The Ring O’ Bells, Compton Martin


“The Ring O Bells is a traditional country pub located in the pretty village of Compton Martin, North Somerset, which is listed in the Domesday Book. The village sits in the heart of the Chew Valley, surrounded by undulating hills, churches and apple orchards which provides some of Somerset’s finest ciders.”

Recommended recces

We rely on the generosity of all the pub landlords / managers to allow us to use their facilities as checkpoints on the Butcombe Trail Ultra. If you are doing recces of the route, please pop into the pub and buy a drink or some food, and be sure to let them know you are training for the BTU!

  • Route 1

42.6 km / 26.5 miles: OS Maps link | GPX download

BTU56: This recce leaves the race route when you reach the road at the top of Cheddar Gorge, then rejoins it 2 miles later at Blackmoor, shortly before crossing the B3134.

BTU50: This recce leaves the race route where you fork right onto the BTU56 after the descent into Cheddar (remember to fork left on race day!). It rejoins the route at Blackmoor, shortly before crossing the B3134.

ROB CM recce

This recce can be shortened by following the Monarch’s Way after leaving Compton Martin (orange arrow).

  • Route 2

BTU56: Simply use the full route map / GPX and run the whole eastern loop – this comes in at 55.6 km / 34.6 miles.


Please visit the pub’s website for up-to-date opening hours, food serving times, menus, contact details and other info:

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