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Extended family buy Somerset railway inn

02 November 2006
Extended family buy Somerset railway inn

Three generations of the Baker family have taken on the Tom Mogg inn at Burtle, near Bridgwater, on the Somerset Levels.

The former railway inn, which was built in 1856, takes its name from the last signal man and porter to work at the local station when it was closed by Beeching in 1962.

The spacious country inn, which lies between Glastonbury and the M5, has built up a reputation for its high quality carvery.

Its nine letting bedrooms (which can sleep 23) have attracted custom from fishermen, business people, tradesmen, and BBC staff covering the Glastonbury festival.

Facilities include a 50-seat lounge bar, a 50-seat restaurant, a function room to seat 150 guests, a 200 seat public bar/function room with pool tables and a skittle alley, a beer garden, a private courtyard, and a large car park.

Along with a two-bedroom cottage with a family shower room and open-plan kitchen and living room, the property also includes two private flats - one with an en-suite master bedroom, two double bedrooms and a lounge and the second with an en-suuite double bedroom and open-plan living area with kitchenette.

The Cirencester office of Colliers Robert Barry sold the freehold off an asking price of £650,000.

By Angela Frewin

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