Eat and Drink

Gosh, where do we start. We are completely spoilt in this part of England, Somerset is renowned for its award winning food and drink. The home of cider and some great cask and craft ales, fantastic locally sourced foods from takeaways to fine dining, with an abundance of farm shops, local markets and food producers, cafes, tea gardens and even locally produced ice cream. You will have so much choice while you are here, below are just a few of our favourites, recommended by ourselves and our guests. 

Local Producers

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As many visitors to Somerset will be travelling via the M5 motorway if you fancy a break on route we can highly recommend Gloucester Services (North & South) who promote local producers and they have created a new and unique style of service station. 

Inns and Restaurants

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Luttrell Arms Hotel (Bar and Garden)
Dunster TA24 6SG
luttrellarms.co.uk
01643 821555
The bar and garden are popular with locals and visitors with open fires, comfy seating and al fresco dining, there is something for everyone. Open daily from 8.00am, they serve traditional bar food all day from breakfast through to dinner, alongside a selection of local ales, ciders and wines.
Dogs Welcome in the bar and garden.

Psalter's à la carte restaurant.
This award winning restaurant combines the history and character of the Luttrell’s ancient architecture with the very best of British hospitality and cuisine.
Using local seasonal produce that is 100% traceable, involving as few food miles as possible. 
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​​The Royal Oak
Winsford
Exmoor National Park TA24 7JE
enquiries@royaloakexmoor.co.uk
01643 851455
England's most photographed Inn.
In the heart of Exmoor National Park
With a large selection of real ales and all food being locally sourced
Dogs Welcome
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​​The Carew Arms
Priory Cottages
Crowcombe TA4 4AD
thecarewarms.co.uk
01984 618631
Located in Crowcombe this traditional rustic pub and restaurant, with beautiful views over the Quantock Hills provides good local food and drink.
Dogs Welcome

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Reeves
20-22 High St Dunster TA24 6SG
reevesrestaurantdunster.co.uk
01643 821414
Our particular favorite, if you want to spoil yourselves, you are in for a treat here. Justin Reeves is the 2015 and 2016 Somerset Life "Chef of the Year"
who prides himself on impeccable local ingredients.

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Woods
4 Bank Square Dulverton TA22 9BU
woodsdulverton.co.uk
01398 324007
National wine pub of the year 2016
Serving light lunches, bar snacks and full evening à la carte menu.
A beautiful drive over Exmoor to this cosy rural village pub.
Dogs welcome in the bar.

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As a couple of exiled Brummies we were pleasantly surprised to find an excellent award winning 'curry house' in Minehead. ​
Alcombe Tandoori is a contemporary Indian Restaurant and take-away.
01643 706591
67 Alcombe Road Minehead TA24 6BD

What could be better than going for a walk and finishing off in a dog friendly pub with your four legged friend. We have some great pubs in Dunster, Exmoor and Somerset that are dog friendly. Why not use Doggie Pubs where you can search for dog friendly pubs throughgout Somerset and the UK. 
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Cafe's and Tea Gardens

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Driftwood Cafe
Within easy walking distance along the beach from Dunster along the Steam Coast Trail, this cafe specialises in local fish, homemade cakes and all day breakfast. In our opinion the best cod and chips around with seating inside and out, or you could just stop off for an ice cream from the kiosk. 
Dogs welcome 

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Locks Victorian Tearooms
Located on High Street, Dunster
to the rear of Jacobs of Dunster
This hidden treat has a pretty courtyard and garden where you can have a tradiional afternoon tea or a light lunch.

Dogs welcome in garden and courtyard
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Chapel House Tea Room
Our personal favourite in Dunster. A quirky cafe and gift shop, serving gluten free cakes (not that you would know), light lunches and all day breakfasts in a conveted chapel.

Located on West Street, Dunster, TA24 6SN 
Dogs welcome 

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Kitnors Tea Gardens
Is a 15th century thatched cottage in the quaint village of Bossington open from 11am (Easter to October).
Look out for the white rabbit.
Dogs welcome in garden

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Tessa's Tea Shop
13 High Street Dunster
A tea shop with a courtyard garden in Dunster serving vegan and gluten free lunches and cakes with Wifi and disabled access. This offers a healthy fresh menu with plenty of vegetarian options in a historic building.
Dogs welcome

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If you are visiting Dunster Castle and the historic Water Mill it is well worth a visit to the
Water Mill Tea Rooms
Mill Lane, Dunster.
Seating inside or out in the garden next to the mill stream, serving homemade cakes, cream teas and light lunches.
Dogs welcome in the garden
 
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If like us you are a lover of good coffee we can highly recommend this little kiosk just up from the car park on Dunster Steep. Not only does ​Dunster Lunchbox ​do great coffee it also sells Exmoor's delicious ​Styles ​ice cream and pasties as well. Tables and seating are outside.
​Dogs Welcome
 
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If you take a day out to Lynton and Lynmuth we can highly recommend
Charlie Fridays Coffee Shop
Church Hill, Lynton EX35 6HY
Voted as the best coffee shop in Devon and serving great coffee, lunches and cakes with a fun, bright and welcoming atmosphere.
​Dogs Welcome 

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