The author of a new book focussing on the history of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge’s pubs is on the hunt for photos of several local pubs.

Jane Mann is appealing for local people to send her their images of pubs from over the decades in Burnham-On-Sea, Highbridge and the surrounding area for her new book, which is due to be published this autumn.

“This will be my second book on local pubs, the first featured pubs in Bridgwater and was a success,” Jane told

“I’m researching pubs, coaching inns and hotels in and around Burnham and am finding they have wonderful histories and fascinating stories.”

“I have a great interest in local history and the Burnham area has a rich history – there have been at least 16 pubs in Highbridge alone over the years!”

She adds: “Compiling a book like this isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time to pull everything together so anyone who is happy to share any images they have with dates pubs in the area – whether open or closed – would be really appreciated.”

£1 from each of the £10 books sold will be donated to BARB Search and Rescue in Burnham-On-Sea, which operates two rescue hovercrafts and two inshore rescue boats.

Here is a list of the local pub photos that Jane is currently looking for:

Belmont Hotel, High St, B-O-S
The Black Bull, Mark
Bristol Bridge Inn (Highbridge)
The Crown, Church Rd, East Huntspill
The Hobbs Boat, Bridgwater Rd, Lympsham
Huntspill Arms And Scarlet Pimpernel (This Is The Same Pub But It Has Had 4 Names I Have Photos Of Them As The Other 2 Names So Just Need These 2)
Ocean Wave, B-O-S
The Old Pier Tavern, Pier St, B-O-S
The Orchard, Church Rd, West Huntspill
Puzzle Gardens, B-O-S
The Railway Inn, East Huntspill
The Rosewood, Love Lane B-O-S
Shoulder Of Mutton, Pawlett
Somerset Vaults, Newton Road, Highbridge
The Watchfield Inn, Watchfield
The White Cottage, West Huntspill

If you have any of the pictures, please email Jane at