The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
'Great food in the heart of the Quantocks'. A traditional inn with a varied, locally sourced menu and real ales - the perfect Somerset stop-off. The interior is cosy and welcoming, yet spacious and well-renovated, with spotlights highlighting the traditional features.
Fantastic gastro pub
We are so lucky to have a fantastic gastro pub on our doorstep for all guests at Bashford Lodge to walk to. Open 7 days a week, for lunch and evening meals. Booking essential at the weekend.
Kilve Beach sits halfway between Minehead and Bridgwater. A rolling grassy expanse meeting a rocky beach peppered with rock pools, Kilve is picnic paradise. A Site of Special Scientific Interest, the beach is also home to lots of fossils, including ammonites and reptile remains. Just remember, you are not allowed to dig them directly out of the cliffs though.
Park in the village and take the track up alongside the Rising Sun pub (good for a pre or after walk meal and the food is excellent). It's pretty steep and rocky in places so you'll need walking boots or sturdy shoes. Once ontop of the hill turn left and follow the path through ancient woodland until you reach the wide open moorland area up to Wills Neck trig point. This is the highest point of the Quantocks with stunning panoramic views across the Bristol Channel and South Wales to the north, Glastonbury, Wells and Somerset Levels to the east and the Blackdown and Brendon Hills to the south and west. If you are lucky you will see the herd of wild ponies who live on the Quantocks and are fairly tame. Footpaths stretch for miles in all directions and you can either explore the area or return back the way you came.
On the fringes of the Quantock Hills, Nether Stowey is a village where rural community spirit is alive and well – perhaps the fact that three busy pubs still thrive here is testament to this. The most famous former resident of Nether Stowey is the legendary poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge; his passion for walking the hills and valleys of this beautiful countryside is commemorated in the Coleridge Way, a magnificent 36 mile trail that crosses the Quantocks on its way to Exmoor.
Delightful spacious tea rooms, set in lovely gardens and with stunning views of the surrounding Quantock and Blackdown hills. Enjoy cream teas, high tea, coffee and cakes and dogs are very welcome in the gardens. Open until late afternoon.
Fantastic tea room and garden
My wife Mary and I visited the tea rooms during a walk over the Quantock Hills. The setting was superb and the staff very friendly and helpful. Home made scones with clotted cream and jam were scrumptious, and the tea was very welcome by 2 thirsty walkers. I would recommend this tea room to everyone.
Home cooked food and cakes served in a lovely setting overlooking the Quantocks. Panoramic view, outdoor sun deck, ample parking and dog friendly, a great please to stop when out and about in the area.
Lemon Drizzle Cake, YUM
Best lemon drizzle cake I have ever had. Lovely local Miles tea and coffee, delicious.
This 18th century former coaching house is well situated between the Quantocks and Exmoor National Park. If you are out and about for day pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Great local pub in Halse
Good atmosphere in this pub, with the locals. Good pub food, reasonably priced.
As the name suggests, you'll be trekking through the Quantocks, surveying the scenic surroundings from horse-top. Improve your confidence, experience the great outdoors, and ride all day, or only five miles - these guys match your expectations. Situated in the beautiful, historic village of West Bagborough with 50 acres of moorland leading directly onto the bridleways of the Quantocks and offering stunning riding in this area of outstanding natural beauty on over 20 horses.
A pretty18th century inn strategically placed on the old turnpike road on the edge of the village. Call in for lunch or dinner with a seasonally changing menu and specials. Children are welcome and ample parking is available.
Had Sunday lunch on 4th June. Food delivered quickly and was very good. Seems to be a good choice on the menu and staff very pleasant. Good parking and easily accessible from Taunton. Would definitely pay a second visit.
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