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    If it's going down in Somerset – or ever so slightly beyond – we're going to know about it. Now you are too!

  • On the Brook

    Bruton's newest cafe serves excellent coffee, quirky breakfasts, lunches and brunches with a French twist – and has views to sigh for

  • Cafe on a farm

    The Irish chef who said goodbye to Gordon and Jamie and left London for the good life in rural Somerset and set up Silver's Pantry

  • Scoffin’ at The Trough

    Yeovil's a bit of a desert when it comes to good places to eat. But newly opened The Trough is a little oasis (and has a fab shop too).

  • 20 cool cafes

    The best cafes for breakfast, lunch or just a coffee and cake in Somerset: out in the sticks, across the countryside and in the heart of the city

  • Chow in Chew Stoke

    Tick tock, tick tock! It may be built on the site of an historic clock factory but you could easily lose track of time at this laid back cafe bistro


      A cornucopia of home wares, contemporary and vintage, from a ball of string to a beautifully upholstered armchair – and some tempting artisan food and drink

    • Sam’s Kitchen Deli, Frome

      It's been described as Ottolenghi meets country kitchen - and you can take in what must be the best view in Frome while you're there.

      • Let’s Ensemble in Wells

        I chanced upon Ensemble in Wells last Saturday, when I was Googling something completely different (possibly killer clowns). The restaurant's only been open since June and as I always love trying out somewhere new, I quickly nabbed a friend and we popped ourselves over there to catch the tail end of lunch. Come and see what we found...

      • Breakfast at HOME

        No, not at home, home, silly - at HOME, the new cafe in Castle Cary, not far from Bruton, in south-east Somerset, which has only been open about three weeks. It serves delicious, inventive, Italian-influenced food – that just happens to be vegetarian.

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