Chard Cheers for Chough Children

Named after a famous Cornish crow, the charming Chough Hotel in Chard is steeped in local Somerset history, as well as shrouded in ghostly tales of the unexpected…

Dating back to the mid-1600s, a pub regular claims that he’d once seen the ghost of the villainous 17th century executioner  Judge Jeffreys crouched by the fireplace. A “shadowy” figure has also been spotted in the corridor, while curious coughing noises and sporadic flying glasses add to the pub’s intrigue and popularity.

Adding to the appeal of the Chough is a newly fitted eibe Beta unit in the gardens. Bright and colourful, it offers a fun, kaleidoscopic contrast to the grey mysteries of the past inside! Part of the nationwide Punch chain, eibe hopes the new playspace will be used as much as other similar installations around the country.

“The great thing about the Beta unit is that it’s full of play value, easy and quick to install and it maximises space,” comments eibe managing director, Paul Redden, “On top of that, it is one of our most affordable play units!” 

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