The Old Pound Inn
The Old Pound Inn is at the heart of the beautiful Somerset village of Aller. A cosy open fire in the centre of the main bar makes this an appealing spot for walkers and their dogs after a walk in the surrounding countryside. The Old Pound Inn hosts monthly quizzes as well as a band night, and the skittle alley is open for experts and novices alike. Rumour has it that a ghost has also been spotted in this 16th-century pub – perhaps proof that you’ll never want to leave this charming local.
The large menu means that there is something everyone. Fresh soup of the day, devilled whitebait and deep-fried breaded Brie with cranberry compote are just some of the delicious starters on offer. Mains include traditional British dishes like gammon steak, beer-battered cod and pork faggots, and most are offered as small or large dishes, so every appetite is catered for. A lighter menu comprising the likes of pizza, jacket potatoes and freshly prepared sandwiches is also available. Locals rave about the whisky and marmalade bread and butter pudding for dessert, but the selection of Lovington’s ice cream is also extremely popular. One visit to The Old Pound Inn and you’ll see why it’s the local’s favourite.