The parish and village of Othery, established in 1515, sits on the Somerset Levels. It is 7 miles east of Bridgwater and 4 miles north-west of Langport. The name Othery is said to mean ‘Other-island’.
Othery once had three pubs, but now only has one – The London Inn. This local, friendly pub serves food on a night time (except Mondays) and at weekends and also offers a take away service. We also have an excellent family bakery, Maiseys, almost opposite the hall (open Tuesdays to Saturday 8.30am to 4pm). You can order delicious bread, cakes, pasties or sandwiches in advance and all are made freshly on site.
Sadly, the village shop and post office is now closed. However, there is the Church of St Michael, playing field with children’s playground and a primary school in the village.
Just 4 miles away, Langport has a Tescos supermarket, butchers, chemist, take aways, post office and many other shops. There is also a doctors surgery, dentist and vet surgery there. The closest railway stations are Bridgwater (7.5 miles) and Taunton (11.9 miles). We suggest booking taxis in advance if you require them.
If you fancy a walk we are lucky to have some fantastic walks where you may spot egrets, herons and the re-introduced cranes on our doorstep. There is also a fantastic RSPB reserve a mile or so up the road.
There are also several B&B establishments in the village should your guests require overnight accommodation.
Othery Street Fair
Since 1990, Othery Street Fair has taken place in June every year. The 30th Annual Street Fair will take place on 13th June 2020. Many of the groups that meet in the hall will have stalls in North Lane, where there will be many differing goods on sale as well as games, book and bric a brac sales, a craft tent, food and drink stalls and a wonderful dog show.
Parking and entry to the event is free. Parking for disabled is in the hall car park. The event is opened at 11am and finishes at 4pm, followed by entertainment in the field in the evening.