THREE pubs in South Somerset have been named as best in the district, according to Three Best Rated.

The Royal Oak in South Petherton, The Brewers Arms in South Petherton and The White Hart in Somerton have been named the top three pubs in South Somerset.

What did Three Best Rated say about each pub?

The Royal Oak

"The Royal Oak is one of the best and authentic pubs in South Somerset. It is a beautiful thatched pub in the middle of the little village of Over Stratton only a stone’s throw from the A303.

"The pub has an exquisite range of drink varieties on its menu including beers, wines, ales, cocktails and more.

"They also specialise in providing various range of delicious foods on their menu.

"The pub is a warm welcome for all, including dogs and children, with cosy open fireplace for the winter and a spacious garden for the summer. They are happy to accommodate all dietary requirements, and many gluten-free alternatives are available on their menu.

"It is also a good venue for business meetings.

"The Royal Oak is one of the best venues to get chilled with your hand-picked drinks and delicious food with your friends and family."

The Brewers Arms

"The Brewers Arms is a locally owned and authentic pub.

"The pub also specialises in brewing fine qualities of ales and beers. The pub has an extensive range of drink varieties on its menu, which includes beers, wines, ales, rum, gin, cider and more at reasonable prices.

"The pub also has a team of skilled and well-experienced cooks who provides multiple delicious dishes on their menu. The pub also specialises in providing vegetarian and vegan options to its customers.

"It has a nice ambience inside where you can feel relaxed with your hand-picked drinks and delicious dishes.

"The Brewers Arms is one of the best venues to have excellent dining and boozing experience with your friends and family at affordable prices."

The White Hart Inn

"The White Hart Inn is one of the oldest and locally owned pubs in South Somerset.

"The pub offers a wide range of drink varieties on its menu including beers, wines, cider, cocktails and more at affordable costs. It is a 16th-century coaching inn in the town centre, this upscale, rustic-chic pub with rooms is four miles from Long Sutton Golf Club and eight miles from Glastonbury.

"They also specialise in providing multiple ranges of delicious foods on their menu. The pub has eight cosy rooms with vintage-inspired furnishings offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs facilities. The pub features a country-style restaurant with seasonal outdoor seating and a lounge bar.

"There's also a garden. The pub also provides a full English breakfast and bike storage is complimentary."

Three Best Rated finds the top three local businesses from around the country.

They check a company's reviews, reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, proximity, trust, cost and general excellence, using a 50-point inspection.