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Cross Keys Inn

5 to 10 miles from Showground

East Lydford
TA11 7HA

Ideally located in the heart of the village of Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset, The Cross Keys Inn is situated on the A37 just 8 minutes drive from the Bath and West Showground.

A traditional country pub, offering stylish accommodation in 6 en suite bedrooms, we have 2 bars with open fires and flagstone floors. We serve good real ales, a selection of wines and a varied creative menu. There is a pretty garden at the rear and large car park. We also offer a campsite with electric hook-ups, shower block and camping facilities.

Bedrooms have garden views, flat-screen TV, desk and tea and coffee making facilities, en suite shower room and free toiletries and hair dryer.

Enjoy a traditional, locally sourced home cooked English breakfast. Croissants, jams, cereals and fruit juices are also available. Fresh coffee, tea and the daily newspapers are provided for our guests to enjoy.

Contact Information

Tel: 01963 240473

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Laughing Patch Lodge, Evercreech

2 to 3 miles from Showground

Laughing patch lodge
Evercreech junction

Laughing Patch Lodge is a wooden rustic lodge bungalow with disabled/wheelchair access and amenities in a perfect central Somerset attraction location for groups and families.

This very spacious accommodation is fully furnished throughout, with an enclosed garden and seating area, an external laundry room and ample parking.

This unit can be rented in its entirety, or as three separate units offering plenty of space for groups and large/multiple families & pets.

The lodge as a whole can host up to 16 people, across 7 bedrooms.

Pets are also welcome!

Unit details:

Unit A Unit A is an open plan lodge bungalow, with disabled/wheelchair access including a wet room.

This unit can host up to 4 people, with a super king size bed and a sofa bed.

Unit B Unit B is a 4 bed lodge bungalow, with the ability to sleep up to 7 people. This unit hosts a large living/dining space with an excellent  kitchen & breakfast area. Perfect for family getaways.
Unit C Unit C is a 2 bedroom lodge bungalow, with disabled / wheelchair access, including wet room.

This unit can sleep up to 5 people across 2 bedrooms, with a suitably sized open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

All units have access to a garden area with seating, an external laundry room and on site parking within a gated area.

Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast

3 to 5 miles from Showground

Lower Farm House
Bed and Breakfast

Lower Farm Lottisham is set in the heart of Somerset with lots of nearby attractions, and places to eat and drink. Situated on a working farm in rural Somerset, this recent barn conversion maintains much charm and is an ideal base for visiting the Royal Bath & West, Wells Cathedral, mystical Glastonbury and other West Country attractions.

Available for single nights or longer stays, the room is very spacious, with flexibility, privacy and excellent value for money along with the quality of decor and furnishings which have gained our B&B a 4 star AA rating. Our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, whether you are in the area on business or on holiday.

  • Private Access
  • Off-road car park
  • Private lounge/breakfast room and television
  • Double room with a single with tea and coffee making facilities own television
  • En suite shower room
  • 3 miles from Bath and West Show Ground
  • Regret no pets
Contact Information

Contact: Diana Board
Tel: 01458 850206 or 07773497188

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3 to 5 miles from Showground

Shepton Mallet,

Lovely period house dating from 1650. Tucked away in a quiet, peaceful location away from main roads .

3 x double ensuite bedrooms plus a self contained wing consisting of sitting room, double bedroom & shower room. All individually decorated & with very comfortable beds, free WiFi, TVs & fridges

Pretty , south facing walled garden. Just a few minutes walk to artisan area of Shepton Mallet town centre, with its antique, vintage, interiors shops, bars & cafes .

Contact Information

Tel: 01749344878

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Middleton House Bed and Breakfast

2 to 3 miles from Showground

Middleton House Bed and Breakfast
68, Compton Road
Shepton Mallet

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you when you come to stay at Middleton House Bed and Breakfast. Awarded Four Star Gold, Breakfast Award and ROSE Award from Visit England. Also, Certificate of Excellence and Travellers’ Choice 2022 from TripAdvisor.

Located by fields but within easy walking distance into town, we offer most comfortable accommodation which is conveniently situated for the Bath and West Showground, (five minute drive away), and many major attractions within Somerset.

All 4 guest rooms have countryside views and en-suite facilities. A large selection of teas and coffee making facilities are provided along with a full hospitality tray giving you a choice of biscuits, homemade goodies and hot beverages. Bottled spring water is provided and fresh milk is also available.

Each room also has an alarm clock, hair dryer, hair straightener mat, complimentary toiletries, a wide range of towels, a flat screen television with freeview and free Wi-Fi internet access. Ironing facilities and early morning calls are available on request.

PRICES (including a freshly cooked breakfast)

Single bed, en-suite | £44.95 per room
Single occupancy of a standard double bed, en-suite | from £55  per room
Standard double bed, en-suite | from £80  per room
King size double bed, en-suite | from £85  per room
Twin bedded en-suite | from £85  per room
Family en-suite (Two adults and one child) | from £90  per room

Our extensive, Award winning breakfast is available between 7am and 9am. All produce is locally sourced where possible.

Middleton House has ample parking even for large vehicles and our garden, with seating area, is available for you to relax.

We look forward to having you stay with us.

Contact Information

Contact: Gill & Kevin
Tel: 01749 343720

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No. 7 High Street, Shepton Mallet

3 to 5 miles from Showground

7 High St
Shepton Mallet

Entire house to yourselves. Lovely three storey Georgian Townhouse owned by an Architect, in the centre of Shepton Mallet. Perfect base for Glastonbury festivals and the Bath and West Showground. Adjacent to the Art Bank Cafe/Bar and local amenities. The house looks over a small and quiet square away from roads. Kitchen and dining room to the ground floor, living room and shower room to the first floor and a double and a single room to the second floor. We really enjoy staying here and hope you do too.

The space

The rooms are freshly decorated and have new furniture. The house is very clean and full of charm and quirky spaces. The house is quite roomy with the principle rooms about 3.4 x 3.5 m good for finding a quiet place and reading. The ground floor room is great for multi purpose use, you can even open up and feel like part of the street scene!

Guest access

There is one hour and overnight and Sunday free parking to the rear of the property. During the day and in the week we can arrange a complimentary space for you at the Great Ostry Car Park which is a very pleasant 5 minute walk through the Market Square. The property has its own front door to the small square that links the High Street. There is very little noise at the property.

Other things to note

We will do our utmost to accommodate you and your needs and requirements to make your stay as care free and enjoyable as possible. There is also, by arrangement, the possibility of a fourth person being able to sleep in the lounge. We have a deep integrated pump single airbed which is really comfortable. Also a very good sofa bed.

Red Lion, Babcary

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Red Lion Inn,
TA11 7ED.

Somerset Pub, Restaurant, and Accommodation 

The Red Lion Inn is a stunning, thatched Somerset Inn.  Our pub, restaurant, and rooms make this the perfect location for a lunch or dinner, a weekend stay.

Our award-winning pub and restaurant is set in the heart of this idyllic Somerset village a short drive from the Bath and West Showground, open every day of the year and oozing charm with its traditional flagstone floors, open fires, cosy nooks and crannies and pretty garden.  We offer everything from great local ales, inspiring a la carte menu, hearty Sunday lunch, wood-fired pizzas in the Spring and Summer months to individually planned weddings for up to 120 people.

Bar & Restaurant 

Our comprehensive range of local ales, farm produced ciders attract locals and visitors to enjoy the leather sofa in front of the wood burner on a chilly evening in the main bar or settle in the village/locals/secret bar with its low beams, table skittles and piano.

Dining is offered in the relaxed bar or more formal restaurant, with dark wood panelling and roaring open fire, watched over by a huge lion’s head protruding above.

We are fortunate to be located in a part of the country which is rich in fresh ingredients and the Head Chef works with his team to select dishes which reflect the rich pickings of the season.  The menu is a versatile combination of gastro dishes and good pub, which change regularly.  See our sample menus.  We are proud of our Taste of the West Gold Award and consistently good reviews for the quality of our food.

Our outdoor, covered wood-fired pizza kitchen is open from Friday afternoon to Sunday during the Spring and Summer months (check for opening times) to catch a quick pizza on your way home or enjoy a snack on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Stay at The Red Lion 

Our six beautifully designed, boutique bedrooms offer luxurious accommodation in twin, double, superior or family rooms.  All rooms are spacious with ensuite shower and bathrooms.  Super king beds and fine cotton bedlinen …. along with all you would expect – flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making, luxury toiletries.

Our superior rooms are even larger with a sofa and the family rooms are furnished with a sofa bed, suitable for 2 children or one adult.

One ground floor room has facilities for the partially disabled with wheelchair access.

All rooms can be booked online or over the phone 01458 223230 Ext 2

Room details: 

Rates:  All prices include full English breakfast

Mon – Thurs Fri, Sat & Sun
Double and Twin Rooms from £110.00 £120.00
Single Occupancy £110.00 £120.00
Superior £140.00 £150.00
Single occupancy £120.00 £130.00
Family Room (additional 1 child – sofa bed) £175.00 £185.00
Family Room (additional 2 child – sofa bed) £200.00 £210.00
Family Room (additional 1 adult – sofa bed) £180.00 £190.00
Contact Information

Tel: 01458 223230

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Stables Holiday Homes

2 to 3 miles from Showground

The Old Granary Higher Greenscombe

Stables Holiday Homes – approximately I mile from Bruton and 3 miles from The Bath and West Showground

Providing luxury self-catering holiday and short break accommodation in a quiet rural location. Three separate homes sleeping between two and six people each. A travel cot and high chair are available upon request. Newly built and furnished to a very high standard. Each boasts a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and washer/dryer, spacious living area, dining area and family bathroom with bath and separate shower. All double beds are king-size.

Both larger properties also have en suite shower rooms as well as downstairs wet rooms making the properties accessible to those with mobility issues. All three homes have outside seating and barbeque areas and access to a large enclosed garden and patio. One property also benefits from a large balcony.

Well behaved dogs are welcome at two of the properties and horses can be accommodated on our private competition stable yard too. There is ample free parking available and free wifi in each property.

Listings can be found on Airbnb, but for better prices please contact direct by phone or email.

Contact Information

Contact: Rachel Proud
Tel: 07717232008 or 01749831331

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Stags Cottage

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Stags Cottage,
Deer Park Farm,
Babcary Lane,
TA11 7DS

Stags Cottage is luxury in its purest form, every detail has been carefully considered to make your stay the most enjoyable experience possible.

The kitchen is open plan with the lounge/dining area. Featuring an electric hob and double oven, dishwasher and microwave as well as being well-equipped with everything you could need during your stay. The lounge is beautifully furnished and has comfortable seating, perfect for cosying up on after a day out exploring. Off the kitchen is your utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet.

Upstairs is two bedrooms, both of which have the feel of a luxury hotel with their vaulted ceilings and masses of storage for your clothes. En-suite bathrooms with high end toiletries and robes provided. The main bedroom has a super king-sized bed, dressing table and Smart TV while the second bedroom has king size bed, dressing table and also a Smart TV.

Outside, the secure enclosed garden has a gorgeous seating area, lawn and fantastic hot tub, the ultimate spot to relax and have a glass of bubbly with friends or loved ones.

From Stags Cottage you can walk for miles around woodland and pasture, with hidden paths to explore at every turn. There is a wealth of attractions and sights to enjoy and on your return perhaps a barbecue in this peaceful setting, or maybe a stroll down to the local village pub to wine and dine.

Contact Information

Tel: 07990836244

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The Bell Inn

1 to 2 miles from Showground

The Bell Inn
Bruton Road

1.5 miles from the Bath & West Showground, The Bell Inn offers three en-suite rooms & breakfast. As well as comfortable accommodation, there is a beer garden & a roaring fire, along with home cooked food served all day. You can also enjoy traditional real ales, Somerset ciders, cocktails and freshly ground coffee. The Bell Inn has previously won awards for ‘Best Rural Pub’, ‘Best Atmosphere’ & ‘Best Restaurant’

Dean & Anna Clarke are the new owners of the traditional coaching inn placed at the heart of the village community, on the edge of Somerset’s picturesque Mendip Hills.

Other facilities include free wifi, large car park & travel cot available on request. For prices & availability, please call 01749 830287.

Contact Information

Contact: Dean & Anna Clarke
Tel: 01749 830287

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The Hideaway, Shepton Mallet

3 to 5 miles from Showground

The Hideaway
Rosamund Green Farm
Forum Lane
Shepton Mallet

The Hideaway is a unique boutique countryside getaway in a beautiful well situated rural yet convenient location. A perfect spot to wind down in after a busy day at the Showground! Situated only 10 minutes/4 miles from the Showground, this self contained accommodation features plenty of parking space.

Totally self contained accommodation comprising open plan double bedroom and living room attractively decorated with open fireplace. Separate galley kitchen and bathroom equipped with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Private garden, seating areas, glorious views, walks and firepit.

Situated directly on the East Mendip Way with lovely walks. The Hideaway, a truly beautiful annexe, located on the owner’s equestrian farm but tucked away in its own private garden where you will truly relax and unwind.

Inside, you are greeted by the open plan living room/bedroom that is furnished to a very high standard. Fully equipped with a Smart TV, free Wi-Fi, a comfortable sofa with foot stool and ample storage space. The open fire is the perfect complement to this room, just imagine lying in bed or cosying up on the sofa with the fire roaring and crackling away after a day out exploring… bliss!

Outside, The Hideaway has something extra special for you. On the first level you have a wonderful terrace with sun loungers, the ideal spot to relax and soak up the sunshine before heading up the steps to your private firepit area, complete with benches, wooden swinging chair, hammock, barbeque and exceptional views, at night this area truly comes into its own with twinkling lights. A beautiful setting that we love to share with you!

Contact Information

Contact: Katie Dumas
Tel: 07714798067

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The White Hart, Somerton

Over 10 miles from Showground

The White Hart Inn
Market Place
TA11 7LX

The White Hart in Somerton is an award-winning 16th century coaching-inn. It has a bar with fantastic regional ales and ciders, comfy leather sofas and wood burners. Its restaurant is airy and charming serving local dishes from Tom Blake, formerly head chef at River Cottage.

In summertime visitors can eat and drink in the large suntrap garden. Upstairs are eight swish bedrooms with super-comfy beds and lovely antique finds. Dogs are always welcome and can stay the night. The White Hart is part of boutique hotel and pub brand Stay Original.

Its sister properties are The Swan in Wedmore, Somerset, The Grosvenor Arms in Shaftesbury, Dorset and Timbrell’s Yard in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. It is consistently a Taste of the West Gold Award winner and has been Pub of the Year at the Bath, Bristol and Somerset Tourism Awards.

Contact Information

Contact: Fiona Morrison
Tel: 01458 272273

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