out & about

In minehead, their are many things to do, many great places to eat, and fun days out.

  • Place To Eat & Drink

    Old Ship Aground

    THE Old Ship Aground Pub

    The Old Ship aground pub is situated on Minehead Harbour, it offers delicious home cooked food and a warm welcome. Typical of its age, The Old Ship Aground retains the traditional character of the building with high ceilings and old beams. On offer in the restaurant are some amazing dishes as well as great themed food nights
    Tuesday Night - Curry Carvery
    Wednesday Night - Carvery
    Thursday Night - Pie & Mash

    Website: www.theoldshipaground.co.uk

    Hairy Dog

    hairy Dog

    The Hairy Dog pub is located in Minehead Town. Awarded UK Family Pub of the Year 2005, the Hairy Dog in Minehead, Somerset has a well deserved reputation for serving delicious food in a family-friendly pub which has a traditional atmosphere with the added benefits of a large conservatory, outside eating area and kids' playground. The emphasis is very much on families, with a fantastic play area for the children, so adults can enjoy a peaceful drink without having to keep the kids entertained.

    Website: www.thehairydog.co.uk

  • Days Out

    Lynton & Lynmouth

    Lynton & lynmouth

    The area around Lynton and Lynmouth is known as England's Little Switzerland and is renowned for its stunning scenery and fantastic walks. Be sure you see as much as possible during your visit. Some of the many areas of outstanding beauty not to be missed include Watersmeet, The Doone Valley, Malmsmead , Robbers Bridge, The Heddon Valley, Hunters Inn and Heddons Mouth, The Valley of Rocks and the famous Goats.

    Website: www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk

    Cheddar Gorge


    Discover the breathtaking splendour of Britain's most beautiful stalactite cavern where Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was found. Audio guides bring the cave to life for kids and adults, telling the fascinating story of its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration.

    Website: www.cheddargorge.co.uk/

    Dunster Castle

    Dunster castle

    Dramatically sited on top of a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. Home of the Luttrell family for more than 600 years, the present building was remodelled in 1868–72 by Antony Salvin. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork ceiling he adapted can still be seen. Visitors can relax on the sunny sheltered south terrace, which is home to a variety of subtropical plants. Panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and moorland complete the experience.

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    West Somerset Steam Railway

    west somerset steam railway

    Our Railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration.

    Website: www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

    Cleeve Abbey

    cleeve abbey

    In Washford lies one of the undiscovered jewels of Somerset, providing an interesting day out for families and budding historians alike.

    The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England. 

    Visitors today can catch a glimpse of monastic life 800 years ago; although the abbey church was destroyed by Henry VIII during the dissolution in 1536, the cloister buildings including the gatehouse, 15th century refectory with its glorious angel roof and 13th century heraldic tiles have survived remarkably intact.

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