Guidebook for Bridgwater

Julie
Guidebook for Bridgwater

Food Scene

Another good local pub with a big garden. A slightly longer walk but still possible!
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The Carew Arms
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Another good local pub with a big garden. A slightly longer walk but still possible!
Excellent cream teas in a pretty setting, just down the road from the Blue Ball Inn
Stable Cottage Tea Rooms
Excellent cream teas in a pretty setting, just down the road from the Blue Ball Inn
If you take a walk along the dramatic coastline at Kilve, this is a great spot to have a traditional cream tea.
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Chantry Tea Gardens
Sea Lane
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If you take a walk along the dramatic coastline at Kilve, this is a great spot to have a traditional cream tea.

Essentials

A good sized village about 15 minutes drive, with a large Co-op that is open in the evenings, a butcher and two pubs. There's also a Chinese takeaway, please note it is cash only!
Bishop's Lydeard
A good sized village about 15 minutes drive, with a large Co-op that is open in the evenings, a butcher and two pubs. There's also a Chinese takeaway, please note it is cash only!
A large village on the Bridgwater side of the Quantocks with several shops and pubs.
Nether Stowey
A large village on the Bridgwater side of the Quantocks with several shops and pubs.
A slightly larger village well served with shops, petrol station, post office and bank. About 20 minutes away.
Williton
A slightly larger village well served with shops, petrol station, post office and bank. About 20 minutes away.

Sightseeing

A very pretty little town just off the Minehead Road. A castle and gardens open to the public, plus lots of interesting shops and restaurants.
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Dunster
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A very pretty little town just off the Minehead Road. A castle and gardens open to the public, plus lots of interesting shops and restaurants.
A lovely old house and gardens to explore
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Hestercombe House
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A lovely old house and gardens to explore
A little further afield, about an hour's drive, Montacute has a beautiful stately home set in lovely gardens and surrounded by a picture perfect village built in golden stone.
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Montacute
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A little further afield, about an hour's drive, Montacute has a beautiful stately home set in lovely gardens and surrounded by a picture perfect village built in golden stone.
There are several beautiful sandy beaches on the North Devon coast at Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woollacombe. All worth a visit, good for surfing but not so wild that you can't just swim too.
Unison Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
There are several beautiful sandy beaches on the North Devon coast at Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woollacombe. All worth a visit, good for surfing but not so wild that you can't just swim too.
Head for the North Devon coast across Exmoor via Simonsbath and Exford - one of the loveliest drives in the area.
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Exford
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Head for the North Devon coast across Exmoor via Simonsbath and Exford - one of the loveliest drives in the area.
Another lovely place to walk down to the sea.
West Quantoxhead
Another lovely place to walk down to the sea.
Minehead is an old style English seaside resort with amusement arcades, fish and chips, and of course Butlins with its own amusement park.
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Minehead
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Minehead is an old style English seaside resort with amusement arcades, fish and chips, and of course Butlins with its own amusement park.
This is a well known local beauty spot on Exmoor.
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Tarr Steps Woodland National Nature Reserve
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This is a well known local beauty spot on Exmoor.

Drinks & Nightlife

Plain and simple pub grub
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The Cottage Inn
Cumberland Road
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Plain and simple pub grub
West Bagborough is just about within walking distance, and this is a lovely pub you could work into a walk around the hills.
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The Rising Sun Inn
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West Bagborough is just about within walking distance, and this is a lovely pub you could work into a walk around the hills.
Another attractive country pub known for its food.
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The Bicknoller Inn
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Another attractive country pub known for its food.
Country pub with a lovely old fashioned interior, not far from Kilve beach.
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The Plough Inn
Back Lane
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Country pub with a lovely old fashioned interior, not far from Kilve beach.

Shopping

Our favourite cider man! Real Somerset cider, plus apple juice, apples and other seasonal fruit grown and made on the premises.
Pixford Fruit Farm
Our favourite cider man! Real Somerset cider, plus apple juice, apples and other seasonal fruit grown and made on the premises.