Westfest at The Royal Bath & West Showground (Image credit: http://www.westfest2013.com/media/)

Westfest at The Royal Bath & West Showground

The Royal Bath and West Showground just outside Shepton Mallet is one of the biggest venues in Somerset. There is a full programme of events held at the Showground throughout the year including the ever popular agricultural show, the Bath and West Show as well as fantastic underground dance music events, antiques and collectors fairs, wedding exhibitions classic vintage vehicle shows and vast flea markets.

Accommodation near The Showground

Browse and compare prices for accommodation in Shepton Mallet located just three miles from the showground site. Book in advance to avoid disappointed as Shepton Mallet's wide choice of hotels, inns and cottages are in demand not just for premier events at the showground but also for the annual Glastonbury Festival held just down the road at Worthy Farm, Pilton.


The showground is the centre for a wide range of events throughout the year including agricultural, bike, gardening and flower shows and horse trials. The showground has a good range of facilities including restaurants and conference facilities. The most popular event is the huge annual Bath and West Show. It runs for four days over late May and early June. It's a great family day out with competitions exhibiting the best of British livestock and stalls with local produce including food, flowers, and crafts. There are also horse competitions and arena displays.

Westfest Dance Music Festival

Westfest, a huge indoor dance music event, Britain's biggest underground dance music event, is held annually in late October at the showground. Arenas showcase the very best DJ's, MC's and live acts from all over the country. Tickets are often available last minute

Accommodation in Shepton Mallet

  • Shepton Mallet   (1.4 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    Cosy refurbished barn on a private estate in the Mendip Hills. Self- catering facilities, Freeview TV, decked garden with outdoor furniture & BBQ. Onsite parking and WiFi access.
  • Wells   (3.4 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    Luxury bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation in the beautiful Somerset Hamlet of Dulcote. Three suites in total. Free Wi-Fi. Parking. Couples and families welcome.
  • Wells   (3.5 miles from the centre of Shepton Mallet)
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    Luxurious B&B on the outskirts of cathedral city Wells offering two sumptuous suites with WiFi and delicious locally sourced breakfasts. Stunning garden and private parking