The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Situated in the very beautiful Ham Hil area, The Prince of Wales is a traditional pub with stunning views and pretty gardens. During summer months you will find an ice cream hut, pizza oven and an outside bar. Menus change seasonally and dogs are welcome.
A privately-owned beach, Seatown Beach sits to the east of Golden Cap. Backed by soaring cliffs, the beach is a popular spot for fossil hunters looking to find prizes hidden within the shingle. With a steep shelf and no lifeguards on duty, swimming is not advised, however the beach offers a lovely spot to sit and watch the waves rumble and roll along the shore.
A favourite fossil hunting spot. Apparently there are beds of fossilised brittle starfish nearby as well as beds of belemnites. There's a free car park by the beach and you can walk up Golden Cap from here too, Dorset's highest spot, where the views are amazing.
This 28-mile trail starts at Ham Hill in Somerset, one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Europe, and finishes at Lyme Regis in Dorset, spanning two counties. It follows the footsteps of villagers from the region as they made their way to join the Protestant Monmouth rebellion at Lyme in 1685.
One of Somerset’s bigger towns, Yeovil is a thriving urban centre. There’s lots going on here – two theatres, a ten-screen cinema and dozens of restaurants mean that Yeovil has a busy night life. Just north of Yeovil at Yeovilton is the Fleet Air Arm Museum, which has an enormous number of Naval aircraft on display along with some fun high tech interactive exhibitions.
An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.
Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.
A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.
Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.
Located in the centre of this lovely village, you will find a varied menu inspired by French and British classics, great quality food and local cask ales.
Lovely walk to a lovely local Pub
Walked from the front door of the Pump House to The White Horse on a Saturday lunchtime. We had not booked and were very lucky to be seated as they were indeed full, therefore booking is advised.
We had a delicious lunch sat by the open fire, and the two staff were attentive and friendly despite being full. The food was good quality, plentiful, and I would certainly recommend it.
Children, dogs and welly boots are all welcome in this newly refurbished pub, all watched over by Alan the Barrington Boar. The bar and restaurant both have good food, and the location in the centre of the village makes it a social hub for local events.
Highly recommend to all, the Barrington Boar has friendly staff, excellent service, lovely atmosphere and great food!
The best pub meals we have ever had excellent food beautifully cooked and great service. Would highly recommend
Fantastic, Fantastic, friendly pub with delicious food.
friends and I visited the Barrington Boar whilst staying in the village this weekend. We first visited Fri eve where we enjoyed whole baked plaice in a caper sauce, fish pie, & stuffed aubergine with salad. The main courses were absolutely delicious. Having a coeliac in our party, we asked about gluten free & were told the sauce would not be made with wheat flour. The accompanying salads were huge, fresh and excellent - no rubbish bit of iceberg lettuce & tomato here! A mixture and abundance of salad leaves really impressed us. Desserts of lemon posset were divine, and although the brownie was overcooked, we were cheerily offered something else - no bad atmosphere here! We throughly enjoyed our meal and service was excellent - so much so that we returned on Sunday for lunch after a country ramble with moments of mild to moderate peril gave us a huge appetite. We enjoyed our meal in the garden and again, our coeliac and pescatarian friends were catered to by the owners and chef happily offering the roast dinner with no meat & extra roasties for the coeliac, and homemade Thai style fishcakes with the roast potatoes, for our other friend. An unusual combination, but the didn't phase the Barrington Boar! Again we enjoyed the divine lemon posset, and our chocolate loving friend asked for the brownie again - which was baked to perfection! Again friendly, helpful staff made our meal a very enjoyable experience. We all agreed that we would heartily recommend The Barrington Boar to all our friends visiting the area and look forward to eating there again when we return to Somerset. Thanks to all at The Barrington Boar for two truly delicious and welcoming visits!
Visit the world-famous gardens at Stourhead and sit amongst tranquil scenes. Described as ‘a living work of art’, the gardens lead visitors on a breath-taking journey. Spend a while in the 18th Century Palladian villa and Hoare family home, before wending your way around the grounds, falling in love with the beautifully thought out landscapes and classical architecture.
Beautiful landscapes to explore
A short drive away and you're in the impressive landscape of Stourhead, with its magnificent trees, lake and iconic garden structures. We visited early November when the autumn colours were blazing. A perfect morning out, whether for a lazy amble round the lake or exploring the footpaths to viewpoints and monuments. Good National Trust cafe and shop too.
A highlight of our 5 night stay
We stayed in nearby Nunney for 5 nights. Stourhead was definitely our top pick. On a sunny day it was absolutely beautiful. The scenery is stunning and it was nice to have a well-earned ice-cream in the pretty courtyard of the pub after a good walk. There are plenty of spots for taking beautiful pictures. We'd be interested to return one Autumn or see it covered in snow too.
This is the most beautiful place you can imagine - the walk around the lake, dropping into the various buildings and grottoes, is breathtaking. All I can say is you really must visit.
A wonderful must in Dorset. Great gardens and interesting house. Well worth a visit.
Home cooked food is a speciality here with Sunday roasts being a favourite. There's a play area, large garden and decking with views over the countryside. Dogs are welcome.
Very nice homely pub
Great food and lovely hosts
Very good food and homemade desserts, lovely friendly hosts and dog friendly. Recommend booking in high season.
Bob makes this pub worth the 2 mile walk there and back.
Cosy pub, lovely location, great hosts
Traditional feel, good menu range and good value, very clean. Lovely views from the garden.
Have visited several times, a friendly place to eat and drink.
Fabulous Friendly Pub
A lovely country pub with a warm, friendly welcome to include those fury four legged friends.
Great food and I can throughly recommend the homemade pizza’s!
Only a 10/15 minute drive away from Stoke Abbott.
Excellent pub food and congenial hosts
We enjoying two visits to the Hare and Hounds during our recent holiday. Both times we had excellent pub meals in good surroundings and was well looked after by the hosts. Many thanks
Articles | From around the area
Things to do
Things to do