The West Somerset Railway has combined with friends in the Somerset Branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) to produce a guide to real ale pubs along the 20 miles of its route. It is “purposely a cheap and cheerful 14 page production because with virtually all the pubs listed being free houses change is almost constant and a glossy production would be out of date as soon as it arrived from the printers”. So what they have done retails at £2.50 inc p&p and copies can be obtained by sending cheques payable to West Somerset Railway plc to West Somerset Railway, The Railway Station, Minehead, TA24 5BG.
The information in the Guide includes information about the real ale pubs, plus walking directions to them from WSR stations, opening hours, traditional beers and ciders sold, food availability and some comments about the architecture and other features. There is also a list of Somerset’s independent breweries and the cider makers.