Landlords Kelvin and Karen Evett welcome you to the West India House pub, located in Durleigh on the western edge of the market town of Bridgwater in Somerset, only minutes from the Quantock Hills, the country's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The building as you see it today was constructed in 1936 but there had been a pub on the site for many years previously in various guises.
Deriving its name from the days when Bridgwater was a bustling port the site is originally believed to have been owned by a merchant with the West India Trading Company, whose ships delivered goods to the quayside in the town centre.
The current landlords Kelvin and Karen Evett took over the establishment in May 2007 and have dramatically transformed the entire business with a full-scale refurbishment of the existing building plus the construction of an extension to the saloon bar, a dedicated smoking shelter and the introduction of home-cooked meals and Sunday lunches, all sourced from seasonal local ingredients.
The West India House boasts a fully-equipped skittle alley/function room complete with dedicated bar. There is also a large, attractive beer garden to the rear with scenic views over rolling countryside.
A large function room marquee is available for hire in our beer garden which can acccommodate up to 150 people for sit down meal events with a dancefloor and dedicated bar. The West India House is therefore the ideal venue for all manner of events and functions whether it be wedding parties, birthday parties, anniversary parties, engagement parties, retirement functions, homecoming parties, school reunions, children's parties, wakes or any other occasion. Custom buffet menus are always available.
Our opening hours are:
Monday 3pm - 11pm
Tuesday - Sunday open from 12 noon.
Please read on further to discover the wide range of features available from a pub that combines the best traditions of the old English inn with the latest in modern luxury. It is this potent mix that makes the West India House a thriving focal point of the Durleigh community.