The World's End
Nestled on the edge of Bradford-on-Tone, just west of Taunton, you’ll find a lovely Victorian house that’s home to The World’s End. This traditional country pub is steeped in Somerset history – the venue has long been closely associated with Somerset County Cricket Club, having both been founded in the same year.
The pub’s garden boasts picturesque views of Somerset’s fine countryside, while inside the building’s original features have been lovingly restored. Exposed beams and brickwork are accompanied by characterful countryside paraphernalia and opulent chandeliers, creating a rustic yet stylish setting in which to dine. After settling in a cosy spot in the restaurant, my partner and I sampled two delicious Badger Ales: Fursty Ferret and Golden Champion. A long history of brewing has gone into creating the perfect pint, and we were certainly impressed by our tipples. We began our meal with two classic favourites: whitebait with tartare sauce and a prawn and avocado cocktail. Next came succulent lamb medallions with Dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal greens and a red wine and cranberry jus for me, while my wife devoured steak frites, cooked to perfection and complemented by smoked black garlic butter.
Friendly, attentive staff ensured we felt at home dining here; it’s easy to see why locals and visitors come back time and time again – we left already planning our next visit.