WHAT IS THERE TO KNOW………
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 the bird 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.
MONDAY – SATURDAY
12PM – LATE
12PM – 6PM
The Duck, Station Road, Burtle, Somerset, TA7 8NU
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RESTAURANT SERVICE TIMES
MONDAY – THURSDAY
12PM – 2.30PM 6PM – 9PM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
12PM – 3PM 6PM – 9PM
3PM – 5.30PM (PRE BOOKED AFTERNOON TEA)
12PM – 4PM