We are lucky to live in this thriving little corner of Somerset where there is so much to see and do as well as come on a workshop here at Common Farm Flowers. People come to take our day courses from near and far, and the far flung travellers always need somewhere to stay. Where can we recommend? Well, the following list is by no means exhaustive, but our students always find them warm and welcoming and arrive rested and ready for a learning day.
At The Chapel, High St Bruton: quite a high-end option, perhaps something of a treat if you're turning your trip into a bit of a mini-break. The rooms are part of the restaurant/bakery/bar which is the thriving hub of fashionable Bruton's busy life. Ask for a room away from the high street, looking over the roof tops of the town and the river and up to Bruton's signature dove cote.
The Oak House, Combe Lane, Bruton: This lovely old pub has been turned into a gorgeous B&B with contemporary styled rooms run by the amazing Denise Bottrill of Taste Bruton, whose catering services are used by lots of the brides and grooms we work with. I'm told the breakfasts are second to none.
Hunters Lodge: this is an old coaching inn right up the road from us in Charlton Musgrove. For straightforward, clean, comfortable rooms, good, traditional pub food, and a friendly atmosphere, all very reasonably priced, this is the closest place to us.
Our new village pub, The Smithy is planning to put a few rooms at the back of their old bowling alley too, so I'll let you know when they're open.