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I'm looking for a nice pub that does food not far off the M5. Maybe Bristol??

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Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 18:35:51

We'll be on our way to Cornwall but want somewhere nice to stop for lunch that is better and cheaper than the motorway services.


Boysboysboys Sun 07-Sep-08 18:42:37

You could pop into weston super mare for fish and chips.

MatNanPlus Sun 07-Sep-08 18:43:45

Harvester just off Taunton exit also Pizza Hut a few minutes furthur away.

verylapsedrunner Sun 07-Sep-08 19:02:32

The Royal Inn at Portishead

verylapsedrunner Sun 07-Sep-08 19:04:43

Can't find a website but has good food & a children's menu. Nice garden view over the Severn on a good day.

naturalblonde Sun 07-Sep-08 19:08:12

Ooh I live 100 yards from the Royal! You can come to mine for a cuppa. Can't guarantee decent food though.

Brewsters in Portishead is ok, child friendly with soft play and separate menus for little kids and big kids.

OrmIrian Sun 07-Sep-08 19:14:43

Crossways Inn near Highbridge. Nice little pub, garden, good food. Jnct 24 I think then about 4 miles N on the A38.

Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 19:25:16

Do you know what junction any of them are please and how far off the motorway.

We have sat nav though so as long as we can find address/postcode we should find them

Thanks for all the replies so far

naturalblonde Sun 07-Sep-08 19:28:44

Portsihead is J19 (Gordano Services). Brewsters 5 mins away, The Royal about 10.

Moomin Sun 07-Sep-08 19:29:30

The Swan Junction 7 at Worcester (bit higher up than you might have wanted) but it's a fave haunt of the worcester mumsnet meet-ups I believe. Food is yum.

Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 19:33:39

I'm not sure where we want to be honest. We're coming from Yorkshire and hoping to set off around 5am ish. It all depends on what time we get set off, how much we stop before lunch etc.

Moomin Sun 07-Sep-08 19:41:09

blimey - you'll actually be in cornwall by lunchtime won't you if you set off that early? (although I am well rubbish at geog/distances so probably talking out of my arse)

binkythebullet Sun 07-Sep-08 19:41:27

Number 5 Coffee Shop & Bistro in Clevedon is great - right on The Beach.

It's about 5 mins from Junction 20.

Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 19:50:14

We could be but we will be stopping a few times. A 2yr old and 8 hours driving isn't a good combination

fillybuster Sun 07-Sep-08 19:53:28

Clevedon was nice (on our way back from Devon) for a short walk along the front. We had an ok-ish lunch in a slightly random pub.

On the way out we stopped in Chipping Sodbury - there was an absolutely lovely tearoom (called Jennie's,I think) with great grub and cakes. Parking was easy and the village was lovely for a short leg stretch.

Both of those were with a 2 yr old and a 6 month old

Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 20:07:18

Plus we go on Saturday so we'll hit some football traffic somewhere along the way i'm sure.

Phoenix Sun 07-Sep-08 20:36:07

Clevedon sounds nice

saggyhairyarse Sun 07-Sep-08 22:40:36

Prepare for delays at Almondsbury Interchange, down to Portishead. They are doing workon the Avonmouth Bridge there and there will probably be tailbacks. Also for that reason would suggest you don't stop at Portishead as the traffic is queuing to get back on the motorway.

The cafe at Clevedon someone else mentioned is good and there is a park close by.

Phoenix Mon 08-Sep-08 08:23:10

Oooh thanks for the warning

EachPeachPearMum Mon 08-Sep-08 21:21:25

Well, I was going to say come to my house... but I have to work saturday sad

EachPeachPearMum Mon 08-Sep-08 21:24:01

Do you need feeding on the way home?

EachPeachPearMum Mon 08-Sep-08 21:24:24

10 mins to M42 btw smile

Phoenix Mon 08-Sep-08 21:34:15

. Thanks EPPM but i wouldn't want to intrude on your house with my parents and grandparents too (they're coming on holiday with us)

EachPeachPearMum Mon 08-Sep-08 22:02:11

grin AH, well, thats fine! Yes, ny house does struggle with more than 3 of us in it at the best of times grin

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