, restaurant and hotel nestled in the quiet village of Long Sutton. The interior is impressive with a modern and friendly finish with a bar boasting a collection of local, national and international beers, wines and ciders.

Drink and dine al fresco in the shelter of the outside courtyard overlooking the village green. Whether you’re staying or just visiting the local area, the friendly staff will make you feel welcome and ensure you enjoy your stay. Find out more to book a room or Sunday roast table for you and your family.

More pubs in Langport and nearby villages…

If you’re from Langport then you know there are dozens of more pubs within driving distance of Langport. Below you’ll find a list of more pubs and restaurants close by:

The Royal Oak

The White Hart Somerton

Kingsdon Inn

If you own or run a pub in and around Langport or anywhere in Somerset and would like to feature on this website, then please feel free to get in touch.

We hope you’ll find this round up of the pubs in Langport helpful and if you do please feel free to share with friends on your socials.

langport surgery

Langport Surgery & Pharmacy

The health and welfare of a community rely on the hard work of different professionals. Langport Surgery is a general practice clinic in a quiet location just off North Street. Therefore, making it easily accessible.

Seven doctors, with the support of several other healthcare professionals, including registered general nurses (working as nurse practitioners), provide care to the Langport community.

The surgery has a large catchment area, including Aller, Low Ham, High Ham, Kingsbury Episcopi, Curry Rivel and other small villages around. Click here for a detailed map of the Langport surgery practice boundary and catchment area.

Surgery Telephone Number 01458 250464

You can contact the surgery during the hours below Monday to Friday. Like many other GP surgeries around the country, appointments are only available to book on the day. Reception opening times are also in the table below.

Opening times may change to accommodate special clinics, including weekend opening for Flu clinics, for example.

Remember, for non-urgent health matters you can book an appointment online using the NHS Patient Access portal. This could be an option for a routine check-up or you have other matters you would like to discuss with your doctor.

Langport surgery opening hours

The surgery is open 5 days of the week. Wednesday is a late surgery day and the clinic is open for an extra hour.

Langport clinic specialists hold a Saturday clinic seasonally for flu vaccinations or depending on other clinical requirements.

Reception DeskReception Telephone Line
Monday- Friday8:30am – 6:30pm8:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday8:30am – 7:30pm8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday* & SundayClosedClosed
 Dispensary DeskDispensary Repeat Telephone
Monday- Friday8:30am – 6:15pm9:30-11am & 3-4:30pm
Wednesday8:30am – 7:00pm9:30-11am & 3-4:30pm

Who are the doctors at Langport surgery?

There are seven doctors at Langport surgery who work a variety of hours to ensure the surgery is adequately staffed. Dr. Myriam Groessens is currently the only female doctor on staff. Other female medical staff includes Nurse Practitioners, Lois Parsons, Sharon Smith, and Deborah Rarity. Find out more about the nursing team at Langport surgery by clicking on the button below to go to the relevant page on the practice website.

Surgery Nurses

Dr Richard Balai

Qualified: Kings College Hospital London 1983

Dr Adrian J Stewart

Qualified: St Thomas Hospital London 1986MB BS FPC DRCOG

Dr Myriam Groessens

Qualified: Katholieke University BelgiumMD DFFP MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Richard Speke

Qualified: St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London 1998MB BS DRCOG

Dr Christoph Kollmeier

Qualified: University of Cologne, Germany 2003MRCGP, PhD, DFFP, DGM

Dr Anthony Webb

Qualified: Birmingham University Medical School 1985MB ChB, MRCGP, DOH

Dr David Gauld

Qualified: University of London 1987
​​​​MB BS 

Registration for new patients

If you have recently moved to Langport and would like to register with the practice, you can do so.

You will need to complete an application form, together with providing some documents to prove your identity. Patient fraud within the NHS is a big thing so you will need to provide a few documents together with your registration form.

Find out more about the documents you need, and to download a copy of the forms on the surgery links below.

Click Here To Register

Can I get a repeat prescription from Langport Surgery dispensary?

The onsite dispensary at the surgery ensures you can take away any medicines the doctors prescribe soon after your appointment.

If any medicines are not in stock, you can fill your prescription on the local High Street Boots branch on Bow Street. The staff at Boots are friendly and it’s only a short walk away from the surgery.

The beautiful thing about living in Langport is that everything is within reach and you could literally walk everywhere if you wish.

Other facilities available at Langport surgery

You can use a self-service blood pressure testing machine in the lobby of the surgery. The machine is easy to use and you can obtain a printout which you can give to the nurse at reception.

The results can be added to your file at the surgery and just for your personal interest, you can pop in anytime to check your blood pressure.