Somerset - Scrumptious Somerset
The West Country is arguably the UK's top region for food. So much more than pastys and cider apples, the region now boasts hundreds of excellent places to dine. Somerset is no exception. From the Fine Dining Restaurants of the major towns to excellent Gastropubs and Country Inns. There is a place for you to wine and dine, grab that light lunch or just generally relax in the wonderful scenery of the area. Menus range from the Best of British, through Modern European and Mediterranean flavours to a la carte menus offering the absolute best food that money can buy. Located throughout the county, here are some of our preferred locations:
Dining Out in Wiveliscombe
Axbridge • Bath • Bridgwater • Bristol • Chard • Cheddar • Crewkerne • Dunster • Exmoor • Glastonbury • Ilchester • Ilminster • Langport • Minehead • Pensford • Shepton Mallet • Stoke sub Hamdon • Taunton • Watchet • Wedmore • Wells • Weston-super-Mare • Wiveliscombe • Wookey Hole • Yeovil
The Rock Inn. Rock Inn at Waterrow is widely regarded as the best dining experience in the area.
The restaurant at the Rock Inn is very country chic - in the bistro style with tables and chairs in wood, linen napkins, salt and peppercorn grinders and the sort of Riedel glasses that people who enjoy good wines always prefer to encounter. There is an attractive spiral staircase in the corner that goes nowhere in particular and a very warm, intimate atmosphere.
The food is widely considered to best in the area. What beef isn’t supplied from the local family farm, just down the road at Hagley Bridge, is prize winning Aberdeen Angus. Lamb is also local, as are cheeses from the renowned Tower Farm, which is only a short distance down the road. Fish is fresh from the sea at Brixham and delivered daily to us at the Rock Inn, though the salmon, served with lashings of Hollandaise sauce, is sea farmed in Shetland.
You can eat supremely well at The Rock whatever you choose – and you do have choice. You can eat fresh fillets of lemon sole, haddock and salmon; lamb or beef, outdoor reared pork; free-range chicken and guinea fowl. And you can start with the lightest cheese soufflé, pigeon breasts with green salad or the best, most flavoursome soups for many miles around.
The Rock Inn, Waterrow, near Taunton, Somerset. TA4 2AX. Tel. 01984 623293
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