Things To Do
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.
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.
Column Room Restaurant at Hestercombe Gardens
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.
Mm, mm, mm! We are very lucky to have so many amazing local producers in Somerset.
Bucklegrove offers a family friendly base, with indoor swimming pool, The Lodge – Bar, Grill & Restaurant and a range of pitches from camping and tourers to luxury lodges with hot tubs.
The first joint venture between culinary legends, Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White is the brasserie-style eatery Koffmann & Mr. White's.
Experience and enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere that Street's newest venue now offers.Set over two floors with a secluded alfresco terrace, the ground floor bar offers an extensive range of wines, Champagnes, beers, as well its own brand of home brewed craft ale.Pillars has been sympathetically refurbished to acknowledge its entertainment history throughout the decades.
Visit the Cross Keys Inn and you’ll find a traditional, real ale, Somerset country pub. This beautiful 16th Century building is full of charm and character, including original flagstone floors, beautiful elm ceiling beams, a large inglenook fireplace and original monastery stone.
At The Railway Inn, Sandford, a warm welcome awaits you. Treat yourself to a delicious meal in our restaurant, have a bar snack in our cosy bar, or simply enjoy a pint of Thatchers Somerset Cider.
The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel.
Steart Marshes and the beautiful River Parrett Estuary on the doorstep .
The Walnut Tree Hotel, in the Somerset village of North Petherton.
Explore Somerset’s towns, cities and villages with a self-guided, mystery themed walking Treasure Tr
Visit Britain’s biggest gorge, take in the dramatic cliffs rising up 450ft.
At Glastonbury Information Centre