Head down to High Street and Benedict Street and you’ll come across over a dozen of the best pubs in Glastonbury all vying for your attention. Conveniently, they’re all just a short walk – or stumble – from our Glastonbury hotel.
Nightlife in Glastonbury
One of the oldest pubs in Glastonbury is the Mitre Inn which dates back to 1680 – with history suggesting that there might have been a tavern onsite as far back as the 6th century! As well as a well-stocked bar loaded with ale, cider, wines and spirits, they do a great range of food and have their own skittle alley where you can try your hand at the humble ten pin bowling precursor.
A little further down the road is The King Arthur, one of the liveliest pubs and bars in Glastonbury with regular live music, open mic nights and a weekly market. Just past the Rural Museum and near the Chalice Well, The Rifleman’s Arms is another Glastonbury pub with a popular live music following. As well as regular bands and acoustic sessions, they have a beer garden, dish up a range of pub grub classics, including pies and burgers, and have a decent range of cask ales, real beers, ciders, wines and spirits.
Back on High Street, Beckets Inn is a welcoming pub that boasts a summer beer garden, open log fire in winter and plenty of locally sourced cask beer. The dog-friendly pub also has a pool table, three bars and does a fine line in home cooked pub grub.
Lastly, we’d highly recommend a pint at The Who’d A Thought It. The quirky nature of the name continues through the pub, with the interior boasting all vintage wooden beams, red BT phone boxes, bikes on the ceiling and lava lamps. The food is excellent – try their Sunday roast if you can – and the traditional wooden bar is packed with cask ales, locally brewed ciders, wines and spirits.