On the Doorstep
Less than two miles from Mowbarton is Wedmore, a beautiful village with plenty going on. There are all sorts of shops in the village (who needs supermarkets?) Wedmore Village Store stocks almost everything and is open all hours, but there is also a butcher/ farm shop, a fishmonger/ greengrocer, and a deli. You can even have local meat delivered from the Somerset Sausage Company. They produce pork products at a farm just outside Wedmore - including hog roasts!
The village also offers plenty of excellent places to eat (and drink!). The Swan has featured in several national newspapers and magazines and provides bar snacks as well as full meals. Plus they serve Mowbarton Estate Somerset Sparkling - so they obviously know what's what!
The George Inn, with its attractive courtyard and pretty garden right next door to the beautiful church, has been fully refurbished and is equally popular with visitors and residents. The food is delicious and the setting and atmosphere brilliant. Wedmore’s third pub is also a firm favourite: for tasty traditional fare and a genuine Somerset welcome, you can’t beat the New Inn.
During the day there is also plenty of choice - for lunches, teas and morning coffee, Pumpkin, Wedmore's deli, serves wonderful locally produced meals and snacks which can be enjoyed inside or in the pretty cottage garden. Table 8 is a lively Indian Restaurant which also does take-away. And the most recent addition to the village is the Bluebird Café, a relaxed community café during the day and a lively bar with live music two nights a week. You certainly won't go hungry in the village!
Wedmore is also renowned for its 'mother of the bride' shops, which means a number of associated outlets have emerged: dress shops, a shoe shop, hairdressers and a beauty salon; gift shops, jewellery, antiques, and a chemist. Yet it remains peaceful and village-like, a beautiful place to discover.
Slightly further afield (just a couple of miles) are two brilliant pubs which also serve delicious food. One is the much-praised Sheppey Inn, in Godney down on the Levels below Mowbarton; the other is beyond Wedmore in Stone Allerton, famed also for its smokery, The Wheatsheaf. And in Glastonbury one of the favourites is the wonderful Michelin Guide restaurant The Queen of Cups - where Middle Eastern/ Mediterranean meets Somerset.