Public Transport

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 - 2017 Update.

Click to download: Exmoor National Park Pubs Somerset or Exmoor National Park Pubs North Devon.


The Portsmouth Arms Pub, which is in a remote part of Devon between Exeter and Barnstable, has a rail station in the Tarker line next door which has a service Mon to Sat suitable for commuters only, but on Sunday has 4 each way during the day.

Great but, yes you have guessed it, none call on request to give time for Sunday Lunch and a few beers.

How ever due to the contact with GWR by Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and BPTO North Devon from 01/10/18 they have altered one service so as to give nearly 3 hours before a return service, enough time for lunch etc..

Could I suggest a visit by as many as possible on a Sunday in February as a different day out and supporting this pub which for a very long time has never seen more than a handful of customers arrive by train due to the restricted service.

Full details in GBG 2018 page 129 and on What Pub.

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 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 2018.

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 14/09/17 all bus service details with GBG 2018 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)

Beat Ales Service 51

Black Bear 25

Cotleigh 25

Exmoor 25

Odcombe 81

Quantock 28

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

Service Route Operator
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