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The Cotley Inn

Chard, Somerset

Nestled in the Blackdown Hills, the Cotley Inn in Chard, Somerset, is the region’s worst-kept secret.

Perfect for long lunches, relaxed suppers and cosy pub drinking sessions with friends and family, the Cotley Inn is your quintessential country pub.

On the menu you’re likely to find dishes including mulled wine cured salmon with beetroot, pickled cranberries, and apple and horseradish emulsion; goats cheese mousse with chestnut velouté, port jelly, oat biscuit and winter spiced figs; and smoked pheasant and pork terrine with pickled mustard seeds, shallot jam, torched clementine, gingers, dressing and sourdough crouton to begin.

Mains have included roast Holsworthy pork chop with calvados poached apple, sage and onion crushed potatoes; Cotley Estate lamb rump with Jerusalem artichoke puree, slow cooked shoulder bon bon and red wine braised salsify; and salt-baked celeriac with leek and black truffle en croute and winter greens.

There is also a classic pub menu offering the pubs spin on your tried and tested pub must-haves.

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