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Cadbury Angling Angling at Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury. Tel: 01934 875733
Oliver's Angling, 10 Alexandra Road, Clevedon, BS21 7QE, 01275 871590 (no website)
Bristol Angling at 12-16 Doncaster Road, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5PL. Tel: 0870 499 0217.
Scott Tackle at 42 Soundwell Road, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 4QP. Tel: 0117 9567371
Veals at Brunel Rooms,Straight Street, Bristol, BS2 0JP. Tel: 0117 9260790
Reel Fun Fishing: Portishead Quays Marina, Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7DF.
Tel: 01275 848652
Bill Pugh Tackle: 410 Wells Road, Red Lion Hill, Knowle, Bristol, BS14 9AF. Tel: 01179 716633
Go Outdoors have an outlet in Taunton and also sell camping equipment: Units 2&3 St John's Retail Park, Taunton, TA1 2BB. Tel: 0844 3876848
Fish Safe (Southwest Academy of Fishing Excellence), have coaches licenced by the Angling Trust and will provide all equipment and bait if you want to try coarse fishing. Contact them on 07530 390414.
Ray Duncan is a qualified coach with the Angling Development Board and currently coaches for the
Angling Trust, NFA, Environment Agency and Bathampton Angling Association. To book a session or for more details please call Ray on: 07828680070 or 01179 602632.
Charles Halliday is another ADB coach and he can provide coaching sessions for between 1 - 15 people at our venue. Full details can be found on his website: http://www.fishwish.co.uk/ or you can call him on 07835 126138.
HCfishing.com has some really good guides to fishing, particularly if you are a beginner - here's a link: fishing guides
Anyone over the age of 12 fishing in freshwaters in England or Wales must have a valid Environment Agency Rod Licence. We do not check these but we do get occasional visits from Environment Agency representatives who do. You can buy a rod licence at the Post Office or on-line from the Environment Agency's website, click here. Annual licences start on 1st April each year and you can also get one day or 8 day licences.
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Local Pubs, Restaurants & Cider!
Within 10-15 minutes drive
The Plough, High Street, Wrington, 01934 862871. Best to book if you want food here as they get very busy (01934 833303). Extensive menu, good quality food, reasonably priced. Consistently good, our favourite at the moment.
The Salthouse, Seafront, Clevedon, 01275 343303. Super location overlooking the sea with large outdoor seating area with patio heaters. Varied menu available and probably worth a visit for the view alone.
The Royal Oak, Copse Road, Clevedon, BS21 7QN, 01275 547420. Set just behind the seafront (there's a footpath through an alleyway) is this nice locals pub. Better known for its beer than for food.
The Little Harp, Seafront, Clevedon, 01275 343739. Fabulous views out to sea and to Clevedon Pier - large conservatory and outdoor seating makes the most of this. Recently refurbished and has a nice atmosphere. Extensive and varied menu, however, we've heard varying reports recently.
The Plough, Congresbury. 01934 877402 Nice atmosphere, cosy pub doing good food. Nice garden area. CAMRA pub of the year South West 6 years in a row. You need to book!
The Bridge Inn at North End, Yatton, 01934 839139. Closest pub to the lakes and cottages. Approx 3-4 minutes drive or a 20 minute walk. Big roadside pub serving reasonably priced 'average' food. Great indoor and outdoor area for kids. Large car park.
The Old Inn, Paul's Causeway, Congresbury. 01934 832270 Nice place for a Sunday lunchtime drink in the winter. Roaring log fire and small but cosy bar area, it does get busy. Well kept Bass if you're a real ale enthusiast. No food. Beer garden.
The Moorend Spout, North Street, Nailsea. 01275 855336. Good pub grub and good value. Can get busy but a nice drive across the moors to get there.
Within 20 minutes drive
Black Horse, Clapton in Gordano, 01275 842105. Pretty drive through narrow country lanes to reach this very popular old pub which features in the Good Pub Guide. Beer garden.
Hall & Woodhouse, 59 Newfoundland Way, Portishead, BS20 7FP, 01275 848685. Great pub alongside the marina in Portishead. The building has won awards for its modern design incorporating lots of glass and shipping containers! Good menu. Worth a visit.
Pubs with better than average food - special occasions or if you fancy spoiling yourself
The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, (35 minute drive but worth it), 01275 332627. Excellent food/drink/service, almost essential to book. Fabulous views.
We'd also include the Plough at Wrington on this list (see above).
Junior Poon, Hill Road, Clevedon. Pricey but they have a good reputation. 01275 341900
English / Mediterranean
Mon Plaisir, Hill Road, Clevedon. Good value, nice menu with changing specials. 01275 872307
Scoozi Ristorante, Hill Road, Clevedon. Currently our favourite. Nice menu serving pizza, pasta, as well as steak, chicken, etc. They've just opened up a new eating area down in the cellar. Best to book as they get very busy. 01275 877516.
Murrays, Hill Road, Clevedon. Open 8.30am - 5.00pm Tuesday - Saturday and sometimes they do themed nights on different areas of Italy which are very good. They also have a very good delicatessen. 01275 341555
Monsoon, 33 Old Church Road, Clevedon (our favourite local Indian). 01275 340410 / 01275 875537
Yatton Tandoori, High Street, Yatton. 01934 877201
Kismet, 5 Broad Street, Congresbury, BS49 5DG. Nice food and they will deliver here! Arrange a time and they will meet you outside the Lambing Shed. 01934 834139.
The Moguls, 5 Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 6LZ.
Cheddar Cottage, Union Street, Cheddar, BS27 3NB, 01934 742331. A bit further afield (20-25 minute drive) but if you've been for a day out this way it's worth calling in here. Phil had the chicken lonka - the hottest curry he's ever eaten! BYO booze.
Sousta, The Weston Road, Congresbury, best to pre-book. 01934 835953
Fish & Chips
Yatton Fish Bar, High Street, Yatton. 01934 833136 Clevedon Fish Bar, Old Church Road, Clevedon. 01275 875539
Noggins Old Fish Bar, Silver Street, Nailsea, BS48 2AG, 0275 853876. A 15 minute drive but they are the best in the area.
Star Fish Bar, 10 Old Street, Clevedon, BS21 6ND, 01275 875261. Also very good.
All the Indian restaurants mentioned above do takeaways, usually with a 10% discount on restaurant prices.
Cheung Chaw, 64 Old Church Road, Clevedon. 01275 872949
New Century, Old Church Road, Clevedon. 01275 876860
Cheungs Chinese Takeaway, High Street, Yatton. 01934 877707
Golden Grill, Old Church Road, Clevedon. 01275 343031
Somerset is a traditional cider-making area and we are lucky enough to have some great producers close by. Beware though, it goes straight to your knees!
Try Crossman's Cider from Mayfield Farm, Hewish about a 15 minute drive down the A370. Ben is Phil's second cousin and is a small traditional producer.
Thatchers Cider is about a 20 minute drive away at Myrtle Farm in the village of Sandford. You may be familiar with Thatchers Gold but you really should try the Traditional or Cheddar Valley varieties which are cloudy in appearance.
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Fishing Forums, directories etc...
Fishing4fun - fishing forums, etc plus a nice feature on our venue
Fishinginuk - Fishing and angling directory for Scotland, England, Wales & Ireland
Find-a-lake.com - fishery directory
Go-Camping - A Camping Guide - useful guide for campers
We're featured on Discover North Somerset - a useful source of information for what's on and things to do in the area
Our holiday cottage is listed on YouStayUK.com.
The Strawberry Line is a very popular cycling trail converting the old railway line from Clevedon to Cranmore into a network of safe paths for walkers, cyclists, families and residents to enjoy.
The London - Lands End Cycle route features us as a good place to stay en route. This is a great guidebook detailing a traffic-calmed long distance cycle route across southern England - available in English, Dutch and German and aimed at promoting sustainable cycling tourism!
- Now taking bookings to stay in our holiday cottages or on our campsite in 2016 c
- all us on 01934 835020.