BRUTON GUIDE

  Why not come and see us in Somerset and chat through your holiday ideas in person! Bruton has been our home town since Scott Williams first started in 2007. It is now a destination for the culturally minded, the food lovers and those that know how to live life to the full. And our... Read more »

 

Why not come and see us in Somerset and chat through your holiday ideas in person! Bruton has been our home town since Scott Williams first started in 2007. It is now a destination for the culturally minded, the food lovers and those that know how to live life to the full. And our offices are right in the centre of town on the High Street so can you pop in whilst you’re exploring (15 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AB).

We have several gorgeous hotels to stay at, most special of all is The Newt, a Georgian estate with the most incredible gardens, picturesque views and beautiful design. With a pool, spa, bicycles and buggies to take your from one end of the estate to the other, it is a real expression of luxury.

Take a walk through Bruton’s beautifully tended allotments up to the world renowned art gallery Hauser + Wirth and spend a day perusing art and walking through the gardens designed by Piet Oudolf after a slap up meal at their restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill.

If it’s the countryside you want a taste of, there are stunning walks that will take you across wild meadows or deep into the woods. After a day of fresh air enjoy a glass of wine before sitting down at The Old Pharmacy for a cucina-inspired meal. If modern fine dining is more up your street, book at table at Osip, a farm-to-table restaurant winning a Michelin star in 2021.

 

PLACES TO STAY

The Newt

A working estate in Somerset, The Newt has acres of gardens, woodland, farmland and cyder orchards to explore whilst you stay here. The rooms are the height of comfort with picturesque views and with several restaurants to choose from you can feast on estate vegetables, cuts from the salt room and dayboat fish from the Dorset coast. There’s also tonnes to do with daily tours and seasonal workshops including cider tasting, a bee safari, and foraging tours.

No. 1 Bruton

Right on Bruton High Street, No.1 is an beautiful twelve-bedroom hotel set in a Georgian townhouse, medieval forge and row of cottages. At the heart of the project is a devotion to Somerset’s craft heritage, artistry and culture. A true retreat from city life. Each guest is welcomed with a complimentary package of Somersets delicious produce including Westcombe cheddar, cider and apple juice by Oliver Dowding or The Newt and Peter’s Yard crackers.

At the Chapel

Set in the middle of town is a converted, Grade II listed Chapel now host to a nine bedroom hotel, restaurant, bakery and winestore. A hub in Bruton since 2010, residents and visitors have been frequenting At the Chapel for the modern British food, incredible sourdough pizza’s and general ambience of the beautiful apexed dining room. The rooms are contemporary and spacious with bespoke joinery and waterfall showers.

TO EAT

The Old Pharmacy

A wine bar, bistro and grocery store with a daily changing blackboard offering a selection of small dishes to share. Describing itself as Wine Bar/Grandma Cuisine, the plates consist of perfectly cooked vegetables, charcuterie, an incredible pasta dish and the most delicious dessert. The interiors are welcoming with cafe style curtains and a wine menu written in white pen on a mirror.

At the Chapel

At the Chapel is a fail safe occasion, open all day with an ever changing, seasonal menu to cater for long lunches or simply snacks.

Osip

Merlin Labron-Johnson is a talked about chef, especially since winning his Michelin star in 2019! He and his team deliver ingredient-led food that has been cultivated on plots of land nearby. There aren’t menu’s but guests can rely on the incredible chef’s to bring you a true feast. There is also a bespoke beverage pairing available to go with your lunch or dinner. The interiors are bright and charming with beautiful ceramics changed with each course.

Roth Bar & Grill

The Hauser & Wirth gallery’s on-site restaurant the Roth Bar & Grill plays an integral part, combining gastronomy with contemporary art. The restaurant is a vibrant, informal and convivial eating-place serving honest, simple and seasonal food. The Roth Bar & Grill team works closely with local farmers, gamekeepers and gardeners, to use local and ethical British produce.

Matts Kitchen

A friendly and informal supper-Club style restaurant from selftaught chef, Matt!

The Three Horeshoes

A ten minute drive away is this beautiful pub nestled in the quaint village of Batcombe. Recently reopened by the revered Margot Henderson of Rochelle Canteen, it has retained the feel of a heart pub whilst introducing some elegance. The food is changed daily depending on the season – you can get delicious oysters! And there’s a bar menu too  that includes cheese toasties and mince on toast. Delicious!

EXTEND THE WEEKEND……

KING ALFRED’S TOWER

4 Miles | A folly linked to the Stourhead estate, built in 1772. Its size and beauty make it an imposing addition to the landscape, and the views from the top are breathtaking. The tower is 49 metres high and has 205 steps to the top, where visitors can enjoy the fantastic 360-degree views. But if you don’t fancy climbing the tower, there’s miles off stunning woodland to roam through.

WESTCOMBE DAIRY

5 Miles | A small family-run artisan dairy, Westcombe uses a handcrafted approach to make award-winning cheeses from their very own cows’ milk. Visitors are welcome at the dairy where they can taste cheese directly from the ageing room. A small charcuterie now offers delicious cuts of cured meats.

MELLS

11 Miles | Mells is a gorgeous Somerset village. Although small it has a charming walled garden with a plant nursery and cafe inside as well as a must-visit pub called The Talbot Inn with delicious food and beer garden. It’s also great walking territory including the Colliers Way walk and cycle path.

FROME

10 Miles| The original Somerset market town, Frome is full of specialist shops, arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles sitting alongside vintage and unique clothing shops, craft businesses and galleries, the majority of which are independent.

INDEPENDENT MARKET AT FROME

On the first Sunday of each month from March to December, The Frome Independent offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers – but more than that it is also about people and place – meeting the makers, conversation with friends and embedding the social back into shopping…

GLASTONBURY TOR

14 miles | One of Britain’s most iconic and evocative landmarks, offering magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales. Steeped in history and legend, Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

BATH

26 Miles| Roman Baths, 15th-century Bath Abbey, the Jane Austen Centre, and so much more, the city is a World Heritage Site packed with things to do and see. Shopping includes the usual high street outlets, but also independent booksellers, galleries, antiques, music and specialist food shops.

 

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