Plume of Feathers
Rickford

Real ales and ciders, home cooked food, bed & breakfast

Welcome to The Plume of Feathers

A Traditional Country Pub

Plume of Feathers is above all, a traditional English country pub. Serving the local community for over 200 years as a place to relax, enjoy company and exchange news and information.

We have a hand picked selection of fine ales from the local Buttcombe brewery and always have one guest ale, and a traditional cider. A wide selection of wines are available by the glass or bottle, and our top shelf includes quality single malt whiskeys and other fine spirits.

Families Welcome

We welcome families and accompanied children. A stream runs past outside, and there is a shallow ford one hundred metres away. We have a beer garden at the rear of the pub .

We have a variety of very traditional pub games including shove ha'penny, table skittles, darts and a pool table. Please think carefully before challenging the "Old Boys" to cribbage for 50p a corner. Board games and playing cards are available on request.

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday at 5pm till 11pm.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 11pm.

The Food

We use only fresh ingredients in all our meals. We use local produce and suppliers wherever possible for our meat, fish and vegetables. We have a dining room that seats twenty, and additional tables are available in our bar area. English weather permitting, food may also be served in our beer garden.

Our chef shops on a daily basis, sourcing the freshest and best produce available, and only then deciding the best way to cook it. For this reason it is impossible to maintain an accurate menu of exactly what is on the blackboard today.

Dining Times

We serve lunch daily from 12pm until 2.30pm and evening meals from 6pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 6pm - 8pm on Sundays. Our pizza menu is available from 12pm until 2.30pm and 6pm to 9.30pm . As with all our food we use only fresh produce. Our bases and sauces are home made.

It is not ususually necessary to book during the week, however if you are a large group it is helpful to us if you do. At weekends and bank holidays we recommend you book ahead, as these times may be busy.

Bed & Breakfast

We are situated just an ten minute drive from Bristol airport, making The Plume an ideal place to stay overnight, should you have an early flight or a late landing. We are happy to arrange a taxi for you, either to or from the airport, using one of our regular taxi services.

If you have already booked your own taxi, we strongly recommend that you confirm your booking. Please check our transport page for a list of local taxi companies.

The Rooms

  • Single,Twin or double beds available - Cot available on request.
  • All rooms have television & tea and coffee making facilities.
  • All rooms have ensuite facilities.
  • Full English / toast, yogurt, Cereals and fruit available on request 7am til 9am.

Coombe Lodge

The Plume of Feathers welcome members of wedding parties at combe lodge, as we are situated just a 10 minute walk or a two minute drive from the lodge itself.

Walkers and Hikers

At the foot of the Mendips, our pub and guest accommodation is an ideal stop for walkers. With our flagged stone floor and two open fires we will always provide a warm welcome, a hot meal and a cold drink whether for the night or just for an hour.

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Fishermen & Fisherwomen

Whether you intend to fish for fun or in competition, in one of the many well stocked trout fisheries, the Plume of Feathers is ready to serve you a hot meal and a cold drink at the end of your day.

Tell us about the one that got away. We've never heard that one before! We have freezer space just ask!

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Mountain Bikers Pit Stop

If you have spent the whole day slogging up hills and hooning down them, then why not stop off for a pint and some chat with your buddies, before heading home.

You can even use our hose to wash down your bike. If you are staying with us we offer a secure building to store your equipment overnight.

The World Famous Plume of Feathers Duck Race

The Plume of Feathers Duck race has been going for approximately 30 years, it was started by the Blagdon gun club and the tradition has carried on. Family fun evening raising money for local charities such as Burrington Primary school, Blagdon pre school, Blagdon scout and guides and defibrillator for Rickford, over £18000.00 has been raised over our 15 years of being at the Plume.

We have live music, pig roast and bbq, 3 bars open, face painting, ice cream stall, best dressed duck competition and racing plastic ducks down the stream. Always the second Saturday in July and a highlight of our calendar. Lots of prizes kindly donated by local businesses such as Yeo Valley, Somerset Charcuterie, Lye Cross Farm, Bad Ass Bikes, Havercrofts Meats, LWC wholesalers, Duck Street Flowers, Fleet Auto Centre and About Face.

The Charities We Support

TEXT TO BE SUPPLIED We welcome families and accompanied children. A stream runs past outside, and there is a shallow ford one hundred metres away. We have a beer garden at the rear of the pub .

We have a variety of very traditional pub games including shove ha'penny, table skittles, darts and a pool table. Please think carefully before challenging the "Old Boys" to cribbage for 50p a corner. Board games and playing cards are available on request.