Somerset & Dorset Public House

Named after the railway and station which was nearby.
Image kindly provided by Ann Popham

The station, situated at the junction of Marine Drive, Pier Street and Abingdon Street, was a terminus of the Burnham branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. It opened 3 May 1858. The inn, opposite the station, opened some time later than this when  the development of the High Street reached  that end of town, and was named after the railway company.


The pub has had a number of different picture signs over recent years.


2 thoughts on “Somerset & Dorset Public House”

  1. Hello you may know I am writing a book on pubs. Part of the price of the book will include a £1 donation on each book sold to BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat). I would like to get in touch with the person that posted the above picture as I would like to put it in the book. Can anyone please tell me how to contact her? Thanks

    1. Hello Jane,

      Mrs Popham has agreed to your use of her photo and hopefully this image is now on your private email.
      Thanks for contacting us.

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