Kelways Inn



We welcome you all to KELWAYS INN

A beautiful building & Country Pub set within a large beer garden & courtyard. It is perfect to while away sunny afternoons & evenings. Indoors for chilly nights we have log burners to comfort & warm yourselves by. Opened By Landlady Amy Cooper 15th June 2015. 

Heading up our Kitchen team is new Head Chef Jonathan Kennedy..

Table bookings are recommended, especially for Sundays.

We welcome enquiries from Wedding, Birthday & any special event groups!

We want you all to feel at home whether popping in for a quick pint after work, meeting friends to drink & chat the evening away; a special family celebration meal or dining just simply because you fancy a tasty treat!

We offer carefully chosen wines, a selection of popular local ciders, as well as real ales, lagers, bar drinks & freshly prepared local & seasonal foods.

Nearby are fabulous river views and cycling & walks abound as we are surrounded by the green & peaceful Somerset Levels.

Located in Huish Episcopi close by Langport Town a vibrant, growing town with varied & interesting shops, cafes, galleries & workshops.

Kelways Inn is the original site for “Kelways Nursery” founded on 1st May 1851 by James Kelway making it one of the very oldest nurseries in the UK. For more about the Kelways Nursery visit them just up the road from us or visit

For more information about us, chat to our friendly staff or visit 

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We are lucky to have bus-stops right outside offering Webber Route 38 & First Route 54 that's Taunton, Yeovil, Street, Somerton, Bridgwater & more to our door!

Somerton Road,
Huish Episcopi,
TA10 9SJ

Telephone: 01458 252144

Rose & Crown

rose _crownThe Rose and Crown at Huish Episcopi, Somerset has been an inn since it was built in the mid-17th century. It has been in the family of the present licensees for four generations. The inn is affectionately known as Eli's after Samuel Eli Scott who on New Year's Day in 1920 at St Mary's Church, Huish Episcopi, married Maude Lillian Slade, the daughter of William and Jane Slade, the founders of the present dynasty.

The inn is very unusual in having a taproom rather than a bar and its' other most notable feature is the 'Men's Kitchen', a little room off the front passageway, which still bears its' licence No.2 on the door. Maude used to cook the family's meals there on the range, but becoming increasingly frustrated at the mysterious disappearance of her Sunday Lunch's roast potatoes, persuaded Eli that they needed their own kitchen! For many years the locals would bring their own fare to cook on the range for their lunch whilst they sat around the scrubbed trestle tables chatting and drinking their cider and ale.

Undoubtedly, the inn's most poignant features amongst the family photographs in the Front Room are the pictures of William and Jane Slade's two sons, Reg and Sidney, the Great Uncles of the present licensees, who were killed in action aged 23 and 19 on the Western Front during the First World War.

In 1871 William Slade became the Landlord on the Rose and Crown, which he ran with his Wife Jane. Jane died in 1920 and upon William's death in 1921; Eli Scott became the Landlord and ran the inn with his wife Maude. Their daughter, Eileen Mary Scott was born in April 1923. On the 8th. August 1951 Eileen married Percy James Pittard at St Mary's Church, Huish Episcopi. Her mother, Maude, died on Armistice Day, 1960 and Eli continued to run the inn with Eileen and her husband, Jim. Upon her Father's death in May 1978, aged 84, Eileen became the Landlady of Eli's continuing to run it with Jim and their three children. Jim died in May 1992 and Eileen died in April 2008. Their children, Maureen, Trish and Steve and Trish's son, Sam, continue Eli's tradition of offering hospitality to all.

Telephone: 01458 250494


The Rose and Crown Inn
Huish Episcopi
TA10 9QT