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Surrounding area

Axbridge Village

Axbridge has several eateries in the village square. the pub, The Lamb, has good menu and a good atmosphere.  There is also a hotel, The Oak House, which has a good selection of drinks and food. We also have a café, The Arms House which is good for breakfast and light lunches. Because Axbridge has a medieval square at its center all these have seating outside which can be very nice when the weather is fine.

There is also a small museum on the square,  King John's Hunting Lodge charts the history of Axbridge from medieval times, good for rainy days and children.

There is a co-op in the village open till 10pm.


There is a Farmers Market  on the first Saturday of the month. 

Cheddar Valley

Cheddar is our neighboring village (2.5 miles away) and there are many walks through the Gorge and up over the hills, the walk to Black Rock and through to Charter House is particularly nice. The entrance is up through the gorge to the wood part of the road on your left. Not only can you sample the cheese in one of the numerous tourist shops in the Gorge, but there is also the cave walk and a climbing school, both good entertainment to occupy children.

Wookey Hole Caves in Wookey Hole is also good for a trip out with the kids, this has the benefit of an excellent pub nearby, the Wookey Hole Inn, good for the adults!

Kingswood is a favourite walk which can take you all the way up to Crooks Peak, the entrance to it is the turning on the left just before the garage at Shute Shelf coming from Axbridge, this can be a long walk if you choose to go up Crooks Peak, or a shorter walk if you circle down through the woods.

There is another pub called the New Inn, which is near here and does good food and can be incorporated into a Sunday stroll.

Wells with its beautiful Cathedral is only 10 miles away, the drive takes you along the Cheddar Valley ridge and well worth a trip especially on market days which are Wednesday and Saturday. 

Glastonbury is 15 miles away and great for a little day trip, there’s a good walk up the Tor as well as a multitude of hippy shops to peruse. If crystals and folk tales are not your thing Clarks Village in Street is an outlet shopping mall which does have some good bargains and is very close to Glastonbury in Street.

My favourites

The Swan, is an excellent gastro pub found about 5 miles away in the village of Wedmore,  great food, wine and atmosphere, well worth a visit for those wanting a little more from their cuisine.

The Sheppy in Godney, has great beer, cocktails and food, live music and Dj's in a great setting by a river in the middle of the Somerset levels. It's about a 20 minute drive but well worth it, art adorns the walls as does quirky retro toys, games and paraphernalia, it's a great place to go for a night out, well worth leaving the car and getting a taxi home for.

The River Bakery, is also in Godney, this is a micro bakery serves delicious breads and buns on Saturdays, you can order through the facebook page and pick up your order when picking your car. 

The Wine Shop in Winscombe has a marvellous selection of wines and spirits, covering all price ranges and offering a delicious choice of wines for every taste.

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