Minehead to Watchet

11/4/15 What to do next then? Might as well keep going. The West Somerset Coast Path continues where the SWCP finishes.

The Quay Inn is under new management. They have decided not to open before 12 on a sunny Saturday in the school holidays. So we move on to the Hobby Horse.

Not obviously a pub, but they claimed to have a skittle alley and we had already been denied at one pub. Pints of Tribute (4.2%) and Exmoor Gold (4.5%) for £5.80 were reasonable even if they did taste like the first pints drawn. Didn't find the skittle alley, but they do have a ballroom.

Then it was back to Quay Inn for pints of Otter Ale (4.5%) and Doom Bar (4%) at £6.30. We were the first people in there as well. It hasn't changed from last year and is still aiming for diners.

Time for some walking as we stroll along the front, past Butlins onto a sandy stretch next to the golf course. After Dunster beach, we're onto the pebbles before reaching Blue Anchor. Pretty sure that this place used to be part of the caravan park. Now it is signposted as the Smugglers Inn from the front.

Pints of Smuggled Otter (5.8%) and Patriot's Missile (3.6%) for £7.40 were nice enough, but it was more of a restaurant. At the end of the seafront road is the Blue Anchor Hotel.

Feels like an old pub and at least there were some locals in it around the log fire. Pints of Otter Ale (3.6%) and Bay's Springtime (4.5%) for £6.40.

Then it was up the first hill of the day as we moved in land away from recent cliff erosion. The path goes along a muddy track, through some woods and up and down a couple of hills before coming out overlooking Watchet.

Descending the road into the town, the London Inn backs onto harbour wall. The inside felt as run down as the outside looks. Two pints of Exmoor (3.8%) were not nice either.

We just had time after that for a shop pie before catching the Webbers bus back home.

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