Local Places to Eat/Buy Food

Deli’s

The Scrumper Deli and Canteen are committed to providing honest food and drink which is locally sourced and is skilfully prepared on site. Scrumpers has a range of artisan drinks and with al fresco style seating it is a quaint place to have lunch or afternoon tea in Taunton’s oldest shopping street.

19b Bath Place,Taunton
TA1 4EP
Dimpsey distance 23 minutes

River Cottage canteen has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that has lots of tasty treats for you to enjoy. The deli is a great place to go to for preserves, cured meats, cheese and all sorts of other treasures.

Trinity Square, Axminster
EX13 5AN
Dimpsey distance 23 minutes

Watch House Café is a breezy, easy going café on the stunning Jurassic Coast. The large windows and folding doors brings the outside in making the decked area an extension to the café itself.

West Bay, Bridport
DT6 4EN
Dimpsey distance 47 minutes

The Hive Beach Café is located right on the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast. With far reaching views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach. It’s the perfect location to enjoy fresh, local seafood, homemade cakes or just a simple cup of tea.

Beach Road, Burton Bradstock
DT6 4RF
Dimpsey distance 48 minutes

The Club House, established in 1932 this legendary bungalow will delight and impress with simplistic tastes, where the fish is always the hero of the dish.  No frills, just loved up cooking on display.  Watch the sunset whilst enjoying a cocktail in the snug where a roaring fire crackles from the art deco fireplace within. 

Beach Road, West Bexington
DT2 9DG

Dimpsey distance 55 minutes

 Fine Dining

The Five Dials is a warm and friendly pub you can be sure of a great atmosphere and an excellent experience based on superb food, fresh seasonal produce and a talented chef.

Goose Lane, Ilminster
TA19 9QH

Dimpsey distance 9 minutes

Taste the wonderful flavours that the Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa has to offer with their award winning culinary creations. Mount Somerset offer elegant evening dining with delightful views of the garden and countryside.

Lower Henlade, Taunton
TA3 5NB
Dimpsey distance 20 minutes

This award winning grade two listed restaurant sources top quality local produce and transforms it in to ‘exquisite’ dishes. The willow tree also has a charming waterside terrace that is the perfect place to have pre-dinner drinks after a busy day in the town.

3 Tower Lane (off Castle Street), Taunton
TA1 4AR
Dimpsey distance 23 minutes

The Mint and Mustard was originally started in Cardiff and has redefined indian cuisine by innovating dishes to give them the flavour, depth and the beauty of india. The success of Mint and Mustard has lead to the opening of Somerset’s very own fine dining restaurant where you can taste the remarkable range of spices that appeal to all senses.

10 Station Road, Taunton
TA1 1NH
Dimpsey distance 26 minutes

The Firehouse Somerset is a Village pub lovingly restored with a modern twist yet full of traditional charm. Passionate about creating homemade, fresh food using the finest locally sourced ingredients. With an array of interesting fine wines, local ciders and real ales to experience in the warmth of an armchair.

Church Street, Curry Rivel
TA10 0HE

Dimpsey distance 28 minutes

Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House overlooks the harbour and has stunning panoramic views over the Jurassic coast.

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis
DT7 3JP
Dimpsey distance 35 minutes

The local producers are a constant source of inspiration on the menu at The Anchor Inn and a spirit of Dorset really shines through. The Head Chef is Jean Paul De Ronne, a passionate wild food and foraging aficionado who has previously worked under BBC MasterChef winner Matt Follas. Jean Paul is incredibly talented in conjuring up dishes using the region’s exceptional fish, shellfish, game, farm meats and artisanal foods.

Seatown, Bridport
DT6 6JU

Dimpsey distance 39 minutes

Farm Shops

Barleymow’s offer the finest cuts of meat and freshest fruit and veg and with friendly staff and a wide range of local produce. It is a great place to get your groceries and enjoy lunch in the restaurant.

Snowdon Hill Farm, Chard
TA20 3PS
Dimpsey distance 8 minutes

The Millers family run farm shop grow their own produce as well as having local suppliers so that you can taste the local ciders, sample the cheeses and pick up your fruit and veg at the same time!

Gammons Hill, Axminster
EX13 7RA
Dimpsey distance 35 minutes

‘Fresh fruit and veg straight from our fields everyday’. Darts Farm have been growing their own fruit and veg for over 40 years and produce a wide range of fruit, veg, salads and potatoes as well as beef from their own Ruby Reds. For quality seasonal foods visit Darts Farm.

Topsham, Exeter, Devon
EX3 0QH
Dimpsey distance 49 minutes

Pubs

This traditional country pub is the perfect place to warm your toes on an open fire and taste the local ciders. The Candlelight Inn smokes their own fish and make their own ice cream so that you can enjoy the best country flavours.

Bishops Wood, Chard
TA20 3RS
Dimpsey distance 4 minutes

Enjoy good quality pub food that serves classic British dishes that are full of seasonal flavours. With homemade pies and dishes that include local game, the Greyhound is the perfect place to enjoy good pub food.

Staple Fitzpaine, Taunton
TA3 5SP
Dimpsey distance 10 minutes

The Lord Poulett Arms has been awarded the Good Pub Guide Somerset Dining Pub of the Year in 2009, 2012 and 2014 and consistently offers the best of british country flavours such as venison, duck breast and caramel pears. This beautifully restored 17th century Inn offers a fantastic range of starters, mains and desserts, something for everyone to enjoy.

Hinton-St-George
TA17 8SE
Dimpsey distance 24 minutes