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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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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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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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