Home to the Sheppy’s Cider Farm, the Cheddar Ales Microbrewery, the Butcombe Brewery and Perry’s Cider amongst many other independent microbreweries and cider farms, Somerset is famed for its cider, its real ales and its fine old heritage inns many of which offer B&B rooms. Some Somerset pubs offer live entertainment, some host beer or cider festivals and many include modern essentials such as wireless internet and private parking. A B&B stay in a Somerset pub located in unspoilt countryside is to get a real taste and experience of the region. Find some beautiful country pubs in Exmoor and across the centre and south heartland of Somerset.
Many inns also welcome families and pets not just in rooms, but also in public bar and restaurant areas. Historic inns with rooms include some with a weighty coaching inn history stretching back to the 1700s. Award-winning luxury gastro inns aren’t hard to find across the county, particularly in the Somerset countryside where you’ll find a superb choice of fine Freehouse 17th century inns with consistently excellent reviews, luxurious boutique rooms and the finest locally sourced food and drink. Village and cosy hamlet inns around county towns like Taunton or in the heart of Exmoor include some heritage beamed gems dating back to the 13th century with grand inglenook fireplaces, the finest locally brewed craft beers and first class dining rich in local Somerset produce.
Traditional South Somerset Inns
South Somerset, home to the sublime landscapes of the Somerset Levels and the Blackdown Hills AONB contain many beautiful medieval villages with classic old Wessex inns with rooms. Stay in a traditional inn located in medieval villages like beautiful Somerton in the Levels after which the county gets its name. It is the south of the county where you’ll find some of the region’s most ancient, pre-historic history. Within South Somerset’s Ham Hill Country Park sits the largest Iron Age Hill Fort in Europe, and it’s in South Somerset where you’ll discover some of the oldest thatched inns around the village of Montacute, old minster town Ilminster and historic market town Crewkerne dating from the Saxon period. Traditional country pubs in this area contain a wealth of charming features from cosy open fires and flagstone floors to a warm, friendly atmosphere, restaurants perfect for intimate dining and always delicious, locally sourced and home-cooked food.
Looking for that luxuriously stylish, idyllically situated romantic inn with exceptional West Country food, drink and service. Find a plentiful selection here in Somerset, especially in the peaceful rural southern area of the region and in Exmoor. Many have their own acclaimed chefs who source their ingredients locally and serve a wealth of creative dishes featuring Somerset meats, fish and seasonal vegetables. Traditional Freehouses, many dating from the 17th century and with luxuriously modernised rooms, are numerous across Somerset.
Food & Drink
Most Somerset inns with accommodation also include great restaurants usually serving traditional, hearty English pub meals using best local produce, accompanied by a range of the county’s best ciders and real ales. The region is brimming with award-winning, romantic inns featuring intimate restaurants and elegant four poster en-suites. Some gastro inn gems are located around Bath or book an old inn with rooms in Glastonbury within walking distance of the great Tor and Abbey. Menu choice in Somerset country inns offers plenty of sustenance for walkers and cyclists with old favourites aplenty from homemade steak and ale pie to traditional Ploughmans and a good choice of vegetarian options. Many also offer a la carte menus and superb specials boards as standard. Always checkout the specials boards – you’ll find some delicious, cooked to order options here usually with a local theme like cider cooked ham hock with honey and a wholegrain glaze. Drinks on offer aren’t just the county’s famous ciders and real ales. You’ll also find a plentiful choice of fine ‘made in Somerset’ soft drinks on offer including a range of delicious apple juices!
Family Friendly Inns
In Exmoor, the South and central Somerset you’ll find a great choice of family friendly traditional inns with restaurants, beer gardens, ample parking and children’s menus available. Somerset family friendly inns usually welcome dogs too and they’re in great locations near Cheddar Gorge or just east of popular Wookey Hole. A good selection of family inns with large family rooms sit just off the M5 in Somerset – perfect for a weekend break, holiday or a family friendly travel stopover. Some include play areas in large beer gardens and they’ll offer family facilities such as cots, games, high chairs and kids menus. The coast also has a good choice of family friendly inns close to beaches in locations such as Burnham. With onsite restaurants, spacious family rooms, parking, games and great beer gardens, inns with rooms in Somerset offer the perfect family base.
Pet Friendly Pubs with Rooms
Find Somerset pet friendly inns across the county usually adjacent to walking trails, dog friendly beaches or around cities and towns with extensive private gardens. Discover the great pet friendly Freehouses of Exmoor easily reached off the M5 near Taunton and perfect for that weekend walking break with your furry friend. Expect a real ‘pooch friendly’ welcome across inns in Somerset’s rural landscapes including the Mendips and the Quantock Hills. These two areas are great destinations for walking holidays with dogs and you can expect dog friendly pubs in the area to go that extra mile to ensure you and your pet enjoy a comfortable stay. Extras such as welcome dog packs and home-made dog biscuits, information on local dog friendly walks and excellent access to the lounge, rooms and beer garden are often included. Many inns also welcome well behaved dogs for free!