Our top places to eat combine the heritage of Somerset with classic British dishes and an understated elegance. Each establishment aims to provide the best dining experience possible, down to the tiniest details. Tempt your taste buds with these fantastic menus during your holiday.
Somerset is a beautiful setting for all things foodie. Our top picks for places to eat in the county make the most of the character of their venue and combine this with some simple yet elegant menus. All of our favourite spots choose to serve local produce for guest to try, focusing on every detail to get your dining experience just right. What better way to compliment your holiday in Somerset than trying the best food that the county has to offer?
Positioned at the heart of the hotel is this magnificent Michelin starred restaurant. Take a moment to enjoy a taste of Somerset whilst looking out across the hotel’s award-winning gardens near Bath. Bath Priory focus on fresh local produce and flavours to create modern British dishes. With a Michelin Star to their name, you know that this food is exceptionally good. There are several options to choose from with menus for lunch, dinner and even afternoon tea, meaning that the Priory offer something for all budgets and tastes. Every detail of your dining experience is perfectly paired; from the dining room decor to the exemplary wine cellar, everything has been thought through.
Clavelshay Barn, North Petherton
Not too far from Bridgwater near the Quantock hills, Clavelshay really brings the rustic vibe to Somerset eating. Recently awarded the Best Restaurant in the South West 2016 and the Number One Place to Go at the Taste of the West awards, this team really know what they’re doing. A strong focus on seasonal produce keeps every dish true to the essence of sustainable Somerset living, making the most of their own working farm and the neighbouring countryside. The surrounding area makes for the perfect post-Sunday-lunch afternoon walk, a great way to relax into your South West holiday. With a buzzing atmosphere and a warm welcome, Clavelshay is a beautiful place to warm up on chilly days or to relax in the sunshine during your visit to Somerset.
For fancy, modern dining in a venue balancing old and new, the Archangel in Frome is just the ticket. Boasting exceptional food in exceptional surroundings, this restaurant brings food made with top quality, locally sourced ingredients and aims to serve every dining experience. Signature dishes at the Archangel include Seared Scallops with hogs pudding and Pan roasted hake fillet. The magnificent three storey restaurant is built into an old hay barn and places special emphasis on the original features. The ancient walls are whitewashed contrasting the period beams of the building. Contemporary furniture and structures, including a free floating glass mezzanine level, perfectly compliment the original building. For fine dining in Frome, you need look no further than the Archangel for fine dining with a classic Somerset twist.
This 'traditionally untraditional' pub serves food inspired by what is grown in the local area. It is the perfect place to head to if you're after a lovely evening meal, have an event to celebrate or even just for an afternoon tea. During the warmer months too there is a wonderful garden set up for you to enjoy a drink or your meal outside. With events happening throughout the year why not treat yourself to a fun evening out at the Litton.
Stay in one of our Somerset cottages and discover local produce and flavours.