John your friendly Landlord recently took the pub over as Mick and Ali decided it was time for a well-earned rest – Having had a pub in the family for 10 years it was time to continue the tradition.
John is a local lad having lived in the village of Semington for the past 10 years. John has 2 children. Becky (18) who can often be found behind the bar and Charlie (7) who attends the village school where John is in his 3rd year as chair of the PTA.
John is committed to keeping the village pub at the heart of the local community.
We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful country venue. We also specialise in hosting functions and wakes for the local crematorium.
A Little History
The Somerset Arms has been a coaching inn for hundreds of years. Records suggest that as far back as the 16th century, ales were served to travellers and highwayman who traversed what became the busy A350. The pub is named after the Duke of Somerset who was a great landowner in the area.
In 2004, the village of Semington was bypassed, and for perhaps the first time in its history, the road was still. This obviously had a dramatic effect on the role of The Somerset Arms with it now not attracting the traveller so things had to change.
In the summer of 2009, following a period of closure, The Somerset Arms opened its doors again ready to offer a new service to its local customers.