Norton St Phillip
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Norton Saint Philip
More about the village can be found here:
The Roman Baths, Bath
The Roman Baths that give the city its name date from the first century AD, but silted up after the Romans left. During the 18th century restoration work was carried out and the Grand Pump Room was built to house the actual spring. The Baths themselves are now well preserved and well worth a visit. You can also drink the spring water – a bit sulphery!
There are 2 pubs in the village, both ~ 100m from the cottage. Both serve food and special reasons to visit. There are at least 4 other pubs within an hour’s walk and there is a book of “circular pub walks” at the cottage.
The Fleur de Lys , Norton Saint Philip
This old pub is frequented by the locals – you might well meet Will Atkinson, our “fixer”. It is also one of the few remaining pubs to have a traditional Skittle alley. Ask the Landlord, Ian, if it is free and have a go – its harder than it looks! (Top score in our family so far is is 36 over 9 rounds, not very good!).
The George Inn, Norton Saint Philip
The George Inn claims to be the oldest continually licensed inn in England. It’s 700 years old, and has huge fireplaces with blazing open fires in the winter, and a lovely garden overlooking the village cricket pitch and church for the summer.