We are fortunate to be a walk, drive or a nice bike ride from some great Somerset pubs, cafes and restaurants serving fantastic local food. Most of them are independently owned with friendly staff and great chefs. Many are dog friendly and all are child friendly. They are definitely worth the effort to venture out to. Please make sure and phone ahead to check opening time and especially food service times. Unlike the city food often stops around 9pm and a number of pubs do not serve on a Sunday evening.
Set here at Middlewick our Cafe in Glastonbury. The 3 chefs Elliot, Jack and Lexi cook up incredible food 7 days a week. Open every day 8.30am to 4pm. Serving hot food 9am to 3pm. Breakfast, Lunch, Barista Coffee, Cakes, Pastries and much more. Farm shop open 9am to 4pm daily. Fully licensed.
Open to the public and guests at Middlewick and Middlewick (Glastonbury) Spa
On Glastonbury High Street specialises in natural and organic slow food. there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy free menus as well as ethically-reared meats and fresh fish. Ingredients are sourced from local, small-scale and organic producers. There is a small courtyard in the back for outdoor dining and they do a takeaway service for cakes and coffees. Open for breakfast and lunch. Dog and Child friendly.
Rainbows End Café is a vegetarian restaurant tucked up an alleyway off the high street. This little gem has been in Glastonbury for 25 years now and it continues to be ranked number 1 on Trip Advisor.
It is only open at lunchtime and there can sometimes be a large queue for the countertop service. There is a secret garden at the rear to sit in so dogs are welcome in there. Child Friendly.
Set on Benedict Street this is a new café offering all day brunch and cocktails. Open Wednesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Open Thursday to Monday 8.30am to 5pm
A traditional English tea room specialising in Somerset food the Abbey Tea Rooms overlooks Glastonbury Abbey.
The Who’d A Thought It is a decent pub off the market square. Food served 7 days a week inside or in their large garden.
Set on the High Street this pub is a very popular place to stop for a drink or a meal. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
The Old Tannery. Located in the Red Brick Building which is half way between Glastonbury and Street. A lively restaurant open 7 days a week but not every evening.
Twenty One is one of our favourites, coffee, cakes and bistro style food. Run by our friend Mel and her husband. Super friendly.
21 Market Place, Wells BA5 2RF
The Good Earth is a great Vegetarian café with a health food store attached. It is a self serve style so there is often a queue but the food is worth it. Open 9am-4pm every day except Sunday.
01749 678 600
4 Priory Road
Loaf Bakehouse Friendly, relaxed and dog friendly in a lovely building. What more could you ask for. Good coffee, cakes and more options at Lunchtime (including Sundays).
38 Market St, Wells BA5 2DS
Bishops Eye Wine Bar and Restaurant is set at the entrance to the Bishops Palace. Amazing selection of wine and good food.
A modern, veg-led, sharing plates restaurant in the heart of Wells, Somerset. Sister restaurant of Root, Bristol.
The Crown Inn at Pilton is a destination pub. Rumoured to be owned by Banksy it is an interior designer dream pub. There is a giant garden in the back and plenty of tables inside. It is a very easy pub to drop in for a pint or a meal.
Set across from Glastonbury festival site in Pilton which is on the way to Shepton Mallet from Glastonbury. It is a great pub to celebrity spot.
The George Inn is an award-winning 17th century freehouse in the scenic village of Croscombe. Winner of the CAMRA Rural Pub of 2015. They always have 5 Real Ales and 5 local Craft Ciders on tap. Run by fellow Canadian Peter and his family. We love going here, especially in the winter when the fires are lit!
The Lion is our nearest pub in the next village of West Pennard. It serves excellent, high quality food at lunch and dinner. You can walk to the pub through the fields and paths which is an added bonus. The building is a beautiful 15th Century Inn. Make sure you book a table before heading there as they can be very busy.
Sheppey Inn, Godney is well worth the 5 mile drive into what seems like the middle of nowhere. Great place for a drink and the food is excellent. Make sure and book first as it is very popular in the evening. There is a waterside terrace on the River Brue so makes a nice lunchtime spot on a sunny day.
Lower Godney, Glastonbury, Somerset BA5 1RZ
01458 831 594
The Swan is in the lovely village of Wedmore. Great restaurant food from the kitchen led by Tom Blake from River Cottage. Open all day for a quick drink, a snack or a delicious meal.
Cheddar Road, Wedmore, BS28 4EQ
The Red Lion Babcary is a beautiful thatched pub 12 miles from us. Just off the A303 so might be a good place to stop on route to Middlewick. Cosy bar area with fires always lit on one side and a sit down restaurant on the other side. Menu is always full of local produce. Food served 7 days a week.
North St, Babcary, Somerton, TA11 7ED
Yeo Valley organic dairy is from here in Somerset and are worth a visit while in the area. Their stunning organic gardens are open to the public as well as their Yeo Valley Canteen which is open Tuesday to Saturday 9am-11am. No need to book.
The Queen Vic in Priddy is a local favourite. A good old fashioned pub serving great food and ales. This pub is famous for its amazing Christmas light displays.
In 2017 it was transformed into a Ginger Bread House with over 2km of lights. Well worth the drive but do book first if you want to eat.
Stylish pub, excellent food, good drinks and cocktail selection and great service. Wonderfully refurbished buildings with garden area and stream running by. Perfect place to stop if travelling to/ from Bristol or Bath for the day.