We have put together a list of the pubs and restaurants that we have tried and liked, or that guests have consistently raved about.

There are many pubs and eateries near Home Farm.  We hope you enjoy some of our recommendations – and do let us know if you discover other gems yourself.

Kids menus or portion-sizes are available at all the pubs listed below.  Where dogs are allowed this is stated.  If calling to book, mention if you are bringing a dog.

New Inn at Cross (dogs welcome)

This is no 1 favourite with guests staying at Home Farm Cottages.

“Steve and Emma would like to welcome you to The New Inn.

With their three children, and the resident cocker spaniel Guinness, you will find a warm welcome for families with kids and dogs alike – providing both are well behaved.

We have always had a passion for real food and real ales –

in fact we are CASK MARQUE accredited and have featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for the past 10 years running – something that few pubs in the Cheddar Valley can say.

With our large beer garden and its extensive views over the Mendips, out to Glastonbury Tor at the front.

Walk there for lunch either over the top of the Mendips (1 hr), or vis the Strwawberry Line from Winscombe (40 minutes).  Or drive – 3 miles. (Right out of our gate, left at the crossroads, keep going until you see the New Inn on the left).

The Swan in Wedmore (dogs welcome in bar area)

“Welcome to The Swan, our bustling village pub with 7 en-suite bedrooms and an outstanding kitchen led by executive chef Tom Blake from River Cottage, alongside head chef Jack Stoodley.

We’re open all day for a quick drink, a snack or a delicious meal. Come and sit in our bar beside a woodburner, watch the world go by at tables out front, dine in the restaurant or alfresco on the terrace – or just enjoy the peace of the garden.

We have completely refurbished The Swan, sympathetically modernising the building and restoring much of the original eighteenth & nineteenth century architecture. Opening as a Beer House in the early 1700s, the property was subsequently enlarged to become ‘The Swan Hotel’ from the mid 1800s with rooms, stables and coaching yard.

The Swan in Rowberrow Pub Restaurant

The Swan in Rowberrow (dogs welcome)

The Swan was created from 3 knocked-through miners cottages, overlooking the heather strewn beauty of Beacon Batch. The pub has been around since the late 1700’s, and started life as a cider house but the real draw of The Swan is the food and of course the delicious offering of ale to complement each dish.

4 Miles from Home Farm

Thatchers Railway Inn (dogs welcome in bar area).

A picturesque pub in heart of Sandford that offers unique fresh foods and our complete range of ciders as well as local ales and a selection of quality wines, spirits and minerals.
Our bar area and terraces are dog friendly.
You are also welcome to use our free wifi.

Come to the heart of the village and enjoy this traditional country pub, with its welcoming bar area and open fireplace. Natural stone features, comfortable surroundings and a traditional oak-framed dining room create a fantastic space in which to relax, eat and drink.

Eat in the informal bar area or in the dining room. Expert food and cider pairings come highly recommended and all dishes, created in the new kitchen, shine with their expert execution, taste and flavour.

In the landscaped pub gardens you’ll find plenty of outdoor seating, a children’s play area and an outdoor pizza oven and BBQ.

Fine Dining at The Ethicurean with Walled Garden (a hidden gem)

Sittings from 18:30-20:30 Thurs-Sat (lunches Tuesday to Saturday).

We offer a set five-course menu with snacks & confectionary, celebrating our bounteous walled garden and the wild land that surrounds it. This is priced at £59 per head.

We also offer a 3 course option from the set menu, which is priced at £45 per head.

All dietary requirements are tailored to upon booking our Full Feasts. We cater to Vegetarian & Vegan Diners, please inform us upon booking or prior to your visit.

We offer an informal, friendly style of service and are always happy to answer any detailed questions our guests may have. Our team relish understanding our food and drink offerings.

Tip – needs to be booked.

Tip – £££

Tip – allow up to 3 hours for your meal

Tip – visit the Walled Garden in daylight (outside the restaurant) and see them grow much of what is in the meal.

Fine Dining in Congresbury – Marco Pierre White


“Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Bristol is all about the experience: the buzz, the atmosphere and enjoying the company of friends in gorgeous, comfortable surrounds. Our brand new dining room, which is part of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, is the perfect setting for any occasion from an intimate dinner for two to a family celebration.

Our menus offer the very best in fresh, seasonal produce provided by suppliers residing here in the South West. We also offer a large and varied wine, champagne and cocktail list, not forgetting a delectable range of local ales and guest ciders.

With a lively atmosphere, exquisite food, refreshing cocktails and stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill is an ideal venue for dining”

The Plough in Wrington (dogs allowed in bar area).  (CURRENTLY CLOSED)

The Plough is a gorgeous village pub with a reputation as the best place to relax, eat and enjoy yourself in this area. It has a classic country feel, whilst being very up to date in terms of its superb country food and second-to-none service and atmosphere.

Michelin Star ‘The Olive’ in Bath


Bath is surrounded by soft green hills and beautiful, rolling countryside. How lovely for it, you say. But wait: those hills are home to muscular, well-fed animals. That countryside teems with an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Highly revered by other top restaurants, Bath is lucky to have the Olive Tree. Our restaurant uses these local riches to create a frequently-changing menu of beautiful, fresh, seasonal dishes.

Sample them at a thrillingly-priced lunch or linger longer over dinner. But do sample them.

Proud to be one of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, the 3 AA Rosette Olive Tree provides one of the best experiences of fine dining Bath has to offer.

The restaurant continues to receive rapturous praise from guests and locals alike, making new friends and winning awards each year, not just for its food but for its brilliant wine list too. It sits snugly in the basement of the Queensberry Hotel, which has recently been awarded an extra AA star, taking it to four. Priding itself on blending old-fashioned attitudes to service and detail with sophisticated, modern comfort, this is one of the finest Bath boutique hotels, proudly independent and run by a husband and wife, Laurence & Helen Beere. It is stylish and slightly eccentric, being the result of four lovely old townhouses coming together to create a truly one-off hotel.

Beneath it, this contemporary British restaurant offers informal fine dining under the direction of award winning head chef, Chris Cleghorn, who honed his superior skills as the protégé of a trio of world-renowned Michelin Star chefs, (Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines, Adam Simmonds).

Using a combination of classical flavours with modern cooking techniques, Chris creates his own unique style, crafting menus that showcase the best of Bath and the best of British.

Tip – needs booking.