The Old Rectory

Sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms, with a hot tub and a games room.

Catering

Sarah Sellick

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 5 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 sit down while my friendly waitresses and I do all the hard work including the washing up and tidying away! 

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Menus

Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: sarahsellick@btinternet.com

Phone: 07502377329

Gayla Stewart

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!

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Menus

Catered Menu

Delivered Menu

Childrens Menu

Contact Details

Email: gayla.selectcatering@gmail.com

Phone: 01823 401146 - 07801375604

Flora Bartlett

I live locally and am a trained Leith's cook. I have been catering on and off for the last 15 years, the last 10 for sleeps12.com. We love preparing creative dinners and celebrations, lunches, brunch, breakfast, buffets and all day packages to suit 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 from my parent's farm.

We look forward to cooking and serving delicious food in wonderful surroundings.

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Catered Menu

 Delivered Menu

Ready to Eat Menu

Contact Details

Email: florabartlett@googlemail.com

Thai Gourmet

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

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Menus

The Chef’s Super Special Menu

The Irresistible Thai Menu

The Royal Thai Gourmet Menu

The Memorable Thai Menu

The Popular Buffet Menu

The Walk & Talk Menu

The Walk & Talk Special Menu

Contact Details

Phone: 01935579019 or 07977860002

Email: tours@engagingthailand.com

Website: www.thaifoodcookedinyourownhome.wordpress.com

Stefano's

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.

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Menus

Menu

Buffet Menu

Contact Details

Email: food@stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Website:  www.stefanoshomemadefood.co.uk

Dennis Guillemin

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.
Bon Appetit!

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Menus

£26 Catered Menu
 

£35 Catered Menu
 

£44 Catered Menu

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.
 

Contact Details

Email: denisguillemin@yahoo.co.uk

Phone 07813930480

Pampering

Sue Hartman

Relax,renew,revitalise Whilst on holiday with sleeps 12 in the comfort of your holiday home.

 

Massage Treatments

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*

 

Facial Treatments

Dermalogica Facial
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)

 

Party Package 

(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

 

Manicure
Hand scrub, cuticle work, hand massage, file and polish of your choice.
£25.00 for 45 Minutes*


Pedicure
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


Reflexology
£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.

Contact Details

Phone: 07725989981

Email: sarsuzy@gmail.com

My Personal Sanctuary

Introducing My Personal Sanctuary - a luxurious, relaxing and truly indulgent visiting spa service. That’s right, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your holiday property.

Their highly experienced hand-picked therapists will ensure you receive a luxury spa experience from the moment they arrive at your door. With a comprehensive range of treatments and pamper packages to treat you from head-to-toe using high end professional brands, you can tailor the treatments to suit your needs and your schedule.

Each bespoke pamper package includes:

      - 1 or more visiting therapists – as agreed with you

      - Heated treatment bed, fresh linen, products & music

      - 30 minute treatment preparation

      - 10 minute welcome and health consultation

      - A number of hours of treatments – as agreed with you

      - Short turnaround time between treatments

      - Choose from a combination of 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90 minute treatments

Choice of treatments include:

      - Facials

      - Massages

      - Body treatments

      - Hand and feet treatments

      - Mother-to-be treatments

      - Signature treatments

Pricing:

1 hour Rest & Unwind Package £120, providing up to 3 treatments at £40.00 each

2 hour Rest & Unwind Package £180, providing up to 6 treatments at £30.00 each

3 hour Rest & Unwind Package £210, providing up to 9 treatments at £23.33 each

4 hour Rest & Unwind Package £270, providing up to 12 treatments at £22.50 each

5 hour Rest & Unwind Package £325, providing up to 15 treatments at £21.67 each

There really is no better way to relax your mind and body and add a touch of decadence to your break with us.

All bookings are subject to terms and conditions and availability, hence we advise booking early.  For more information on treatments and pamper packages, contact the My Personal Sanctuary team on 01625 540557 or visit the MPS website at www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk.

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Activities

Golf

Golf

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.

Oake Manor Golf Club - 01823 461993
Vivary Golf Course - 01823 333875
Lyme Regis - 01297 442963
Cricket St.Thomas - 01464 302 31

Birds Hill Days - Activities in the Country

A unique opportunity to experience country activities on 170 acres in one of the most beautiful settings within Exmoor National Park. Activities include clay shooting and pistol shooting or archery and laser clay shooting which can be done on-site if there is room.

www.birdshilldays.com

Essential Adventure

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...

Website: www.essential-adventure.co.uk

Cycle Hire

Turner Cycles - Bike Hire

Phone: 01823 461155    

Email:  ben@turners-cycles.co.uk

Website: Turners Cycles - Bike Hire

 

Abbotshood Cycle Hire

Phone: 01884820728 - 07958 916165 - 07904068555

Email: abbotshood@halberton.org

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!

 

Email: bookings@henswithpens.com

Telephone: 0203 291 3651

Life drawings

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. 

Email: nbx1969@gmail.com

Tel/text: 07973 834876

 

Horse Riding

Quantock Trekking

Exploring the Quantocks on horseback is an exhilarating experience for both novice and experienced riders. We vary our routes daily but on all the rides the scenery in stunning. With 22 horses to choose from we can cater for most abilities and we have a couple of horses than can cater for heavier riders, depending on ability.

The stables are in the heart of the Quantocks and we have direct access to thousands of acres of probably the finest riding country in Britain.

We have novice, intermediate and experienced rides daily at 10am. The cost is £40 per person for two hour treks. Children need to be 12 years and above.

We can also cater for hen parties and large groups of mixed ability. Another popular choice, which we can provide is afternoon tea with prosecco and homemade cakes.  Please go to our website www.quantocktrekking.co.uk and our Facebook page www.facebook.com/QuantockTrekking/ to see photos and reviews.

 

Quantock Electric Bike Tours

Explore the Quantocks, discover their beauty and admire the far reaching views on one of our electric bikes. Try a half day tour with an experienced guide who knows the area very well and will chose an appropriate route for your and your group. Our routes take in some spectacular scenery nad pit stops such as the Blue Ball, Crowcombe Court and the West Somerset Steam Railway. 

Our bikes have comfortable gel saddles and efficient suspension. The electric pedal assist enables you to exercie without over exerting yourslef so you can choose how much effort you want to make!

We run two tours every day. Morning tours start at 9.30 - 12.30 and afternoon tours 2pm - 5pm. Refreshment breaks are built into the tour schedules. £35/head, cycle helments are provided. 

To book contact Piers Harwood

quantockebt@gmail.com

01823430108 / 07711926217

Channel Adventure - SUP/Kayaking

Channel Adventure offers a diverse range of adventurous activities, outdoor education and personal development programmes. We’re based at The Adventure Centre in Minehead on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. We also operate at COACH in Taunton and across the Quantocks, Somerset and Devon. We have some of the country’s most stunning and exciting landscapes right on our doorstep. As a fully licensed and insured provider we use the highest quality equipment, finest venues and carefully planned programmes to ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for all.  Our friendly, professional and highly qualified staff are some of the best in the industry.

Come an see us at The Adventure Centre to Give It a Go in stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, target sports, power kiting, beach challenge and much more.

If you are arranging a stag/hen party, planning a corporate away day or looking for an engaging activity day for the family Channel Adventure has the solution – just contact us.

01643708715

adventure@channelgroup.co.uk

Entertainment

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.
  • All Inclusive Package - professional cocktail bartender for 2.5 hours, all ingredients based on 4 cocktails each, plastic glasses and menus. The perfect pre going out drinks party, hen party or just as a warm up before the party really starts!

Contact Details

Email: info@thebartender.co.uk

Website: The Bar Tender

Phone: 0117 941 5825

Bouncy Castles

Activity Bouncers for Hire, ideal for all ages!

  • Bouncy Castles
  • Pole Joust
  • Sumo Wrestling
  • Ball Pools
     

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Phone: 01823451157

Website: www.activitybouncerstaunton.co.uk

Portrait Photographer

FUN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS

Why not celebrate your family gathering with a photo-shoot with award-winning portrait photographer Emily Fairweather? Emily knows the Sleeps 12 properties well, choosing stunning natural backdrops for your family portraits & providing beautiful natural photographs to remind you of your happy holiday.

Emily will produce contemporary black and white images and vibrant colourful photos using natural light and gorgeous rural backgrounds at your Sleeps 12 property, garden and surrounding countryside. A typical shoot will last around an hour and will take place in two or three different parts of the garden/house – wherever the best light is. She’ll do large family group portraits and then a variety of smaller family shots in any combination you like! 


Within two weeks of the photo-shoot I will select and edit around 75-100 of your images.  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 her at emilyfairweather@btinternet.com

 PACKAGES & PRICES

OPTION 1

PHOTO-SHOOT, 10x8” PRINT & 5 digital images : £195

and includes : 
Travel to Sleeps 12 property. One 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 print. If you would like to purchase any of the other images you can upgrade to Option 2 or click on the product tab above for a full product range list.

OPTION 2

PHOTO-SHOOT, 2 10X8” PRINTS & 75-100 digital images : £350

Includes all of Option 1 plus all 75-100 images as high resolution digital files and two art quality prints at 10x8” 

Dance

Looking for something different to add a little excitement to your stay?

Karina offers excellent fun workshops featuring several dance forms

  • Flamenco - the passionate and fiery dance from Southern Spain, stamp your feet!
  • Bollywood - the colourful, vibrant and bouncy dance from the Indian film business. Learn routines to pumping Bollywood tracks.
  • Samba Dance– an exciting carnival dance from Brazil, getting the hips moving.
  • Greek Dance- a fun group dance which gets faster and faster! (no plate smashing!)
  • Street Dance- get into the moves and a choreography to a choice of current chart tracks (a popular workshop for children too)

One or more dance styles can be taught in a session and various unique sessions can be offered featuring costumes, henna and face paintings, as appropriate, including:

  • ‘Strictly Evening’ - for a taste of lots of dance, along with some light-hearted ‘competition’ for parties. In addition to the above styles waltz, salsa and African dance can be added.
  • Parties – hen, birthday, children’s parties or special occasions can all be catered for. Each personally bespoke and planned to suit that special event.
  • Corporate– team building events can be designed to meet your business needs. Karina works with training and development specialists that can develop and design personal and team development activities to support organizational development needs.
  • Personal tuition – individual lessons can be given. Wedding first dances can also be designed and couples coached through.

All the dance styles are fun to learn and Karina tailors each class according the groups requirements. You will be given a copy of the music you have been dancing to on a CD. Live musicians are available for flamenco performances. A flamenco performance will mesmerize with the passionate and graceful dance accompanied by the haunting song played on the deep gypsy guitar. Bollywood performances with extra dancers are also available.

All Sleeps 12 properties are covered.

Karina is a full time freelance dance teacher with 15 years’ experience. She teaches weekly adult classes in Devon and Somerset and daily in local schools. Karina performs regularly throughout the South West and is commissioned to run both classes and workshops. A highlight for Karina’s dance career was touring with the ‘New Devon Opera’ as the dancer for Carmen.

Her skills were further developed and honed through teaching dance in India in 2013. Karina has also performed at events in both Spain and India.

Contact Details

Phone: 07813 990937 - 01884 840106

Website: www.karinagraciadance.co.uk

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. Why not select one of the most popular activities from flower crowns, knicker customisation, facinator making, cocktail rings, ceramic painting and gater making! 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.?

The Crafty Hen is now also offering baby shower and Christmas workshops too. The range is so diverse you are sure to find an activitiy to suit your group. 

Contact Details

Email: info@thecraftyhen.co.uk

Phone: 01179548002

Website: www.thecraftyhen.co.uk

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

Contact Details

Email: alagroba@hotmail.com

Phone: 07805354312

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/765715213503204/

 

 

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. Or call Butlers in the Buff direct on  01275395336

Imaginate Events Fun Casino & Poker Hire

Casino nights are the latest and fastest growing entertainment suitable for all ages and can be provided in various combinations to accommodate your event or venue.

All tables are full size with all relevant equipment, chips, croupiers and fun money with a prize for the highest roller.

A choice of tables are available and can be booked from just one to as many as you require. We can advise on how many tables and the types of games subject to the number of guests, timings and budget.

Our croupiers will teach and advise anyone who has never played the games before and even show you some inside secrets the casinos don’t want you to know!

Roulette, Blackjack & Texas ‘no limit’ hold’em Poker

Other services available include Race nights, Giant games, Arcade hire, Music, Giant Slot Car tracks and lots more.

Contact Details

Email: enquiries@imaginateevents.com

Website: www.imaginateevents.com

Phone:  01823 667923 or 07549893033

 

General

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

Phone: 07585110972

Country Cottages Online

See our large country house featured on Country Cottages Online

Eating Out

The Rising Sun (Quantocks)

Whether you want a table for Sunday lunch, a romantic maeal for two or maybe a large group booking for a family celebration the Rising Sun is the ideal venue. Come and relax in a friendly environment and enjoy some of the best food and wine that the area has to offer.

Location: West Bagborough

Website: The Rising Sun

Phone: 01823432575

The Windmill Inn

The Windmill Inn lies between Bridgwater and Minehead in West Somerset, overlooking the picturesque St. Audries Church and Bay. Situated in the charming village of West Quantoxhead, our venue is an ideal resting post at the foot of the Quantock Hills. With a large accessible car park, beer garden and play area, spacious dining rooms and en-suite accommodation, The Windmill Inn is a perfect location for friends, family or colleagues to meet for a relaxing visit.

Location: St Audries, Quantocks

Website: The Windmill Inn

Phone: 01984 633004

The Hood Arms

The Hood Arms is an historic coaching inn situated in the village of Kilve on the edge of the Quantock Hills. The inn is steeped in history, being on the route of the Coleridge Way and close to the Jurassic coastline and beaches of Somerset, halfway between Bridgwater and Minehead and very accessible for Taunton, or as a base to explore Exmoor. Our four star rated accommodation is superbly appointed and features a number of four poster king rooms, doubles and twins. Our menu features fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce and we have a different Specials board every day.
 

Location: Kilve

Website: The Hood Arms

Phone: 01278741210

Reeves - Dunster

Justin and Claire Reeves moved to Dunster and opened Reeves Restaurant in June 2005. Justin has over 20 years cooking experience, starting in the early eighties at La Sorbonne in Oxford under master chef Andre Chavagnon. Subsequent positions include Head chef at Painswick House Hotel, winner of country house hotel of the year, and executive chef at Smiths Industries aerospace.

Location: Dunster

Website: Reeves

Phone: 01643821414

The Luttrell Arms Hotel

Situated in the heart of Dunster, this famous landmark Exmoor hotel, dates from the 15th century and has spectacular medieval features and picturesque gardens. Today’s atmosphere is relaxed, informal and unique and the comfortable bars are open all day serving local ales, carefully chosen wines and a selection of tempting menu items for breakfast, lunches and dinners.

Location: Dunster

Website: The Luttrell Arms

Phone: 01643821555

The Bicknoller Inn

The Bicknoller Inn is located in the Village of Bicknoller nestling at the foot of the Quantock Hills an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty & situated alongside and just off the A358.

A Pub or Hostelry has stood on this site, we believe, since the 16th Century. Although the oldest part of the Pub was knocked down in the early 1900's to build the Stables and Coach House these areas now serve as the Beer Cellar & Skittle Alley

Location: Bicknoller

Website: The Bicknoller Inn

Phone: 01984656234

The Blue Ball - Triscombe

The Farmers Arms on Tour!

The owners of the Farmers Arms have taken over the running of the Blue Ball for 12 months - what a treat! Please do go and visit, you'll be very well receieved and welcomed we can promise you that!

There are few pubs these days that don't serve food, but how many go the extra yard? The Blue Ball has earned an enviable repuation as one of Somerset's finest pub restaurants through a combination of traditional dishes with a modern twist, an emphasis on freshness and seasonality, and an insistance on using locally sourced ingredients from farmers, growers and merchants who care as much about the quality and welfare of their produce as we do.

Location: Triscombe

Website: The Blue Ball

Phone: 01984618242

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?

Function Menus
Both Canape and Function menus avaliable please contact us for more details. 


The Penthouse
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.

 

Recent Testimonials

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 events@the-castle-hotel.com


 

Podshavers Barn

WELCOME

Rob, Tara and staff welcome you to Podshavers Barn restaurant. We are situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills, one of Somerset's "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty".

The restaurant itself occupies an old milking shed on a dairy farm, which is on the outskirts of Bishops Lydeard (approximately 5 miles from Taunton). It's a long open-beamed room opening onto our "unique" courtyard.

Since we opened in August 2000 it has been our aim to provide good honest food in a relaxed informal environment. We believe we achieve this by starting out with good quality produce which is cooked sympathetically, and brought to you by friendly efficient staff. All you have to do is relax, eat, drink & be merry.

And the name? - Cricket bat makers used to occupy the adjoining barn, a pod is a block of willow from which the shape of the bat is shaved!

Location: Bishops Lydeard Nr Taunton

Website: Podshavers

Telephone: 01823433556

The Lethbridge Arms

We are a family run business specialising in good quality locally produced food were possible, we offer you a warm welcome including families large groups and we are also dog friendly. 

We always have real ales on tap seven days a week. 

Please take time to read our website as we are sure we have something for everyone, we also provide a Sunday carvery which is extremely popular so booking is advisable. 

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

Location: Bishops Lydeard Nr Taunton

Website: The Lethbridge Arms

Telephone: 01823433467

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