The Local Area - Pill and Easton-in-Gordano

The Local Area

The Old Brewery is located in the village of Pill, situated on the southern bank of the Avon river. Pill has several shops in the centre for day-to-day needs, including a Southern Co-op, pharmacy, Post Office and hair salon. There is a Co-op at the top of the village near the site of the former railway station.

The Anchor at Ham Green is a popular pub/restaurant, which is just a short detour from the M5 motorway and has undergone a major refurbishment to convert it into a sophisticated Restaurant, Melbournes Bar & Grill. They opened at the start of May and are in high demand. The facade of the Anchor has been completely transformed with a modern makeover to inject a new lease of life into the area, which has been welcomed by locals and visitors alike.

Melbournes, Pill

Melbournes Grill

Pill also has several take-away restaurants; and boasts many pubs including The Kings Head, The Star, The Duke and the Pill Memorial Club. There is also The George in nearby Abbots Leigh and The Priory in Portbury.


The Kings Head Pub

Pill is commonly used as a place for commuting to Bristol as it has excellent transport links, being close to the M5 and Bristol. There are regular bus services to and from the local area, with a bus stop located 30 seconds walk from the buildings. Pill marks the start of the National Cycle Network 33 (the Wessex Cycleway), which also takes in Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Chard and Seaton.

There is also local access to the Gordano services which includes Waitrose, Starbucks and WH Smiths among others.