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Babcary, Red Lion Inn

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Main Street
Somerset TA11 7ED

A charismatic thatched pub in the heart of un spoilt Somerset, the Red Lion Inn Babcary has been restored by Charlie and Clare Garrard into a place where locals and visitors rub along happily together.

It’s still very much a drinkers’ pub, with regional ales and local ciders at the pumps, and the place has been stripped back to reveal the very best of its original character – flagstone floors, real fires and lots of nooks and crannies. There’s a leather sofa in front of the wood-burner in the main bar for those chilly winter evenings, while in the cosy village bar under low beams the piano sits ready for a sing-a-long and table skittles await. The more formal dining area with its burnished dark-wood tables is watched over by a huge stone lion’s head protruding above the open fireplace. The garden has plenty of space for eating and drinking outdoors, and the revamped Den – a chic little converted barn (or ‘posh garden shed’) – has a smart paved terrace and a wood-fired oven.

The six bedrooms are in the converted Grade II stable block in the pub’s garden, which has been restored using original materials and is accessed via a pin code entry system. Four rooms are on the ground floor and the other two – the larger options – are up on the first floor. The two bigger rooms have sofa beds, making them ideal family spaces, and one of the ground-floor rooms has disabled/limited mobility access and a wet room. The classic/contemporary rooms have shaker-style shutters at the windows and artworks by Clare’s sister, Jackie Rennie (impressionistic rural scenes, which you can purchase if they catch your eye). The rooms are stylishly kitted out, with muted natural colours, low lighting, huge comfy beds with crushed velvet headboards and fake fur throws. Wooden floors in the smart bathrooms mean your feet don’t get too cold! Breakfast is served in the pub’s bar or across the courtyard in The Den.

And all just a 10 minute drive from the Bath and West Showground

Contact Information

Tel: 01458 223230
Fax: 01458 224510

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5 to 10 miles from Showground

Sadler Street

Stunningly located in the shadow of Wells Cathedral, the hotel is steeped in nearly 600 years of history. It has a unique charm offering guests modern amenities in a beautiful and relaxed setting. There are 50 bedrooms, a luxurious suite and 5 self-contained apartments to choose from.

The hotel is situated approximately 8 miles from the Royal Bath and West Showground.

The award-winning kitchen uses only the finest seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. The menu combines modern and traditional British cooking. Diners can enjoy the splendid oak panelled restaurant whilst the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden Café and Swan Terrace are open for alfresco dining during the summer. The hotel bar enjoys a stunning view of Wells Cathedral.

Wells and the surrounding area are packed with plenty to see and do. Wells market takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday with an interesting array of goods available from over 50 stallholders.

Contact Information

Tel: 01749 836300
Fax: 01749 836301

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Centurion Hotel

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Charlton Lane
Midsomer Norton

Privately owned and run by the Jones family, who have a hundred years of hospitality experience under their belts, the hotel combines professional service with a warm, relaxed environment.

With a 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Jays Bar, parking for over 150 cars, a 9-hole golf course and well-equipped health club.  You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to spending quality time with friends, family or colleagues.


Contact Information

Contact: Mark Manley
Tel: 01761 417711

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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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Greystones House

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Greystones House,
Castle Cary,

Only 10 minutes from the Bath and West Showground, Greystones House is a comfortable family home built of the local soft blue lias stone. In the early 19th Century Greystones was the home for the local blacksmith with his forge and stables in the adjacent stone outbuildings. Over the years the original cottage was extended, first on the east side (our kitchen with two small bedrooms above and then ‘gentrified’ in the Edwardian period on the west side (our large sitting room with bay windows and a rather splendid spacious bedroom above for our guests). We have a large attractive garden with some lovely trees, a rather bumpy croquet lawn (it must have been a grass tennis court 50 years ago) and a much more recently built hard tennis court.

We hope you will come and stay and of course you are very welcome to enjoy the garden, play tennis or a challenging game of croquet, snooze in a hammock or swing on a swing ….. weather permitting!

Contact Information

Contact: Diana Hoare
Tel: 01963 240240

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Holcombe Inn

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Stratton Road

17th Century Country Inn with 11 AA 5 star luxury rooms, crisp linen and natural toiletries. Each room is individually designed with beautiful bathrooms, freestanding baths, rain showers and wet rooms.

The Inn is surrounded by miles of countryside and magnificent views over The Mendips and of Downside Abbey. Just a short drive from The Bath & West Showground, Holcombe Inn has Flag stone floors, squashy sofas, log fires burning in winter, beautiful gardens, cocktails and sunsets in summer. There is a fully stocked bar having wonderful local Ales and Ciders, carefully selected wines and an extensive whiskey collection, some from closed distilleries.

The Bar and Restaurant is Rosette awarded and Michelin recognised for its food, all fresh ingredients producing a wonderful range of delicious plates from a renowned deep filled suet pastry pie to imaginative and creative a la carte dishes. Sunday Roast Lunch a must! Restaurant open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner all year round.

Contact Information

Tel: +44(0)1761 232478

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Hollybush Lodges

1 to 2 miles from Showground5 to 10 miles from Showground

Hollybush Lodges
Hollybush Lane
Leigh on Mendip

Nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, you’ll find Hollybush Lodges. Three beautiful wooden lodges situated on the edge of the small rural village of Leigh on Mendip. Tranquil setting, country views and varied wildlife.

All lodges are modern and of a high standard – light and airy with a spacious open plan kitchen / lounge area, are well equipped and sleep 4 people. 1 kingsize bed, 1 twin bedded room, plus a bathroom.  Travel cot / high chair are provided should you wish to bring an infant under 2 years old.

Our lodges sit in pleasant lawned grounds.  Wooden picnic tables / benches allow you to soak up the great outdoors and eat al fresco in the Somerset sunshine.

We are well placed to enjoy many of the West Country’s delights, including the world heritage city of Bath, Bristol with its maritime history, mystical Glastonbury, the vibrant city of Wells, award-winning market town of Frome, the Somerset Levels offering wetland visitor centre and amazing bird watching / murmurations), the famous Longleat Safari Park and The Bath and West Showground with it’s varied events… plenty to see and do, all within easy reach of our comfortable lodges!

Check availability and book via our website: or visit us on Facebook at Hollybush Barn

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Lower Withial Farm Cottages

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Lower Withial Farm Cottages
Lower Withial Farm
East Pennard
Shepton Mallet

Enjoy a wonderful stay in one of our 4 cottages, converted from a L-Shape Somerset Barn nestled in the Somerset Countryside. Each Cottage can accommodate up to four people in a double and twin room. All have a light and airy bathroom with a bath and attached shower.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher. The living room comes with flat-screen digital TV and DVD player and the dining area is perfect for dining in comfort. Underfloor heating laid throughout the barns underneath the oak flooring and original A fame beams which fives the cottage feel. The outdoor space has a patio area and private garden where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. We have two cottages which have their own private Hot Tub to enjoy,

Free wifi and parking.

Contact Information

Contact: Robin Lawford
Tel: 01749 860719

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Middlewick Holiday Cottages

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Wick Lane
Somerset BA6 8JW

Set in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor, on a 16th century farmstead, you will find family and dog friendly Middlewick cottages.

The ten well equipped and comfortable self-catering cottages sleep between two and six people and are set amidst gardens, orchards and paddocks.

Spectacular views stretch across the levels, taking in Wells with its famous cathedral, to the Mendip Hills beyond.

All of the cottages include free Wi-Fi internet access, linen, towels and use of the heated indoor swimming pool and steam room.

Guests are welcome to sit and relax in the gardens while the children meet the many friendly animals including the three resident dogs.

We have a well-stocked farm shop on site, selling delicious produce from many of the local business in the area.

There is ample parking available and we also have an electric car charging point for guest to use.

Contact Information

Tel: 01458 832351

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The Red Lion

5 to 10 miles from Showground

The Red Lion
Glastonbury Road
West Pennard

The Red Lion at West Pennard is a real 15th Century country pub, with all the features you would expect to find, from a warm Somerset welcome, inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings.

Our outstanding accommodation has recently been awarded 3 Stars by Visit England. With seven stunningly refurbished en-suite rooms including – twins, doubles and family suites, we now have two additional bedrooms at the pub which are accessible straight from the pathway.  These two rooms have en-suite facilities, king size beds and are equipped to make them suitable for wheel-chair users with lower level light switches etc. The price is £125 per night per room.

Great food is available from the menu and blackboard specials daily with a lunch and evening service including Sunday nights. We pride ourselves in sourcing the best local ingredients and making all of our meals in house.

We offer a wide selection of local Real Ales & Ciders, with a landlord selected guest ale at £3 a pint.

Located on the doorstep of the world famous Glastonbury Festival and only 6 miles from the Bath & West on the A361 towards Glastonbury – easy to find with ample parking.

Contact Information

Tel: 01458 832941

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The Redan Inn

5 to 10 miles from Showground

The Redan Inn
Fry's Well

Bed and breakfast with cosy, comfortable rooms ensuring a refreshing and luxurious stay.

Set in the scenic Mendip countryside but only a short drive from Bath, Wells and Bristol, we are ideally placed for exploring the beautiful South West.

We think it is important for our guests to have a guaranteed touch of luxury during their stay with us – we have high quality Super-King-sized beds, duck and goose down duvets and pillows, spacious bathrooms with powerful rain showers, natural bath products from Somerset-based Bramley Products and 100% cotton towels. The luxurious suites also have free-standing roll top baths.

The seven rooms all have wonderful individual, period features and are decorated with vintage and antique furniture and artwork. Of course, they have all been decked out with elements of Proprietor Dan’s legendary collection of curios, quirks, and fascinations – new, old, and even older. Individual yet classy is one way of describing it.

We are proud of our pub and dining room serving modern British food made from locally sourced produce, to a 2* AA-Rosette and Michelin listed standard, a gin speciality bar also stocked with local ales and a great fine-wine list to enjoy, so our guests are able to enjoy only the best food and drink with us too.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Ibberson
Tel: 01761 258 560

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Wookey Hole Resort

5 to 10 miles from Showground

Wookey Hole Caves
Wookey Hole

The Wookey Hole Hotel is situated alongside the world famous Wookey Hole Caves and Attractions. The Hotel is perfect for year round family holidays and short breaks with The Bistro and stylish Bar to dine and relax in. The Wookey Hole Hotel has 58 family bedrooms, including the special Witch’s Hat Suite and Luxury Room with balcony, while the Mendip View Luxury Lodges with hot tubs offer a tranquil, picturesque setting just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the main resort.

A new addition to the Resort is Bucklegrove Holiday Park, a 5 minute drive from Wookey Hole. Bucklegrove offers a family friendly base, with indoor swimming pool, The Lodge – Bar,  Grill & Restaurant and a range of pitches from camping and tourers to luxury lodges with hot tubs.  Live entertainment takes place at weekends during the holiday season. Bucklegrove also offers some of the best views in Somerset, looking across to the levels and moors with the backdrop of the Mendip Hills behind. A truly captivating spot where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Located in the stunning Somerset countryside, yet close to the city of Wells, the Wookey Hole Resort offers the luxury of an action-packed day and a peaceful night’s sleep. Close to the beaches at Weston-Super-Mare and Brean and only 20 miles from Bath and Bristol, make the Wookey Hole Resort an ideal base to explore the area.

Ideal for families, couples or groups wishing to stay in the heart of Somerset and close to the Bath & West Showground.

Contact Information

Tel: 01749 672243

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