A Bit About

The Duck at Burtle

Located on the beautiful and ancient Somerset Levels, The Duck has it’s own story to tell of times gone by.

It all began with the railways.

The Duck is the third reincarnation of a pub on this site and it all began in 1856 with the railways.

The first pub, The Railway Hotel, was built next to the new Edington Road railway station, to service the needs of rail workers and travellers. Much closerto Burtle than Edington it was later renamed the Edington Burtle station. The railway was an importantpart of local life for almost 100 years when, in 1966, the station fell foul of the Beecham Axe and was closed,along with hundreds of others across the country.

The Tom Mogg Inn was named after a local.

The hotel later merged with the station building to forma larger pub retaining it’s name as The Railway Hotelfor another 14 years.

In 1980 the pub was renamed The Tom Mogg Inn,after a local signalman who worked at Eddington Junction. Tom was a regular at the pub and the sign depicts him in his uniform ringing a large brass bell.

Despite its remote location the pub was a very popular drinking spot, and its Sunday roasts were renowned, attracting people from all around the area.

The Duck was Hatched.

Jump forward another 50 years and the pub waslooking old and tatty. Ownership changed, followed by a full refurbishment of the bar and restaurant in a fresh, new, country contemporary style.

The new look required a new name and inspired by thebird life on the surrounding wetlands and to reflect it’s location by the river, The Duck was hatched!

The old Tom Mogg sign hangs, as a nod to its former past, in the function venue, the second phase of the development undertaken in late 2016.

The Duck remains a Free House and is now under the management of Head Chef and Licencee, Maciek and his partner Sam.

Together with their team they offer you a warm welcome to their award winning pub in the heart of the Somerset Levels.


12 til Late, Monday – Saturday

Lunch From 12noon to 2.30pm

Dinner From 6.00pm

12 til 6pm Sundays

Sunday Lunch 12noon to 3pm


What People are Saying

“Amazing Food”

We loved our first ever meal here today, amazing food and lovely service. Thank you so much, we will definitely return soon.”


“Very, Very Impressed”

“Your food is dedicated to putting a smile on peoples faces. Please pass this on to the kitchen staff. Very very impressed with the standard.


“A Gorgeous Lunch”

First time at The Duck for our anniversary and what a gorgeous lunchtime meal, beautiful garden and such lovely staff. Would definitely recommend and return.


“The Best”

“It’s probably one of the best dinners I’ve had and I’ve eaten out a lot!.


Great food · Fine dining · Child-friendly · Chic décor · Outdoor dining · Stylish interior · Casual · Romantic atmosphere · Cosy atmosphere · Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation

12 til late, Monday – Saturday

12 noon – 2.30pm

From 6.00pm

Sunday Lunch

12 noon – 3.00pm

Boxing Day & New Years Day

Contact Us

The Duck at Burtle

Station Road




01278 238 282





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