Things To Do
Forde Abbey House and Gardens, Chard
Just a short drive away, 3 miles, just outside of the village of Chard the stately home of Forde Abbey House offers a glimpse of a grander way of life. The impressive house is surrounded by ponds and accommodation covering three floors. This working, family estate is open for visits throughout the year, although the house is off limits between October and April. A shop offers guides for all ages to find out the secrets of the house it’s peculiarities. A perfect day out for curious minds and those who want to imagine their role as a gentleman or lady in their own period drama.
Feel one with the countryside and book yourself into a horse-riding excursion at Higher Pound Riding Stables Monkton Wyld.
Eat And Drink
The Old Inn
Renowned for it’s friendly welcome and wonderful service, The Old Inn at Hawkchurch serves a good old-fashioned menu of traditional pub grub. The building itself is has been in situ since 1543 and something to behold whether you are eating there or just sampling the brewery’s offerings.
The Bottle Inn, Marshwood
Pop along to the 16th Century thatched pub at Marshwood. The Bottle Inn has low beams, cob walls and a cosy bar with inglenook fireplace to warm your cockles after a day roaming the hills. A skittle lane offers the chance for a bit of light entertainment during the evening. The menu advertises simple but filling pub food. Sausage and mash, fish and chips and ploughmans lunches among the dishes.