Food and Drink
Visit a local farmers market. Pick strawberries. Tour a local cider farm and sample their produce. Indulge in a cream tea. Enjoy a pizza night at a local farm. Try locally brewed beer and wine. Fine dine at our local pub The Rising Sun – only a 5 minute walk into the village from Tilbury Farm.
We love visiting the local farmers markets for seasonal produce and great atmosphere.
Wiveliscombe Farmers Market – every Saturday Facebook Page
Taunton Farmers Market – every Thursday in Taunton town centre www.tauntonfarmersmarket.co.uk
Minehead Farmers Market – every Friday www.mineheadfarmersmarket.co.uk
Watchet Farmers Market – Every Wednesday 9.30-15.30 from May – September.
Local Farm Shops
Fruit and Flower Basket, Bishops Lydeard
Just 10 minutes drive away, this is our local farm shop and where we source our breakfast hampers. Including Strickoe’s Deli, this fantastic shop sells home-made ready-meals, an extensive selection of local cheeses and meats as well as other deli items. www.thefruitandflowerbasket.com 01823 433973.
Rumwell Farm Shop
15 minutes drive away and stocking a range of local produce and with a café. www.rumwellfarmshop.com 01823 461599.
Pyne’s of Somerset
20 minutes drive away. Locally sourced meat, game and fish. BBQ range and delicatessen. www.pynethebutcher.co.uk 01278 663050.
Cafes and Tea Rooms
Brazier Coffee, Wellington.
Our favourite coffee! Brazier roast their own beans and stock a wide selection which they serve on site in a stunning mill conversion. Open Monday – Friday 830am – 230pm. www.braziercoffeeroasters.co.uk 01823 666585
White Post Cafe, Langford Budville
“Sitting quietly in a wonderful garden setting at White Post nursery”. Open Tuesday – Saturday 930-5 serving breakfast, lunch, coffee & cake, Sundays 11-4 for brunch and cream teas. www.whitepostcafe.co.uk
Combe House Hotel, Holford.
Delightful garden in a Quantock combe serving a delicous cream tea in the garden. Afternoon tea 12-5pm every day, book full cream tea in advance. www.combehouse.co.uk 01278 741382
Stable Cottage Tea Rooms, Triscombe.
A pretty garden setting offering delicious classic cream teas. Walk from Tilbury Farm (approximately 1 hour) or a short drive along country lanes. www.stable-cottage.co.uk 01984 618239
Periwinkle Cottage Tea Room, Selworthy.
The picture-perfect village of Selworthy is tucked away on Exmoor, part of the national trust Horner Estate. This is a fabulous location for beautiful walks. The tea room offers freshly baked scones as well as other delicious cakes. Highly recommended! 01643 829111.
Pubs and Restaurants
We are truly spoilt in this part of West Somerset for such a large range of quality village pubs and restaurants. Most villages have a pub and small towns have several. We have listed our favourite below, most within a short drive and those further afield well worth the drive!
The Rising Sun Inn in West Bagborough
Only a 10 minute walk through the fields and lanes from our farm, this is our favourite and local pub. A thatched stone built pub, characterful and serving delicious food. Please be sure to book as evenings and Sunday lunch fill up fast. www.therisingsunbagborough.co.uk. 01823 432575
The Notley Arms in Monksilver
Recently renovated and extended, this is a modern and light pub in a beautiful Exmoor village. A beautiful scenic 20 minute drive through country lanes is well worth it for the delicious food, wines and beer. An added bonus is the pretty beer garden. www.notleyarmsinn.co.uk. 01984 656095
Clavelshay Barn is an award winning sustainable restaurant located in a traditional stone barn on a family run dairy farm on the edge of the Quantock Hills. www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk 01278 662 629
Podshavers, Bishops Lydeard.
10 minute drive. A restaurant in a converted original barn with beautiful oak roof trusses. Serving delicious lunches and evening meals. Be sure to book. www.podshavers.co.uk. 01823 433556.
15 minute drive across the Quantock hills. Another wonderful restaurant serving local produce in an atmospheric converted barn. www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk. 01278 662629
The Rock Inn at Waterrow.
The Rock Inn at Waterrow. This atmospheric pub offers excellent hospitality and exciting delicious meals. Worth the drive, 5 minutes beyond Wiveliscombe. www.rockinnwaterrow.co.uk • 01984 623293
We are lucky to have a few summer options for fresh wood-fired pizza near Tilbury Farm:
Tracebridge Pizza nights, near Wellington.
Start at 6pm, last orders at 830pm. Book 01823 672301. A cross between a greek taverna and a French farm.
Parsonage Farm, Over Stowey.
01278 733237. On Friday nights in the summer months, the 17th century linhay becomes a Mediterranean style bisto serving delicious thin and crusty pizzas. Bookings essential.
Huntstile Organic Farm, Goathurst.
Every Friday is pizza night cooked on a wood-fired pizza oven. Please call to book 01278 662358
Visit Sheppy’s Cider Farm Visitor Centre celebrating 200 years of cider making. Tours, tasting sessions and orchard walks are all on offer. Their recently renovated restaurant Apple Bay is well worth a meal featuring local produce. 01823 461233 www.sheppyscider.com