LOCALS in a Somerset village have flatly denied claims of a pervasive smell of excrement.
The eye-watering stench is often commented on by visitors to the puzzlement of residents unable to detect this “stink of shit” everyone refers to.
Londoner Tom Booker said: “Getting out of the city and into nature is so wonderful, apart from the sickening reek of faecal matter that follows you around.
“At first I presumed it was just what fresh air smelled like, but then I traced it to a large tank full to the brim of animal ordure. Apparently everyone out here has one.
Locals have dismissed Booker’s claims, baffled as to how a 7ft dung heap could bother anyone.
Bill McKay said: “These city folk are all the same, with their fancy suits and unnatural aversion to piles of rotting shit.”