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Some Local Information  (a good start but there is so much more!) See “Somerset Life” magazines in accommodation and also basket of fliers. But do ask for specific interests - excellent diving @ nearby Vobster, caving, climbing, walking tours, arts, ceramic studios, spas, fine dining etc…..

Nearest Supermarkets

Tesco and Aldi are 8 mins drive away in Shepton Mallet

Aldi - BA4 5SB, Tesco - BA4 5EG

Waitrose and Lidl are 15 mins drive away in Wells

Waitrose - BA5 2PJ, Lidl - BA5 2AZ

(There is also a Sainsbury's in Midsomer Norton and an Asda in Frome)

Markets & places to visit

Wells - Wednesday and Saturday

Shepton Mallet - Friday

The Frome Independent is a fantastic creative street market - first Sunday of every Month

Designer/Independent shopping & places to visit

Kilver Court (BA4 5NF) - designer village, restaurant and lovely gardens - 5 mins drive 

www.kilvercourt.com


Clarks village (BA16 0BB) - Street - discount designer/high-street shopping 

https://clarksvillage.co.uk/


Frome - 20 mins drive -  /www.discoverfrome.co.uk/frome/

Bath - 25 mins - https://visitbristol.co.uk/

Bristol - 35 mins - https://visitbristol.co.uk/

Outdoor Places to visit/walks

Harridge Woods (BA3 5AA) - http://www.somersetwildlife.org/harridge_woods.html (can walk or short drive from here)


Glastonbury Tor - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor


Cheddar Gorge (BS27 3QF) - www.cheddargorge.co.uk 


Somerset Levels - 

http://www.somersetwildlife.org/reserves.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIroO5nZS12wIVo7XtCh1YJwduEAAYASAAEgIY9fD_BwE


Beacon Hill Wood (can walk from here)  - www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor


We have done several of these walks including “Chew Magna and Stanton Drew” which passes an old stone circle

http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/walks/


Stanton Drew stone circle (and pub) 

http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Chew-Magna-and-Stanton-Drew-Walk.pdf


Stonehenge (worth a trip)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge


Ebbor Gorge & Wookey Hole Caves

http://www.wookey.co.uk/


Eating Out Recommendations

The Oakhill Inn (BA3 5HU) - 3 mins walk away 

Serves good food and is within easy walking distance - http://www.theoakhillinn.com/   

Tel: 01749 840442


Mendip Inn (Oakhill BA3 4UU)  - 10 mins walk away (2 min drive) http://www.mendipinn.co.uk/ 


The Redan Inn (BA3 4HA) 9 mins drive (3.5 miles) http://www.theredaninn.co.uk

Telephone: 01761 258 560 - Email info@theredaninn.co.uk


The Holcombe Inn - 10 mins drive (4 miles) - http://holcombeinn.co.uk/


At the Chapel in Bruton - 23 mins drive - www.atthechapel.co.uk


The Walled Garden Mells - 15 mins  (beautiful) 


The Talbot Inn in Wells  - 15 mins drive (8 miles)  /www.talbotinn.com


The Holcombe Inn - http://holcombeinn.co.uk/


Frome - the Fat Radish, Garden Cafe,(v) The Archangel, Sams Kitchen-Deli


Wells - The Good Earth (v)


The Ethicurean (30 mins) A bit further afield but very special.  Just near past Chew Valley lakes


Roth Bar and Grill (@ Hauser & Wirth Contemporary Art gallery) - www.ro

Other Nearby Places to visit

Wells - http://www.wellssomerset.com/   Smallest city in England, full of medieval history - Cathedral and Bishops Palace - great play areas for children - eg The Dragons Lair in the Bishops Palace - shopping and eating out


Frome is a creative town with lots going on and several art galleries, music venue (The Cheese and Grain), lots of independent shop  - //www.discoverfrome.co.uk/frome/


Jailhouse Tours - Various interesting and fun tours of the old Shepton Mallet jailhouse www.sheptonmalletprison.com


Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Bruton is cutting edge culturally - contemporary art, great food and a lively programme of events - /www.hauserwirth.com/locations/10068-hauser-wirth-somerset


Wells - http://www.wellssomerset.com/ 

Smallest city in England, full of medieval history - Cathedral and Bishops Palace - great play areas for children - eg The Dragons Lair in the Bishops Palace - shopping and eating out 


Longleat - https://www.longleat.co.uk/


Stourhead  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead


Other NT places within an easy drive

 
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