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Portman Arms

 

 


 
The Portman Arms was situated on the A37. It was originally Portman House, a home for one of the local estate managers but by some point in the 19th Century it had been converted into a Hotel which no doubt took its trade from the neighbouring railway station.  Until the 1960's Pylle stood on the Somerset & Dorset Railway firstly as a small country station, later downgraded to a halt. With the decline in passenger traffic the Portman hotel was rebranded the Portman Arms. The railway closed in 1966. The pub remained open until c2008.
 
Source: Mike Shingleton
 

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