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Somerset is a great place to explore on foot, with plenty of captivating locations including the National Park of Exmoor, The Blackdown and Mendip Hills both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Somerset Levels. You can enjoy a gentle stroll through these mesmerising areas or spend a whole day hiking the many trails. After all this crisp fresh air, you are sure to work up an appetite so we’ve found the best pub walks in Somerset to tickle your taste buds.
Walk: Ivy Thorn and Walton Hills
This National Trust woodland is the perfect place to discover a rich natural walking trail with stunning views and blossoming wildlife. Enjoy a tranquil stroll whatever time of year and admire colourful flora during the summer or a beautiful frosting in the winter.
The pub: The Barton Inn, Barton St David
A lovely woodland walk wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop in a great pub. Check out The Barton Inn for good home cooked food, lively folk music, and tasty cider. Perfect after you’ve worked up an appetite.
The Mendip Hills
Walk: The Butcombe Trail
This 45-mile long trail has numerous pub walks covering lots of interesting places including Hinton Blewett, Axbridge, Bleadon, and Compton Martin. Not for the faint-hearted, this trail is perfect for a short stay in the county exploring much of the Mendip Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The pubs: Butcombe Brewery
The trail features several pubs along the way so you have plenty of places to stop and indulge in great pub grub. Try the Ring O’Bells in Hinton Blewett, Queen Victoria in Priddy, or The Lamb in Axbridge for traditional food, welcoming hospitality and great community atmosphere.
Walk: The Levels, Westonzoyland
The Somerset Levels provides a lovely walking spot with a vast area to explore. The clean fresh air, beautiful surroundings, and serene walking trails make it a great spot for a gentle stroll or a longer adventurous walk spotting rare plants and plenty of fascinating wildlife.
The pub: The George Inn, Middlezoy
After a long walk, enjoy a cosy retreat to The George Inn for great traditional food with a friendly community spirit. This fantastic village pub has a cosy open fire for those cold winter days and lively entertainment for a great evening out.
Somerset has an interesting variety of pub walks around the region mixing beautiful surroundings with delicious pub grub. Take a look at the range of cottages in the area for an idyllic walking holiday whatever time of year.