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Discover places to eat & accommodation in Somerset.

About Eat. Sleep. Somerset.

If you are hoping to discover places to eat and accommodation in Somerset, you have come to the right place! At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a beautiful county laden with rolling English countryside, historical landmarks and fantastic local produce. Perhaps best known for it's cheeses and cider (and cricket!), the county is home to a wide range of household names such as Thatchers, Blackthorn, Cathedral City Cheese and Yeo Valley. 

Somerset is brimming with picturesque little villages and towns offering unique accommodation but you are never far away from the major cities such as Bath and Bristol for shopping and fine dining. There really is something for everyone in Somerset whether it's the rugged coastline and seaside destinations, peaceful country retreats or lively towns if you are looking to take in some of the unique nightlife! 


Eat.Sleep.Somerset. lists hundreds of local businesses that provide cosy accommodation in Somerset and fabulous places to eat from pubs and inns to hotels, bed & breakfasts, camping and cottages to restaurants, diners, cafes and bars. Whether you are planning a trip away with family and friends or a romantic night out with that special person in your life, Eat.Sleep.Somerset. has you covered!

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10 facts about Somerset

1. With an area of 4,171 sq km and a population of about 559,000, Somerset is England's seventh-biggest county by area but only the 22nd-biggest by population.

2. There are more than 400 villages in Somerset, including Beardly Batch, Beer Crocombe, Charlton Mackrell, Chedzoy, Clapton in Gordano, Compton Pauncefoot, Huish Episcopi, Keinton Mandeville, Nempnett Thrubwell, Preston Plucknett and Vobster.

3. Somerset has 11,500 listed buildings, 523 ancient monuments, 192 conservation areas, 41 parks and gardens, 36 English Heritage sites and 19 National Trust sites.

4. The Glastonbury Festival, now the world's largest performing arts festival, was launched by the dairy farmer Michael Eavis in 1970.

5. The game of skittles, from which American ten-pin bowling derives, originates in Somerset. Most pubs in the county still have a skittle alley. Natives play with nine wooden pins instead of 10.

6. Shepton Mallet had the oldest prison in England when its jail closed in 2013. It first opened in 1610 and housed and saw the execution of countless inmates for over 400 years.

7. Wells is England's smallest city.

8. Since the 1960s, there have been several sightings of an alleged Beast of Exmoor. It is thought this may be a cougar or a black leopard which escaped from captivity.

9. The oldest complete human skeleton ever found in Britain was Cheddar Man, found at Cheddar Gorge. It was aged at around 9,000 years old.

10. There are 32 farms in Somerset devoted specifically to the production of cider. Blackthorn cider is produced in Taunton and Shepton Mallet, home of the biggest cider plant in Europe.

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