The pretty town of Bruton is perfectly positioned for exploring the West Country. Dorset, Bath, Cheddar Gorge, and Lyme Regis are all under an hour away by car.
With a reputation for outstanding food and contemporary art and design, Bruton has art galleries, award-winning gardens, and stunning National Trust properties on the doorstep.
Occupying a former farmstead in Bruton, Hauser & Wirth in Bruton is home to a vibrant program of art exhibitions and events, with a stunning landscaped garden designed by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf.
Hauser & Wirth
The Newt in Somerset is a country estate with splendid gardens, woodland and farmland. The core is Georgian, with limestone buildings the colour of burnt orange, the seat of the Hobhouse family for more than two centuries.
Influenced by thousands of years of horticultural history, the gardens at The Newt are breathtaking and unique. As the name suggests, you may encounter Great Crested newts bathing in the ponds as you stroll through acres of formal gardens.
The gardens, shops and cafes are open throughout the year. Visit and become a member, paying once to visit as many times as you like over the next 12 months. Fresh foods and pantry items produced on the estate, or by friends and neighbours, are available from the Farm Shop and online.
The Newt Gardens
There is a variety of National Trust and Heritage Sites close by.
Our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 8am to 9pm, serving simple, seasonal ingredients that are sourced locally. Our head chef works closely with local, organic and biodynamic growers, farmers and cheesemakers as well as some of the best Italian suppliers, to offer a relaxed and informal Mediterranean approach to British food.
Our sourdough pizzas, from our wood-fired oven are simply the best outside of Italy!
Please also click the Recommendations button below for a list of our suggestions in the local area, most within walking distance.
At the Chapel
And many interesting market towns such as Frome, Castle Cary and Bath a short drive away.
St Catherine Hill