The Duck at Burtle
Station Road, Burtle, Somerset TA7 8NU Tel: 01278 238282
Every few months my hubby and I meet up with a couple of friends for Saturday lunch and after two wonderful lunchtime visits in the past few months The Duck has now been designated our new haunt!
Tucked away in the village of Burtle on the Somerset Levels is this cosy little gem of a pub/restaurant. Refurbished last year it blends new and old and has a lovely bar area, comfortable dining area, quirky, fabulous snug and outdoor garden and seating overlooking fields and the Somerset countryside. It also has a good sized function room with original arches which add to the character.
The menu is varied and changes regularly to make the most of seasonal British produce. Every time we have a dilemma about what to choose because it all sounds (and tastes) so good!
On the most recent occasion I had king prawn and chorizo linguine cooked in white wine and chilli which was absolutely delicious. The sauce was rich and flavourful and the prawns were really succulent. The chorizo added va va voom!
Both hubby and friend Steve enjoyed the gammon which came with chunky chips, egg, pineapple and salad. The gammon was cooked to perfection and just the right size.
Our friend Natalie eats only fish and vegetarian dishes, but is never stuck for choice here. She chose the scampi and chips and although we didn’t count the number of pieces of scampi there was plenty of it.
We didn’t have dessert this time, but what we did see other diners having looked lovely. Will definitely leave space for pud next time!
I should also add that the staff here are lovely - always really friendly and attentive.
Finally, the restaurant holds 2 awards from local magazine Somerset Life in their Food & Drink Awards 2016 as the Best Newcomer of the Year and Best Gastro Pub of the Year.
So, if you live in Somerset, or find yourself tootling down a country lane on the Somerset levels when visiting the area, be sure to give The Duck at Burtle a try. You won’t regret it!
You can visit the website here.