“ Address: Podimore / Yeovil / Somerset / BA22 8JF / England / Tel: 08721 077 077 „
The Podymore Inn is in the village of Podimore (note the difference in spelling). I visited this country pub with two children on a weekday one winter's evening. A clean, quiet and civilised ambience, and we were all clearly welcome there. We chose from the menu: it was not cheap, but the food was wholesome home cooking and there was plenty of it on the plate - definitely not 'gastro-pub'. My rare steak with stilton sauce was delicious and tender. The service was attentive and the landlady was friendly and helpful. There was a good range of drinks available from the bar, including well kept real ale. While we were waiting for our meal we sank into the comfy sofas in front of the fire, looking at the newspapers and magazines on the table. The only disappointment was that the fire, though it looked like a real coal fire at first glance, was a fake gas one. But in all other respects this pub felt like an old fashioned hostelry. This pub is easily accessible from the roundabout where the A303 meets the A37.