The Old Bakery Bed & Breakfast, Fivehead, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 6PA

Discover Somerset

www.discoversouthsomerset.com


Local Towns

Langport, Martock, Ilminster, Crewkerne, Somerton, Chard, Taunton, Bridgwater.

 


Local Shopping

Taunton, Clarks Village Outlet Shopping Street, Exeter, Cabots Circus in Bristol


 

Historic Houses, Sites & Museums

Ancient Church
Swell
Lytes Cary Manor, near Somerton
14th century manor house
Fleet Air Arm Museum, at RNAS Yeovilton
94 historical aircraft, model ships and exhibits   
Barrington Court
16th century Tudor manor house
Montacute House 
16th century Tudor manor house    
Glastonbury Abbey
7th, 10th and 14th century abbe
Muchelney Abbey
10th Century medieval Benedictine abbey
Forde Abbey, near Chard 
12th century Cistercian monastery
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford, – contains over 400 cars and vehicles
Hestercombe House
Historical gardens
West Somerset Railway, heritage railway line
from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead
 East Somerset Railway, heritage railway line
Cranmore to Mendip Vale

 

Arts & Crafts

Somerset Guild of Craftsmen
Wells
Willows and Wetlands Centre
Stoke St Gregory    
The Meeting House
Ilminster     
John Leach’s Pottery 
Muchelney 
Somerset Crafts
Avalon Marshes, Westhay
Shakespeare Glass
Langport

 

Local Food & Drink Producers

Curry Mallet Stores Brown and Forrest, Bowdens Farm Smokery Evans Butchers, Langport Kitchen, Artisan Bakeshop, Langport
The Withies Deli, Stoke St Gregory Somerset Cider Brandy & Burrow Hill Cider Perry’s Cider Farm, Dowlish Wake  Rumwell Farm Shop

 

Eating Out & Local Pubs

Langford Fivehead
Lower Swell
The Rising Sun
Knapp
Halfway House
Pitney
The Bell
Curry Mallet  
Kitchen at the Wharf
Langport
The Crown Inn                                                        Fivehead
Living Pretty
Curry Rivel
The Firehouse
Curry Rivel
The Devonshire Arms Hotel
Long Sutton 
The Crown
Drayton
Barrington Boar
Barrington
Augustus Restuarant
Taunton
The Far Canal
Wrantage
The Farmers Arms
West Hatch
The White Hart                                                       Somerton
Bird in Hand
North Curry   
The Rose and Crown Inn
Stoke St Gregory

 

Countryside & Wildlife

RSPB Reserve 
Swell Wood
Great Crane Project 
Aller Moor
RSPB Reserve
Ham Wall
RSPB Reserve
West Sedgemoor
Starling murmerations                                          West Hay Dorset Jurassic Coast 
(Lyme Regis)
Thorney Lakes
Course fishing 
RSPB Reserve
Greylake
Willows and Wetlands Centre
Stoke St Gregory
World’s largest gathering of blue butterflies    Collards Hill, Street

From the National Trust website

‘Clustered near to each other in the mellow south Somerset countryside can be found the wonderfully oak panelled manor house of Barrington Court; Elizabethan Montacute House, surrounded by terraced formal gardens; delightful Tintinhull Garden with its secluded lawns, pools and colourful borders; the medieval Treasurer’s House and the Great Hall of Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory. Close by you can also visit the intimate medieval manor house of Lytes Cary and the Priest’s House, a medieval hall-house.’

Birdwatching

RSPB Reserve Swell Woods and Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near the Village of Fivehead. This woodland complex is situated on a ridge of land overlooking West Sedgemoor.

The Great Crane Project is helping to re-establish cranes in wetlands throughout the UK, and we are lucky enough to have a small colony nearby. Visit website

Starling murmurations occur between Autumn and February across the Somerset Levels. The best places to view them are Westhay Moor, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve or Shapwick Heath.

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Happy to report the Droves have been cut and the Skylarks and Yellowhammers are in good voice ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago  ·  

2 of our newest guests dining at The Old Bakery. Looking forward to their murmurations starting in October ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

Happy to report the herons have arrived at RSPB Swell Wood, along with some more visitors. (Thanks Mark Bell) ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

To our guest doggies...you could even bring your humans along and treat them to a nice lunch at the Prince of Wales pub 🐶Grazing Update - 5th March
No cattle 🐂🐂🐂
No sheep 🐑🐑🐑
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4 months ago  ·  

Uh oh, Somerset traffic jam outside #Fivehead Church today ... See MoreSee Less

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