The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A welcoming historic old coaching Inn set in the heart of the village. Dogs are welcome and there's a large garden with seating for warmer weather.
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.
Most unusual beach in U.K we have visited. Fabulous views , need sturdy footwear for walking on the beach itself.
A four and a half mile countryside walk taking in quaint Somerset villages on the way. Start from The Cross in Nether Stowey and follow the directions on the Web site.
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.
The Ancient Mariner pub
Lovely for Sunday lunch although menu was limited to mainly roasts
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.
What an amazing pub!
We were staying locally so visited the pub on several occasions. Lovely decor, great atmosphere and amazing food. Have to say a special thank you to Lucy for the wonderful (and entertaining) service she gave when we visited for dinner on the evening of my partners 60th birthday. She made our evening!
Great community pub
Beautiful, well-run pub with friendly and helpful staff.
Menu was varied and there was a good selection of food and drink.
A very easy walk from Bible Bee Barn!
Great local pub in Halse
Good atmosphere in this pub, with the locals. Good pub food, reasonably priced.
Situated in the fabulous Quantock Hills, famous for its great walks and cycling, this is a great place to visit for real ales and good food. Children and dogs are very welcome and there's even a special dog menu.
Left disappointed 😗
We were really looking forward to our evening meal at this pretty inn but unfortunately we were left disappointed.
It started well when we arrived , shown to our tables , drinks order taken and menu given for us to choose.
We were the only ones in inn at this point so we were surprised that it took over 20 minutes for them to take our order even though we said we were ready to order!
Once our order was taken (again still only the ones in there) it took over another 30 minutes for a burger and a curry to arrive!
When it did we weren’t asked if we needed any condiments or sauces and had to attract one of the staff to get our extras.
Other people arrived and it was obvious how much quicker they were to get served, even when we were eating (food was ok) no one asked if everything was ok , but again noticed how only certain staff did this.
On leaving we overheard that the chef was late in and that was probably the reason for the delay in taking our order. It would just have been polite to inform us of this fact.
So this is our reason for being left disappointed and hence the 2 star rating.
Forty acres of loveliness including streams, temples, woodland and terraces. The garden features Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian influences.
Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Hestercombe, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and views! Great shop too and dog friendly too.
Quite simply stunning , superb gardens and house . A beautiful location with superb views. The coffee shop is well worth a visit and the restaurant if you have more time .
All the staff were very friendly and gave an excellent impression.
This is exactly the way to manage these houses . Take note National Trust at Montacute . I know which house we shall return to .
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.
We had dinner here on a Saturday evening. We had pre booked. Quick service and lovely meal. Recommend the fish and chips, sticky toffee pudding and the salted caramel sundae!
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.
Ideally located at the entrance to Greatwood Forest on the Quantocks, this former old calving shed has been transformed into a vibrant coffee shop. It's had an amazing re-vamp and is now a popular place with cyclists, walkers and everyone looking for a great place to eat cake!
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