- Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
Somerton (Distance 0.2 miles)
- Viaduct Fishery
Somerton (Distance 0.4 miles)
- Long Sutton Golf Club
Langport (Distance 4.0 miles)
- Clarks Village
Street (Distance 6.5 miles)
- Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury (Distance 7.0 miles)
- Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury (Distance 7.5 miles)
- Wells Cathedral
Wells (Distance 14.0 miles)
- The Bishop's Palace & Gardens
Wells (Distance 14.0 miles)
- Wookey Hole
Wells (Distance 15 miles)
- Cheddar Caves & Gorge
Cheddar (Distance 21.5 miles)
A couple of minutes walk will take you into the Saxon town of Somerton, possession of the Saxon Kings until well after the Middle Ages and the ancient capital of Wessex.
Today Somerton boasts a mix of impressive older buildings, a substantial 13th Century church and the grand centre piece of the ancient Market Cross. The town offers several cafés, pubs and a bistro all of which supply a range of beverages and food to suit the visitors needs and there is plenty of free parking available in the town or indeed at the Lynch.
Always of interest to visitors is The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen in The Courthouse Gallery just by the Market Cross exhibiting a wide variety of work by local artisans some of which can be seen in the house and grounds of the Lynch Country House.
The area surrounding Somerton makes it an ideal base for exploring the West Country. Within easy reach is the town of Street, famous for it's Clarks shoes and now a Mecca for shoppers at Clarks Village. Nearby are Glastonbury with it's ruined abbey and mystic Tor; Wells with it’s magnificent Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and Cheddar and Wookey both famous for their cave systems. With miles of fabulous countryside and interesting villages and the spectacular Jurassic coast only 40 minutes away there is plenty to keep you occupied.
There are a variety of walks locally and the area is also very popular with cyclists. We are happy to store your bikes in a secure outbuilding on site. With a little notice we can arrange for a day's shooting, either rough in season or clays out . Coarse fishing is available in the adjacent lakes, which are famous for large specimen Carp. We can also arrange a round of golf at Long Sutton Golf Club just a couple of miles down the road.
Eating out locally
It's always worth booking a table as all the listed eateries can be very busy. Check with individual establishments for food service times especially on Sunday and Monday evenings.
A walk into town
The Globe, 01458 272474, 0.25 mile,
The White Hart, 01458 272273, 0.25 mile, www.whitehartsomerton.com
The Unicorn, 01458 272101, 0.25 mile, www.unicorn-somerton.co.uk
Market Bar & Bistro, 01458 272468, 0.25 mile, www.marketbar.co.uk
Somerton pubs serving decent quality pub food at lunch and evenings.
A little further afield
The Kingsdon Inn
Kingsdon, TA11 7LG, 01935 840543, 3 miles, www.kingsdoninn.co.uk
Recently refurbished thatched country pub serving good quaity pub food, wines and beers.
The Halfway House
Pitney, TA10 9AB, 01458 252513, 3 miles, www.thehalfwayhouse.co.uk
Quirky country pub, CAMRA real ale pub of the year, again!!, simple, good, unpretentious food and needless to say, great beers.
The Devonshire Arms
Long Sutton, TA10 9LP, 01458 241271, 4 miles, www.thedevonshirearms.com
Large village gastropub with good selection of wines and local beers and modern European cuisine.
The Fox and Hounds
Charlton Adam, TA11 7AU, 01458 223466, 4 miles, www.foxandhounds.butcombe.com
Recently refurbished village pub open all day, every day, good pub food and well kept ales.
The Red Lion
Babcary, TA11 7EA, 01458 223230, 6 miles, www.redlionbabcary.co.uk
Lovely village pub with nice dining room and very good quality food offering with decent wines and beers.