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West Somerset is a local government district in the English county of Somerset. The council covers a largely rural area, with a population of 35,075  in an area of 740 square kilometres (290 sq mi). According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics in 2009, the population of West Somerset has the oldest average age in the United Kingdom at 52.  The largest centres of population are the coastal towns of Minehead (population 10,000) and Watchet (4,400). The council's administrative headquarters is located in the village of Williton, with an additional office in Minehead.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the previous urban districts of Minehead and Watchet, along with Dulverton Rural District and Williton Rural District.

There are 33 Grade I listed buildings in West Somerset, the oldest being Culbone Church, which is one of the smallest churches in England  and pre-Norman in origin and Tarr Steps which may originate in the Bronze Age, although others date them from around 1400.  Dunster has the greatest concentration of Grade I listed buildings including Dunster Castle, the Yarn Market, Gallox Bridge and Priory Church of St George. Other sites include manor houses such as Nettlecombe Court and Orchard Wyndham. 
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Stone building with
                            arched windows and square tower. Bicknoller
Bicknoller is a peaceful Somerset village that is set within the rolling Quantock Hills. It is home to many beautiful old buildings, including St. George’s Church and Halsway Manor, which is host to a centre for folk music and crafts, and visitors can relax at the Bicknoller Inn, a picturesque thatched building.
Civil parish
pop: 394
Williton Rural District 51°09′N 3°16′W / 51.15°N 3.27°W / 51.15; -3.27 (Bicknoller)
The Church of St George in Bicknoller  dates from the 12th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building. The church is dominated by a huge elm tree in its grounds.The church is decorated with a collection of carved angels and nightmarish animal heads.There is a memorial to William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, who spent his holidays in the village from 1933–44
Stone building with arched
                windows and square tower. 8 Church Lane, Bicknoller, Somerset TA4 4EW


01984 656585

Stone building with
                            square tower, partially obscured by trees.
                            In the foreground are gravestones. Brompton Ralph Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°05′N 3°19′W / 51.08°N 3.31°W / 51.08; -3.31 (Brompton Ralph)
Several buildings
                            including a square church tower amongst
                            trees. Brompton Regis
Brompton Regis is a large parish on the Brendon Hills mostly within the Somerset part of the National Park. It contains the village of Brompton Regis and several hamlets including Bury Hartford, Gupworthy and the former parish of Withiel Florey.
Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°04′N 3°29′W / 51.07°N 3.49°W / 51.07; -3.49 (Brompton Regis)
Wimbleball lies just within Exmoor National Park.  Its 374 acres of water and 500 acres of surrounding woodland and meadow offer recreation for all.
Wimbleball Lake Brompton Regis, nr Dulverton
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Stone building with
                            square tower, partially obscured by trees. Brushford
Brushford parish straddles the boundary of the National Park in Somerset. Only a small amount falls within the National Park: a few acres of meadow between the B3222 and the River Barle.Meaning of place name: possibly bridge by the ford, as it was Briggeford in 1270, but may have something to do with brush wood as it was Brucheford in the Domesday Book.
Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°01′N 3°32′W / 51.02°N 3.53°W / 51.02; -3.53 (Brushford, Somerset)
The Anglican parish Church of St Nicholas in Brushford,   was built in the 15th century, and has been designated as a Grade I listed building . The church has a medieval screen, 13th century font and possibly the oldest parish chest in the country, hollowed from a tree trunk. The roof was at one time covered with pegged oak planks. Some of these were discovered during repairs in 2001 and 2002 and suggest that it once had Roof shingles. The Herbert memorial chapel includes a chest tomb with effigy of Aubrey Herbert of Pixton Park, the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the Southern division of Somerset from 1911 to 1918, and for Yeovil from 1918 until his death in 1923, by Cecil de Banquiere Howard of Paris under a wooden canopy designed by Edwin Lutyens. The parish is within the benefice of Dulverton with Brushford, Brompton Regis, Upton and Skilgate which is part of the Exmoor deanery
Stone building with square
                tower, partially obscured by trees.

St Nicholas
Somerset, TA229AP


Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones and trees. Carhampton
Carhampton parish straddles the National Park boundary on its nort-east side. Probably named after St Carantacus, the Welsh Saint to whom the church is dedicated. Ham and ton are Saxon names used also in Early English. Ham means a homestead but in the West Country it is often more specific in meaning a homestead on low lying ground near a stream. Ton is a word that developed in meaning from an enclosure around a homestead to a farm to a village and a town.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°25′W / 51.17°N 3.42°W / 51.17; -3.42 (Carhampton, Somerset)
The Church of St John the Baptist in Carhampton, is a Grade I listed Anglican church. The first church in the village stood to the eats of the present church and was dedicated to St Carantoc a Welsh monk of the 6th century. The present church was mainly built in the Perpendicular period of the fifteenth century, however it was largely rebuilt in 1862-1863 with further work in tower rebuilt 1868-70 to rebuild the tower and add a vestry.Previously it had a low tower with a tiled top.
The wooden pulpit and a painted wooden screen from the previous building and date from around 1500,[ along with some of the monuments and bells from the earlier church. The church is within the benefice of Dunster, Carhampton, Withycombe w Roduish, Timberscombe and Wootton Courtenay, which is part of the Exmoor deanery and the Taunton archdeanery.
Stone building with square
                tower. In the foreground are gravestones and trees.

Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are stone
                            crosses, gravestones and trees. Clatworthy Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°04′N 3°21′W / 51.07°N 3.35°W / 51.07; -3.35 (Clatworthy)
Clatworthy Reservoir is situated in the Brendon Hills, on the edge of the Exmoor National Park, in the west of Somerset. The reservoir was created in 1958 by impounding water from the River Tone by building a concrete dam across the valley. The site is home to a variety of wildlife, including geese, grebes, swans, roe deer, red deer, and badgers. Clatworthy is popular with anglers who fish either from the banks or from a boat for brown and rainbow trout in the over one billion gallons of water the reservoir usually holds. Walkers can walk the perimeter of the reservoir in around three hours
File:Clatworthy reservior.jpg Clatworthy reservoir
 TA4 2EJ


Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are stone
                            crosses, gravestones and trees. Crowcombe
The tranquil village of Crowcombe is located in Somerset’s Quantock Hills area. Crowcombe’s attractions include the Church of the Holy Ghost, which dates from the 14th and 15th centuries, and the nearby Church House. You can enjoy scenic walks in the village and surroundings, and find refreshments at the 17th century pub.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°07′N 3°14′W / 51.12°N 3.23°W / 51.12; -3.23 (Crowcombe)
The Church of the Holy Ghost in Crowcombe, has a tower dating from the 14th century with the rest of the building being dated at the 15th century. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.  There was a previous church on the site, possible dating from the Saxon era.  The north chapel is known as the Carew Chapel and was used by the lords of the manor who lived in the nearby Crowcombe Court.  In 1724 the spire was damaged by a lightning strike. The top section of the spire was removed and is now planted in the churchyard   and stone from the spire was used in the flooring of the church. Inside the church carved bench-ends, dating from 1534 , depict such pagan subjects as the Green Man and the legend of the men of Crowcombe fighting a two-headed dragon. The parish is part of the Quantock Towers benefice within the Quantock deanery.  Opposite the church is the Church House and Pound which was built around 1515 for parish functions. It is a Grade II* listed building and was refurbished in 2007.
Stone building with square
                tower. In the foreground are stone crosses, gravestones
                and trees. Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4AR


The Church House, close to the parish church, is thought to be the oldest of its kind in England still used for its original purpose. As far as is known, the building dates from the 16th Century. The lower floor was once used as almshouses for Crowcombe village poor, while the upper storey housed a charity school. The Church House was restored by local people and now holds art exhibitions on the upper floor as well as other community events.
Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4AR
The magnificent house at Crowcombe Court was built in the 1730s in the English Baroque style from beautiful amber coloured bricks with Bath stone for the pilasters and frontispiece. Grade 1 listed, it is available as a wedding venue and hire for private parties and events.The public rooms are exceptional and experienced owners David and Kate Kenyon add to the unique atmosphere provided by this exclusive venue. Standing proudly in its own vale on the edge of the Quantock Hills, Crowcombe Court offers a taste of Edwardian luxury you will never forget.
Crowcombe Court
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Crowcombe Heathfield Station on the West Somerset Railway has a booking office and prices from this Station can be found on our Fares Pages. There is also a small shop and toilet facilities as well as a disabled persons accessable toilet on the station. 
We have hot and cold drinks, cakes and biscuits available every day trains are running.  On Gala days this is widened to include hot savoury snacks, soups and a coal fire to welcome you during the cold weather!
Crowcombe Heathfield Station

Take the west road out of Crowcombe village and you’ll come upon the 14th Century market cross situated near the entrance to Crowcombe Court and the Carew Arms. The manor was granted the right to hold a market in the 13th Century and the cross marks the site of the ancient market and fair which was first recorded in 1234. The stone cross consists of a slender shaft with a Greek cross on its top, set on an octagonal base.
Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4AD
Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Cutcombe
Cutcombe is a large parish within the Somerset part of the National Park. It straddles the ridge between Exmoor and the Brendon Hills. The village extends to the crossroads settlement of Wheddon Cross. The parish contains many large farmsteads and the hamlet of Luckwell Bridge.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°32′W / 51.14°N 3.53°W / 51.14; -3.53 (Cutcombe)

Wheddon Cross grew around the cross roads when the Minehead to Bampton turnpike was built in the 1820's. The settlement is the highest on Exmoor and the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, which is 1704 feet above sea level, is the focal point of our village. Wheddon Cross is situated on the crossroads of the main routes that run between Minehead and Dulverton (from north to south) and from Taunton through to North Devon (from east to west).
In recent times the village has become famous for its snowdrops in the nearby Avill Valley which bloom each February where a park and ride system is available to see this beautiful sight. The Coleridge Way passes by and there are many great walks on the moorland, wooded valleys and through farmland. The village is a great starting point for walking, riding and wildlife watching throughout the year surrounded by beautiful countryside. An abundance of wildlife can be viewed here and Exmoor ponies can be seen on Dunkery Beacon also red deer are often spotted on the nearby moorland and fields.

Wheddon Cross
TA24 7DR

Barle Valley Safaris was founded in 1998 by Alison Simms and Duncan Waller with one Land Rover. Entering its' tenth season the firm now takes passengers from Minehead and carries 2,000 visitors a year to explore the Exmoor National Park. Spacious 110 Land Rover takes leisurely trails of discovery through steeply wooded valleys, by clear rushing rivers and over the dramatic windswept moors. Using seldom frequented tracks and ancient byeways inaccessible by car, searching out the elusive red deer and famous Exmoor ponies in their natural environment.Your driver describes the many aspects of the countryside while pointing out fauna and flora along the way. There are stops to look at things of interest and plenty of opportunities for photography.  The safaris cover the areas popularised by local character Johnny Kingdom in his BBC2 series 'A Year on Exmoor'. A typical tour lasts about three hours and is suitable for all age groups.
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Wheddon Cross
Somerset TA24 7BY
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Dulverton is a small town in Western Somerset, and includes the small hamlet of Battleton. Close to the border with Devon, it is a popular tourist spot for visiting Exmoor as it is inside the park’s boundaries; the park’s authorities are even established here. It is in the southern area of Exmoor National Park. The town was established as early as 1084, though many of the buildings today range from the Georgian to the Victorian era. Dulverton is set in the beauty of Exmoor National Park which has 367 square miles of protected moorland, ancient forests and steep valleys.  Contemporary shopping and a good range of incredibly fine dining through to countryside pub fayre can be found in Dulverton. 
Dulverton Rural District 51°03′N 3°33′W / 51.05°N 3.55°W / 51.05; -3.55 (Dulverton)
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The original church of All Saints was probably 13th Century. The tower is the oldest part and contains a clock, which is around three hundred years old. Inside hangs an oil painting of The Last Supper, a replacement rood screen which was erected in 1902, and some beautiful windows. There’s a famous connection here; one of the windows is in memory of the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon, an ancestor of the Earl of Carnarvon who, along with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9ER
Dulverton Bridge, also known as Barle Bridge, carries the B3222 across the River Barle at the 'bottom' of Dulverton town. It was originally built in the medieval period, although it has been repaired and widened several times over the centuries. Consisting of 5 stone arches, the bridge crosses the river on the western fringe of this small Exmoor town. It is recorded that the bridge was repaired in 1624, presumably following flood damage, and again in 1866 and 1953. It had also been widened in 1819 although it is still only just wide enough for vehicles to pass, and doesn't have a pavement.
Dulverton Bridge


Dulverton by Starlight is a magical event held every year, open to all. Every December the pretty Exmoor town of Dulverton is decorated with christmas trees festooned with lights, and for one Sunday all of the shops are open for people to do some local christmas shopping.  Festivities take place all afternoon with a grand finale firework display from the top of the church tower to end the day.
Dulverton has a wealth of independent shops, businesses, organisations, restaurants, takeaways, pubs, cafes and tea rooms all of whom help to make this a special place to visit not just for Starlight but all year round.


The Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre is situated behind the Exmoor National Park Centre/ Dulverton Library. Open seven days a week from Early April to the end of October, with free admission, it gives visitors a taste of old Dulverton, a main exhibition which changes either annually or every 2 years plus a varied programme of short term exhibitions. The shop has a variety of souvenirs and local crafts.
OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.  Saturday:  10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  Sunday: 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.


Dulverton, at the southern edge of Exmoor, had its wide main street planned with fairs and markets in mind. The Market Hall, which was built in the 18th Century, became the Town Hall in 1927. Unusual arched steps were added to the outside of the building to enable access to an upper room used for meetings and a multitude of other activities. There was once a cinema here and it’s now a lively venue for fairs and the local Farmer’s Market.

Fore Street, Dulverton,
Somerset TA22 9EX

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Dulverton Town Hall


This charming converted mill house retains many of the original features making Town Mills a delightful place to stay.
We are only a 2 minute walk from Dulverton town centre, positioned in a quiet and peaceful location next to the old Dulverton mill stream that runs underneath the building.  Our boutique style guest accommodation has six light, airy and individual rooms offering accommodation in  double and twin bedded rooms.
Relax outside our Dulverton bed and breakfast in the centre of the town and enjoy the gently flowing mill stream. 

Town Mills
TA22 9HB
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The Tarr Steps are a prehistoric clapper bridge across the River Barle in the Exmoor National Park,  . They are located in a National Nature Reserve about 2.5 miles (4 km) south east of Withypool and 4 miles (6 km) north west of Dulverton. A typical clapper bridge construction, the bridge possibly dates to around 1000 BC. The stone slabs weigh up to 5 tons apiece. According to local legend, they were placed by the devil to win a bet. The bridge is 180 feet (55 m) long and has 17 spans.  It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Low bridge of stone slabs supported by
                seven groups of vertical stones, across water with trees
                in the background. Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Stunning landscapes, wilderness and tranquillity, rare in southern England, ideal for ramblers, cyclists, horse riders, walkers and wildlife fanatics.
Exmoor National Park Authority,
 Exmoor House,
Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
Tel: 01398 323665
E-mail: info@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk      
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Exmoor Treasure Trail Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Exmoor? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time
Exmoor Treasure Trail 1 Exmoor Treasure Trail
TA22 9EX
Tel : 07876 687947
During the summer season, volunteers from the Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre lead guided walks around Dulverton, explaining its history and taking visitors to some of its special places.

If you are looking for qualified fly fishing tuition, a fly fishing course, guide services, a fishing holiday or just plain and simple advice ...  Nick Hart Fly Fishing can help !  Based in the beautiful scenery of Exmoor a fly fishing course is not just a great way to learn a new skill but a brilliant way to relax and unwind.
Nick Hart Fly Fishing was established in Somerset in the early 90s as a fly fishing school with a difference, providing one of the only full time fly fishing tuition and guide services available in the U.K. today.  Fly Casting and Fishing Tuition is provided throughout Devon and Somerset on a host of fantastic venues, many of them exclusive to Nick Hart Fly Fishing.  Equipment, Permits, Accommodation and Train or Airport pick ups can all be arranged.  Just turn up and enjoy!

Mark Jones (Cornwall) 1 Day Improver Course - June
                2012  Exe Valley Fishery,
Nr Dulverton,
Somerset, TA22 9AY

 TEL  01398 323008 or 07971 198559
Some of The Businesses In Dulverton
 Acorn Antiques    39 High St, Dulverton, TA22 9DW   Tel: 01398 323286
 Lance Nicholson Country Sports     9 High Street  Dulverton  Somerset   South West  Tel: (01398) 323 409
 Bodmin House Hairdressers    46 High Street, Dulverton. Tel: 01398 323784
 Lewis' Tea Rooms: 13 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HB  Tel  01398 323850
 Rothwell & Dunworth Book Shop   2-6 Bridge Street, Dulverton. TA22 9HJ Tel: 01398 323169
 The Lion Hotel   2 Bank Square, Dulverton, Tel: 01398 324437
 The Bridge Inn   20 Bridge St, Dulverton   Tel: 1398 324130
 Louise Antiques   36 High Street, Dulverton. TA22 9DJ
 Brimblecombe   17 High Street, Dulverton, TA22 9HB. Tel: 01398324181
M & H Fruit & Veg   1 Fore Street, Dulverton, TA22 9EX Tel 07816 923338
 Gerald David Butchers   11, Fore Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9EX.
  Nimble Fingers Haberdashery    23 Fore Street, Dulverton. TA22 9EX Tel: 01398 323688
 The Exclusive Cake Company   19 High Street, Dulverton. TA22 9HB. Tel: 01398 324131
 Number Seven Gifts     7 High Street Dulverton, TA22 9HB. Tel: 01398 324457
 Carole King    27 High Street. Dulveston, TA22 9DJ  Tel: 01398 324692.
 Risdon Hosegood Solicitors
 Castlemoor    Guvenors Hall, High St, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HB,  Tel: 01398 323919
 The Rock House Inn
 Catley's Fish & Chips   1 Fore St Dulverton TA22 9EX. Tel: 1398324088
 Rose Slee Interiors  49 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW. T: 01398 323155.
 Copper Kettle Tea Room : 21 Fore St, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9EX  Tel : 01398 323697
 Ross Cambell Architectural Consultant  2 Lady Street, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9BX Tel/Fax: 01398 323001
 Doone House Stores - Co-op  Doone House, Fore Street, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9EX
Tel : 01398 323241
 Seddons Estate Agents
 Dulverton Delicatessen  : Fore St, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9EX   Tel:  01398 324662
 St Margaret's Hospice   14  High Street, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HB  Tel: 01398 324 264
 Dulverton Hardware   4 Fore St, Dulverton, TA22 9EX. Tel: 01398 323 389
 Stags Estate Agent   13 Fore St, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9EX,  Tel: 01398 323174
 Dulverton Pet Supplies  Stanburys Garage
 Dulverton Pharmacy  21 High Street Dulverton TA22 9HB 01398 323359
 The Tantivy Shop & Cafe
 Dulverton Post Office   27 Fore Street. Dulverton. TA22 9EX
 Tondam Thai Restaurant   26 High Street, Dulverton, TA22 9DJ
Exclusive Cake Company   19 High Street, Dulverton. TA22 9HB. Tel: 01398 324131

 Exmoor National Park Centre
 Town Mills B&B   Town Mills, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HB  Tel : (01398) 323124
 Exmoor Pony Centre  The Wardrobe
 Farthings Farm Shop  5, Bridge St, Dulverton, TA22 9H Tel: 01398 323878
 Webbers Estate Agent    Woodton Lodge, Union Street Dulverton Somerset TA22 9ES  Tel : 01398 323271
 High Society Hairdressers  Whitehorse Photography
 Hold Your Horses  37 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW, TEL: 01398 324 290
 Woods Wine Bar : 4 Bank Square, Dulverton, Somerset  TA22 9BU.  Tel: 01398 324007
 Isis Wellbeing  Winsbere House : 64 Battleton, Dulverton Exmoor, Somerset TA22 9HU Tel. 01398 323 278

Street scene with
                            houses and shops on the left and an
                            octagonal structure has a central stone pier
                            which supports a heavy timber framework
                            which carries a slate roof with central
                            wooden lantern surmounted by a weather vane.
                            In the distance is a castle. Dunster
Dunster is among Somerset’s prettiest villages, and you will find plenty to do here. Attractions include the 11th century Dunster Castle, which overlooks the village from a nearby hill, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are also some excellent walks, and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°27′W / 51.18°N 3.45°W / 51.18; -3.45 (Dunster)
Located just off the A39, three miles from the seaside resort of Minehead and at the edge of Exmoor, you will find one of the prettiest small towns in England - Dunster.
Dunster was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Torre, meaning 'The rocky hill' from the Old English tor. The prefix 'Duns' may well be a reference to the Saxon Dunn, who held land in nearby Elworthy and Willet before 1066.
Dunster has it all - an historic castle overlooking the town, a working water mill, a picturesque packhorse bridge and ford, elegant 15th century parish church, unique octangular Yarn Market and a long main street lined with 17th to 19th century buildings, now teashops, inns, hotels and gift shops.
Many of the town's buildings are picture-book thatched cottages, with roses around the door and colourful cottage gardens. The town received its Charter from Reginald de Mohun shortly after the Norman Conquest. During the 12th century Dunster thrived as a trading port, known as Dunster Haven. However the sea retreated and Dunster, now high and dry, turned to the wool trade for its living. The beach at Dunster is now a mile or so from the town.  The village is sparsely populated with 860 residents.Each year Dunster has a country fair around the end of July. It features all aspects of countrylife with live demonstrations of equestrian, dogs, hawks, country life and even helicopter rides and plenty of fun attractions for the kids. Dunster railway station is on the West Somerset Heritage Railway, though the station is over a mile from the village. It is in what is known locally as the Marsh.
The nearest main shopping centre is Minehead, 5 minutes' drive  away (2 miles).
Dunster is served by the number 28 bus from Taunton to Minehead which runs half-hourly and stops on the main road opposite the entrance to the village  .There is also a bus service along the A396 which runs less frequently, but stops in the centre of the village.

Exmoor Tourist
                Office Dunster
                High Street
Tourist Info
Dunster Steep,
Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SE  
E-mail: NPCDunster® exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Click here to check your distance from Dunster

Tel 01643 821835

From a feudal stronghold to a family home, this magnificent castle has breathtaking views over Exmoor .Dunster Castle dominates the town. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The 13th century gatehouse survives, and the present building was remodelled in 1868-72 by Antony Salvin for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years until 1950.
Dunster Castle Dunster, nr Minehead
late Mar-Oct, Mon, Wed and weekends, 11am-5pm
01643 821314

01643 823000
Wander down the lane next to the tearooms, past some romantic thatched cottages, and you will come to a small bridge and ford. This is Gallox Bridge, a medieval packhorse bridge crossing the river Avill.

Dunster G Bridge
Dunster, nr Minehead

Unique and varied collection of over 700 dolls on show from many periods and countries
                    Doll Museum 17 High Street, Dunster
Daily, mid-Apr-Sept.  Mon-Fri: 10.30am-4.30pm;  Sat-Sun 2pm-5pm.
01643 821220
A medieval circular dovecote probably built in the 12th century as part of a priory, can usually be visited daily (except Sundays) from May to September. A dovecote or dovecot is a building intended to house pigeons or doves, which were an important food source in history. In Scotland the usual term is doocot, and the tradition is continued in modern urban areas. Dovecotes may be square or circular, or even built into the end of a house or barn and generally contain pigeonholes where the birds nest. The birds were kept both for their eggs and flesh.
The Dovecote
Dunster, nr Minehead
An art gallery showing arts and crafts by 48 designer craftsmen. The work is locally made.
Guild Of
                    Craftsmen Dunster Visitor Centre , Dunster Steep, Dunster
Mon-Sun, 10am-4.30pm.
01643 821235
Below the Castle is St. George's Church which dates mainly from the early 15th century.  The church contains many beautiful features, the finest being a rood-screen which stretches the full width of the building. The Priory Church of St George is predominantly 15th century with evidence of 12th and 13th century work. It was restored in 1875–77 by George Edmund Street. The church has a cruciform plan with a central four-stage tower, built in 1443 with diagonal buttresses, a stair turret and single bell-chamber windows.
St Georges, Dunster
Dunster, nr Minehead


Dunster Station has a booking office and sells the full range of West Somerset Railway fares and indeed the tickets for the railway are printed here on a press formerly used by British Railways. The station has toilets, but no disabled facilities.

It is not certain when the Tithe Barn was built but, in M J A Beacham's book "West Country Tithe Barns", we are told that the tithes of the De Mohun estates passed to the priory between 1090 and 1100.The Tithe Barn is referred to as being in existence in 1498 in Maxwell Lyte's " History of Dunster ", although on a 14th century map of Dunster, the priory buildings, the Dovecote and a large building on the site of the present Tithe Barn are shown.The tithe, or payment in kind, of 10% of the annual produce in crops, livestock, orchards and gardens was an ancient custom in the Christian west following the Mosaic Law and is referred to in Deuteronomy:- "Set aside a tithe - a tenth of all that your fields produce each year being the tithe of all your crops and store it in your town". Tithes first came to England with St Augustine (d. 604) and by the end of the 10th century, tithe payments had become compulsory everywhere, and so, during the next four or five centuries, tithe barns were constructed to store the produce.  The Tithe Barn is owned by the Crown Estate Commissioners.
Dunster Tythe Barn
Tythe Barn 
Priory Green
TA24 6RY
Email at info@dunstertithebarn.co.uk

Stroll down the main street (watch out for the traffic!) past the church and the castle, and follow the signs to the watermill. This is a working mill (entrance fee) and next to it is a pretty little tearooms with garden by the mill stream.
Dunster watermill Mill Lane, Dunster,TA24 6SL
Apr-Oct. Mon-Thurs and Sat-Sun  10.30am-5pm.
01643 821759

Local cloth was known as "Dunsters". In the centre of the town you find the unusual octangular Yarn Market, built in 1609 to shelter traders and their wares from the weather. Damaged during the Civil War,  it was restored in about 1647. An interesting feature of the building is a hole in one of the roof beams, a result of cannon fire in the Civil War.

Dunster Yarn Market
High Street, Dunster,

Stone building with
                            square tower amongst trees. In the
                            foreground are cows in a field. East Quantoxhead Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°14′W / 51.18°N 3.24°W / 51.18; -3.24 (East Quantoxhead)
The Court House in East Quantoxhead, Somerset has a medieval tower and other parts of the building which date from the 17th century. It has been designated as a grade I listed building. It has been owned by the Luttrell family for many generations

Court House

Stone building with
                            tiled roof and square tower, surrounded by
                            vegetation. Elworthy
The tranquil Somerset village of Elworthy is situated in the Brendon Hills on the edge of Exmoor National Park. Here you can enjoy many invigorating walks in some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. Other attractions in Elworthy include the historic St. Martin’s Church, which dates back to the 13th century.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°07′N 3°19′W / 51.11°N 3.31°W / 51.11; -3.31 (Elworthy)
St Martin's in the village of Elworthy is a Churches Conservation Trust church situated on a steep rise. The porch is stone and the tower is squat, plain and battlemented but the inside of the church has a wonderful find – a coloured rood screen, which is dated 1632. The church consists of a nave and chancel with some lovely glass; a 15th Century depiction of St John the Evangelist is contained in an earlier 13th Century north lancet window.
Elworthy, Somerset TA4
Stone building with
                            square tower. Trees are to the right and
                            behind with gravestones in the foreground. Exford
On the river Exe, at the heart of Exmoor National Park, lies Exford with its attractive village green surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotels. It is a busy walking, fishing and equine centre.
Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°08′N 3°38′W / 51.13°N 3.64°W / 51.13; -3.64 (Exford, Somerset)

Mound of stones with
                            fields in the background. Exmoor Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°08′N 3°45′W / 51.14°N 3.75°W / 51.14; -3.75 (Exmoor civil parish)

Wooden waterwheel on
                            the side of a white painted building,
                            partially obscured by trees. Exton Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°05′N 3°32′W / 51.09°N 3.54°W / 51.09; -3.54 (Exton, Somerset)

Buildings nestled in
                            rolling hills. Holford Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°13′W / 51.16°N 3.21°W / 51.16; -3.21 (Holford)
All Saints Church at Dodington in the parish of Holford,  was rebuilt and enlarged in the 15th century. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building. The nave was refenestrated and re-roofed in the 16th century, and the chancel refenestrated early in the 17th century, having been previously rebuilt in the 15th century A chapel was added in 1610, and the upper stage of the tower added in 1772.[1] New pews were added in 1874 and further restoration, including the building of the lych gate took place after World War I. The tower had four bells in 1933 but they are no longer rung  In the church is a memorial to Admiral Sir Edward Codrington
This is also an animal farm.Animal handling, flying displays, 500-year-old farmyards, in Exmoor National Park.Herb gardens plus organic herb shop.
                    Falconry West Lynch, Allerford, Porlock,TA24 8HJ
01643 862816
Square stone tower
                            with gravestones in the foreground. Huish Champflower Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°04′N 3°22′W / 51.06°N 3.36°W / 51.06; -3.36 (Huish Champflower)
The Church of St Peter in Huish Champflower,  dates from the 15th century, with the north aisle being built in 1534. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. It was built on the site of an earlier Norman church although nothing of the previous structure remains.  The tower arch dates from 1703, and the building was restored in 1875–80 when the chancel arch was rebuilt. It includes a tower with five bells, one of which was made in 1790 by Thomas Bilbie of the Bilbie family in Cullompton  The church includes stained glass claimed to be from the remains of a Jesse window from Barlynch Priory near Dulverton, and a 15th-century lectern. The parish is part of the Wiveliscombe and the Hills m[benefice]] within the Tone deanery.  A service is held at the church once a month.
Square stone tower with
                gravestones in the foreground.

Stone wall with window
                            of ruined building. Kilve
Kilve is a charming Somerset village that is situated in the picturesque Quantock Hills region. You might enjoy visiting Kilve Beach, which is well known for its abundance of fossils, and you can take a walk along the cliff tops. Other attractions include St. Mary’s Church, which dates back to the 14th century.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°13′W / 51.18°N 3.22°W / 51.18; -3.22 (Kilve)
Kilve beach is famous for its exposed rock formations and fossils and has been designated a geological Site of Specific Scientific Interest. The beach and surrounding cliffs are made up of layers of limestone and oil-bearing shale, dating back to around 200 million years ago; they contain some of the earliest ammonites to be recorded in the UK during the mid Jurassic period. William Wordsworth, who lived for a short time at Alfoxden House in nearby Holford, described the beach as ‘Kilve’s delightful shore’ in his poem, Anecdote for Fathers.
Kilve, Somerset TA5
Kilve Chantry was founded by Sir Simon de Furneaux who was licensed to grant a house and land in 1329, its purpose that five priests could pray for his soul in Kilve church. After the building ceased to function as a chantry at the end of the 14th Century, the land became part of the Kilve rectory. The original building included a refectory, stillroom, granary, dormitory and other monastic offices, which were used as a farmhouse until gutted by fire in the 1850s. Refreshments are available in the adjoining tea-garden.
Sea Lane, Kilve, Somerset TA5 1EG
It was discovered in 1916 that the shale beds of Kilve beach and the north Somerset coast were rich in oil. The Shaline Company was formed in 1924 by Dr Forbes-Leslie to take advantage of the discovery. The brick-built oil retort house is believed to be the first building to be erected for the conversion of shale to oil. The enterprise never really got off the ground however as the process was found to be too costly to make it profitable.
Sea Lane, Kilve, Somerset TA5 1EG

Looking down on the
                            village with houses and stone church
                            building with square tower. Luccombe Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°34′W / 51.19°N 3.56°W / 51.19; -3.56 (Luccombe, Somerset)
The parish Church of St Mary in Luccombe, Somerset, England has a chancel dating from about 1300, with the nave and tower being added around 1450. It has been designated as a grade I listed building. It was built by John Maris of Stogursey. In l530 the aisle was added, and in 1752-1756 a gallery added which was removed in 1840 when the church was further restored and the vestry added.
Looking down on the village
                with houses and stone church building with square


Stone bridge over
                            water, surrounded by vegetation. Luxborough Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°28′W / 51.13°N 3.46°W / 51.13; -3.46 (Luxborough)

Town seen from a
                            nearby hill with multiple houses. The sea
                            can be seen on the left and the white tent
                            like canopy left of centre is the Butlins
                            centre. Minehead
The Somerset town of Minehead is situated close to Exmoor National Park, and is a popular destination with tourists. You can enjoy a day trip on one of the town’s fishing boats, or visit Butlins Somerset World on the seafront. Other attractions include the Somerset Steam Railway and the Minehead Meander walk.
Williton Rural District
Minehead Urban District
51°12′N 3°28′W / 51.20°N 3.47°W / 51.20; -3.47 (Minehead)
File:View Over Minehead From

Attractive and welcoming to thousands of visitors every year, Minehead has won national awards for its beautiful floral displays. The many flowers, popular sea front and tidy shopping area all combine to make a marvellous exploration base for getting out and about across the glorious Exmoor countryside. Minehead is a sheltered corner beneath the dramatic North Hill and looks out across the broad expanse of the Bristol Channel. Little fishing boats adorn the pretty harbour where, in Summer, the famous preserved paddle steamer Waverley and the cruise ship Balmoral may offer you an exciting sea trip for the day. Minehead sea defences are a major improvement to the seafront and provide a spacious promenade from which to access the sandy bathing beach and view the bay. At night, the promenade lighting creates a unique string of pearls effect.A short walk from the sea front is Blenheim Park, famous for its floral displays. Tennis, cricket, squash, hockey. golf, bowls and putting are all available, and the area is superb for walking, horse riding and fishing.The town's major tourist attraction is Butlins holiday camp. Other attractions include: the terminus of the West Somerset Railway;   the Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club, Somerset's oldest golf club, established in 1882. There are a variety of sailing and wind surfing options, in addition to the usual beach activities. In addition, there are many amusement arcades and a variety of well-known high street stores   together with independent local shops.The town is the starting point of the South West Coast Path National Trail, the nation's longest long-distance countryside walking trail.
South West Coastal Path Start
                Tourist Office


Minehead Information Centre
19 The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY
Open : 10-4 Monday to Saturday
11-4 Sunday
email: minehead.visitor@hotmail.com

Click Here to find your distance from Minehead

Tel: 01643 702624  Fax: 01643 707166
Adventure Developments is a specialist provider of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities with many years of experience, we are based near Minehead with centers across the UK.  Whether you are looking for an adventurous DAY OUT FOR THE FAMILY, organising a CORPORATE DAY for work or looking to offer EXTRACURICULAR ACTIVITIES for school pupils, we can create the right package for you.  We offer a range of activities designed to accommodate all abilities such as High Ropes Courses, Climbing Walls, Snorkelling and Paintball experiences; and this is just a hand full of what you can enjoy when you book an experience with us.  Adventure Developments understands that we are all dirrerent, and that one package doesn’t meet everyone’s needs.  So use our website to discover the right experience for you or contact us direct and a member of our team will happily help you to create a bespoke package designed by YOU, for YOU.
 Adventure Developments
1 Chestnut Way
TA24 6EB

 Tel : 0845 2266517
Thatched building, domestic and local industry items.  Victorian schoolroom with period costumes.  Large outside exhibits and riverside garden picnic area.
                  Museum Old School, Allerford, Minehead, TA24 8HN
01643 862529
Family fun including the Splash underworld sub-tropical swimming pool.
The Seafront, Minehead, TA24 5SH
May-Oct, 9.30am-6pm.
Tel:  01643 703331 
Fax: 01643 705264
Church Steps is the old entry into Higher Town, the old part of Minehead which lies on North Hill and was the usual way up to St. Michael’s Church. There are many very old thatched cottages in the area and the sandstone building on the left at the foot of the Steps is the old pound, used to hold stray animals and to lock up petty offenders such as drunkards overnight pending removal to the main cells.

Minehead, West Somerset TA24

Historically, Minehead is in three sections; Higher Town on the top of the North Hill, Quay Town around the harbour and Lower Town. Almost all of the last-named was destroyed in a serious fire in 1791 but many old cottages and houses remain around the other two. Higher Town is dominated by St. Michael’s Church which is a notable landmark, visible from many directions.
Minehead, West Somerset TA24
Minehead EYE is an exciting and innovative project whichprovides a dedicated, purpose-built extreme sports skate park and youth centre, something that has been needed in West Somerset for a long time. The aim is to give the young people of West Somerset access to facilities which encourage creativity in sports, art, music and media in an exciting yet chilled environment. Minehead EYE is self sustaining, all revenue being generated by the centre, so we encourage everyone to get on their boards and bikes and come and rip it up! The centre is split into two main sections; a multi-purpose arena including a skate park, and a youth centre and cafe area. But that's just the beginning: the skate area can also be used as a flexible space for a wide variety of community activities such as gigs etc; a cafe, shop and chill-out area; information technology and Internet access; multi-media suite, rehearsal space, recording studio and DJ booth; and exhibition space and art wall. Whatever you want to do, we've got it ready to go... A number of activities take place in Minehead EYE which vary from training to just plain fun, including: competitions and events, skate school where older members can teach new users help, skills and training outside of conventional training areas, support and guidance via various support services and community projects. Other main aims of Minehead EYE are that it is accessible to all young people in West Somerset via use of an outreach service; that the centre is used by all sectors of the community to encourage community cohesion; that the young people will have continual input into the set up and running; and that the building is built on sustainable principles and promotes sustainable living at home.  Minehead EYE is open to all, and we cant wait to see everyone down here in the near future, just give us a call or e-mail if there's anything you'd like to know. Stay rad!
Mart Road
TA24 5BJ
phone:  01643 703155
Most of the harbours along the Bristol Channel coast of Somerset are tidal, Minehead being no exception. It is a well-used harbour with a number of local fishing boats – both for business and sport – and many smaller pleasure craft. It also sees many visiting yachts especially in the summer and the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world, “Waverley” usually makes trips from here in May and October, while in between these dates, its support steamer “Balmoral” often visits, both vessels running a programme of local trips and longer journeys to Ilfracombe or Lundy Island.

Minehead Harbour
Minehead, West Somerset TA24
Minehead lifeboat station was constructed during 1901 at a cost of Ł785. Our first lifeboat 'George Leicester' was on station from 11th December 1901. There is a small RNLI shop at our station.
Minehead Lifeboat Station
Quay West , Minehead, TA24

Founded in 1882, Minehead and West Somerset is the second oldest club in Somerset.  Whilst preserving the best traditions of the sport, we have a progressive outlook and take pride in both maintaining and developing our magnificent course.  There is always a warm and friendly welcome to individual golfers, societies, corporate groups and visitors.

The Warren, Minehead, TA24 5SJ
E end of esplanade, within easy walking distance of Minehead town centre and the Butlins facility.
From the North  and East: Take the M5 to Bridgwater, then the A39 to Minehead. Follow the signs to Minehead sea front. You should then travel east along the esplanade. The golf club is to be found along this road at the end.
From the South and West:  Take M5 to Taunton and then the A358 to Minehead. Proceed as above.



tel: 01643 702057 / 704378 (Pro)

K's Entertainment Centre
The Seafront
TA24 5BG
Telephone: (01643) 703044
Fax: (01643) 702134
The Regal Theatre stands in the centre of Minehead, and is loved by the people of West Somerset for its wide ranging programme of professional and community entertainment that includes drama, comedy, dance, music and performance of all kinds. The theatre bar is open during intervals and before each performance. It is an ideal place to meet friends and enjoy refreshments or to relax on the balcony overlooking the town centre.The MATA Regal Theatre Company Ltd runs the theatre with the help of an army of volunteers all of whom work hard to make you feel welcome and to ensure that you enjoy a splendid night out.
Palace Theatre  
10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5AY
E-mail: mail@regaltheatre.co.uk    

Tel: 01643 706430
This church is one of the outstanding landmarks of Minehead, being situated high above the town on the slopes of North Hill. The list of vicars dates back to c1200; the oldest surviving parts of the church – the main walls and south porch - date back to the 14th century while the 87 foot high sandstone tower dates from a century or so later. There are some fine brasses within the church. It originally served Higher Town but now shares its ministry with St. Andrew’s in the town centre. From the door, there are stunning views south to the hills south of the town.
St.Michael’s Road,
West Somerset TA24

The South West Coast National Trail runs for 630 miles along one of the world's most beautiful coastlines. Starting in Minehead and ending in Poole, the Trail takes in long sandy beaches, deserted coves, wild cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. Highlights include the rugged high cliffs of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, the lovely hillside coastal village of Clovelly, the light-soaked artists’ hangout of St Ives and the unspoiled beauty of the Roseland Heritage Coast.
South Werst Coastal Trail
Minehead to Poole in Dorset
The “Waverley” is the last ocean-going paddle steamer in the world. Built for the London & North Eastern Railway in 1947, she is now owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. Each year, usually in May and October, she is based at Clevedon for a couples of weeks each time and visits many of the Bristol Channel ports – when the tide permits – to once more bring alive the memories of the golden years of the paddle steamer fleets before spending the midsummer period on the Clyde

Minehead, West Somerset TA2 Phone: +44 (0)8451 304647
The West Somerset Railway is the longest preserved railway in the UK, running 20 miles from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard along 10 miles of coast and then through the Quantock Hills. A regular service operates from Easter to the end of October with special events during the winter. The line remained connected to the main line at Taunton to allow visiting trains to reach the branch which closed in 1971 and reopened under preservation in 1976. The branch tries to recreate the atmosphere of a Great Western Railway branch with many vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock.
The Railway Station
Station Terrace
TA24 5BG
T All Enquiries: 01643 704996
F 01643 706349

Tel :  01643 704996
F 01643 706349
Old stone building
                            with archway. Minehead Without Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°12′N 3°31′W / 51.20°N 3.51°W / 51.20; -3.51 (Minehead Without)
Bratton Court in the hamlet of Bratton within the parish of Minehead Without,  was built as a manor house, with a 14th century open hall and 15th century solar hall. It is within the Exmoor National Park has been designated as a Grade I listed building. It was enlarged in the 17th century and extensively altered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is now a farmhouse divided into 2 dwellings. The associated gatehouse and barn abutting west end of the court date from the 15th century and are also grade I listed. In 2002 a planning application was submitted to convert the stables into a cafe, craft centre, smokery and offices.
Old stone building with
                archway. BRATTON COURT CLICK
Stone building with
                            square tower. Monksilver
The charming village of Monksilver is located in the west of Somerset, in the Brendon Hills. It lies on the boundary of Exmoor National Park, and there are many scenic walks which you can take in the area. You can also visit the 16th century Combe Syndenham Country Park, which is situated close to the village.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°20′W / 51.13°N 3.33°W / 51.13; -3.33 (Monksilver)
The Church of All Saints in Monksilver, Somerset, England dates from the 12th century and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building . The church has a square tower containing five bells. Inside is an Easter sepulchre. The pulpit is 16th-century, the screen is Jacobean and the lectern is possibly older. The wagon roof is thought to be 13th-century and an alms box by the door is from 1634 . In 1583 Sir Francis Drake married his second wife Elizabeth Sydenham of nearby Combe Sydenham in the parish of Stogumber.
Stone building with square

Monksilver, Somerset TA4 4JB

An Elizabethan manor house built in 1584 by Sir George Sydenham, located in a secluded setting in a quiet Exmoor valley. The house was rebuilt and slightly reduced in size in 1660. The manor is approached through a medieval gateway, and the interior features mementoes associated with Sir Francis Drake, who married Sydenham's daughter.
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Tel : 0800 7838572
Reddish stone
                            buildings. The church in the foreground has
                            a square tower. Nettlecombe Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°21′W / 51.13°N 3.35°W / 51.13; -3.35 (Nettlecombe, Somerset)

Church of St Mary the Virgin


Nettlecombe Court 
Small stone bridge
                            over a stream Oare
The West Somerset village of Oare is famous as the setting of the Victorian novel ‘Lorna Doone’, and you can find a memorial to the author R. D. Blackmore in the local church, which also featured in the novel. The village is situated on Exmoor, where you enjoy a variety of picturesque walks.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°12′N 3°43′W / 51.20°N 3.71°W / 51.20; -3.71 (Oare, Somerset)
Exmoor’s main literary claim to fame is R.D. Blackmore’s famous romance “Lorna Doone”, set in the wild moorland between Porlock and Lynmouth. Badgworthy Water, flowing northwards between gently rounded hills, is considered to be the prototype for the Doone Valley and the water slide is linked to Lank Combe, a narrow combe on the west side of this river a mile above Malmsmead, the starting point for walks in the area.
Oare, Somerset TA24
Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Old Cleeve Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°23′W / 51.17°N 3.38°W / 51.17; -3.38 (Old Cleeve)
Museum of small exhibits dedicated to the Great Western Railway, particularly in the West Country, at a working 'period' station on Britain's longest preserved railway.
                Anchor © Graham Anderson Blue Anchor Station, Blue Anchor
01643 821092
Today the station boasts two long platforms and its signal box controls a level crossing whose gates are operated by the traditional capstan wheel apparatus. The down platform side building houses a small Great Western Railway Museum which opens on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between Easter and the end of September and most Galas.
Blue Anchor Station has a booking office which sells our full range of tickets for the railway.  Please see the Fares Pages to find out more about fares from this Station. Toilets are available on the Station but there are no disabled toilet facilities though the platforms are accessible by ramp.
Blue Anchor Station, Blue Anchor
Tel : 01643-704996

Set in tranquil countryside.  The abbey remains boast some of the most complex buildings in England.  Magnificent timber roofing.
                    Abbey Washford, Watchet
Daily, 10am-6pm (5pm Oct)
01984 640377
A traditional farm where the visitor can enjoy hands-on experience with friendly farm animals. Also when the weather allows, try a woodland walk amongst the wild flowers with distant views of the Brendon Hills. Before leaving be sure to visit the shop where a variety of delicious home-reared pork and other meat is available.
Facilities: Tea Room and garden, picnic area, parking, and level access for wheelchairs.
Admission: Various options including family and season tickets. Shop and tea room do not require admission.
Home Farm Blue Anchor, Minehead TA24 6JS
10.00-17.30 Easter to end of October. Limited opening in winter.
How to find:
Take the coast road from Watchet to Blue Anchor. Home Farm is on the left as you enter Blue Anchor.
01984 640817
Marshwood farmhouse dates from the late 15th century and was originally a manor house or grange. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building
Marshwood Farm,
 Wood Lane,
 Blue Anchor,

, TA24 6LA

St.Andrew's Old Cleeve stands at the heart of the village about a mile and a half from the sea. The present building dates largely from the 13th century, but there have been many additions and alterations over the years. Much re building took place in 1425AD, the western tower was added in c.1533 and alterations were made to the chancel as late as the 19th century. Records show that there has been some form of church on the site since Domesday, and certainly long before the establishment of Cleeve Abbey in nearby Washford by the Cistercian order in 1198AD.
Stone building with square
                tower. In the foreground are gravestones. St. Andrews, Old Cleeve, TA24 6HJ

Traditional Somerset Cider Making with the opportunity to sample different ciders straight from the barrel. The farm shop also sells cream, cheese, honey and wine. Stroll through the orchard or see a video on traditional cider making. Whilst at the cider farm visit the Gloucester Old Spot pigs, and goats. Facilities: Parking, farm shop, cafe.  Admission: Free
Torre Cider Farm Torre Cider Farm, Washford, Watchet TA23 0LA
Open daily 9.00-18.00 March to October; 10.00-16.00 November to February
How to find:
Follow the brown tourist sign from the main A39 road between Williton and Washford. Torre Cider is a quarter of a mile past the White Horse Inn on the Wiveliscombe Road.
01984 640004
Washford Mill is home to a collection of shops selling Somerset crafts and local produce, set in the original mill building. The restored water mill drew its power from a channel connected to Washford River, the turbine being installed in 1898, but the mill itself dates from the early 16th Century. Princess Anne opened the complex in 2001 and shops’ wares include clothing, wines, gifts, pottery, toys, and an art gallery. Homemade food is served in the restaurant or on the decking with views of the river and Cleeve Abbey.
Washford, Near Watchet, Somerset TA23 0JY 
E-mail Washford Mill  - 
Washford Mill Web site
Phone: +44 (0)1984 640412  -  Fax: +44 (0)1984 640160
The station is now home to the Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust who have set up a museum and workshop on the site of the old Goods shed and yard demolished by British Railways in the 1960s.  The museum contains some wonderful artifacts of the S&DJR and is well worth a visit. Washford Station has toilet facilities and is accessible to disabled passengers but does not have a disabled toilet. Tickets are not sold at this station and passengers are asked to purchase their tickets on the trains from the Guard or ticket inspector.

Washford Station, Washford,

Email: info@west-somerset-railway.co.uk 
Tel : 01643-704996
Street scene showing
                            stone church with truncated spire, On the
                            right is a white painted building. Porlock
The location of Porlock is simply stunning; nestled into West Somerset, close to the border it shares with North Devon, it is surrounded by nothing but beauty. To the north lies the crystal clear Bristol Channel, elsewhere surrounded by the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park. It is also close to the popular seaside town Minehead. With it being just a stone's throw away from Exmoor, it is hugely popular with tourists due to the area's natural splendour. It is a small, quaint, and traditional Exmoor village, with a population of roughly 1000 people. Its buildings range from that of the Stone Age to ones from modern times.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°13′N 3°36′W / 51.21°N 3.60°W / 51.21; -3.60 (Porlock)
Coastal hills run westwards from Minehead separated from the main Exmoor heights by the Vale of Porlock. At their extreme western end stands Bossington Hill which drops down to Hurlstone Point. There is an abandoned coastguard lookout at the Point and on a clear day, the Welsh coast is visible from Worms Head to Lavernock Point. There are fine inland views as well. Hurlstone Point can be reached by walking the coast path from Bossington and Bossington Hill from the end of the scenic motor road from Minehead.
Porlock, West Somerset TA24

A 15th Century farm set in a National Trust village between the woods, hills and moors of Porlock Vale and Dunkery. A relaxing atmosphere where you can intermingle with the animals and share their home. We offer an enjoyable experience with animals to heighten awareness, appreciation and understanding of their place in the natural world
Bossington Farm Allerford,
TA24 8HJ

Opening times:

10.30-4.30 1st Mar to 31st Oct

Tel: 01643 862816
This chapel is typical of the small Methodist chapels scattered across Exmoor. It lies on the edge of Bossington just under a mile from Porlock. Like many of its kind, it has only a small congregation to support it and has a joint ministry with the churches in Porlock and Minehead. It was built on land granted by the Acland family in 1895 and the design is based on that of an old West Country barn.
Bossington Lane, Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Chetsford Water rises just above Chetsford Bridge which lies on the moorland road between Porlock Hill and Exford. It becomes Nutscale Water at the eponymous reservoir and then changes its name again at Pool Bridge becoming Horner Water before flowing to the sea at Bossington Beach. It is one of the loveliest of the smaller valleys and is little known to visitors and hence very quiet and peaceful in all seasons. Ring ouzels can be found nesting in the valley in the spring and early summer months.
Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Exmoor Adventures provides a range of outdoor activities including Coasteering, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Raft Building, Archery, Hill Walking, Orienteering and Team Building activities across North Devon and Somerset.   Exmoor Adventures are your outdoor specialists for a range of adventurous activities and courses within the Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks and the South West.  Whether an outdoor activity, a skills course, mountain bike hire, a corporate event, a guiding service or 1:1 coaching, we can cater for a wide range of groups.  We can deliver activities to Individuals, Scout, School and College groups, Military, Families, Hen and Stag parties, Corporate and other groups. Exmoor Adventures will provide a flexible service utilising our extensive local knowledge of Exmoor.  Exmoor Adventures is an AALA accredited Adventurous Activity Provider.  Your Guide will be experienced, qualified and fully insured and we pride ourselves on delivering a personal, friendly service. We can tailor an activity experience to suit your needs, whether a morning Rock Climbing, or a full day on Exmoor Mountain Biking and Kayaking.  Our instructors will be able to take you straight to the parts of Exmoor best suited to adventurous activities whether on trails, rivers, sea, rock or moor.
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                cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Exmoor Adventures,
Flat 2, Dolobran,
Sparkhayes Lane,
TA24 8NE


tel: 01643 863536
Porlock is a large, busy village 6 miles west of Minehead serving a local community of some 1300 people. The church of St. Dubricius is named for the Celtic missionary Bishop of Llandaff. Although it is thought that there was an earlier church built c.1120, much of the present church buildings date from the 13th and 14th centuries. Early English influence is visible in the tower and the church is built of local stone. The top of the spire is missing, believed to be the result of a storm in 1700 and the church contains some fine stained glass, tombs and monuments.
Street scene showing stone
                church with truncated spire, On the right is a white
                painted building.
Porlock, West Somerset TA24

 Culbone (St Beuno's) Church located in the village of Culbone  is said to be the smallest church in England. The church seats about 30 people, and the chancel is 13.5 feet (4.1 m) x 10 feet (3.0 m), the nave 21.5 feet (6.6 m) x 12.33 feet (3.8 m) and the building has a total length of 35 feet (10.7 m).[2] Services are still held there, despite the lack of access by road. The church is probably pre-Norman in origin, with a 13th century porch, and late 15th century nave. It was refenestrated and reroofed around 1810 and the spirelet added in 1888. It underwent further restoration in 1928. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building[3] and the churchyard cross is grade II* listed.
Joan D'Arcy Cooper, wife of the late potter Waistel Cooper, attended the church and is buried in the graveyard. In the television version of the Lorna Doone story it was the scene of the filming of the marriage of John Ridd at Oare church.

Culbone Church  Porlock, nr Minehead Culbone, Somerset, England, TA24

No direct vehicle access. Off the A39 at the Culbone Inn, or off the minor road from Porlock to Porlock Weir. Park at the end of the road, then a 1 mile walk. Church is on the South West Coast Path.


Dunkery Beacon at 1705 ft (519 m) is the highest summit in Somerset. The hills of Exmoor are gently rounded with no sudden dangers providing a superb area for walking. Dunkery’s height is appreciated best from the north or south, views from the other directions being along the line of the ridge of hills. It is a notable landmark all over the area, easily recognised by the great cairn commemorating its acquisition by the National Trust in 1934.
Porlock, Somerset TA24
Exmoor ponies are the oldest breed in the UK – possibly dating back to prehistoric times. They are classified as a rare breed and in the wild are rarer than the Great Panda; numbers reached a critical point at the end of World War Two but have climbed since. Unlike other UK breeds, they have very consistent colouring and have a reputation as being very intelligent – and very hungry!
Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Porlock Weir has grown up about 1.5 miles west of Porlock itself to serve the small harbour. This harbour, which can only be entered when the tide is right, is a popular destination for yachtsmen in the Bristol Channel. Gibraltar Cottages are old, thatched, fishermen’s houses built on the very edge of the pebble beach on the north side of the harbour. Although very picturesque, they are very open to rough weather and have suffered flooding, most recently in 1996.
Porlock Weir, Porlock, Somerset TA24
This hut was built to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. It stands at the highest point of this hill on the site of a former Jubilee Hut which stood from 1897-1947. it was constructed from local materials by Exmoor National Park staff and is mainly timber, including the roof tiles. Each section of the hut is dedicated to a local organisation or person. It is reached by walking for about 10 minutes along the top of the hill from Webbers Post.
Homer Hill, Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Dating from the early 17th Century, Landacre Bridge carries the Exford-South Molton road across the Barle valley about seven miles south-west of Porlock, crossing the river as its flows south from the remote Chains area. It is one of several substantial stone bridges found on the moor, and, like the others, consists of several low arches, five in this instance, which perhaps displays the technology of its period. It is a popular tourist spot in summer as a rough track leads from the bridge for a quarter of a mile to Sherdon Hutch where there is a safe bathing spot
Near Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Porlock Weir lies about 1.5 miles west of Porlock and is a small settlement which has grown up around the harbour, much of the land and buildings being in the ownership of the Porlock Manor Estate. Many cottages around the area are very old and Porlock Weir is a popular visitor attraction. Like most ports in West Somerset, the small harbour is tidal but has a small home-based flotilla of yachts and is visited by many more in spring and summer.
Near Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Robbers Bridge is an old stone bridge carrying the minor road from Porlock Hill to Oare and Malmesmead over Weir Water about 3 miles west of Porlock to the south of the main A39 road. It takes its name from the fact that much of this area was dangerous bandit country in past centuries. R.D. Blackmore drew on the history and legends of this wild area to create his world-famous novel “Lorna Doone”.
Near Porlock, West Somerset TA24
This delightful old stone bridge crosses the infant River Exe about five miles south of Porlock. It carries the minor road from Porlock Hill to Exford over the river about five miles below its source at Exe Head on The Chains. The bridge, like most local bridges, is a substantial structure designed to cope with the weather. The origin of its name is not clear; possibly it was a local name because the approach on the south side is a sharp bend which could be difficult for horse-drawn wagons to negotiate.
Near Porlock, West Somerset TA24
This church is not dedicated to a particular saint and is one of the most remote on Exmoor, standing 1013 feet above sea level on the moors about two miles south of Porlock. Only one other dwelling is near the building. The list of rectors dates back to 1242 but the church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Like some other churches in the area, it retains its Saxon saddleback tower but the body of the church was completely rebuilt by the Aclands in 1897 and a small framed notice tells of Zulu, a donkey, who was used to bring wood from Porlock every day.
Stoke Pero, Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Stone building with
                            white painted square tower. In the
                            foreground is a road junction. Sampford Brett
The peaceful village of Sampford Brett is located in West Somerset, and offers scenic views and a tranquil atmosphere. If you’re feeling energetic, there are various walks you can take to explore the village and surrounding area, and it is conveniently located close to Exmoor and the beautiful Quantock Hills.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°19′W / 51.16°N 3.31°W / 51.16; -3.31 (Sampford Brett)
St George’s Church in Sampford Brett has medieval origins and was probably founded by the Bret family who were lords of the manor here. Restored and extended over the centuries, with a tower added in the 14th Century – the oldest of the six bells is 1621. The church’s intriguing feature is the carved bench ends, of varying date; one with the initials IHC, the Greek symbol for the name of Jesus and another of a lady thought to represent Florence Wyndham which Pevsner believed to have been Jacobean.
Sampford Brett, Somerset TA4
Thatched roofs of
                            white painted houses nestled in tree filled
                            valley. Selworthy
This delightful village of picturesque thatched cottages is part of the National Trust's huge Holnicote Estate, which takes in over 12,000 acres of Exmoor coast and countryside.The charm of Selworthy is the wonderfully preserved thatched cottages and the historic All Saints church. The church is perched on the side of the hill, and the view from the porch out over the Vale of Porlock to the moors beyond is quite superb.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°13′N 3°33′W / 51.21°N 3.55°W / 51.21; -3.55 (Selworthy)
Acland Memorial Hut was erected in the mid-19th century by a member of the Acland family to commemorate the Sunday walks taken by the family on the hills of the Holnicote Estate. It is a brick and stone weather shelter with seats on all four sides containing wall panels inscribed with family dedications and suitably uplifting poetry. It lies in the heart of the Estate which belonged for many years to the family and can be reached by following the North Hill scenic road from Minehead or by climbing the combe from Selworthy church.
Selworthy Beacon,
near Porlock,
West Somerset TA24

The church of All Saints, Selworthy, is probably one of the best known on Exmoor and has had connections with the great estate of Holnicote for several centuries. Set 500 feet up on the south side of the coastal hills, this white lime-washed building is visible from many viewpoints on the moor. The oldest parts of the church are 14th century, while other parts are 15th century or late Perpendicular. Its most beautiful feature is the south aisle with a superb wagon roof which contains 90 carved bosses.

All Saints Selworthy,
Somerset, TA248TR


Diverse landscape of moor, woods, farms and coast, rich in wildlife.
The Holnicote Estate covers 5042ha (12,500 acres) of Exmoor National Park and includes the high tors of Dunkery and Selworthy Beacons, with breathtaking views in all directions. Its traditional cottages and farms are grouped in and around the villages and hamlets, which include Selworthy, Allerford, Bossington, Horner and Luccombe. The Estate also covers 4ml of coastline between Porlock Bay and Minehead, where the South West Peninsula Coastal Path begins.There are over 100ml of footpaths to enjoy through the fields, woods, moors and villages.The area is noted for its diversity of wildlife and many rare species can be found in the Horner and Dunkery National Nature Reserve.
Sweeping view of Holnicote from Dunkery Hill Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8TJ
E-mail: holnicote@nationaltrust.org.uk
Tel: 01643 862452    Fax: 01643 863011
In the West Country certainly, wealthy families would have a chapel-of-ease close to them for private worship. Lynch lies in the parish of Selworthy about a mile from Porlock. It was built about 1530 and, after being used as a barn for many years was restored for worship by the Acland family in 1895. It is a rectangular building, 33 feet by 16 feet with an unplastered wagon roof. Although plain, it possesses a quiet dignity in this quiet hamlet.
Lynch, Porlock, West Somerset TA24
Selworthy Green, with its rough circle of thatched cottages around a central green, is one of the tourist highlights of Exmoor. What is not perhaps clear is that it has not grown up haphazardly over the years, but could be described as an early form of “sheltered accommodation”. It was built in a deliberately old-fashioned style in 1828 by Sir Thomas Acland, then owner of the huge Holnicote estate to provide housing for retired or infirm workers from his employment.
Selworthy, Minehead, Somerset TA24
Social history, Victorian kitchen, laundry, dairy.Local craft workers tools and products.Photographic collection.
Old School,
Minehead, T
A24 8HN
Easter-Oct, Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, closed 1pm-2pm.
Open: Sun 2pm-4.30pm on school and Bank Holidays only.

01643 862529
Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Skilgate Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°02′N 3°27′W / 51.04°N 3.45°W / 51.04; -3.45 (Skilgate)

Wooden signal box next
                            to railway platform decorated with flowers. Stogumber
Stogumber is a pretty Somerset village situated between the Brendons and the Quantock Hills. You can visit St. Mary’s Church, which is over 600 years old, and the village also has an Arts Centre which puts on musicals, plays and other events. You can also enjoy invigorating walks in the village and surroundings.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°17′W / 51.13°N 3.29°W / 51.13; -3.29 (Stogumber)
St Mary’s in the village of Stogumber is around 600 years old with a tower built in the 14th Century. The 18th Century chandelier was re-hung in 1907 after being discovered in the Vicarage Brew House. The octagonal font is 15th Century with a Victorian cover and the perpendicular North aisle contains two hagioscopes (squints) and the stone head of a pagan Green Man. The Sydenham Chapel, containing the tomb of Sir George Sydenham, father-in-law of Sir Francis Drake, is cordoned off by a wrought iron screen.

Stogumber, Somerset TA4 3TA
Church of St Mary

White painted church
                            with square tower topped with a spire. Stogursey
The Somerset village of Stogursey offers a tranquil atmosphere and picturesque scenery. Its attractions include St. Andrew’s Priory Church, whose history dates back to the 11th century, and Stogursey Castle. If you’re feeling energetic, you can explore the village and surroundings on foot, and enjoy refreshments at the pub afterwards.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°08′W / 51.18°N 3.14°W / 51.18; -3.14 (Stogursey)
St Andrew’s Church in Stogursey was once a Benedictine priory and has one of the finest Norman interiors in the country. There are two Norman fonts; one depicts heads with strange unfathomable symbols on their foreheads. There is an unusual sloping chancel floor, part of which is thought to be the original crypt. Fragments of medieval wall paintings can be seen behind the tower door as well as an ichthyosaurus fossil set into the floor. The church contains a sanctuary ring, used by criminals seeking sanctuary in the middle ages.

Stogursey, Somerset TA5

Stone church with red
                            tiled roofs. Stringston
Stringston is a peaceful village that is located in the west of Somerset. It is situated on the northern rim of the Quantock Hills, and you can enjoy invigorating walks in the village and surrounding area, which boasts some stunning scenery. The attractions include St. Mary’s church, which dates back to the 17th century.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°11′W / 51.18°N 3.18°W / 51.18; -3.18 (Stringston)

Reddish stone church
                            with square tower. Timberscombe Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°08′N 3°32′W / 51.13°N 3.54°W / 51.13; -3.54 (Timberscombe)

Church of St Petrock
Stone kilns built into
                            a bank with a road in front. Treborough Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°07′N 3°25′W / 51.12°N 3.41°W / 51.12; -3.41 (Treborough)

Stone building with
                            small bell tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Upton Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°06′N 3°26′W / 51.10°N 3.44°W / 51.10; -3.44 (Upton, Somerset)

View of multiple
                            houses with sea on the left and hills in the
                            background. Watchet
The Somerset harbour town of Watchet has a variety of attractions to offer the visitor, including beautiful coastal walks. There are also pleasant beaches within easy reach, which are rich in fossils. In addition, you can visit the Watchet Museum, where you can find out more about the area’s history.
Watchet Urban District 51°11′N 3°20′W / 51.18°N 3.33°W / 51.18; -3.33 (Watchet)
Watchet is believed to be the place where Saint Decuman was killed and the 15th century, Grade I listed, church is dedicated to him. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records the early port at Watchet being plundered by Danes led by Ohtor and Rhoald  in 987 and 997. It is known that it was in frequent use by small boats in 1564 possibly for the import of salt and wine from France. During the English Civil War Royalist reinforcements for the siege of Dunster Castle was sent by sea, but the tide was on the ebb and a troop of Roundheads rode into the shallows and forced the ship to surrender, so a ship at sea was taken by a troop of horse.
The primitive jetty was damaged in a storm of 1659 and a larger, stronger pier was built in the early 18th century supported by local wool merchants, although by 1797 the largest export was kelp made by burning seaweed for use in glass making. In the 19th century trade increased with the export of iron ore from the Brendon Hills, paper, flour and gypsum. Harbour trade was aided by the coming of the railway. In the mid-1860s two independent railways terminated at Watchet. The West Somerset Mineral Railway ran down from the iron mines on the Brendon Hills, and the West Somerset Railway came up from the Bristol & Exeter Railway at Norton Fitzwarren. Both lines made extensive use of the harbour at Watchet from where iron ore was shipped across the Bristol Channel for smelting at Ebbw Vale in South Wales.
The mines and West Somerset Mineral Railway closed in 1898. The West Somerset Railway, extended from Watchet to Minehead in 1874, survived as part of British Rail until 1979. Reopened as a heritage railway, it still operates today. 

Watchet Shops

Tourist Info
The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset TA23 0AJ 
email: tourism@watchettowncouncil.org

tel: 01984 632101 fax: 01984 633344
Lloyds TSB, Swain Street, 0845 072 3333 / 0845 300 0000
Swain Street, 01984 631343
Swain Street, 01984 634140
Swain Street Surgery, 01984 634365
(nearest accident and emergency) The Avenue, Minehead, 01643 707251
Registred Podiatrist
Mrs J Parry, MChS HPC Boathouse Cottage, 3 Esplanade Lane, Watchet, 01984 631632
The Esplanade, 01984 631380
Post Office
Swain Street, 01984 631223
0845 456 7000
Watchet Town Council
Swain Street, 01984 633344
West Somerset District Council
01643 703704, www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk
Somerset Waste Partnership
01643 703704, www.recyclesomerset.info
Somerset County Council
0845 345 9166, www.somerset.gov.uk
West Somerset Advice Bureau
01643 794624
Quay West Radio 102.4
Watchet and West Somerset's local commercial radio, full of information on what's going on in the region at any one time as well as other local and national information.
Harbour Road, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ, 01984 634900
West Somerset Free Press
The most popular weekly paper, full of local news, events, etc.
5 Long Street, Williton, Somerset, TA3 3QH, 01984 632731, www.west-somerset-today.co.uk
Watchet Royal British Legion Club
Mill Lane, 01984 631724
The Esplanade Club
The Esplanade, 01984 634518
Watchet Guides Group
01984 634797
Watchet Sea Scout Group
01984 631171
Williton & Watchet Choral Society
01984 640507
Watchet Carnival Club
01984 639616
Watchet Football Club
Kingsland, 01984 631041
Watchet Bowling Club
Culvercliffe, 01984 631760
Watchet Cricket Club
01984 631032
Watchet AFC
01984 634329
Watchet Tennis Club
01984 633542
Watchet Boxing Club
01984 632537
Watchet Rowing Club
01984 634225
Watchet Boat Owners Association
01643 702569 / 01984 631232
Licensed Betting Shop
Anchor Street Racing
Anchor Street, 01984 634111
Harbour News
Swain Street, 01984 634646
Liddymore Road, 01984 631442
Liddymore Road, 01984 634416
Swain Street, 01984 632298
Watchet Local Produce Market
The Esplanade, every Wednesday during the summer months
National Traveline
0870 608 2608
First Somerset & Avon
01823 272033 / Timetable Enquiries 0871 200 22 33
Local Coach Services
Quantock Bus
01823 251140
0800 0963039
01643 704774 / 01643 821883
National Rail
0845 7484950
West Somerset Railway
Timetable: 01643 707650, General Enquiries: 01643 704996

Cliff's Cabs : 01984 631973
CoastLine : 01984 633777
Data Cabs : 01984 639141
Mr Cabs : 01984 633333
Sam's Cabs : 01984 639517 / 07799 466074
Watchet Minibus Hire : 01984 631819 / 07876 353819
Watchet Taxis : 0800 87 666 90 / 07807 066 847

For more than 1000 years Watchet has been a busy seaport, once thronging with all the activities of the sea. The Heritage Trail takes a trip back in history and gives you a chance to explore Watchet's fascinating past as you take a walk through the town. You will discover the harbour, for centuries the centre of trade, and now a new marina opened in 2001 by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The oldest part of the town, with narrow streets, is around the harbour. In the Middle Ages this was a centre of cloth manufacturing as well as other trades, and a marketplace was situated behind the Esplanade near its junction with Swain Street. In more recent times the town has had foundries, sawmills and a paper mill, as well as the usual shops and small tradesmen.
Of course Watchet has an association with trains and in 1862 a broad gauge railway was built from Taunton and was later to extended to Minehead. During its lifetime thousands of people travelled on the railway before it was finally closed in 1970 only to reopen a few years later to be run by volunteers and steam enthusiasts as the West Somerset Railway. Watchet also once had another railway, The Mineral Line.

The South West Coastal Path

A statue of the Ancient Mariner at Watchet Harbour, unveiled in September 2003 as a tribute to Samuel Taylor Coleridge.Coleeridge visited Watchet in 1797 and it is generally thought that the harbour is the port from which "The Ancient Mariner" set sail on his fateful voyage.
Ancient Mariner Statue
The Esplanade, Watchet, Somerset TA23 OAJ
Watchet Boat Museum is a small museum in Watchet. It is housed in an old victorian goods shed next to Watchet railway station. The exhibits include several types of boats found locally and associated artefacts, photographs and charts. It specialises in the shallow draft flatner, a form of vessel once prevalent in the Bridgwater and adjacent coastal areas.Open Easter to end September 2-4pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun
Watchet Boat Museum
In harbour Road near railway station
Tel : 01984 633117
Chartered fishing trips can be booked on DTI registered, fully facilitated boats which operate out of Watchet. At the moment the vessels are Seafire and Scooby Doo Too. Bookings can be made for short or long trips, and equipment and bait is provided. A variety of fish species can be caught depending on the season. Fish caught regularly include cod, ling, pouting, bass, skate and whiting.
Fishermen can also use the West Pier with rod and line or the inner harbour with a crab line or a drop net for shrimps.
Fishing Trips Seafire
01984 634507 or 0771121 5695
Scooby Doo Too
01984 631310 or 07778 750939

There are two key locations for fossil hunting near Watchet. 
Displays of finds can be seen at the Geological Wall on the Platform of Watchet Station. The market house museum also displays some finds. Beach combing is also popular. The tidal range off of Wachet is second only to Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. As a consequence the beach is continually refreshed.   Fossil maps are available from the visitor centre.To the east of the harbour, beyond Splash Point, you come to Helwell Bay, while west of the harbour you have West Street beach, formerly known as Cridland's beach. Both are close to the town and are rich in fossils, as are the beaches beyond. Ammonites, bi-valves and "Devil's Toe Nails" are all to be found here along with rock samples of quartz and alabaster. Fossil maps are available from the Tourist Office, and a display of finds can be seen on the Jubilee Geological Wall on the platform of Watchet Station. The Watchet Market House Museum also has exhibits of Watchet's geological past. An interesting supplement to this is the pebble mosaic next to the side of the library on the Esplanade, which depicts St Decuman crossing over from Wales on a raft, with a cow as companion. Note also the old pebble pavements in Market Street.

Watchet Fossils



For those who wish to access Watchet from the sea or who are interested in details of events and activities, berths or regattas.

Watchet Harbour and Marina

Tel : 01984 631264
The small Holy Cross Chapel dates back to the time of Thomas a Becket. In 1170, the family of Reginald FitzUrse, one of the knights responsible for his murder, built a chapel by Watchet harbour, paying a chaplain to say prayers.

The Chapel, rebuilt in 1833 is open for prayer.
Above the Market House Museum.

The Holy Cross Chapel Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN tel: 01984 631228
The Jubilee Geological Wall was built by volunteers from a local centre which caters for adults with learning disabilities, under the guidance of Dr Eric Robinson. The wall was erected on the platform of Watchet Station and displays a fascinating mixture of local minerals and fossils found in the nearby areas, including those from the Jurassic and Triassic periods that were collected from the rock ledges around Watchet and Kilve. Try some rock spotting for alabaster, vein quartz, ammonites, iron ore and black Mendip limestone among many others!
Watchet Station, Somerset TA23
The Standing Stones were conceived & implemented by the Watchet Conservation Society in association with Watchet sculptor David Milton. Standing Stones date back to  the bronze age andare shrouded inmystery. These stones relate to those tangiblereminders of our early ancestors. The stones were taken from Dulverton and commemorate the sea and land meeting. A set of sculptures inspired by our immediate coastline.
Standing Stones
Esplanade Lane

The Lighthouse on the West Pier was erected in 1862 at the time when the harbour was enlarged. The cast iron tower was supplied by Hennet Spink & Else of Bridgwater and cost Ł75. The light was first illuminated by an oil lamp, then by gas and later by electricity.

Watchet Lighthouse

In 1852 a Welsh Company started mining for iron-ore on the Brendon Hills. They constructed a railway line to bring the ore to Watchet for shipment to South Wales. The mines closed in the 1880s but a passenger service continued until 1898. The old line is now a pleasant walk to Washford or through Kentsford Farm to the church and back to Watchet.The Old Mineral Line runs between Watchet and Washford and once extended into the Brendon Hills. In times past it was used for bringing iron ore, mined in the hills, into Watchet so that it could be shipped to Wales. Although the track has long gone, the path of the railway can be followed on foot. Starting on the Esplanade from the Yankee Jack sculpture, past the statue of the Ancient Mariner, a walk along the Old Mineral Line Trail will take you past the Paper Mill. The Path continues through countryside past farms until you approach Washford passing the village school, winding its way through the village until it reaches Washford Station which houses the Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum.
The Old Mineral Line

Open daily Easter to end of October 10.30am-4.30pm. Watchet's Market House Museum is housed in the terracotta building near the esplanade. Displays trace the history of the town the museum hosts a variety of events and talks throughout the year.  The Museum is open daily from Easter weekend to the end of October from 10.30am-4.30pm. 
Wathchet Boat Museum
Watchet Market House Museum,
Market Street, Watchet TA23 0AN
Tel: 01984 631209
The church of St Decuman was built by two of the Knights who murdered Thomas a Becket and developed in the 15th Century by the Wyndham family. It has many fine features including a rood screen, and a wagon roof encircled with carved angels.

The water of the ancient well, just below the church, is held to be sacred, and provides a place where visitors may meditate in peace.

St Decumans Church and Holy Well Watchet, Somerset TA23 Tel: 01984 631228
Watchet station was the original terminus of the West Somerset Railway, and the station forecourt originally linked both station building and goods shed, hence the unusual alignment of the station building. When the line was extended to Minehead in 1874, cutting across the original forecourt, the footbridge was added to maintain the public right of way.The Jubilee Geological Wall  at Watchet Railway Station was built by volunteers from a centre for adults with learning disabilities, the wall includes samples of locally collected stone and fossils.Whether you are a geologist or just an interested visitor, the wall provides a fascinating exploration of local minerals, some of which can also be seen incorporated into local buildings. The wall also includes fossils from the Jurassic era, collected from the rock ledges between Watchet and Kilve.
The Jubilee Geological Wall

Wildlife park with animal handling,full-size pirate adventure ships,indoor play castle, aquarium, puppet shows.
Tropicana Washford Cross, Watchet, TA23 0JX
:Apr-Oct, 10am-6pm. Weekends Nov-Mar 11am-4pm
Tel:  01984- 640688  
Fax: 01984- 640688
The newly revamped esplanade is set to become a hub of activity hosting markets and events throughout the year. As a compliment to the Ancient Mariner statue, recently installed there is a second bronze dedicated to another of Watchet's heroes.
The town's most famous sailor was John Short,nicknamed Yankee Jack. He sailed the world and with his powerful voice led the sailors in the singing of sea shanties as they worked. In his retirement he became Town Crier. In 1914 he was interviewed by Cecil Sharp, a collector of folk songs, who recorded the words and tunes of many of the shanties. John died in 1933 aged 93 in his cottage in Market Street.He also ran the blockade during the American Civil War in the 1860s.
Yankee Jack
The Esplanade,

Waterfall cascading
                            down rockface. West Quantoxhead
The village of West Quantoxhead is located in Somerset’s Quantock Hills area, and here you can enjoy beautiful scenery and a quiet atmosphere. The village’s attractions include the 19th century St. Ethelreda’s Church, and you can also visit the nearby St. Audries beach, which has a pretty sandy bay and a shop.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°16′W / 51.17°N 3.27°W / 51.17; -3.27 (West Quantoxhead)
Built in 1856, St Etheldreda’s Church in West Quantoxhead replaced an earlier, medieval one. The architect, John Norton, chose the late 13th Century Geometric style and reused the bowl of the old font and three bells, two of which are 15th Century. The nave and chancel arch are supported by beautifully coloured Babbacombe marble and the corbels supporting the oak roof are formed by carved stone orchestral angels. The church plate is Elizabethan but the rood screen, dismantled and stored, was later rediscovered and installed in Exford church in 1929.
St Audries, West Quantoxhead, Somerset TA4 4DS

Stone building with
                            arched doorway and windows. Two small
                            towers. Williton
The large Somerset village of Williton is situated between the Brendon and Quantock Hills, and its attractions include the Bakelite Museum, home to a collection of vintage plasticware. You can also visit St. Peter’s Church, which was rebuilt in the 1800s, and other attractions such as the nearby Tropiquaria Wildlife Park.
Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°19′W / 51.16°N 3.31°W / 51.16; -3.31 (Williton)
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Orchard Wyndham
Collection of vintage plastics set in an ancient watermill.  Early caravans include the pod micro caravan.
Bakelite Museum Orchard Mill, Williton
10.30am-6pm Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun in term time. Seven days a week in main school holiday time.
01984 632133
St Peter’s Church in Williton was founded by Robert Fitzurse, brother of Sir Reginald who held the Manor House of Williton and was the leader of the four men who murdered Thomas a Becket in 1170. The font is dated 1666 and is made from alabaster from the cliffs of nearby Watchet. The church has a 15th Century piscina with niche and the windows are Elizabethan. The spire was lost in the storms of 1872 and the bells now hang in a stone bellcot.
Williton, Somerset TA4

Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Winsford Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°06′N 3°34′W / 51.10°N 3.57°W / 51.10; -3.57 (Winsford, Somerset)

White painted church
                            with square tower. Withycombe Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°10′N 3°25′W / 51.16°N 3.41°W / 51.16; -3.41 (Withycombe)

Church of St Nicholas
Stone bridge with six
                            arches over water. Withypool and Hawkridge Civil parish
Dulverton Rural District 51°07′N 3°39′W / 51.11°N 3.65°W / 51.11; -3.65 (Withypool and Hawkridge)

Stone building with
                            square tower. In the foreground are
                            gravestones. Wootton Courtenay Civil parish
Williton Rural District 51°11′N 3°31′W / 51.18°N 3.52°W / 51.18; -3.52 (Wootton Courtenay)

Church of All Saints
Somerset's largest vineyard in the Exmoor National Park, specialising in red wines.
Dunkery Vineyard Wootton Courtenay
Daily,  10am-1.15pm / 1.45pm-4.30pm
01643 841505

Ranscombe Farm Restaurant
Wootton Courtenay
TA24 8RA
Tel : (01643) 841534
Fax: (01643) 841534
Year completed
Grid ref
Church of St George 15th century Bicknoller ST110394
Church of St Nicholas 15th century Brushford SS919257
Church of St John the Baptist 1863 Carhampton ST009426
Church of the Holy Ghost 14th century Crowcombe ST140367
Crowcombe Court  1793 Crowcombe ST140367
Culbone Church Pre-Norman Culbone SS842482
All Saints Church 15th century Dodington ST172406
Tarr Steps Medieval Dulverton SS868321
Dunster Castle  11th century Dunster SS995435
Priory Church of St George 15th century Dunster SS990436
Yarn Market 1609 Dunster SS990436
Gallox Bridge 15th century Dunster SS989432
Court House 1614 East Quantoxhead ST135435
Church of St Peter 15th century Huish Champflower ST049292
Church of St Mary c. 1300 Luccombe SS911445
Bratton Court  14th century Minehead Without SS945463
Church of All Saints 12th century Monksilver ST073374
Church of St Mary the Virgin 13th century Nettlecombe ST055375
Nettlecombe Court  Late medieval Nettlecombe ST055375
Church of St Andrew 12th century Old Cleeve ST041419
Church of St Dubricius 13th century Porlock SS886466
Church of All Saints 14th century Selworthy SS919468
Church of St Mary 13th century Stogumber ST098373
Combe Sydenham Late 15th century Stogumber ST098373
Church of St Andrew 1107 Stogursey ST204428
Church of St Petrock 15th century Timberscombe SS955420
Cleeve Abbey 1198 Washford ST047406
Church of St Decuman 13th century Watchet ST064427
Orchard Wyndham  Medieval Williton ST073399
Church of St Mary Magdalene 13th century Winsford SS904350
Church of St Nicholas 13th century Withycombe ST015413
Church of All Saints 13th century Wootton Courtenay SS938434
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Blue Anchor Beach, Nr Minehead, Somerset

The unique rock structure makes this beach interesting for fossils and crystalsThe fossil bearing Jurassic limestone on this beach contains an abundance of pink crystals, which are striking in appearance. Access to the beach is good, but the rocky terrain makes walking difficult. For more information on Blue Anchor Beach, click here

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Berrow Beach, Nr Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

A seven mile stretch of sand Berrow beach forms part of a seven mile stretch of sand running from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down. With the second highest tidal range in the world, there are extensive flats, perfect for walking and beach sports.For more information on Berrow Beach, click here

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Burnham-on-Sea Beach, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Seven mile stretch of sand with considerable tidal range and mud flats This beach is part of a seven mile stretch of sand from Burnham-on-Sea to Brean Down. A considerable tidal range, leaving mud flats at low tide. The esplanade runs along the length of the beach, facing the hotels and private houses.

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Weston-Super-Mare Beach, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Traditional sandy beach resortA traditional sandy resort beach with excellent facilities for the family day out. Attractions include historic pier, miniature railway, sea-life centre, amusement arcades, land train and the famous Weston Donkeys.

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Minehead Beach, Minehead, Somerset

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Brean Beach, Nr Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Part of a seven mile stretch of sand.Brean sands lies below the National Trust headland of Brean Down and forms the northern most part of a seven-mile stretch of sands. It has extensive flats at low tide and it ideal for walking and beach sports.

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Brean Cove Beach, Somerset

A quiet sandy beach.The beach at Brean Cove is a quiet sandy beach, forming part of the Brean Down, one of the most striking landmarks of the Somerset coastline. For more information on Brean Cove Beach, click here

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Porlock Weir Beach, Nr Minehead, Somerset

A pebbly four mile long beach of archaeological and geographical significance.Popular for swimming, fishing, surfing and sailing - although care needs to be taken when swimming, and surfing should only be undertaken by experienced surfers. 

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Dunster North West & South East Beaches, Dunster, Somerset

Large, spacious beaches, big enough to drive your car onto! Large sand and shingle beaches which you can drive your car onto. Safe for children. There is also a large picnic area.

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Set in tranquil countryside.  The abbey remains boast some of the most complex buildings in England.  Magnificent timber roofing.
Cleeve Abbey Washford, Watchet
Daily, 10am-6pm (5pm Oct)
01984 640377
Five hundred acres of wooded hillside and valleys.  Elizabethan house with Drake connections.  Gardens and restored corn mill. A Tudor house, on the site of a monastery, with a deer park and a re-created parterre planted with old roses. There is also a herb garden and a peacock house.
Combe Sydenham Country Park Mark Robinson Monksilver, Taunton, TA4 4JG
Daily, April-Aug, 9am-5pm
0800 7838572
The Cothay Manor Garden by the River Tone covers around 12 acres and was designed in the 1920s by R Cooper. It is now a plantsman's paradise surrounding perhaps the most perfect example of a small classic medieval manor. Many garden rooms, each a garden in itself, are set off the 200 yard yew walk.In addition there is a bog garden with azaleas and drifts of primuli, fine trees, cottage garden, courtyards and a river walk.
Cothay Manor Cothay Manor, Greenham,  nr. Wellington
May-Sept.  Wed, Thur, Sun - 2pm-6pm.
01823 674133
Dunster Castle and gardens is in beautiful setting close to the sea and Exmoor.. This fortified storybook Dunster Castle was the home of the Luttrell family for 600 years. Famous for its lemon tree, Arbutus, Camellias, mimosa and Sequoia. Fine border of rare shrubs surrounds a lawn near the keep. Along the river thrives a variety of sub-tropical plants. Snowdrops and daffodils in parkland setting of 28 acres.
Also make sure to visit Dunster Castle and village.
Dunster Castle by David Brockman© Dunster Castle,
Nr Minehead, Somerset
TA24 6SL

Tel :  01643 821314
It is not certain when the Tithe Barn was built but, in M J A Beacham's book "West Country Tithe Barns", we are told that the tithes of the De Mohun estates passed to the priory between 1090 and 1100.The Tithe Barn is referred to as being in existence in 1498 in Maxwell Lyte's " History of Dunster ", although on a 14th century map of Dunster, the priory buildings, the Dovecote and a large building on the site of the present Tithe Barn are shown.The tithe, or payment in kind, of 10% of the annual produce in crops, livestock, orchards and gardens was an ancient custom in the Christian west following the Mosaic Law and is referred to in Deuteronomy:- "Set aside a tithe - a tenth of all that your fields produce each year being the tithe of all your crops and store it in your town". Tithes first came to England with St Augustine (d. 604) and by the end of the 10th century, tithe payments had become compulsory everywhere, and so, during the next four or five centuries, tithe barns were constructed to store the produce.  The Tithe Barn is owned by the Crown Estate Commissioners.
Dunster Tythe Barn Tythe Barn 
Priory Green
TA24 6RY
Email at info@dunstertithebarn.co.uk

Stroll down the main street (watch out for the traffic!) past the church and the castle, and follow the signs to the watermill. This is a working mill (entrance fee) and next to it is a pretty little tearooms with garden by the mill stream.The West Country's finest working water mill, built in 1680, the mill is set in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill overlooking Exmoor National Park, only minutes from Dunster Castle and High Street.
Dunster watermill Mill Lane, Dunster,TA24 6SL
Apr-Oct. Mon-Thurs and Sat-Sun  10.30am-5pm.
01643 821759

Gardens contain a wide selection of roses, herbs, agapanthus and butterfly-attracting plants.
Gaulden Manor -- Somerset Tolland, Lydeard St. Lawrence,  nr Taunton
June-Aug,  Thurs and Sun 2-5pm.
01984 667213
Greencombe is a post-war garden, having been started in 1946 by    Horace Stroud. It is a strip of 3.5 acres on the edge of ancient    woodland. The light comes from the north, with a sweep of sky down    to the Bristol Channel. To the south rise wooded slopes, that tumble   between high Exmoor and the sea.       The name comes from the combe  (or valley) behind, which is the    only one in this arc of hills with a sward of grass but no water. Since    September 1966 it has been in the care and custody of Joan Loraine    whose dedication to the garden has  produced what you see today.       Although most of these wonderful plants have been deliberately    planted in their present positions, the garden gives you the impression    that it occurred naturally and that the paths wander around the plants    that already existed, so natural is the layout. For at least the last 37    years Greencombe has been an organic garden using between 25    and 30 tons of home produced compost and leaf-mould each year.       The gardens contain four national plant collections: Erythronium    (small mountain lilies); Polystichum (the thumbs-up fern); Vaccinium    (Wortleberries world-wide) and Gaultheria (berries for bears).
Main lawn looking east towards the house Porlock,
 Somerset,  ,
 TA24 8NU

Tel : 01643 862363
Bed & Breakfast. Home produce breakfast, fantastic gardens and incredible views. Graham and Janet Lamacraft welcome you to their charming Victorian house in the unique medieval village of Dunster. Higher Orchard was built in 1864 on ground which was once orchard land belonging to the Benedictine Priory (founded around 1090) and is one of the very few Dunster properties with open views and off road parking.
Higher Orchard 30 St Georges Street
TA24 6RS
01643 821 915
Wimbleball lies just within Exmoor National Park.  Its 374 acres of water and 500 acres of surrounding woodland and meadow offer recreation for all.
Wimbleball Lake Brompton Regis, nr Dulverton
All year round.
01938 371372

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Anchor Inn Restaurant, The Exebridge
Dulverton Somerset
TA22 9AZ

Archiamma Restaurant 26 High Street
Exmoor National Park Dulverton, Somerset
TA22 9DJ

Crispins Restaurant 26 High Street
TA22 9DJ
tel: 01398 323397

Lewis's Tea Rooms
This award winning tea room, prides itself as a bolt hole for fine food and the most perfect cup of tea. Robin and his team strive to provide wonderful food and fantastic hospitality. Open for snacks, light lunches or just a piece of Robins mouth watering homemade cake. This traditional tea room is well worth a visit!!where food comes naturally.....!!!

13 High Street
TA22 9AZ
Tel: 01398 323850

Tarr Farm

Occupying its own secret world, surrounded by 40 acres of woods and moorland in the depths of Exmoor National Park, this sixteenth-century riverside inn sits just above the famed Tarr Steps. It makes an ideal base for exploring the sights of North Devon.

Exmoor game and lamb, Devon Red Ruby beef and West Country seafood figure prominently on the menu, whether you are visiting for any informal family lunch or a special dinner in the main restaurant. Flavours are drawn from far and wide, so you might see seared scallops with Puy lentils, mild curry and Chardonnay sauce alongside braised meatballs on a pea pancake with onion jus.

Among the choice of mains, look for fillet of sea bass with pressed leek terrine, mussel and chervil sauce or roast saddle of local venison served with bubble 'n' squeak, a miniature venison pie and game sauce, while desserts might feature sticky date pudding with toffee sauce or pannacotta with poached plums. The food is supported by a well-chosen, 100-bin wine list that spans Europe and the New World

Tarr Steps Farm
Liscombe Dulverton
TA22 9PY
Tel: 01643 851507
Email: enquiries@tarrfarm.co.uk
Tongdam Thai Restaurant
Tongdam Thai Restaurant is not simply a restaurant, it is an experience. Located in the small, beautiful West Country town of Dulverton in Somerset and the gateway to Exmoor, we are within easy reach from Taunton, Exeter, Honiton, Barnstable and Minehead. Resting on the West Country County borders of Devon and Somerset, Tongdam is ideally located and easily accessible. Tiverton Park is just 18 miles and from Tiverton Town Centre, just a 20 minute drive. Tongdam Thai Restaurant offers an extensive A la Carte menu of traditional Thai food and an innovative East-meets-West lunchtime fusion of Thai and European cuisine.  Tongdam Thai is not just a Restaurant, we offer a traditional Thai style Guest House, with Bed and Breakfast and full board accommodation, with all the comforts of home. What better way to relax after an afternoon on Exmoor, than to dine under a West Country crystal clear, star filled sky and an age old grape vine on our decking area on a balmy summer evening, lit by magical lights and enjoy those Far Eastern flavours, found in a Tongdam Platter and a Thai Red Curry. Having received a day’s intake of Exmoor’s clean West Country air and a Tongdam evening of good Thai food and wine, we guarantee you a good night’s sleep !  Are we really just a two and half hour rail-drive connection from London !  Tongdam Thai Restaurant, an Exmoor tonic and a Somerset West Country secret.

Tongdam Thai Restaurant
26 High Street
TA22 9PY
Tel: 01398-323397

Email: info@tongdamthai.co.uk

Woods Bar & Dining Room 4 Banks Square
TA22 9BU


Castle Coffee House
Family restaurant, hot meals and snacks served all day.  Beautiful terrace garden, children’s meals, pets welcome.


High Street
Tel: 01643 821219

Chapel House Tea Rooms
Home made lunches and cakes served in a friendly setting of the historic chapel.  Local produce, delicious puddings & home baked food.  Daily Specials.  Hot and cold drinks plus locally produced Hot Chocolate. Excellent collection of contemporary jewellery, local arts and crafts, paintings, cards, preserves and accessories.

Chapel House Tearooms
West Street
Tel: 01643 821364

Cobblestones Restaurant & Cafe

High Street,
Tel: (01643) 821595

Dunster Castle Hotel
We take only the finest local produce, lovingly prepared and transformed into exquisite dishes by our highly trained and dedicated brigade of chefs. Each chef is a dedicated, professional, looking to make his own mark on the cuisine scene, some having worked with such notables as Raymond Blanc at the Petite Blanc Manchester and Simon Radcliff at the Grosvenor in Chester.We have an extensive selection of fine wines to suit every palate and pocket, with wines from the New world, Europe, Australia, South Africa, Chile and much more

Dunster Castle Hotel
5 High Street
Exmoor National Park
TA24 6SF
01643 82 30 30
Fax: 01643 82 30 36

Dunster Mill Tea Rooms and Gardens Mill Lane
Tel: 01643 821759

Exmoor House Hotel Restaurant

Exmoor House
12 West Street
Dunster Somerset
TA24 6SN

Hathaways Italian/Mediterranean Restaurant
This venue is located in the heart of Dunster, a delightful mediaeval village, in the Exmoor National Park. Hathaways is housed in a charming 16th century cottage and offers a mix of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a cosy, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen sources the best of the local produce and is quite popular among locals and visitors alike. The specialties include free range pork steak in a cider sauce, mussels in zafferano, sea bass in lemon blanc beurre and south west lobster in salsa Siciliana. Swordfish steak with lemon, garlic and caper's sauce and chicken breast supreme with mozzarella and spinach in a tomato and mustard sauce are among other enticing dishes on the menu.


6-8 West Street
Dunster Minehead
TA24 6SN 
Tel: 01643 821725

Locks Victorian Tea Room and Gardens The Olde School House
18c High Street Dunster
TA24 6SG
Tel: 01643 821201

Luttrell Arms Hotel
The Luttrell Arms is a 15th Century Hotel in the village of Dunster which is located within the Exmoor National Park yet only a couple of miles from the seaside resort of Minehead. The Hotel has 25 bedrooms some with four-poster beds and has all the style and elegence you would expect. Dining is either in the Restaurant with a more formal feel, or in the Bar with all its period features where you can mix with the locals, or if the weather is good in the beautfiul gardens, but wherever you choose to eat, you can be sure of good quaity food freshly cooked using locally sourced produce where possible.
Luttrell Arms
High Street
TA24 6SG
Tel: 01643 821555

Peppercorns Restaurant 16 Park Street
Dunster Minehead
TA24 6SR 
Tel: 01643 705222

Reeves Restaurant
Justin and Claire Reeves moved to Dunster and opened Reeves Restaurant in June 2005. Justin has over 20 years cooking experience, starting in the early eighties at La Sorbonne in Oxford under master chef Andre Chavagnon. Subsequent positions include Head chef at Painswick House Hotel, winner of country house hotel of the year, and executive chef at Smiths Industries aerospace.
Reeves restaurant is closed on a Sunday evening and all day Monday.


20 to 22 High Street
TA24 6SG
Tel: 01643 821414

The Royal Oak Inn of Luxborough
The Royal Oak Inn of Luxborough is a traditional country inn, which retains all its character and atmosphere, yet offers exceptional accommodation and an excellent restaurant.  The Royal Oak Inn is renowned for its wide range of traditional fare at sensible prices. Dishes range from snacks to classic country fare. Our chef is exceptional for an inn of this size (he just loves working here), he ensures that, whatever your taste, there is a good choice of excellent food.We make full use of high quality local fare, including eggs, fish, game, beef and venison as well as local fresh vegetables and cheeses.

The Royal
              Oak of Luxborough Dunster - Dunster Hotel

TA23 0SH
Tel : 01984 640319

Stags Head Inn
A warm welcome, local ales, Somerset ciders, and food made using local produce in imaginative, reasonably priced dishes are just some of the things awaits you as you step over the threshold of this historic 16th Century inn. The Stags Head Inn can be found in the picturesque village of Dunster which is the 'Jewel in the Crown' of Exmoor National Park.

Stags Head
1, West Street
TA24 6SN

Tel: 01643 821229

The Yarn Market Hotel and Restaurant

Yarn Market Hotel
High Street
TA24 6SF
Tel: 01643 821425


Ashwick House Hotel
Ashwick House is a small family-run country house of high standard, resting in glorious isolation on the south-eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park, high above the lush tree clad valleys of the River Barle, and only 4 miles from Dulverton. Escape the stresses and strains of modern life and relax into the peace and tranquility of Ashwick House.

Ashwick House near Dulverton, a superbly isolated
              Edwardian mansion beautifully sited on a hillside at the
              end of a long private road
Nr Dulverton
Exmoor National Park
TA22 9QD
Tel : 01398 323868

The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel is a charming hotel in Exford, at the heart of Exmoor National Park. A handsome former coaching inn, full of character and charm, the Crown Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in its 17 rooms, and a pleasant restaurant and bar.
Our elegant restaurant has a traditional feel yet with a modern twist and has an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. We also have a private dining area which can seat 8 to 20 people at our large round table; ideal for family / friendly get togethers or for that special occasion. Our comfortable lounge area is ideal for pre-dinner drinks or relaxing after your meal with coffee and petit fours.All our meat and fish are sourced locally with organic and free range produce being a main priority when sourcing our goods. Head Chef and his team aim to present you with a well balanced meal and hope you enjoy our restaurant experience.
Don’t forget our fine wine list which has wines chosen to compliment our dishes and excite the palate!
Radisson Blu Roe Park Resort
Exmoor National Park
TA24 7PP
Tel : 01643 707144

Exmoor House
At Exmoor House we love good food, and the meals we cook for our guests are the kind of thing we like to eat ourselves. In our daily-changing menu we combine good ingredients with expert cooking. Probably the best way to describe what we do is 'traditional with a twist'.  Wherever possible we use local, seasonal produce. OK, nearly everyone claims that these days (often ‘locally sourced’ actually means ‘sourced at the local supermarket’) but we can give you specifics: for example, we buy most of our meat from John May in South Molton, who deal with carefully-selected local farms and specialise in top-quality produce. Eggs come from a neighbour's free range chickens, drycure bacon and good sausages from our butcher. Most of our milk, cheese and butter are supplied by Axe Valley Dairies in Williton; we get goat's cheese from a smallholder in Bridgetown. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are from D J Miles of Porlock, whose blends are made to suit the water round here. Depending on when you visit, your dinner might include some of Rosi's home-grown herbs or salad leaves - you can't get much more local than that! Some of the recipes we use are our own, some adapted from our collection of cookery books old and new. We make just about everything ourselves - all our bread is home-made, for example. Frank's jams and pickles always go down well (his spicy tomato chutney has won 1st prize at our village fete). We even make home-cured ham and beef, as well as home-smoked chicken (all delicious). Proper pies (i.e. with the filling cooked in a pastry case - not a bit of puff pastry baked separately and plonked on top) often feature on our dinner menus. Frank does make a rather good all-butter shortcrust...

Wheddon Cross
Exmoor National Park Exmoor
TA24 7DU
Tel: 01643841432
e-mail: info@exmoorhouse.com
The Exmoor White Horse Inn
Festooned in Virginia Creeper, this traditional 16th Century building with classic period features has been family owned and run for generations. Kick off your boots and unwind beside one of our log fires. Choose from over 150 Malt Whiskies and a fine selection of local real ales, savour our delicious locally sourced produce, and at the end of a fantastic evening, retire to a sumptuous room full of charm and character.Head chef Peter Lenthall takes full advantage of this amazing location and the menu is always replete with meats from rare breed cattle, Westcountry Seafood and Moorland Game. Peter is backed up by a fabulous team: Second chefs Jill Tapp and Adam Miller, plus the rest of the team - Danny Harding, Ryan Hendrie and Steve Winzer. All are local people with a passion for great local food. The Exmoor White Horse Inn is very proud of our team of chefs who work closely with local suppliers and strive to deliver the highest quality locally produced meals to our guests. The bar and restaurant serve great meals seven days a week and the outdoor tables overlooking the river are just the place for a Devon cream tea with lashings of jam and clotted cream.

Contact Us - click to enlarge
Exmoor National Park Exmoor
TA24 7PY
Tel: 01643 831229 Fax: 01643 831246

The George Inn
The George Inn is the heart and soul of the village of Brompton Regis. Paul and Trish fell in love with this pub because it is a REAL PUB!. The pub has a warm and welcoming feel when you enter and you will not be disappointed with good old fashioned hospitality and wonderful wholesome home cooked food. This pub is worth a visit when exploring Exmoor.

Brompton Regis
Nr Dulverton Exmoor
TA22 9NL
Tel: 01398 371273

Kitnors Tea Room and Garden
You find this little gem of a tea garden right next to Bossington car park. Relax in lush surroundings. Cream tea, home-made cakes, ciabatta, ploughmans, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, Italian salads, cappuccino.

Exmoor National Park
TA24 8HQ
Tel: 01643 862643

The Lion Inn
The Lion Inn is a traditional Somerset coaching house with plenty of character features, open fires and beams. All the food is cooked to order by the owners so if you want to know more about the menu or dietary requirements please ask and we will be only to happy to help. This is a dog friendly pub with the lounge set aside for patrons who want to eat and bring their dog with them. On sunny days it is nice to make use of the benches at the front of the pub and watch the world go by. Our 22 seat restaurant is a lovely place to relax with a mouth watering home cooked meal. You can also enjoy one of our dishes is the comfortable lounge area. Food is locally sourced wherever possible.

Church St
Timberscombe Exmoor
TA24 7TP
Tel: 01643 841243
Email: pimpey061@aol.com
The Valient Soldier Inn
TA23 0QZ
Tel: 01934 640223


Alcombe Tandoori Indian Restaurant Alcombe Tandoori indian restaurant
67 Alcombe Road
TA24 6BD 
Tel: 01643 705752

The Beach Hotel
The Beach Hotel situated in the town centre of Minehead offers its guests a warm, friendly welcome. The hotel has a large bar and restaurant that serves a wonderful cavery serving the best local produce. The hotel has been family run for the last 18 years and is well known for it’s warm hospitality. The hotel has 47 well appointed rooms with views of the seafront and the West Somerset coast line. When exploring Exmoor The Beach Hotel is the place to stay!  The hotel restaurant offers good food using the best in local produce. They also offer light entertainment most evenings in the bar area.

The Avenue
TA24 5AP
Tel: 01643 702193

Boevey's Restaurant Simonsbath
TA24 7SH
Tel: 01643 831622

The Britannia Inn
Our restaurant serves home made traditional dishes and old favourites.
Steak & Ale Pie
Home Cooked Ham Egg & Chips
Fish Pie
And lots more!
All our food is freshly prepared and reasonably priced.
Our meat is locally sourced as are our vegetables. All our sweets are home made and delicious.
There is also have a large barbeque facility. This can be hired for the evening or we can provide a complete barbeque for your enjoyment.

Manor Road
 TA24 6EH

Butterfly's Restaurant 8 Wellington Square
TA24 5NH
Tel: 01643 703824

Cafe Mambo
Situated on the sea front in Minehead, Café Mambo is a fantastic venue for families and party goers alike, they have a stunning prestigious building which was formally a theatre, with many places where you can eat and drink. Open for breakfast until close. Café Mambo has a fine selection of Traditional English dishes but also prides itself on its wonderful authentic Thai food.

Warren Road
TA24 5BG
Tel: 01643 703044

Clay Time Cafe The Beacon
Beacon Road Minehead
TA24 5SD
Tel: 01643 703885


Crock of Cream 35 The Avenue
TA24 5AY
Tel: 01643 708022

The Duke Of Wellington
The Duke of Wellington was built in the 17th-century as a traditional coaching inn and posting house. The hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of Minehead. Minehead is a bustling seaside town with attractions to suit a large range of people. It is home to West Somerset Steam railway which runs several steam trains throughout the day over the summer period. Minehead is also famously home to the family amusement park Butlins for which any of our guests could visit upon purchasing a day pass. Minehead is situated on the north coast of Somerset boasting some fabulous sea views. It is also known as "The Gateway to Exmoor ". The Duke of Wellington is made up of a traditional Wetherspoon pub, a Lloyds No. 1 Bar and a Wetherspoon Hotel . We offer an extensive menu served between 7am and 10pm (from 8am Saturday and Sunday) . The Lloyds No. 1 bar is on the side of the hotel and is open until 1am on Thursday and 2am on Friday and Saturday.

Wellington Square,
TA24 5NH

Exford Bridge Restaurant Chapel Street
Exford Minehead
TA14 7PP
Tel: 01643 831304

Golden House 6 Holloway Street
TA24 5NP
Tel: 01643 702723

Best chinese in the south west by far, delicious food.
siyenbo on 15/05/2011
Good Food Inn 32-34 The Avenue
TA24 5AZ
Tel: 01643 704 660

The Hairy Dog
Awarded UK Family Pub of the Year 2005, the Hairy Dog in Minehead, Somerset has a well deserved reputation for serving delicious food in a family-friendly pub which has a traditional atmosphere with the added benefits of a large conservatory, outside eating area and kids' playground. The Hairy Dog family restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Minehead, offering a wide range of freshly prepared food at good value prices. We take great care preparing delicious meals for all the family which can be enjoyed in our modern restaurant, or eaten outside in the garden or in the large conservatory if the weather is less than perfect!
Hairy Dog

Email: info@thehairydog.co.uk
Karslake House
Within Exmoor National Park, Karslake Country Guest House is situated in picturesque Winsford. The charming house offers free Wi-Fi, leafy gardens, traditional afternoon teas and real log fires. Generous cooked breakfasts are also served daily, featuring quality Exmoor produce. The historical Karslake Guest House is surrounded by stunning scenery and popular walking routes.
TA24 7JE
Tel: 01643 851242

Lutyens Restaurant at The Kildare Lodge Hotel
The Kildare Lodge Hotel is a grade 2 listed building built in the Arts and Crafts style with many wonderful and interesting features. The building was designed by Barry Parker and is one of just a handful of buildings like this open to the public.
Lutyens Restaurant is a charming dining room serving the most wonderful home-cooked food prepared by the new chef. The NEW OWNERS, Sarah and Harvey are striving to produce good food in an interesting and lovely setting.All our food is freshly cooked and served on hot plates (apart from the ice-cream!) with generous portions of potatoes/chips and vegetables. Eat in our Restaurant area (see below for photo) or the bar area as you wish. The Kildare is the ideal place for an informal snack, a quiet meal with friends or a special Ŕ la Carte dinner with the family. The menu changes slightly from day to day, as all our ingredients are fresh. Always check the specials board for any new treats! There is also an excellent wine list to compliment your meal.
Kildare Lodge Hotel and Public House
Townsend Road
TA24 5RQ
Tel: 01643 702009

Mcdonald's Restaurants Ltd McDonald's Voucher Codes
Vulcan Road,
TA24 6DG
01643 707834

Madisons Restaurant Madisons
TA24 5AP
Tel: 01643 708080

Mr Micawbers Restaurant & Coffee House
"THE HOME OF HOMEMADE CAKES, PUDDINGS AND CREAM TEAS" Situated in the heart of Minehead, just a minute or so's walk away from the sea front and The Esplanade in the fantastic architecture of The Parade, is Mr. Micawbers - a little gem of a restaurant and coffee house serving up the most wonderful homemade cakes, puddings and cream teas along with lights snacks to hearty meals.

15A The Parade
TA24 5NL
Tel: 01643 702834

Mullions Restaurant
Our lovely, family run restaurant is situated in the beautiful seaside town of Minehead, the gateway to the stunning Exmoor National Park.  We are renowned throughout the area for our extensive use of fresh local produce, creating wonderful home cooked meals, served by friendly staff in a warm,relaxed and intimate atmosphere.  We have a wide choice of meals that include our superb local steaks, magnificent fresh fish &
plenty of vegetarian options.

43 The Avenue
TA24 5AY
Tel: 01643 705824

The Old Harbour House Restaurant
The Old Harbour House is the most wonderful small restaurant on the quay in Minehead. Phil and Sue pride themselves on their personal service and the quality of their food. The dining room is only able to sit 30 people, so booking is a must.

Old Harbour House Restaurant
The Old Harbour House
Quay Street Minehead
TA24 5UJ
Tel: 01643 705917

The Old Ship Aground
The Old Ship Aground is an old-fashioned pub and restaurant in a pleasant spot on the coast at Minehead. It has a comfortable ambience, serving a good choice of real ales and a menu of traditional pub grub.
: www.theoldshipaground.co.uk

The Old Ship Aground
Quay Street
TA24 5UL
Tel: 01643 702087

The Owls Restaurant 1C The Avenue
TA24 5NN
Tel: 01643 707131

Pinocchio's Italian Restaurant 4 Holloway Street
TA24 5NP
Tel: 01643 706372

The Queens Head Inn
The Queens Head Inn is situated just off the Avenue, Mineheads town centre. The Queens Head Inn offers a warm welcoming atmosphere, fine local real ales and excellent food. The food is prepared using the finest local produce.

Holloway Street
TA24 5R
Tel: 01643 702940

Railway Carriage The Sea Front
TA24 5BG

Phone: 01643 707057

Ranscombe Farm
Ranscombe Farm Restaurant serves good English food at sensible prices. Steaks, fish dishes, duck or lamb. Also vegetarians are catered for, licensed with a good wine list, open from Wednesday to Saturday evenings also Sunday lunch.

Wootton Courtenay
TA24 8RA
Tel: 01643 84441
E-Mail: alan.gooding@virgin.net
The Reading Room
The Reading Room is situated just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Minehead. At the site of a former bank this interesting and delightful cafe is run by Lesley who has lived and worked in Minehead all her life. The Reading Room has an open door policy, all are welcome, including polite dogs.

17 Friday Street
TA24 5UB
Tel: 01643 709199

Rest & Be Thankful Inn
The Rest and be Thankful is at Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, and sits on a crossroads junction of the A396 and B3224 within the boundary of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset. It is an old coaching inn with loads of character, excellent bars, accommodation, function facilities and a very pleasant restaurant.The business is run efficiently and effectively as a family concern by Eric, and his daughter Caroline who run the front of house and Erics wife Ann works in the background and prepares some of the more special deserts for the menu.

Tip Photo
Wheddon Cross
TA24 7DR
Tel: 01643 841222

The Restaurant in the High Street 3 High Street
TA24 6SF
Tel: 01643 821304

The Retreat
The Greek Retreat
  11a The Avenue,
TA24 5AY
Tel: 01643 703303

Sashes Restaurant
This unique restaurant  is situated in an enviable position on the seafront, five minutes walk from the harbour and within yards of  the West Somerset Coastal Path. It has featured both in the Somerset Food & Drink Guide and the Exmoor Food Festival.The restaurant is open all year round and although specialising in evening service from Tuesday through to Saturday, alternative times and lunch parties can be arranged. Joyce is happy to discuss any special dietary requirements or alternative menus.

11a Quay Street
TA24 5UJ
Tel: 01643 709890

Quay West
TA24 5UN 
Tel: 01643 706507

Simonsbath House Hotel
A local landmark with an eventful history, Simonsbath House near Minehead appeals with its gracious sensibilities and fine food. This is where you can head for a weekend of genuine hospitality and tranquillity. Located in the splendid Barle Valley, the property has passed through many owners in the past 325 years yet retains much of its original character. The hotel's restaurant serves delicious meals that tempt the palate, the appetite having been sharpened by the refreshing surroundings. The main menu reflects the establishment’s understanding of its patrons' preferences and the chef's command over his craft. House specialties include spiced monkfish with tarragon cous cous, frog legs in garlic and herb butter, Chinese water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, local rack of lamb with a leek and potato rostti and pork fillet with apricots and wine onions. To satisfy that sweet tooth, there's Morgan’s ruin, a rich dark chocolate torte, red berry cheesecake and cinnamon crčme brulee. The well stocked bar, with a range of premium champagne, white and red wines, adds to the pleasure.

TA24 7SH
Tel: 01643 831259

The Smugglers
A warm welcoming pub, set in beautiful grounds with breathtaking scenery. Open all year round, excellent service and superb cuisine, using fresh food locally sourced. The Cellar Bar is the place to be when considering where to eat out in Exmoor.  The Dining Room with the tranquillity of Blue Anchor Bay on one side and beautiful Exmoor hills on the other combined with fresh food, good wine and great company provide the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience. From the moment you walk through the door you can relax and unwind. The impeccable service and beautiful surroundings ensure that you are in for a real treat. The recently refurbished restaurant is decorated to an extremely high standard with the right level of soft lighting, spacious unobtrusive surroundings, enable you to enjoy your meal in an informal, comfortable, cosy yet luxurious setting, suitable for any occasion. From intimate dinner, business dinners, private parties, weddings, birthday parties, we can help with any function our staff are here to help.

Blue Anchor
TA24 6JS
Tel: 01984 640385

We have been going to the Smugglers in at Blue Anchor for some time, having an interest in the steam railway. We dropped in yesterday for lunch and were not dissappointed as it was excellent as always. I had a crab, avocado and grapefruit salad which was delicious - lovely fresh leaves and tasty and my husband had the home made beefburger which was about the best he had ever tasted. The onion rings (which was what sold us on the place first time we visitted) were orgasmic as always. They were very busy and a bit short staffed, but the food came in a good amount of time and the staff were freindly and helpful. The place serves the best pub food I have tasted anywhere, ever. Its just a shame the restaurant above the pub has closed because we had some really lovely gourmet meals there.
Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal Tandoori Restaurant use only fresh, natural ingredient to create individual dishes, each dish created has its own distinctive flavor and aromas. This Indian restaurant has the authenticity of original Indian food. Situated in the centre of Minehead just a stone’s throw from the sea front this Indian restaurant is one to visit while visiting.Bringing centuries old traditions of preparation and hospitality to enjoy you in your local town, think of our home as yours.

THE Taj Mahal in Minehead. PHOTO: Steve
9a The Avenue
TA24 5AY
Tel: 01643 704857

Wheelhouse 27 The Avenue
TA24 5AY
Tel: 01643 705656

Whites Church Road
TA24 5SB
Tel: 01643 702032

The York Hotel 48 The Avenue
TA24 5AN
Tel: 01643 705151


The Cafe Porlock Weir
formerely Andrews on the Weir Restaurant with Rooms
Situated near Minehead, Somerset in the heart of Exmoor National Park, Andrews on the Weir country hotel and restaurant enjoys stunning views across Porlock Weir from the light and airy dining room serving first-class food using the freshest of ingredients.

Porlock Weir
Nr. Minehead
TA24 8PB
Tel: 01643 863300

"A superbly presented meal from people who care."
Kipllo Family. California

"Excellent quality in every department, lovely warm, friendly, relaxed and un pretentious atmosphere."
Derek and Mandy Newman. Glos.
"Quite simply the best cheese board in BRITAIN.."
Simon and Helen Bennett. Glastonbury.
"Wish we could stay another night, wonderful find."
Edward and Julie Cross. Worcs.
"At last a real chef whose passion shows.. "
Kate Bradfield. Suffolk.

"Waited 2 years to come and eat here.. why did I wait so long???"
Steve Poulter Somerset.
The Castle Hotel
At the Castle Hotel you may order a bar meal or dine in our spacious restaurant. All food is locally sourced from Exmoor or the West Country, and is free from GM products. A variety of meals for both children and vegetarians are available. To accompany your meal we offer a comprehensive range of real ales, old and new world wines and non-alcoholic drinks.

High Street,
Somerset, TA24 8PY
Tel: 01643 862504

The Cottage High Street
Porlock Minehead
TA24 8PU

The Countryman Restaurant High Street
Porlock Minehead
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862241

Harbourside Restaurant
Three for the price of one here, with the Anchor Hotel, Harbourside Restaurant and Ship Inn all combining to entertain the leisure hours of those who come to this pretty place to enjoy the peace and, if you look carefully, solitude.
However, no solitude to be found in the trio above where good fellowship prevails as the courses are rattled out, though a preliminary drink in the Ship Inn, right alongside, makes an even more sociable beginning to the evening.
Starters of grilled sardines topped with whole grain mustard, and smoked chicken and avocado, both with salad can be followed by rabbit casserole, marinated in red wine with carrots, celery and mushrooms, or a whole seabass with spinach and prawn sauce. Helpings are generous to the point of extravagance, but somehow there always seems to be room for a dessert, perhaps cheesecake well laced with ginger bits, or an elderflower and gooseberry posset.
An attractive wine list offers a range of choices from the world over that simply must contain something for everyone. Service is attentive.

The Anchor Hotel & Ship Inn
Parlock Weir Porlock, Somerset
TA24 8PB

The Home Cook Cafe
Friendly cafe providing a wide range of snacks, homemade cakes,together with home cooked daily specials. Located at the Doverhay end of the High Street opposite the car park.
Open 10am - 5pm

High Street
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862015

Horner Vale Tearoom
Specialises in delicious home-made cakes Ploughmans lunches with home-made pickle, cream teas and locally made ice-creams. Served in a delightful setting of Horner.
Opening hours: 7 days a week: 11am - 6pm

 Horner Vale,
Exmoor National Park, Somerset, TA24 8HY
Tel: 01643 862506

Lapswood Restaurant High Street
Porlock Minehead
TA24 8PU
Tel: 01643 862288

Lorna Doone Hotel
Our restaurant , which is also open to non residents, has a selective menu from light meals to gourmet specialities, where possible local West country produce is used in the kitchen. We always have an interesting vegetarian menu availible and our happy to cater for special diets. Dinner is served from 6pm. the restaurant is non smoking.
We are also happy to provide special menus to suit your requirements for groups staying, in our private dining room which seats up to 18 people on one table.
We serve hot meals and light snacks from 11am including of course Somerset cream teas with our local clotted cream.

Hotels in Porlock
High Street
Porlock Exmoor National Park
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862404
Email: info@lornadoonehotel.co.uk
Millers at the Anchor
For over 200 years the Anchor has served Porlock Weir's 15th century harbour for sailors, walkers and huntsmen alike. Where Exmoor meets the sea, Porlock Weir is an idyllic working harbour with stunning coastal views. Martin Miller together with his daughter Tanya have created a hunting lodge by the sea. This 14-bedroom hotel is crammed with Martin's antiques and curiosities. The Anchor has all the hallmarks of his unique style. Roaring log fires, candlelit sensuality, books by the thousand and bowls of fruit and sweets, all washed down with a Millers award winning Gin and tonic. Our Harbourview restaurant over looking the harbour serves the highest quality food with truly local produce. We look forward to friends and new guests alike to sample the delights of one of Somerset hidden gems. .

Porlock Weir
TA24 8PB
Tel: 01643 862753

The Oaks Hotel
Tim runs front-of-house, while Anne's domain is the kitchen. Her four-course dinner menus are based around local and home-made produce (everything from breakfast marmalade to after-dinner chocolates is produced in-house): a typical meal might commence with a tartlet of goats' cheese and mushrooms or pear and watercress soup, before roast fillet of beef or tenderloin of Somerset pork with grain mustard and Marsala sauce. The 100-bin wine list has enthusiastically assembled, with most bottles sourced direct from growers and shippers.

The Oaks Hotel
TA24 8ES
Tel: 01643 862265

The Olde Chapel
The Olde Chapel Restaurant and Tea Room is situated right on Porlock High Street. Ian, Jenny and Jack, the current owners have owned the restaurant for just over a year and have worked very hard to bring The Olde Chapel back to its former glory. Right next door, Ian and Jenny have also opened the Porlock Takeaway serving wonderful fresh local fish and chips.
High Street
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862241

Piggy in the Middle Restaurant
Restaurant in fresh local seafood, steaks and game.
Opening hours: 12 noon to 2pm and 6.30pm to 10pm

2 High Street
Porlock Minehead
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862647

The Royal Oak Royal Oak at Porlock - Porlock Somserset photos
High Street
TA24 8PS
Tel: 01643 862798

The Ship Inn
The Ship Inn’s popular restaurant serves up great pub grub and bistro classics, much of it made with fresh, local ingredients. Generous portions and a fab list of local ales, wines and ciders make for a bit of a show-stopper of a proper pub meal.

The Ship Inn
High Street
TA24 8QD
Tel: 01643 862507

Whortleberry Tearoom
An extensive range of homemade cakes, teabreads and scones served in a traditional tearoom. Dogs welcome. Sheltered walled garden. Range of loose leaf tea and coffee. Freshly prepared light lunches.  Open all year, closed Sunday and Monday.


High Street,
Porlock, Nr Minehead,
Exmoor National Park, 
 TA24 8PY
Tel: 01643 862337


The Anchor Inn
5 Anchor Street,
 TA23 0AZ |

tel: 01984 631387

Angelo's Fish Bar  
 48 Liddymore Road,
TA23 0DS

01984 631397

Beefeater in Watchet 58 Liddymore Road,
TA23 0DR
01984 634174

The Bell Inn, Watchet.

Discover the 16th Century Bell Inn situated in Market Street, Watchet, a few yards from the marina. A family run pub, a warm welcome always awaits you from Paul, Gill, Adam and Clare, along with real ales, fine wines and good food. Open all day every day, food is served lunchtime and evenings. *(Except Tuesdays) The Bell Inn is in the heart of Watchet close to all the facilities the town has to offer, including local shops, the two museums and the West Somerset Railway, not forgetting the jail situated opposite the pub where the old Court Leet used to place wrong doers, the Court Leet still meet every year in the pub for their annual Court Leet Lunch. For Fossil hunters there is West beach and Doniford beach and the walkers have the Quantock Hills and Exmoor nearby and the 36 mile Coleridge Way.


3 Market Street,
TA23 0AN

Tel. 01984 631279

The Bengal Spice 7 Fore Street,

Bitz N Pizzas
1 Long Street,
 TA4 4QT

Chives Deli & Café  
Swain Street

01984 632038

Corner House Café  
Market Street, 

01984 631251

Crafty Cuppa
Orchard Mills,
01984 631721

Curdon Mill Restaurant Vellow House,
 Lower Vellow,
 TA4 4LS

The Friendly Dolphin 
6 Swain St,
 TA23 0AB
01984 633643

Gennaros Restaurant 52 Swain Street
 TA23 0AG
Phone: 01984 631479

Glenmore Café  
Liddymore Road, 

01984 633477

Golden Bowl Chinese Cuisine  
Liddymore Road, 

01984 634174

Harbour Fish Bar  
24 Market St,
 TA23 0AN |

01984 631506

Helliker's Café Helliksers tea rooms

Market Street

tel: 01984 631824

Kebab House  Swain Street,

01984 633643

The London Inn London Inn

Market Street

01984 631880

Millstream Restaurants The  Cornmills,
TA23 0JY |
Phone : 01984 641588

Oriental Pearl  
Swain Street

01984 631479

At Pebbles you will find a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy our Somerset ciders and beers, a bottle of wine or just a pot of tea while you relax with your friends.
A range of ciders from Somerset and surrounding counties
Real ale from local breweries
Very reasonable prices
Free use of our wireless internet access
Dogs on leads welcome during the day


24 Market Street
 TA23 0AN

tel :01984 634737  

Raleighs Cross Inn Brendon Hill,
TA23 0LN
01984 640343 01984 641111

Seyburns Restaurant 14 Market Street
 TA23 0AN
Phone: 01984 631208

Skippers Restaurant 24 Market Street
 TA23 0AN
Phone: 01984 633831

Spice Merchant
14A Market Street,

TA23 0AN
Tel: 01984 634500

The Star
Market Street, 

01984 631367

The Washford Inn Washford Inn
 TA23 0PP
01984 640256 01984 641288

The West Somerset Hotel  
17 Swain Street,
TA23 0AB

01984 634434

The White Horse Inn
A Traditional 17th century village freehouse with a beautiful riverside location, set on the very edge of the Exmoor National Park, tucked in between Cleeve Abbey and Torre Cider Farm, our idyllic location is the perfect base from which to explore some of Exmoor's most renowned beauty spots. Our comfortable bedrooms have all been recently modernised to include en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, and colour tv. We offer an extensive menu of top quality pub food everyday.

White Horse Inn
TA23 0JZ
01984 640415

Windmill Bar & Restaurant
The Windmill Bar & Restaurant lies between Bridgwater and Williton overlooking the picturesque St. Audries Church and Bay. Situated in the charming village of West Quantoxhead at the foot of the Quantock Hills, our bar and restaurant is an ideal resting place for walkers, cyclists or visitors wanting to split their journey. With a large accessible car park it is an ideal venue to rendezvous with friends or Colleagues - stop for refreshments including speciality coffee or a relaxed meal before continuing your journey.

West Quantoxhead
Somerset, TA4 4DS.
Tel : 01984 633004
  E-mail: info@thewindmill.net
Wood Advent Farm
Wood Advent is a working Exmoor farm which has been in the Brewer family since the 18th century. John and Diana Brewer now own and run the farm and guesthouse. Dinner is served every evening in the farmhouse, using only the freshest local produce. Many of the ingredients used for both breakfast and dinner are from Wood Advent farm itself.

Wood Advent Farm - Exmoor
 TA23 0RR
01984 640920

Where To Stay In Dunster
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 Buttercross is a friendly family period home built in 1862, offering spacious accommodation and furnished in keeping with its style and age. Our rooms are spacious with fine views – all traditionally furnished. Sunken Garden B&B with hospitality, service, good food and comfort. In fine weather you are welcome to rest in our Italian style sunken garden. Enjoy our renowned breakfast served in the oak panelled dining hall. A choice of both full English and Continental is offered, using local produce when available.
St. George Street,Dunster
TA24 6RS
email us.

01643 821 413
Castle Coffee Shop
Self-contained holiday flat, Pets Welcome, Centrally located in Dunster. Robins Nest comprises two lovely one-bedroom self catering apartments located in the medieval village of Dunster.With it's imposing castle, blend of quaint coffee and tea shops, craft shops, and a history dating back to the 11th century. Centrally located self catering apartments in Dunster High Street with views over the Dunster Deer Park.
Robin's Nest
4 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor TA24 6SG
01643 821 219
Castle View Apartment
4- star listed self catering  Castle View is a listed, four star, timbered apartment for five people, with parking. Part of Parham House, a handsome Georgian property, once the highly esteemed general stores of Dunster. Situated in a quiet part of the medieval village, next to the beautiful parish church with chiming clock. and on the elegant first and second floors above an exclusive bridal studio. Every care has been given to provide the highest standards of style and quality.
22 Church Street,
TA24 6SH

E mail - susan@
01643 822 298
Conygar House

Conygar House offers you superb Exmoor bed and breakfast accommodation in three elegant bedrooms, which have been individually designed and tastefully decorated featuring good quality beds, crisp linen, antique furniture and luxurious finishing touches. Two rooms are en-suite and the third has an adjacent private bathroom with separate bath and shower.All rooms have a beverage tray, colour television, clock radio and a good range of complimentary toiletries. Wake up to wonderful country views overlooking Dunster, the castle and beyond. Take an early morning stroll through the fields to the rear of the house and into Conygar Woods, or just sit and enjoy our south facing garden. Martin and Biddy have lived in Dunster for many years and take great pleasure in welcoming guests to their home.

Conygar House
 2a The Ball
 TA24 6SD

  Email: stay@

01643 821 872
The Courtyard
The Courtyard is a self-contained ground floor apartment in the middle of the medieval village of Dunster, Somerset.  It has one double bedroom with shower, separate WC washroom and a living dining room with modern kitchen area.  It also has its own parking space.
The Courtyard is open all year.
Church Street, Dunster


01643 821 113
 The Dunster Castle Hotel
The Dunster Castle Hotel offers contemporary style with traditional comfort at the foot of the historic National Trust property of Dunster Castle, in Exmoor National Park.6 individually furnished luxury ensuite bedrooms the hotel has recently been refurbished to a very high standard offering high quality Exmoor accommodation.  The hotel has a Cellar Bar and Squires Restaurant which serve locally produced food. There is a private function room which opens out onto the large back garden area with views towards the Church. The hotel has a large private parking area. The hotel is ideal for families with children and is ideally positioned to explore the beautiful area of Exmoor National Park with many Exmoor pubs and restaurants close by.
Dunster Castle Hotel

5 High Street
Exmoor National Park
TA24 6SF
Fax: 01643 82 30 36

01643 82 30 30
Dunster Water Mill
Enjoy B & B Accomodation in a beautiful setting by the river.The West Country's finest working water mill, built in 1680, the mill is set in magnificent surroundings alongside the River Avill overlooking Exmoor National Park, only minutes from Dunster Castle and High Street.
Dunster Water Mill
Mill Lane, Dunster, TA24 6SW
01643 821 759
Exmoor House
Bed & Breakfast and a little bit of History. Wake up to the sounds of Exmoor by staying at Exmoor House Bed & Breakfast, our Grade II listed Georgian house dating from 1725, in the oldest street in Dunster. We are delighted to announce after an inspection this year, Visit Britain's award of a 4 Star with Silver Accolade for our Bed & Breakfast ! Although classified as Guest Accommodation, Exmoor House has the look and feel of a small country hotel. Relax in one of our six comfortable ensuite bedrooms. You have a choice of doubles, twins or kingsize beds (see tariff) or spend the night in our newly refurbished luxury 4-Poster Kingsize Bedroom.  Wifi available in all rooms. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness and attention to detail. Stay with us and you will not be disappointed..
Exmoor House
12 West Street, Dunster,
TA24 6SN
01643 821 268
Higher Orchard
Bed & Breakfast. Home produce breakfast, fantastic gardens and incredible views. Graham and Janet Lamacraft welcome you to their charming Victorian house in the unique medieval village of Dunster. Higher Orchard was built in 1864 on ground which was once orchard land belonging to the Benedictine Priory (founded around 1090) and is one of the very few Dunster properties with open views and off road parking.
Higher Orchard
30 St Georges Street
TA24 6RS
01643 821 915
Luttrell Arms Hotel
15th century House with fine cuisine, scenic garden & traditional bar. Open all year special deals & Winter breaks.This small 15th century hotel was used in medieval times as a guest house by the Abbot of Cleeve. Set in the only high street in Dunster and within the Exmoor National Park.  This sleepy hotel is an escapist`s paradise.  Stylish comfortable surroundings the hotel boast 5 individual four-poster beds out of the 28 bedrooms.  They say even insomniacs drift off to sleep to the sound of whispering monks’ chants from 500 years ago.
Luttrell Arms
High Street, Dunster, TA4 6SG
01643 821 555
Millstream Cottage
Millstream Cottage offers cosy country cottage style bed and breakfast accommodation in Dunster, Somerset; part of Exmoor National Park. The cottage has just been completely renovated, and opened in Autumn 2006 to provide visitors to Dunster with bed & breakfast accommodation of a very high standard. The owners, Sue and Charles, have taken care to retain all the old world charm and character of this wonderful country cottage, yet provide their guests with all the modern comforts you would wish to find in a top class B&B establishment.
Millstream Cottage
2 Mill Lane
TA24 6SW
01643 821 966
No.7 West Street
Bed and breakfast accommodation in Dunster with a new approach. Situated in Dunster village, Exmoor National Park  No 7  offers high quality accommodation in a peaceful atmosphere with gourmet food.  Here is what our Exmoor bed and breakfast accommodation has to offer:    * Gourmet home cooking using Exmoor produce. ( for B&B guests only.)     * Luxury touches from Egyptian cotton sheets, and goosedown pillows to complimentary bottles of Exmoor mineral water.     * Cosy living room with fire and terrace garden looking over the woodlands.     * Picnics hampers to accompany you on Exmoor hikes.     * Pickup and dropoff service for walkers on Exmoor.      * Secure area for mountain bikes.     * bed and breakfast accomodation in Dunster with easy access to all Exmoor National Park has to offer.     * Vegetables for our bed and breakfast are grown in our Dunster allotment.     * Organic meat from Hindon Farm outside Dunster. Spoil your partner with a romantic break at No7's Dunster bed and breakfast or simply come along to enjoy the delights of fine cuisine in exquiste surroundings.
7 West Street
West Street, Dunster, TA24 6SN
01643 821 064
The Oval
15th Century Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Dunster. Soak up the atmosphere of 600 years of history in our sympathetically restored "medieval hall" house. We offer en-suite bed and breakfast  accommodation in the heart of the village just a short walk from the castle.
The Oval
West Street
01643 821 344
Spears Cross
Spears Cross offers the type of room quality you would expect in a good 4 Star Country House Hotel and combines this with the best of local produce. We have topped this off with the personal service you can only get from a B&B where passion and attention to detail shines through. We try to give the standard of service we would expect if we were away for a short break.
Spears Cross
1, West Street
Exmoor National Park
Somerset TA24 6SN
01643 821 439
Stag's Head
Dunster's Oldest Historical Inn. Independant guide book recommended & luxery en-suite B & B.The Old Stags's Head a former pub, offers comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation beside the A.358, some 8 miles N.W. of Taunton and about 17 miles from Minehead. Our bedrooms enjoy wonderful views of The Quantock Hills. Whether you are staying just one night, or wanting a short break, or looking for short term accommodation while working in the area, you will find a warm welcome at The Old Stags Head.

Stags Head
1, West Street
TA24 6SN
01643 821 229
Tessa's Bed & Breakfast and Tearoom
Family run boutique B & B. Grade 2 listed mews house Luxury rooms. Organic Breakfast
Tessas B & B
High Street, Dunster
01643 821 231
Westleigh of Dunster B & B
Set in the heart of West Street we’re just a stone’s throw away from the Castle, Watermill and famous Gallox Bridge. At Westleigh of Dunster , you’re ideally situated for a quintessential English country break. Based within a Grade II listed Georgian property, we offer a warm welcome, sumptuous, well equipped rooms and a hearty breakfast with fresh eggs laid by our own happy hens! We look forward to welcoming you.
Westleigh of Dunster
West Street, Dunster
01643 821 477
Yarn Market Hotel
The Yarn Market Hotel is a family-run, architecturally listed hotel in Dunster offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for those wishing to unwind amongst the breathtaking scenery of Exmoor and is excellently placed for exploring the South West of England. Quality Exmoor accommodation at The Yarn Market Hotel, Dunster, a leading Exmoor Hotel, 3 star rated by the Tourist Board. We have 25 en suite bedrooms and cater for couples and families equally as well as for the small group travel market for which we have our own transport. For a special treat or Romantic Break, try a four poster bedroom.
Yarn Market Hotel
High Street, Dunster TA4 6SF
01643 821 425

Doggie Friendly
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Chalet 73
   Blue Anchor
Chalet 73, Blue Anchor Beach, Blue Anchor, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24 6LG

Fully equipped spacious two bedroom chalet on the beach overlooking the sea, available all year round. With kitchen, shower room, lounge with TV, DVD player and bed settee. The area is unspoilt with beautiful coastal walks to Dunster and Minehead. Exmoor and the Quantock Hills are close by for lovely scenic walks.Adjacent to West Somerset Steam Railway.  Many pubs and cafes in the surrounding area also welcome dogs.
01823 443011 / 077 020 289 93
Doggie Friendly
Chalet on the beach   Blue Anchor
Chalet on the beach , Blue Anchor, Nr Minehead, Somerset TA24
Self-catering studio accommodation for 2 - 4 on the beach at Blue Anchor, West Somerset.When the tide is in, the waves are within a few yards of the patio doors of this spacious studio accommodation.  The well-equipped, open-plan, airy chalet is in a stunning location, literally ON the beautiful, dog-friendly beach at Blue Anchor. The ‘conservatory’ is an ideal dog room, with good views of the beach, other canines etc.  Enclosed, small paved area for outdoor sniffing and observation.
01285 711779
Doggie Friendly
Th Duck Chalet Beach Chalet Park,
The Duck Chalet, Dunster Beach, Chalet Park, Dunster, Nr Minehead,Somerset
The Duck Chalet is the perfect setting for a relaxing traditional seaside holiday and is also an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding scenic countryside and coastline by foot, cycle, steam train, bus or car. The self catering chalet is situated in a tranquil area of the well maintained Dunster Beach Chalet Park. It overlooks Hawn Lakes, a nature reserve and has views of Dunster Castle and the wooded slopes of Exmoor to the rear, and a few yards away to the front is Dunster Beach and the Bristol Channel. With no through road and a strict 10 mph speed limit, it is a safe place for children to play. The beach is sand and pebble with safe bathing.
01225 783485 or 07960673383
Doggie Friendly
The Yarn Market Hotel
Yarn Market Hotel

The Yarn Market Hotel ,High Street,  Dunster,  Somerset,  TA24 6SF
Email: hotel@yarnmarkethotel.co.uk

Our family run hotel offers a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind.  Our restaurant offers a variety of dishes to cater for all tastes. All rooms are en-suite with colour TV and hot drink making facilities. four-poster and superior rooms are available for that special occasion.  B&B from Ł35 per person per night and half board from Ł50.  Children and pets welcome. In the Exmoor National Park so a wonderful walking area.  Group/Party bookings welcome and conference facilities available.  Open all year including Christmas and New Year. We are a completely non-smoking hotel.

  01643 821425
Doggie Friendly
Hindon Organic Farm
Exmoor farm bed and breakfast holidays

Hindon Organic Farm, Nr Selworthy, Exmoor, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8SH

Email: info@hindonfarm.co.uk

Real Farm - Real Food - Relax......on our award winning 500 acre organic stock farm in the stunning location of National Trust Holnicote Estate within Exmoor National Park.  18th century charm with 21st Century Style & Comforts.  Wonderful walks direct from the door to the moor and SW coastpath.

Organic, free range and local produce breakfasts - own homemade sausages and bacon, fresh baked bread, free range eggs, honey on the combe.... Food Hero's.  Hot tub under the sky to relax.  Recommended by many dogs. Free dog bone.

01643 705244
Doggie Friendly
Sunshine Caravan Stolford
Sunshine Caravan, Sunshine Cottage, Stolford, Somerset,UK, TA5 1TL
E-mail info@magicspool.co.uk
Sunshine Caravan is set within its own grounds with views across open farmland in a quiet lane in Stolford village, Somerset. Within close proximity are the Quantock Hills, Exmoor, the Somerset Levels and the North Somerset coastline.

01278 652460
Doggie Friendly
Castle Hotel
Book the Castle Hotel in Castle Green, Taunton,
                  Somerset, England Castle Hotel ,Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 1NF 

Email Castle Hotel
  Located in the heart of Taunton, just 2 miles from the M5, the Castle at Taunton has been welcoming travellers to the town since the 12th century. Run by the Chapman family for 55 years, the Castle has in this time won an array of awards testifying to the excellence of the kitchens and the warmth of the hospitality from a Michelin star to \"Best out of town\" in Tatlers 2002 Restaurant Awards.
Phone: +44 (0)1823 272671
Fax: +44 (0)1823 336066
Doggie Friendly
Farthings Country House Hotel
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                  Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset, England Farthings Country House Hotel , Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6SG
Farthings is an elegant 18th Century Country House Hotel situated in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Set in a quiet and peaceful location, yet only 5 miles from Taunton (M5) and Ilminster (A303). The hotel overlooks the village green and enjoys 3 acres of private and peaceful gardens. With a wonderfully relaxing and informal atmosphere it is the perfect place to unwind.
 01823 480 664
Doggie Friendly
Flat In

                  WATCHET MARINA - 1ST FLOOR ON RIGHT HAND SIDE  www.blueanchorbeach.co.uk
Spacious, comfortable self-catering one-bedroom flat for up to 5 people in the centre of the quaint town of Watchet. Just behind Post Office in Watchet, this flat is lovely and airy with great-sized rooms. Literally 1-2 minutes’ walk from the beautiful marina. Really well placed to enjoy all that historic Watchet has to offer, especially those dog-friendly steam trains, cafes and pubs!Staying at the Flat with dogs is no problem; we’ve stayed there with various dogs over the years, including a Labrador puppy! Car park 20 yards away ideal for early and late ‘visits’, with poo bin near the entrance. West Street beach, harbour, marina and great walks nearby.
01285 711779
Doggie Friendly
Courtland Guest House   Weston-super-Mare
Courtland Guest House - B&B -
                  Weston-super-Mare - Somerset Courtland Guest House, 41 Severn Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 1DP
Situated in the quieter, Whitecross Village area, close to Clarence Park and Seafront.  Complimentary tea, coffee and doggie chews. No stay too short!!
01934 621117
Doggie Friendly
Arden Cottage

Arden Cottage, 33 Long Street ,Williton Somerset TA4 4QU

Email: enquiries@ardencottagewilliton.co.uk

Sympathetically restored Grade II listed thatched cottage, set in secure gardens.  We have a special 'dog room', which used to be the corn drying room.

 We are near a vets, pet shop and park for morning walks.  We are ideal for a relaxing weekend retreat.  Close to the Quantocks, Blue Anchor and Watchet for walking.  We also offer alternative therapies for those requiring additional de-stressing!

01984 634090
Doggie Friendly
Catwell House
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e-mail: catwell@catwellhouse.com
Catwell House is a secluded spacious 17th Century country house offering quality bed & breakfast accommodation. Nestling between the famous Quantocks and the Exmoor National Park with fantastic views.

Telephone: +44 (0)1984 639565

Fax: +44 (0)1984 639013

Doggie Friendly
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                  cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Stilegate, Staple Close, West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset  TA4 4DN
E-mail: stilegate@aol.com

This Award winning Bed & Breakfast is in a superb location with unbroken views towards Exmoor National Park and the Brendon Hills. Situated minutes from the glorious Quantock Hills this modern home offers the best in Somerset hospitality
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1984 639119
Doggie Friendly
Burrow Farm Cottage
Wootton Courtenay

Burrow Farm Cottage, Burrow Farm, Wootton Courtenay, Minehead, Somerset TA24 7UD


email: stay@burrowfarm.co.uk

Self-catering Burrow Farm Cottage is part of a lovely thatched Grade II listed farmhouse in the pretty village of Wootton Courtenay approximately 2 miles from Dunster Castle and about 5 miles from the sea at Minehead. Nearby walks on Exmoor National Park and the dog friendly beach at Dunster. 

wo bedrooms for up to five people with bed linen and towels provided. Children welcome and free accommodation for rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. Private garden for exercising your dogs. Short breaks out of season. No smoking.

+44 (0) 1643 841833

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Ride your horse in West Somerset.
Beach horse riding The following list is a selection of riding centres throughout West Somerset - please contact the individual establishment for details of opening times and prices.  All UK Riding Centres should hold a current Local Authority License and/or be affiliated to national equestrian organisations such as the British Horse Society. We advise that you check this when contacting the individual establishments

West Luccombe,
Nr Porlock
Tel: (01643) 862463
Nr Lynton
Tel: (01598) 741213
Tel: (01643) 851179
Parsonage Farm,
Nr Lynton
Tel: (01598) 741234
Nr Watchet
Tel: (01984) 640752
Nr Porlock
Tel: (01643) 862456
Nr Minehead
Tel: (01643) 841272
Tel: (01643) 841342
Nr Minehead
Tel: (01643) 705970
Higher Chilcott Farm,
Nr Dulverton
Tel: (01398) 323559
Tel: (01643) 862338
Nr Minehead
Tel: (01643) 831166
Tel: (01398) 841354

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