Calling All Foodies: Our Favourite Pubs & Restaurants in Somerset

Somerset is renowned for its rich, varied pastures and spectacular scenery, as well as being the home of cheddar cheese and crisp apple cider. But did you know that our picturesque county also boasts some of the finest eateries in the UK? From quintessential English pubs to Michelin-starred restaurants, Somerset has an excellent range of dining options to choose from. Keep reading to discover our favourite pubs and restaurants in Somerset for the ultimate foodie experience…

Our Top Places to Eat in Somerset

The Holcombe

The Holcombe is our local eatery, boasting an award-winning restaurant and peaceful kitchen gardens for diners from near and afar to enjoy. The owners of this contemporary British inn are passionate about growing their own food and sourcing local produce, with much of their changing menu featuring home-grown ingredients and artisan suppliers. Discover mouth-watering dishes that celebrate traditional British cuisine with a contemporary twist in their newly decorated dining room or out on the terrace.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 5 minute walk.

The Talbot Inn

Established way back in 1480, The Talbot Inn is a charming coaching inn set in the picture-perfect village of Mells. Combining lovely local tipples and brilliant British cuisine, their ever-changing menus showcase the very best of seasonal Somerset produce. Meat and game are sourced from local farms, fish are caught fresh from the Cornwall coast, and fruit and vegetables are picked from the on-site Kitchen Garden. Retreat to The Talbot for a long lunch or sumptuous supper in the most spectacular setting.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 10 minute drive.

The Newt in Somerset

We highly recommend taking a trip to The Newt in Somerset for a delicious bite to eat. This magnificent country estate boasts beautiful Botanical Rooms and a gorgeous Garden Cafe, serving up hearty meals that are inspired by the picturesque surroundings. The majority of ingredients are grown, foraged and reared on the estate itself; indulge in organic vegetables grown in the kitchen gardens, tuck into the finest meat cuts from the salt room, or savour spectacular seafood direct from the Dorset coast.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 30 minute drive.

At the Chapel

At the Chapel is a celebrated all-day restaurant with its own in-house artisan bakery and wine store. Tuck into modern British dishes with a Mediterranean twist in the relaxed dining area, or head outside onto the large, south-facing terrace for some alfresco dining. The chefs work closely with local organic producers to create show-stopping menu choices for long brunches, lazy lunches or laid-back dinners. Combining contemporary small plates with relaxed mains, At the Chapel has something for everyone to enjoy.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 30 minute drive.

Roth Bar & Grill

Head to Roth Bar & Grill for some truly excellent cuisine in the heart of Somerset. The converted outbuildings of this traditional working farm now house this renowned restaurant, along with the Hauser & Wirth art gallery. With flame, food, community and art at its core, the owners are passionate about serving up honest, seasonal food with a focus on ethical sourcing and sustainability. Uncover flavourful modern British dishes showcasing meat reared on the farm, as well as organic vegetables and herbs gathered from the neighbouring walled garden.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 30 minute drive.

The Bath Priory

Nestled within four acres of award-winning gardens, The Bath Priory offers a tranquil haven in this bustling city centre. At the heart of the hotel lies the renowned 3 AA Rosette restaurant, serving up exciting, modern French dishes that showcase the very best in seasonal dining. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, head to the hotel’s Pantry & Terrace for a cosier, more casual dining experience. All dishes are lovingly prepared with a focus on fresh local produce and flavours, and are complemented by an extensive selection of fine wines.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 30 minute drive.

The Pig – Near Bath

The Pig is a charming country house at the foot of the Mendip Hills, offering delectable dining experiences in their very own Kitchen Garden Restaurant. They are committed to delivering a 25-mile menu, meaning they only use ingredients they can grow/rear themselves or source within a 25-mile radius. All dishes are driven by the quality of produce from the impressive Kitchen Garden, with ever-changing menus celebrating simple, fresh flavours that are true to the British micro seasons.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 25 minute drive.

The Pony Chew Valley

The Pony is home to a remarkable restaurant, exciting events venue, contemporary cookery school, and bustling kitchen garden. Boasting exceptional views across the spectacular Somerset countryside, they focus on produce-led daily a la carte dining showcasing ingredients grown in the gardens, as well as hosting a calendar of special events. Their vibrant and colourful dishes combine traditional and creative styles, making for the ultimate dining experience.

Distance from The Manor Holcombe: 30 minute drive.

Discover Somerset’s Bustling Foodie Scene with The Manor Holcombe

The Manor is located in the charming village of Holcombe, providing the perfect base to explore all that Somerset has to offer. With many of the county’s finest pubs and restaurants situated just a short walk or drive away from our luxury manor house, we are dedicated to helping you discover your next foodie favourite during your upcoming stay.

So, what are you waiting for? Click here to book your break at The Manor Holcombe today!