The Sedgemoor Inn
19 Main Road, Westonzoyland, Bridgwater, Somerset
A beautiful country inn and named after the last battle between two armies on English soil in 1685. This was between the Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles 2nd and James 2nd at Sedgemoor, Somerset. Monmouth’s army was routed and he the authorities executed in London only nine days later. The area exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include the ghosts and apparitions of soldiers killed in that battle. Local farmers have told of seeing phantom equestrians galloping across the marshes, with disembodied voices crying ‘Come over’. As the Duke of Monmouth retreated, following defeat, his troops sang hymns to boost their morale. Their songs of praise are still heard from the ghosts of that army. The Sedgemoor Inn has history from the early 1600s, with is now a Second-grade listed building. It exhibits ghostly manifestations. these include at least two ghosts, one of whom , witnesses describe, as a soldier in pieces of leather armour, with a teenaged girl in a white dress. During the English Civil War, a Parliamentarian troop offered to spare the life of a Royalist soldier if he could outrun a galloping horse. He did so. However, they shot him anyway, in front of his sweetheart near the present Sedgemoor Inn. She appears as a ghost, wandering through the village and over the marshes.