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The Masons Arms Pub
A chocolate box thatched pub with an outstanding reputation for food and service in a quiet village close to Yeovil. With en suite rooms, Shepherds hut, luxurious cottage, campsite and microbrewery on site as well as a pretty beer garden and wood fired pizza oven it has just about something for everyone!
With Somerset’s legacy of fresh, abundant local ingredients, it’s no surprise the county is home to national and world-famous produce. Somerset’s culinary offering is readily available across the county, with farm shops and delicatessens stocking a plethora of fresh and artisan local food and drink.
Somerset’s butchery offering doesn’t disappoint, offering a superb range of locally reared meat, poultry and game. Meanwhile, dairy herds grazing in the county’s rich pastures produce the creamy milk perfect for cheese making - including the county’s signature cheddar cheeses, named after the Somerset village it was founded in. Somerset is one of the biggest cider counties in the UK and this much-loved drink can be found in many variations throughout the county. With so much on offer, it’s not hard to find somewhere to sample authentic Somerset flavours.
Somerset’s rich soil and gentle climate are ideal for cider-making. We drink more cider in the UK than anywhere else in the world and it is good to see the orchards returning to Somerset after many disappeared during a dip in the drink’s popularity a few decades ago.
The first recorded mention of cider presses as a source of income here is in 1230 in a Royal Charter granted to the Bishop of Bath even though we know the Romans grew apples in Britain. Today we have a refreshing mix of farms that have been making cider for generations and new young businesses; large concerns selling internationally and tiny orchards using community presses.
There is something special about sampling a product where it is made. Myrtle Farm, at the foot of the Mendips, is where the Thatcher family has been making cider for more than 100 years and is a perfect day out. Torre Cider at Washford has a tea room and orchard walks. (164)
Going together like strawberries and cream are cider and Cheddar. Where better to sample it than in its birthplace? The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company is the only producer of Cheddar left in the village. Its cheese, maturing in Gough’s Cave, is a memorable sight. Having mentioned strawberries, we should say that at one time Cheddar Valley strawberries were famous and even had their own train on The Strawberry Line. It is still possible to find them locally and well worth the effort. Recently added to Somerset menus are Porlock Bay oysters, Exmoor Caviar, Newton House Gin from Yeovil and farmed trout.
Its not just food and drink either with many famous other brands orginating fro our glorious county such as the global brand Mulberry and the internationally renound Somerset Toiletry Company that has flourished into an International business with toiletries sold in over 50 countries. Renowned for bath, body and home fragrance products that vary from richly classical to wonderfully innovative, its just another reason to enjoy more of what our glorious county has to offer.
Looking for unique, luxury gifts for friends and family? Swing by our boutique gift store in Clutton (on the A37) and grab a coffee and cake to go! Discover delicious freshly baked cakes and the best coffee around!
Sheppy’s House of Cider is nestled between Taunton and Wellington and is the beating heart of Somerset’s oldest family-owned cider-making company. The Apple Bay Restaurant features artisan menus, the farm shop encompasses a butcher’s counter and deli, and the shop itself stocks the entire award-winning range of Sheppy’s premium craft Somerset cider.
We’re a family farm and dairy business that’s grown into Britain’s largest organic brand. Somerset is our home, our workplace and the backdrop and inspiration for everything we do. We’ve been farming and making dairy products in Blagdon since 1961. Our business has grown with farms across the Mendips and production sites across Somerset employing over 1,700 people.
Stalwarts of the Somerset and Bristol brewery scene, Butcombe have been brewing consistently high-quality premium beers since 1978. Butcombe Brewing Co. love nothing more than hosting a bunch of beer enthusiasts at their brewery. Great for experts and beginners alike, we’ll happy share our passion and craft with you.
A visit to the Regency Tea Room is very much part of the Jane Austen Centre experience.
Sheppy’s House of Cider Visitor Centre is nestled between Taunton and Wellington and is the beating heart of Somerset’s oldest family-owned cidermaking company.
Overlooking the Blackdown Hills, The Column Room Restaurant at Hestercombe enjoys some of the best views in Taunton, taking in the stunning Victorian Terrace and beyond over the Great Plat and the greater Taunton vale.
Come and visit our fabulous new coffee house! Delicious breakfasts, cream teas and homemade cakes – sharing boards, summer salads and light lunches – a la carte evening dining, sundowner cocktails and GinSpiration drinks menu. Not to mention the locally roasted specialty Brazier coffees and Somerset Miles teas!We offer a stylish and relaxing atmosphere set within the grounds of The Cleve, a historic country house and spa. We boast ample parking and a beautiful garden to soak up the stunning Somerset views. And if you have time to spare, take a sneaky peak in our spa…!Dogs more than welcome.
Open Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm (with last orders at 5pm) and Sunday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Meadows Restaurant and Tea rooms offers locally sourced, great quality, home-style hot and cold food.
The Florentine is a stylish bistro café situated in the Winter Gardens Pavilion. We serve a selection of cakes, sandwiches and hot food, as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Doubleton Farm has 13 character holiday cottages set in 4 acres of countryside
Mercure Bridgwater Hotel is conveniently set in heart of the historic town of Bridgwater.
Enjoy a traditional family holiday with us here at Riverside Holiday Village.
Luxury spa hotel in North Somerset near Bristol with gourmet restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton.
The Fashion Museum shop is located on the ground floor of Bath’s magnificent Assembly Rooms.
Brean Caravan Shop sells a huge range of products.