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Eating Out

The following usually have good food. Restaurants, like people, have their ups and downs so do please let us know about your good and bad experiences.

Dog owners please note:

At the time of writing our local pub in the village, The Red Tile, welcomes well behaved dogs. There are also others including The Ashcott Inn, The Bicknoller Inn and The Bower Inn that are only a short distance away. You can read more about these local pubs below.

The Ashcott Inn (5.8 miles)

50 Bath Road, Ashcott, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9QQ
Phone: 01458 210033
www.theashcott.co.uk

Set on the beautiful Somerset Levels, in the village of Ashcott. Open 7 days a week and serving delicious lunches and dinners in the comfortable surroundings of the restaurant or in the colourful beer garden. Food is served all day on Saturday and Sunday and 12 – 2.30pm and 6pm – 9.30pm Monday to Friday. Dogs are welcome.

Bicknoller Inn (22.8 miles)

32 Church Lane, Bicknoller, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4EL
Phone: 01984 656234
www.thebicknollerinn.co.uk

Situated halfway between Taunton and Minehead, just off the A358. Dwarfed by the stunning Quantock Hills, this 14th century thatched traditional country inn is an ideal family venue for lunches, evening meals, and Sunday roasts. The pub is dog friendly and there is an extensive garden, with a Boules court plus outside skittles.

Blostins (20 miles)

29 -33 Waterloo Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5HH
Phone: 01749 343648
www.blostins.co.uk

Blostins is a bistro style restaurant serving fresh food made from the finest local produce. The décor is modern, bright and the atmosphere friendly and relaxed. A private dining room is available for business functions and private parties.

Blue Ball Inn (19.3 miles)

Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3HE
Phone: 01984 618242
www.blueball.pub

The Blue Ball has earned a reputation as one of Somerset’s finest pub restaurants through a combination of fine crafted local real ales and ciders complementing traditional dishes with a modern twist. There is an emphasis on freshness and seasonality using locally sourced ingredients. Food is served Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2.30pm and 6.30pm – 9pm. Sunday 12pm – 4pm.

The Bower Inn (4.5 miles)

Bower Lane, East Bower, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4TY
Phone: 01278 422926
Email: enquiries@thebowerinn.co.uk
www.thebowerinn.co.uk

Conveniently located on the outskirts of Bridgwater and less than a 10 minute drive from Cossington Park. The Bower Inn is a very attractive 18th century building set in a picturesque cottage garden on the edge of the Somerset Levels. There are log fires in the winter and dogs are welcome. Definitely worth a visit!

The Bridge (42.5 miles)

Bridge Street, Dulverton, Somerset,, TA22 9HJ
Phone: 01398 324130
www.thebridgeinndulverton.com

The Bridge Inn is a country pub in Dulverton – the gateway to Exmoor. It dates from 1845 and sits on the beautiful River Barle. Excellent pub food, served at all hours. Dogs are very welcome – the owner’s dog, Milly, keeps a secret stash of gravy bones behind the bar for visiting dogs.