Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Somerset

Rode (formerly Road) is a village in Somerset, England located 5 miles (8.0 km) south-west of Trowbridge and 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of Frome. The village is situated on the Somerset-Wiltshire border. Facilities in the village include a village school, shop/post office and a cricket club, which was founded in about 1895. There used to be several mills in the village, one of which has now been converted into The Mill pub. Other pubs in Rode are The Cross Keys and The Bell. Until the 1960s there was a brewery, Fussell's, the site of which is now a housing development, as is the site of the Tropical Bird Gardens, which closed in 2000.