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Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Caring for unwanted and abandoned animals for over 75 years, Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Somerset hosts activities and events that contribute towards the charitable running costs of this wonderful facility.  Set in 51 acres, you can visit the ever changing menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, birds, chinchillas and more and have coffee and lunch while you’re there.  The Sanctuary is open seven days a week and all donations are welcome.

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A lovely family day out at a very reasonable price. Our Grandchildren loved it! Although we loved all the animals, the only slight disappointment was not being able to see all the cats and dogs without a prior appointment with an intention to adopt.

April 2019

South West Deer Rescue

Home to four species of deer, the South West Deer Rescue Centre is set in over 110 acres of Somerset countryside.  Learn about the deer, and even touch them in their ‘Touching the Wild’ experience, a completely magical event for anyone involved.  Visits are arranged by appointment, for more information visit the website.

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The Lord Poulett Arms

Winner of multiple awards and newspaper column inches, The Lord Poulett is a wonderful thatched stone inn with excellent food, a good choice of drinks and a pretty beer garden.  Inside the muted colours, open fires and flagstone floors create a thoroughly English atmosphere; a great spot for lunch, dinner or just a few relaxing drinks at the bar.

The Lord Poulett Arms High St, Hinton Saint George TA17 8SE (T: 01460 73149)

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The Orchard Inn

You’ll receive a warm welcome at the Orchard Inn, a stylish family friendly pub with lots of charm and a secluded walled garden with plenty of outside seating.  The kitchen team produce a well priced mix of English pub classics combined with European dishes and daily specials accompanied by an extensive wine list.

The Orchard Inn Hillcommon, Taunton TA4 1DS (T: 01823 401552)

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The Notley Arms

A traditional country inn with open fires and pretty beer garden serving Somerset’s finest beers and ciders to accompany their award winning food.  A great spot for refreshment after exploring the area’s many natural attractions including the Tarr Steps.

Notley Arms Front St, Monksilver, Taunton TA4 4JB (T: 01984 656095)

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Silvers Pantry

An attractive, light and bright café open for breakfast, lunch and tea.  Delicious light meals, cakes,coffees and other locally produced food and drink available to eat in or take away. 

Silvers Pantry Blundells Ln, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8QN (T: 01823 413443)

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Ciao Amore

A traditional family run Italian restaurant in the heart of Taunton where quality food is combined with a warm atmosphere and an excellent selection of Italian wines.

Ciao Amore 4 East Gate, Taunton TA1 3NB (T: 01823 353127)

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