food & drink

You may prefer to let someone else take the strain when it comes to cooking & eating so here are some recommendations for you to try.

The Barrington Boar, Barrington

The nearest proper pub, walkable over the hill with log fire, tasty food and good beer.


The Duke of York, Shepton Beauchamp

Another walkable pub.

The Lamb & Lion, Hambridge

Recently renovated & extended pub with cidery.


Dinnington Docks, Dinnington

Recently refurbed with excellent local food and drink options.


The Bell Inn at Broadway

Excellent pizzas, burgers etc not at crazy prices!

Cotley Inn, Wambrook

Good food & beer. 

Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St. George

Award winning gastropub.


The Firehouse, Curry Rivel

Good pizzas and more with interesting interiors.


Langford Fivehead

Fine dining restaurant.


Five Dials, Horton

Fish-speciality pub.


Tytherleigh Arms, Tytherleigh

Gastro pub.


Anchor Inn, Seatown

Great location on the coast with good beer.


Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis

River Cottage Canteen, Axminster

Good food, including many veggy options.

Lots of pubs & restaurants in Bridport


Cafes & Light Lunch places


No. 57, Ilminster

Excellent coffee & cakes, veggie and healthy options with vintage antiques on sale.

The Pottery Kitchen, Dennis China Works, Shepton House, Shepton Beauchamp
Enjoy lovely coffee, lunch and afternoon tea in a beautiful courtyard tea garden. Freshly cooked scones, cakes, tarts, soups, salads and sandwiches.


Perry’s Cider Mill, Dowlish Wake

Nice café with shop, cider tasting, cider museum and orchards you can walk around. 


The Meeting House, Ilminster Arts Centre

Good coffee, soups and scones with local art displays.

Feast, Ilminster

Great veggie restaurant in interesting old mill.


Pip's Railway Carriage Cafe, The Trading Post, Lopenhead

Veggie and vegan cafe in an old railway carriage and bus. 


Town Mill Bakery, Lyme Regis & Rousdon

Excellent cakes, coffee etc. R


Tea Garden, Curry Mallet

Cycleable, summer only.


Local Food & Farms Shops

Great range of independent shops in Ilminster including bakers, butchers, deli & bookshop selling wine.


Perry’s Cider Mill, Dowlish Wake


Barleymows, Chard
Farmshop, good meat.


The Trading Post, Lopenhead

Quality local organic produce.


Coop (Ilminster), Tesco (Ilminster & Chard) & Waitrose (Crewkerne)


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