Barrington Court / Montacute House
Two excellent National Trust properties with stunning period gardens and grounds. Both within fifteen minutes drive.
Burrow Hill Cider Distillery
A local institution. Book a tour and tasting with the makers, attend one of their riotous events in summer, or help with the harvest in Autumn.
East Lambrook Manor, South Petherton
Beautifully maintained, privately owned Cottage Garden English Heritage Grade 1 listed.
Field Bakery, Charlynch
Regular talks, workshops and events at this small scale shop at Gothelney Farm.
Ham Hill Country park
Accessible rural pathways with stunning views, just 10 minutes drive away.
Hauser & Wirth Gallery
Iconic, trend-setting gallery set in a beautiful rural location.
Hestercombe House & Gardens
50-acre dog friendly country house estate and formal garden near Taunton.
Historic beach resort and picturesque town, 45 minutes from South Petherton.
Montacute House, Montacute
Stunning National Trust property with ornamental gardens and extensive grounds.
The David Hall, South Petherton
Local community hall with regular concerts and events.
Extensive ornamental gardens within the grounds of this highly regarded hotel complex. Check their events calendar online.
West Bay / Bridport
Cute seaside town with clean beach and dramatic scenery. Nearby Bridport has excellent markets on Wednesdays (antiques) and Saturdays (fresh produce).
A Cab, Taunton
B W Private Hire, Langport
Castle Cary Taxis
Crewkerne Taxis, Sarah
Freeway Private Hire, South Petherton
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Eat & Drink
Brown & Forrest Smokery, Langport
Some of the finest smoked foods around.
Farm & Field Café, South Petherton
Fun and family-friendly café / brunch spot with a lovely lakeside walk.
Isaac Cider, Beaminster
Proud decendents of Sir Isaac Newton, now making cider in Dorset.
Pitney Farm Café
Charming café on the grounds of this local biodynamic small holding. They have onsite camping and caravan pitches, too.
Roth Bar & Grill, Bruton
Highly-rated restaurant near Bruton with regular special events.
The Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock
Extremely popular beachside café directly over-looking the beach.
The Old Dairy Café, Bower Hinton
Excellent lunch / brunch café in a charmingly rustic setting.
At The Chapel, Bruton
A local institution and where the Bruton revolution all began! An excellent bakery, restaurant and terrace bar.
Shopping & Retail
Highly regarded food, drink and homewares store in the charming town of Beaminster, also home to the excellent Brassica restaurant.
Frome Independent Market, Frome
Bustling independent market, first Sunday of the month, March – December.
Hole & Corner, Bruton
Arts-led shop and events space.
Teals Farm Shop, A303
Brilliantly stocked farm shop and excellent café on the A303. A good pit stop if you are arriving from the East.
The Arts Stable, Blandford Forum
Independent gallery, café & farm just across the Dorset border.
The Trading Post farm shop, Lopenhead
Bloom Wines, South Petherton
Independent wine and spirits and homewares shop, just across the road.
Arts & crafts, homewares, café, timber merchants, even courses. Unique and special!
Pheonix Studios Ilminster
Home to Alice Temperley’s shop, studio and atelier.