The Webster Family have run the King Alfred since 2015. Lisa looks after the front of house, whilst Chef Phil looks after the kitchen.


“Rural communities, and this country’s rural way of life, face unprecedented challenges. The country pub, which has been at the heart of village life for centuries, is disappearing in many areas.”

HRH The Prince Of Wales

At the King Alfred we aim to be the heart of the community – not only are we a meeting place, a social hub, we provide a place where the community can come together. Throughout the year we run many everts, from Pub Quizzes to poetry recitals, to Season Fairs to Live Music events.



Serving the community

There has been a public house in Burrowbridge since 1710. The pub was named the King Alfred around 1806 when a new road from Lyng to Burrowbridge was cut which necessitated the demolition of the front of the old Inn.

We offer traditional pub food using local meats, fish and vegetables.

BEST PRODUCE, from local suppliers.

  • Pynes Butchers
  • S&J Seafood Brigham
  • A David Fruit & Veg
  • Forest Produce – Speciality Foods
  • White Lake Cheese
  • Somerset Charcuterie
  • Quickes Cheddar
  • Fine Foods – Speciality Foods
  • Styles Ice Cream
  • Kezie Specialist Meats


We offer traditional pub food using local meats, fish and vegetables.


We stock a wide range of real ales, lagers, wines, spirits and of course Somerset cider.


We use local suppliers, produce and support the local community and projects.



Chargrilled 16oz T-Bone Steak with Chips, Peas, Onion Rings, Mushroom & Grilled Tomato (gf on demand)

Add a (gf) Sauce for £3.25 Peppercorn or Stilton

Meet the Chef

Chef Phil started working in kitchens at the age of 13 with his stepdad. At 16 he went to college full time to learn his craft whilst still working at various restaurants in the Bradford and Ilkley area, including time at the Michellin starred Box Tree Restaurant in Ilkley.

After college, time was spent at various hotels and restaurants in London, North Yorkshire and his home town of Bradford.

At 21 he moved to France to work in a hotel for 6 months followed by time in Italy, Switzerland and Tenerife.

After moving back to Bradford, Phil settled down for a while with his first wife having 2 kids, working in a variety of settings including hospitals and industrial catering.

At 30 he moved to Somerset and worked at the Beambridge Hotel in Wellington, before moving to the Sun in the wood restaurant/pub in Newbury.

After meeting Lisa, they moved back to Yorkshire and Phil became Head Chef at the White Lion Hotel in Hebden Bridge.

Lisa and Phil took over a small pub in Mytholmroyd, followed by the Dusty Miller and Corners Restaurant which was a huge success.

They moved back to Hampshire and ran the Hoddington Arms in Upton Grey near Basingstoke and were voted best pub in Hampshire with Hampshire life magazine.

After a period of moving around the opportunity came to purchase the King Alfred Inn in Somerset and they have now been here for 8 years.

Phils focus is using the best local produce to create varied and interesting menus to suit all tastes.