I have always loved to cook and as a child could often be found surrounded by eggs, flour and butter attempting to create something delicious. I trained as a cordon bleu cook as soon as I could and have cooked happily ever since – the last 3 years for Sleeps12.
I work directly with all my clients to discuss menus and specific wishes and am very happy to cater for all dietary requirements. I use the best local ingredients I can find and am happy to cater for small and large groups.
My aim is to take the stress and hassle away from you so that you can sit back and enjoy your special meal knowing that all you have to do is turn up while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away!
Gayla at Select Catering offers mouthwateringly delicious food for all occasions using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Enjoy private intimate dining with your closest friends and family to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or reunion while being served restaurant-quality food in the comfort of your stunning holiday home. Your event will be totally stress-free, the table is laid for you and the dining room and kitchen is cleared afterwards so that you can enjoy socialising with your guests. Please take a look at the catered menu.
Gayla also offers a delivered menu if you don't fancy spending your entire holiday planning, shopping, cooking and washing up! Order from the delivered menu and food that tickles your tastebuds will be delivered direct to the fridge/freezer at your holiday home in disposable containers so all you have to do is pop them in the oven and relax!
Phone: 01823 401146 - 07801375604
I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 5 for sleeps12.com. We love preparing creative dinners, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to your individual needs as well as catering for Weddings.
We use friendly and attentive waitresses from the surrounding villages and come and make your event really special.
We believe passionately in the best ingredients and well cooked food. We try to keep food miles to a minimum and use the super local meat, vegetables and small suppliers; including organic beef and vegetables from my parent's farm.
We look forward to cooking and serving delicious food in wonderful surroundings.
COOK - Remarkable Frozen Meals
We have partnered with COOK in Taunton to make their fabulous frozen meals available to all of our guests.
For those of you that haven't come across COOK before, they make dishes using the same ingredients and techniques that you would use at home so everything looks and tastes homemade.
Once you have placed an order, they will deliver your meals to your holiday cottage in advance or on the evening of your arrival.
You can shop online, e-mail or call the COOK shop in Taunton, details below.
Please note that there is a minimum order value of £30 to qualify for delivery.
Provides a top Thai cuisine service delivered in your own home in the UK, cooked in your own kitchen. Genuine ingredients are cooked for you by superb Thai Chef Khun Pratuan to recipes drawn from her long experience and instinctive knowledge based on the traditional methods and dishes of her Mother and Grandmother.
Phone: 01935 579019 or 07977860002
Phone: 01935579019 or 07977860002
Stefano makes traditional Italian dishes for local farmers’ markets, food festivals and family events. Our menu changes weekly, by Wednesday evenings, or alternatively Stefano can provide a tailor-made Italian feast to eat fresh or ready in your freezer.
Good Cook Co
If you want to make the most of your weeks holiday let us help by providing you with a cook. Our cooks can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to enable you to go and explore the area or simply relax. By taking the catering off your hands you will all have more time together and be able to swith off from every day life to ensure you have a truly relaxing holiday. Prices start at around £125 per day.
Caroline has done numerous ski seasons in the Alps catering for private chalets, combined with summer season cooking in a variety of places such as villas in the South of France, Directors Lunches in London, private households in Rock, as well as shooting and stalking lodges in the autumn for a succession of clients ranging from international high net worth individuals through to lovely families and their friends. She previously lived in America for a year cooking and housekeeping for a Connecticut based family who also occasionally entertained in their Manhattan apartment. She enjoys baking amazing cupcakes for a monthly charity cake sale, along with the occasional commissioned birthday and wedding cake. Presently she is happily married, living in Somerset with far too many dogs, and thoroughly relishes the occasional foray back into catering. She specialises in smaller private events and dinner parties, and takes pleasure in communicating clearly with her clients to deliver a fantastic meal of their choice. The attached menu is a guideline only as she prefers to work with seasonal products.
With over 20 years experience working in luxury catering establishments in both France and England, I will bring the restaurant experience to you!
Professional and easy going would describe me best…
I will ensure everyone in your party is catered for with flair making sure that anyone with special dietary requirement gets the same treatment and tasty alternatives.
My cuisine is a mix of flavours from my Home country France and adoptive country England, with subtle notes from Mediterranean herbs and spices.
Healthy cooking experience work shop
Waitress service comes at an extra £50 per waitress which includes table setting, food service, clearing away and washing up while you sit back and relax.
Welcome to Meeks Catering Company
Our ethos is simple, we aim to provide all of our customers with great food and excellent service at affordable prices.
Whether you require catering services for you’re wedding day, a birthday or anniversary celebration, a private dinner party, or a buffet for your home or business, you can be sure we will provide the catering solutions to help make it a memorable occasion.
We cater for events across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset including Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Mere, Salisbury, Bath, Blandford, Wincanton, Yeovil, Westbury, Warminster and the surrounding areas.
We hope you find our website offers a wide selection of delicious dishes to help inspire your imagination. All of our menus are individually priced to help you plan and budget your upcoming event.
Website: Meek Catering
Phone: 01747 835363
Jonathan Butler - Private Chef and Caterer
A multi-award winning professional chef with over 25 years experience as both a chef and restaurateur. Make your sleeps 12 experience more memorable and relaxing by engaging Jonathan to provide your party with the highest quality restaurant experience whilst you enjoy your holiday. I am able to provide everything from simply breakfast to lunch, dinner, canapés or Barbecue. Using only the finest local ingredients and creating bespoke menu’s for your stay. I draw on my experience in some of the UK’s best restaurants and time in the Caribbean.
Interactive cookery classes and workshops can also be catered for – contact for details
Below are some examples of what is on offer:
One off Lunch or Dinner for 12 people – from £25 per person
A private chef would create and agree with the client a menu. They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).
Half Board for 12 people – from £30 per person per day
A private chef would create and agree menus for 2 meals per day, either Breakfast & lunch, Breakfast & Dinner or Lunch & Dinner. They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).
Full Board for 12 People – from £40 per person per day
A private chef would create and agree menus for 3 meals a day, could also include afternoon tea’s, cakes etc.
They would prepare, cook and clean down the kitchen, the chef purchases all required ingredients and is included in the price. Staff could be provided to serve the meal (at extra cost).
Meat Boxes by Award Winning Forest Beef
We are the Batchelor Family and our farm is located on the Blackdown Hills.
We have recently won Beef Farm of the Year and would love to be able to provide all the meat you need for your stay in a Sleeps12 property.
Our lovely Longhorn Beef cattle produce an amazing range of beed products, the steaks are beautifully tender! Our farm pigs produce stunning sausages, chops and bacon. Our free range hens lay about 18000 eggs a day and we take our farming really seriously.
We love what we do and our animals and we think that is reflected in the taste.
Why not order a bespoke produce box that will feed all those hungry mouths for the entire stay?
If you are staying in the summer we can do a fantastic BBQ box!
Our range varies throughout the year and we have great links to other suppliers so can usually souce free range chicken and turkey.
We can deliver for a small delivery charge so the box is there for your arrival or you can visit us on the farm and collect!
Please do visit www.forestbeef.co.uk to find out more and to order online.
Give us a call on 01823 602711 or email us at email@example.com with orders or more information about our products and our price lists.
Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.
Full Body Aromatherapy Massage
Full body massage with the added luxury of blended essential oils to suit your mood.
£40.00 for 1 Hour*
Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Aromatherapy Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
Full Body Swedish Massage
£40.00 for 1 Hour*
Back, Neck, Shoulder, Face and Head Swedish Massage
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
Indian Head Massage
£30.00 for 35 Minutes*
Calming and relaxing , Includes Cleanse, Tone , Exfoliation, Neck, face and scalp massage, Mask, arm and hand massage , and moisturise
£35.00 for 45 Minutes*
Dermalogica Facial with Full Body massage
£65.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Dermalogica Facial With Back, Neck Shoulder Massage
£50.00 for 1 Hour*
Full Body Exfoliation and Head Massage
A relaxing Pomegrante sugar scrub gently removes dry, flakey skin followed by an application of Pink Grapefruit Shea butter cream gently massaged onto the body leaving the skin smooth, soft and glowing. The treatment is completed with a soothing head massage.
£30.00 for 30 Minutes*
The above treatment with a Dermalogica Facial
£50.00 for 1 Hour*
Spa Deal Package
3 x 15 Minute treatments for £30.00 per person for 45 mins*
choose 3 treatments from the following
- Back massage
- Head, Neck, shoulder massage
- Lower leg and foot massage
- Mini Dermalogica Facial
- File and paint toes
- File and Paint fingers
Mother to Be Package
£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Pedicure includes foot soak, cuticle work, leg and foot massage, exfoliation and polish (45 Minutes)
Mini Dermalogica Facial (15 Minutes)
Head, neck shoulder massage (15 Minutes)
Bride to Be Package
£50.00 for 1 Hour and 15 Minutes*
Back Massage (15 Minutes)
Dermalogica Facial (35 Minutes)
File and Paint toes (20 Minutes)
(Available for MINIMUM of 6)
- File and Paint toes with foot cream - £15.00
- File and Paint hands with hand cream - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Back massage - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Mini Dermalogica facial - £15.00
- 15 Minute* Head, Neck, Shoulder massage - £15.00
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*
Foot Soak, exfoliation. cuticle work. foot massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*
Manicure and Pedicure
booked as one treatment only £45.00
£30 for 45 Minutes*
Any service marked with a * (asterisk) are approximate times only.
All timings are approximate and can be tailor made to suit your requirements.
Fully qualified and insured therapists
Evening pampering not available.
My Personal Sanctuary
My Personal Sanctuary is a luxury, organic and truly indulgent visiting spa service, offering branded in-house treatments to guests staying at stylish and award winning holiday homes and retreats across the UK.
From the moment we arrive at your door our aim is to envelop you and your guests in calm, serenity and absolute relaxation. Our lovely treatments have been carefully designed to maximise relaxation and personal fulfilment, and our packages offer a combination of massage, traditional body scrubs, facials and hand and feet treatments. Our fantastic Pukka Herbs and Green People products are suitable for all ages or skin type and are sure to leave you feeling thoroughly pampered.
All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy, feeling aches and pains dissolve under the skilled fingers of our therapists.
Let Us Create Your Personal Sanctuary
We would love to look after you and your guests, whatever your party size and occasion. So if you would like to speak to one of our team about the treatments we offer, please get in touch.
Phone: 01625 540 557
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyPersonalSanctuary
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyPersonalSanc
While on your holiday, what better way to unwind and take it all in than a relaxing round of golf? There are three golf courses in the vicinity. Set against the glorious backdrop of Taunton's surrounding countryside, you can take in the scenery and enjoy an exhilirating game at the same time. So remember to bring your clubs.
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Shaldon Shooting School is set in a deep valley on the edge of Exmoor. We offer coaching for individuals or groups of up to 30 people. No experience is necessary, all ages and abilities are welcome. We supply all the equipment you will need, and plenty of instructors so you are not waiting too long for your turn. We even send someone to meet you so you don’t get lost in the lanes on the way! Lunch can be arranged in a great local pub.
Website: Shalden Shooting School
Phone: 01398 331021
Ashcombe Adventure Centre
Set in Devon's glorious rolling countryside and using their unrivalled range of outdoor activities, Ashcombe Adventure Centre design action packed events that are memorable, rewarding and fun. Activities include: Shooting, archery, fishing, paintballing, quad biking, stallion karting, skid steer karts. Ashcombe's cater for all manner of events ranging from team building to stag and hen weekends, to rewards or celebrations of any kind. Events must be pre-booked as they are designed specifically to meet your requirements.
Leading provider of outdoor pursuits, adventure sports and team building throughout Devon and the South West. Activities include kayaking & canoeing, climbing & abseiling, coasteering, mountain biking, bush craft, caving and more...
Turner Cycles - Bike Hire
Phone: 01823 461155
Website: Turners Cycles - Bike Hire
Abbotshood Cycle Hire
Abbey Burton - Clay Pigeon Shooting
Welcome to Abbey Burton Clay Shooting. I offer professional coaching in Clay Shooting, Game Shooting and Archery to individuals and groups of all abilities, whether you're an experienced shot looking to have their technique fine-tuned or a newcomer to the sport looking to develop skills for safe and accurate shooting, all our welcome.
I am a fully qualified CPSA Coach, CPSA Safety Officer, Level 1 Archery Instructor and also a Great Britain competitive shot with many awards to my name at the age of 24.
Phone: 07789 480298
Hens with Pens
Don your beret and get creative at a hen party life drawing class in any part of the UK with Hens with Pens.
Class duration: 2 hours
What hens get:
• Tutor and model comes to you
• Drawing materials provided
• Retro swing music included
• Berets and moustaches to wear for fun
• No experience necessary – you don’t need to be able to draw already!
1st hour: group drawing games/exercises 2nd hour: life drawing from a male model
All of our tutors are experienced and qualified artists. You don’t need any experience and there’s no need to worry about your drawing ability – the idea is just to have fun!
Telephone: 0203 291 3651
Exeter Quad Centre
Quad Biking Exeter, Devon, is based 15 minutes from Exeter City Centre on the Escot Estate. We have approx 10 miles of road, woodland and gravel quad bike tracks, our fully trained instructors will take you out on your safari for the ultimate experience.
Other activities available like Lasertag, Paintball, Clays and Segways
Website: Exeter Quad Centre
Life drawing and modelling - for Hen Parties and other all-female parties
Both the female artist/tutor and the nude male model are experienced professionals, creating a fun relaxed environment. There is a healthy mix of life drawing tuition and guidance, enjoyable and challenging drawing games, and cheeky banter and naughtiness, including the opportunity for the girls to life model too!
The sessions usually last around an hour and a half, but a couple of hours is allowed. Most properties for large groups will be suitable as a venue, and the sessions can also be held outside when privacy and weather permits.
All drawing materials are provided, as well as the appropriate artist's beret, and the girls get to keep their sketchpads at the end. We also take photos and send to the hen.
We charge £24.00 per head all inclusive, based on a minimum number of 12.
Tel/text: 07973 834876
Mackerel Fishing Trips
Let's go fishing - it's great fun! Nicks Boat Trips.
Mackerel fishing is a very popular family activity, it suits all ages and abilities. We provide fishing lines, advice and encouragement. We want you to have a memorable trip.
Phone: 0797 479 6002
Hen Parties at River Cottage
On the hunt for a unique hen party experience for your best friend’s big send off?
Look no further, let Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ take away the stress of choosing an entertaining and interactive hen party day.
We all know that all great weddings are kicked off by an even greater hen weekend. At River Cottage HQ the seventeenth century farmhouse is the perfect location for a unique hen party. You’ll be relaxing with a glass of local fizz whilst your personal chef is on hand to deliver a VIP dining experience, explaining where your wonderful food comes from. They’ll do all the hard work but the open kitchen policy means you can observe or even participate in parts of the cookery if you wish.
Think bake off sessions, bread and butter making or even a sausage making masterclass! This hen weekend option would suit a real foodie hen who wants an up-market and unique experience where fantastic South West food and wine is centre stage.
Prices start at £65 per person for private dining.
Contact email@example.com for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Stag do ideas at River Cottage
Stag Do Ideas at River Cottage HQ
In need of some different stag party ideas for your best mate’s big send off?
How about a food-filled stag do extravaganza at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage HQ, where you’ll take part in a pig master class or perhaps some wild food foraging, followed by a VIP dining experience.
Your personal chef will be in and out of the kitchen to explain where your wonderful food comes from and a little more about the recipes. You’ll even have the opportunity to have a go yourself due to our open kitchen policy.
This option would suit a real foodie stag, keen to get stuck into meat butchery or perhaps some hot smoking, a stag who wants to spend their weekend in the South West where food and wine is centre stage.
Prices start at £65 per person for private dining. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Private Dining at River Cottage
Private Dining and Birthday Parties at River Cottage HQ
Stuck for that special birthday idea? How about “Happy birthday to you at River Cottage HQ!”?
Host your food-filled celebration in 'Britain’s most filmed farmhouse' where your personal River Cottage chef will prepare your feast. Prices start at £65 per person.
For a bigger celebration, why not hire our threshing barn and put on a post-meal band to boogie the night away. You’ll have the run of the lovingly restored barn with wooden floors and oak beams, which can seat up to 64 guests on long banquet tables inside with a further 30 alfresco seats available on our decking in the summer with stunning views of the Axe Valley. Prices start at £70 per person.
Contact email@example.com for further information or call on 01297 630 319
Learn to Cook at River Cottage
Have you ever wanted to learn more about seasonal produce and how to cook it?
Would you like to learn new Skills in the kitchen to wow your friends and family?
Why not take a day trip to the River Cottage Cookery School and try one of their amazing courses.
Find more details and a course calendar using this link.
Private Cocktail Bartender
Hire your own private cocktail bartender for your celebration.
Three options available:
- Personal Cocktail Bartender - A personal bartender to come to your home and make cocktails for you
- and your guests
- Personal Cocktail Bartender and a Butler in the Buff
- Cocktail Clinic - A personal fun training session to teach you about cocktails and how
- to make them.
Website: The Bar Tender
Phone: 0117 941 5825
FUN PHOTO-SHOOTS for SLEEPS 12 FAMILIES !
Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with professional photographer Emily Fairweather? Then you’ll have stunning images to remind you of your happy holiday forever.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
The Old Mill, Sleeps12.
Ham Bottom, Sleeps12.
Emily’s photo-shoots are informal and fun, with a typical shoot lasting around 1.5 hours. We’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! Emily will ask the kids to splash in puddles or run down a hill to create natural and fun photos.
She will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous back-drops.
We can either do the photos at your Sleeps 12’s property (like the images above at Ham Bottom and The Old Mill) or you can use Emily’s bridges/field eg the railway bridge below (about 10 minutes drive away, please see her backdrops at http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/about-me/):
Normally it’s best to wear simple clothes that are very ‘you’. Please have a look at the FAQ section for more information on clothes and looks http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk/family-portrait- photographer/faqs/
Within four weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 100 of your images using Light Room and Photoshop. These 100 images will be securely stored on your own private gallery on my website to share with your friends and family. You can then choose the images you’d like to have as digital files, framed prints & canvases or in a stunning album.
I have a range of British bespoke products & will bring some display samples with me. For my full product range please see my website. http://www.emilyfairweatherphotography.co.uk
Prices start at £195. For more information please call Emily on 01984 667 281/07958 763029 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
OPTION 1 - PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” MOUNTED PRINT & 5 JPEGS
£195 and includes :
Travel to Sleeps 12 properties or to a location where you would like the photo-shoot to take place.
1.5 hour Photo-Shoot with Emily Fairweather
All post-production of around 100 images from the photo-shoot and hosting of them on a private gallery on Emily’s website. Your choice of 5 high resolution jpegs and 1 x 10x8” art quality, mounted print.
If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can either upgrade to Option 2 or follow the product link above and choose from Emily’s products.
OPTION 2 – includes all of Option 1 plus all the images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” £350
OPTION 3 - Includes Option 2 plus 1 x 30 page hard-backed album £485
The bridge at Ham Bottom/Fuzzy Orchard, Sleeps12.
Crafty Hen Parties
The Crafty Hen offers fun craft workshops delivered by professional crafts people for hen parties. Our flock of friendly tutors will help you make many things to use and wear, perhaps even for the wedding or hen weekend.? We tailor your workshops and parties exactly to your needs and the group requests. We come to your accommodation and provide all materials and equipment as well as expert tuition.
We can offer sessions in making garters, nipple tassels or customising knickers. There is also a range of jewellery making workshops to choose from; including tiaras and hairpins, cocktail rings, textile corsages and accessories. You can even make your own bunting, why not work together and use this to decorate your wedding.? With some of our workshops we can offer vintage options, you can incorporate vintage fabrics and antique lace into your creations.?
Phone: 0117 939 5203
Pot Doodles has gone mobile. Welcome to Pot Doodles the "paint your own pottery experience" that has now gone Mobile! At the end of 2008 we took our fantastic Pot Doodles "Paint your own pottery experience" MOBILE. Rather than you come to us we now come to you in our unique "Doodle Van". Pot Doodles will visit your home, school, club, hall or other venue for:-
Belly Dance Workshops & Performance
Belly Dance Workshops & Performances
Professional Artist Shema has 14 year's experience of teaching & performing
acrossthe UK, Europe, US, Canada and the Middle East.
Book Shema to perform or run a class at your "Sleeps 12" property for an elegant
professional & glamoropus addition to your hen party, private party, wedding or anniversary.
Also available Henna & Live Music
Butlers in the Buff
Charming, innocent and just a little cheeky!
Experts in etiquette, “Butlers in the Buff” will transform any party or event – whether it’s a corporate event, a birthday celebration, hen night or just a girl’s night in - into a truly memorable evening.
Operating nationally, they have a range of Butlers on offer. So wherever the event, you will be provided with the perfect butler! And if you would prefer them to wear something other than their pinny, the Butlers can tailor their outfit to match the party’s theme. How about a topless Butler in trousers, or even a kilt?!
So, let our lovely butlers take the stress out of entertaining, sit back and enjoy the view while your butler tops up your drinks and waits your guests hand and foot.
Butlers in the Buff provide a premium, highly professional, bespoke service that is at once truly decadent and truly sophisticated.
Special Offers for Sleeps12
Fantastic rates for Sleeps12 customers only!
Prices start from £139.00 for 1 butler for 2 hours. Please conatct Emily in the office for more details on this offer.
Taxis - Hatch Green Coaches
Phone: 01823 480338
Taxis - Max's Minibus Hire
14, 16 & 21 Seater busses available
Taxis - Knight Brothers Travel Ltd
15,16,18 & 24 Seater busses available
Taxis - County Taxis
Phone: 01823 666333
Taxis - A1 Taxis
Phone: 01823 332211
Tilda Rose Floristry
Sarah is inspired by a love of floral forms and playing with colour, texture and shape but most of all by the guaranteed lift that an arrangement of flowers can give. Her relaxed approach to her floral designs mean that she creates colourful, loose and lively natural arrangements that have that country but vintage feel.
Whether you are looking for an arrangement to decorate the home (or home from home), for a special occasion or event, wedding day flowers or personal sympathy or flowers ......
Take a look at her facebook page.
Website: Tilda Rose Floristry
Angie Blackwell and her team of qualified florist's are continuing to develop and expand their individual approach to flowers and design, teaching floristry at various venues and running informative and creative workshops.
Give us a call to order, we deliver flowers and plants locally.
Website: Cottage Flowers
Phone: 01460 53020
Country Cottages Online
See our large country house featured on Country Cottages Online
The Candlelight Inn
Food is served from 12:00 - 2:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 in the week and from 12:30 - 2:30 and 7:00 - 9:30 at weekends. Closed Mondays. Booking is advisable at weekends. Our menu changes daily. We smoke our own fish, make our own ice cream and grow our own vegetables (weather permitting!)
Website: Candlelight Inn
Phone: 01460 234476
The Eagle Tavern
Welcome to the Eagle Tavern which lies close to the Devon and Somerset border on the edge of the Beautiful Blackdown Hills. Inside this traditional country Free House you will find wooden beams, log fires, very local ales and a warm welcome for all the family. Famous for the quality of our Carvery, we also offer a very extensive menu of freshly prepared classic pub food, snacks and steaks and grills. Outside, as well our large car park, there is a children's play area set within a large very garden which even has its own football pitch. We have a heated patio area for alfresco dining when the weather is not so good. The surrounding area has many footpaths making this a popular destination for walkers. Dogs are allowed in our bar and gardens as long as they remain on a lead . Although renowned for food, The Eagle Tavern is still a real country pub and you are just as welcome to drop in for a a pint of real ale or a glass of wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee.
Location: Buckland St. Mary
Phone: 01460 234292
The Five Dials
Managed by Head Chef Kirsty Earnshaw, our kitchen produces fresh seasonal food with daily changing specials board.Emphasis is placed on keeping flavours simple and unpretentious with fresh fish daily from Brixham and meat, game and vegetables from local suppliers.
Location: Horton Ilminster (5.2 miles)
Website: The Five Dials
Phone: 01460 55359
Hix Oyster & Fish House
Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts the most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood.
The Fish House is an informal, light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs. Here the focus is on sourcing and serving the best produce we can find and doing as little to it as possible so that you enjoy the real flavour of great British ingredients.
Location: Lyme Regis (14.5 miles)
Phone: 01297 446910
The Tytherleigh Arms
Welcome to the Tytherleigh Arms, a family run 16th Century Coaching Inn. Whether you are joining us for a drink, a light lunch or a full meal, we offer a warm welcome, fantastic food and friendly, professional service 7 days a week.
Location: Axminster (5.9 miles)
Website: The Tytherleigh Arms
Phone: 01460 220214
The Castle Taunton
Why not hold a celebration at the amazing Castle at Taunton?
The Castle at Taunton is a historic hotel located in the heart of the busy market town, and yet step inside and you are transported into a world of calm and tranquillity.
Its four private dining rooms offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit every occasion from intimate family gatherings to larger celebrations for up to 80.
Food has always remained a number one priority at the Castle, and fresh produce is always sourced locally and prepared by the most skilful of chefs. You’ll find a good selection of wines, and knowledgeable, courteous staff.
The Castle’s two restaurants work on the same ethos. The relaxed brasserie, BRAZZ offers homemade fishcakes and pies, salads and steaks, and is perfect if you’re looking for a buzz. Castle Bow, the flagship restaurant offers the very best of cooking in a more intimate restaurant and caters for a maximum table size of eight. Both restaurants are available for exclusive use.
What options are avaliable?
Both Canape and Function menus avaliable please contact us for more details.
With panoramic views across Taunton and the surrounding hills, the Penthouse, with its own rooftop garden, is the perfect place for up to 12 people to dine or 30 people to enjoy pre-dinner drinks.
The Wisteria Room
Located on the ground floor, the Wisteria room can accommodate up to a maximum of 24 people on one oval table or 30 on three round tables.
The Garden Room
Located on the ground floor, the Garden room is perfect for 30-50 people depending on layout.
30 can be seated on one large oval table, or up to 50 on round tables.
The partition between the Wisteria and Garden rooms can be removed to form a large ‘L’ shaped room catering for a maximum of 80 guests, alternatively The Music Room can accommodate 70 banquet style in a rectangular room.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Castle and hope to return next season. The private dining room was wonderful, food was terrific, and a good time was had by all. Your morning crew does a great job of getting breakfast ready quickly. Thanks so much, Hal
It was a wonderful evening, really enjoyed and appreciated by all of us. Something that we will all remember for time to come.
Service was discreet and efficient, food nicely presented and wines well-chilled! Weather perfect!!!
Thank you and your colleagues for all you have done to make it such a special occasion. We will be back as soon as we can find a suitable excuse!!! Matthew & Claudia
We are writing to thank the entire staff of the Castle Hotel for the great success of our birthday function in the Penthouse. Everything was so good that it not only came up to our expectations, but exceeded them. All arrangements ran like clockwork and the Penthouse was laid out beautifully. Your hospitable waiter (Rui) gave us every care and attention. Mr & Mrs Astin
With plenty of options The Castle at Taunton is perfect for both large or intimate celebrations. Contact the events team for more details: 01823 328303 or email email@example.com