Walnut Tree Hotel

“Contemporary country cooking in the Quantocks” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BRIDGWATER, SOMERSET

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's View

The handsome former coaching inn is to be found in the town of North Petherton near Bridgwater, with the Quantock Hills not far. A traditional pub ambience prevails in the bar, and there is a cream-walled, airy dining room bright with fresh flowers and candles.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Walnut Tree Hotel
North Petherton, BRIDGWATER, TA6 6QA
Phone : 01278 662255

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 36
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Traditional British

About The area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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