Hi all. This is the public transport page, which will hopefully give you all the current info on the public transport in our branch area. This will include routes and times and most importantly which pubs you can visit using public transport. Our Public Transport officer is Phil Emond who is an expert in the field and also has a little insider information when it comes to Public Transport.
Pubs on Exmoor National Park - 2019 Update.
The Exmoor National Park in the South West of England was created in 1954 as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Covering 267 sq.miles (692 sq.km.) it is a fascinating area, its highest point is Dunkery Beacon 1705 ft (519 M) the highest in Southern England out side of Dartmoor. Over 20 Grade 1 listed buildings on the Moor, 10 are churches some dating back to early 13th century. 8 rivers from 8 to 54 miles flow through the park.
29% is in Devon, which is covered by North Devon Branch and 71% in Somerset covered by Somerset Branch. It has a population of 10.600 and nearly 50 places of interest. On a clear sunny day, it is joy to have it so close to where we all live, however Mother Nature can cause many problems when it is misty and the cloud base is low. So whether it is sunny and warm, or cold wet and miserable, how about a visit to one of its many Pubs and Bars.
Amazingly, Exmoor has 42 with in the park boundary with 4 just a short walking distance out side. Somerset has 27, including a Deli Store in Dunster, and North Devon has 19. All but 10 have accommodation offering a huge amount of beds in what is relatively small area when compared with other National Parks in the UK. Find out more at https://www.visit-exmoor.co.uk.
They all sell Real Ale and most Real Cider so hopefully it will encourage you all to explore what is to many, on your door step.
For the 8 locations that offer a bus service details can be found on line by selecting the Village name then add ‘Bus Service’. Only Dunster via the Steep has a daily service all others are Monday to Saturday except Public Holidays, also for Dunster the West Somerset Railway is close by.
Updated May 2019.
20% Off National Express Offer for CAMRA members
National Express offer CAMRA Members 20% discount on all services. Travel any time for any reason, the only restriction is no more than 4 per ticket, more than 4 book extra tickets. Bookable only on line via CAMRA website at https://members.camra.org.uk/group/guest/national-express. 20% discount taken when on final booking. Please see the table at the bottom of this page for additional services that can be included e.g. night service Plymouth to Edinburgh via Glasgow. Various locations in far north by Scottish City Link from Glasgow are available.
Good Beer Guide 2019.
Bus Service Update.
As you are all aware, if applicable, our branch entries show the bus service routes that passes with in 15min walk or half a mile for the Club/Pubs. Each entre shows up to three service numbers if none shown assume various services. All service details please contact Traveline South West 0871 200 22 33 or create a journey planner from there web site.
Page 43 of GBG has excellent Public Transport Information for all the UK.
Please be aware services can change at any time during the life of your GBG so please remember check not only opening times but also bus services before travel.
As on 14/09/19 all bus service details with GBG 2019 entries are correct.
Various bus service changes to access pubs in Somerset Branch
Crossville service 67 formally 667 Burnham-on-Sea to Wells now terminates at Wedmore. Three pubs George, New Inn & Swan.
Their are now only 3 services Monday to Friday ONLY is possible to have at least two hours their by traveling on the 10.50 departure from Burnham & Highbridge and returning on the last departure at 13.50
From Street & Glastonbury Libra Travel 668 service leaving Street at 11.30 would give you over an hour or four hours till the last return, again Monday to Friday ONLY.
Nippy Bus Operators of service N10 have withdrawn this service due to low usage, it was a commercial operated.
This service was the only way to access The Brewers Arms at South Petherton from Taunton although only one service their and back.
To access South Petherton travel Buses of Somerset 54 to Yeovil and South West Coaches 81 to the Brewers. Admittedly a long way round, but far more frequent services. Monday to Saturday.
Any details required please make contact with Phil Emond. BPTO.
Breweries & Cider Producers by Bus GBG 2018
We produce various information to visit our Clubs & Pubs by Bus so I thought it might be an idea to show the nearest services to our Branch Brewers and Cider Producers. As with Pubs etc. not all are close to bus services. Do not forget check service details before travel and most important it is convenient for you to call.
Breweries (full details in GBG)
Black Bear 25
Tapstone 30, 96, 99
Yeovil Town Service 1
Cider/Perry Producers (Full list of Producers available in Cider & Perry section),
Bridge Farm 40
Hecks 29, 77 & 376
Honey Pot Farm 81
Loaders Farm House 25
Parsons Choice 29
Services to Sheppy's Cider Farm
Buses of Somerset
Service 22/22A Monday to Saturday except Public Holidays. Every 15 min between Taunton & Wellington. Stop is outside the entrance in both directions. Additional service 22 to/from Tiverton via Uffculme and Willand. Approximately every two hours. Sunday & Public Holidays hourly Taunton/Wellington.
Stagecoach South West
Service 20 Taunton, to/from Wellington, Dunkerswell, Honiton & Seaton appox every two hours but not Sunday or Public Holidays.
Additional Services that qualify for the 20% Off National Express Offer for CAMRA members
|3||Ventnor - Ryde (Hovertravel)||Southern Vectis|
|4||East Cowes - Ryde (Hovertravel)||Southern Vectis|
|9||Newport (IoW) - Ryde (Hovertravel)||Southern Vectis|
|28||Taunton - Minehead (Town & Butlins)||Buses of Somerset|
|36||Leeds - Ripon||Transdev|
|300||Milton Keynes Coachway - Milton Keynes (town centre)||Arriva|
|500||Liverpool - Liverpool Airport||Arriva (North West)|
|724||Harlow - Watford - Heathrow Airport||Excel|
|900||Edinburgh - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|914||Fort William - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|915||Portree - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|916||Uig - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|926||Campbeltown - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|976||Oban - Glasgow||Scottish Citylink|
|X39||Bristol - Bath||First West of England|
|X1||Bristol - Weston-super-Mare||First West of England|
|56 & 56A||Exeter - Exeter Airport||Stagecoach South West|
|702||London - Windsor/Bracknell||First Berkshire & Thames Valley|
|737 / 747 / 757||Bradford/Leeds - Leeds Bradford Airport||Arriva t/a Yorkshire Tiger|
|757||Luton (town centre) - London||Arriva (The Shires)|
|758 & 768||London - Hemel Hempstead||Arriva (The Shires)|
|840/3/5 & X40||Leeds - York - Whitby / Scarborough / Bridlington||Transdev Blazefield|
|A1||Bristol - Bristol Airport||First West of England|
|BUS||Southampton - Southampton T2 - West Cowes||Red Funnel|
|HT1||Portsmouth / Southsea - Ryde||Hovertravel|
|JET||Southampton - Southampton T2 - West Cowes||Red Funnel|
|LGW||Oxford - Gatwick Airports||Oxford Bus Company|
|LHR||Oxford - Heathrow Airport||Oxford Bus Company|
|OXF||Gatwick or Heathrow Airports - Oxford||Oxford Bus Company|
|T3||Wrexham - Barmouth||Lloyds Coaches|
|TP||Derby - Manchester||Eric W Bowers Ltd|
|WL1||Portsmouth - Ryde||Wightlink|
|X25||Reading Rail Station - Heathrow Airport||First Rail/Air|
|X43||Skipton - Nelson - Burnley - Manchester||Transdev|
|X5||Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford||Stagecoach (Bedford)|
|X6||Kendal - Barrow-in-Furness||Stagecoach (in Cumbria)|
|X62||Leeds - Hull||Stagecoach in Hull|
|X90||London - Oxford||Oxford Bus Company|
|BHX/OXF||Oxford - Birmingham NEC/Airport||Oxford Bus Company|
|B66||Newcastle upon Tyne - Blackpool||JH Coaches were Classic coaches|
|A4||Bath - Bristol Airport||Bath Bus Company|
|853||Oxford - Gloucester||Swanbrook Travel|
|60||Reading (Mereoak Park & Ride) - Reading (town centre)||Reading Bus|
|SF2||Yeovil - London (Hammersmith)||Berrys|