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Eat & Drink Locally

Eating out? There’s lots of choice near SummerHouse!

We can highly recommend several local establishments that serve exceptional food and drink.    All are highly rated, clean and comfortable.   We have ordered them by distance, this in no way orders them by quality!   Please note that most places in the area have last orders at 9:00pm.

Pensford The Rising Sun Tel: 01761 490 006

3 minutes (drive) | 5 minutes (bicycle) | 15 minutes (walk – uphill home). 

Described by Bristol Barkers as the perfect partner to a dog walk around the Pensford Viaduct or Culvery Wood.   After a long walk, you can sit in front of the fire with a pint of Thatchers, or real ale and some great homecooked pub food.   If it’s summer, sit in the impressive garden area, next to the River Chew. The garden has lots of tables and a few different seating areas.   Make sure you book on Sundays for their fabulous roasts!

No food Mondays and Sunday evening.   Dress very casual.   Prices average for the area.

Stanton Drew The Druids Arms   Tel: 01275 332 230

3 minutes (drive) | 7 minutes (bicycle) | 45 minutes (country walk)

A traditional Somerset pub – friendly, with a roaring fire in winter and a pleasant beer garden in summer.   Open seven days a week for lunch and evening meals.   Their concept is….  “We serve good food and an array of drinks in relaxed welcoming surroundings.”

Dress very casual. Prices average for the area.

Chew Magna The Bear and Swan Tel: 01275 331 100

8 minutes (drive) | 13minutes (bicycle)   

A traditional 18th century pub, with restaurant and large bar area with log fire.  The Bear and Swan features an ever-changing specials board alongside main and bar snacks menus. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible to ensure the best quality and freshness. It stocks a great range of ciders, lagers and real ales and presents a carefully chosen wine list to complement.

Dress smart casual.   Prices average for the area

The Pelican, (known locally as The Pelly.) Tel: 01275 331 777

A Bistro style pub, The Pelly has a cosy bar and dining area with a log fire during the winter, and a spacious garden for the warmer months.

They serve a seasonal menu with a focus on local produce and traditional pub classics, a selection of local Butcombe beers, spirits and cocktails behind the bar, and wood-fired pizza to eat-in or takeaway throughout the summer.

No food Sunday evening.   Dress smart casual.  Prices average for the area.

The Lazy Lobster Tel: 01275 333 996

The Lazy Lobster is an informal and very sociable tapas style bistro and bar, where you can also buy fresh fish to cook at home !  It is a sea food restaurant, a cocktail bar and fishmonger.   

The food is really excellent, relaxed cool and quirky ambience, Don and his team make you very welcome. Great selection of wine and gins, his own brand also highly recommended ! Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner.

No food Mondays & Sunday eve.  Dress smart casual. 

Prices slightly above average for the area.

The Pig near Bath Tel: 0345 225 9494 

minutes (drive)

Excellent food and hospitality.   Only using what they can grow or rear themselves or what they can source from within 25-miles.   They have their own large Kitchen Garden so they are spoilt for choice in the summer, and their 10-meter long polytunnels give a hand in the winter.   They rear their own chickens and pigs for eggs and pork to be sure of their quality and provenance. 

Food style driven by home grown clarity of flavour, true to the seasons and influenced by location, tucked away in the heart of Somerset countryside.   A commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports local suppliers, but means they can be 100% honest on the provenance of ingredients.

Booking essential.

Dress smart.  Prices above average for the area.

Pony and Trap Tel: 01275 332 627.

8 minutes (drive)

We recommend that you make a reservation well in advance if you are looking for a gourmet dining experience at the Michelin starred Pony and Trap.  Local produce used on pub classic and acclaimed tasting menus, served in a smartly restored inn. Brother and sister duo Josh and Holly Eggleton’s Somerset boozer has held a Michelin star since 2011, and Josh has become something of a superstar, having appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu.  

Their gardener plants, cultivates and nourishes a range of fantastic vegetables, fruits, salad leaves and more – most of which goes straight to the chefs and onto the plates of guests.   Their obsession with food is reflected in the Pony & Trap’s daily changing menus.. Keeping with the country theme, when describing the pub in three words Josh says: “Local, homely and fun.   He maintains that,  “Food is a great thing and our gastropubs are rivalling the great brasseries of France.”

No food Mondays & Sunday eve.  Dress smart casual. 

 Prices slightly above average for the area but very reasonable for a Michelin Restaurant.

Three Widely Different Types of Excellent Restaurants in Bath

Acorn – marvellous Vegan Restaurant 01225 446059    – BA1 1NX

Corkage little-plates-and-glasses ethos 01 225 422577   – BA1 1HN

Bath Priory formal setting, elegant food, special 01225 331922   – BA1 2XT


Three Widely Different Types of Excellent Restaurants in Bristol

Greens – no-frills, high-flavour European cooking. 0117 924 6437   – BS6 7AH

Bristol Lido – splendid unique European poolside dining 0117 332 3970    – BS8 2BJ

Paco Tapas – bar from Peter Sánchez-Iglesias and team 0117 925 7021    –  BS1 6SY behind neighbouring (exclusive) Casamia


Excellent Restaurant in Wells

Goodfellows – marvellous,high end dining seafood, 01749 673 866   – BA5 2RR also delicious morning coffee and cakes


Other types of food available near SummerHouse.

(All do Takeaways)


Lunch – Chew Kitchen Tel : 01275 332933

Chew Stoke       10 minutes.

Fish and Chips –  Salt and Malt    Tel : 01275 333 345

Chew Stoke      10 minutes       (Josh Eggleton)

Chinese          –  Chef Wu Tel : 0117 986 256

Keynsham     11 minutes

Indian (Basic) – Blue Ginger Tel : 01275 837865

Whitchurch      6 minutes     Unlicenced TYO

Indian (High class)- Mint Room (Bath) Tel : 01225 446656

Bath     20 minutes

Taxi companies which operate locally  (Uber is sometimes available, if in the area.)

Pensford Taxis Tel : 01761 490680 or 077652 03589
Chew Cars Tel : 07831 858 765                           
Exec Firm
Tel : 01172 141 247                               
Tel : 01179 252626                                
Arrow Cars (for Bristol Airport)
Tel : 01275 475000