Places to Visit / Pubs

Call in at a Pub

  • The White Hart, Littleton-upon-Severn
  • The Anchor Inn, Oldbury
  • The Lamplighters Inn, Shirehampton

A great range of pubs can be found in the Severn Vale. Whether it’s real ale, a family meal, beer gardens or local history you’re looking for, our pubs can provide it.  Here are just a few of our favourites. All of these pubs have excellent food and drink and there are lovely walks from them too.

Lamplighters Inn, Shirehampton

Just a short train ride from Bristol on the Severn Beach railway line, the historic Lamplighters Inn can be found nestling on the banks of the River Avon. Look across to Pill on the opposite north Somerset side and you can still see the cobbled slipways which date back to the 11th century.

It’s a delightful pub, which reopened with the support of the community in 2014 after being closed for five years. A great choice for a Sunday roast and a walk along the Yellow Brick Road of the Lamplighters Marsh Nature Reserve. It’s also the starting point of two of our walking routes: Lamplighter’s Walk and Shire Stroll.

Getting there: Lamplighters Inn is a few minutes’ walk from Shirehampton railway station and the 901/902 bus stops on the Portway.

Station Rd, Bristol BS11 9XA


Boars Head, Aust

The 16th century Boars Head at Aust is handily situated for Aust Warth and the salt marshes between there and Severn Beach and the site of the Aust Ferry, famed for being the backdrop to Bob Dylan’s No Direction Home album cover photo. It’s also near the start of our Two Bridges Loop walk.

Getting there: The Boars Head is just south of the M48, half a mile from the old Severn Bridge.

Main Road, Aust, South Glos, BS35 4AX


White Hart, Littleton-on-Severn

The White Hart at Littleton-upon-Severn is a historic pub with a lovely garden. Originally a 17th century farmhouse, it is close to the Littleton Brick Pits, an Avon Wildlife Trust nature reserve and feeding and resting place for migrating birds. It’s also the starting point for two of our walks: Little Littleton Loop which should take under hour and Long Littleton Loop which is more challenging.

Getting there: The White Hart is just 15 minutes’ drive from Bristol, using the M4/M48 Exit 1 or from the A38 through Elberton.

Littleton-on-Severn, Bristol BS35 1NR


The Anchor Inn, Oldbury-on-Severn

The Anchor Inn at Oldbury-on-Severn is a lovely old stone pub with a large garden and good value meals. See our Oldbury-on-Severn page for things to do in the area. It’s also the starting point for two of our walking routes: Oldbury Outing and Oldbury-Kington Loop.

Getting there: Take J14 off the M5 travelling south, follow A38 towards Bristol. Signposted to Oldbury-on-Severn, turn left as you enter village. Or take J16 on M5 travelling north, follow A38 towards Gloucester, follow signs through Thornbury to Oldbury-on-Severn, turn left as you enter the village.

Church Road, Oldbury-on-Severn, Bristol BS35 1QA


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