Restaurants Near Glastonbury
The town of Glastonbury is most famous for the annual festival which bears its name, but this quirky Somerset town offers so much more than just music.
It is full of magic and mystery, and boasts a history that dates back thousands of years. The local myths and legends are part of the appeal that attracts visitors from across the globe.
After exploring every inch of Glastonbury, pop into one of our friendly Somerset restaurants for a classic British pub meal made with locally-sourced produce. Plus, you can top it all off with a pint of proper Butcombe beer, from our impressive selection behind the bar.
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Places To Eat Near Glastonbury
Offering delicious, locally-sourced meals and award-winning Butcombe beers and ales on tap, our range of restaurants near Glastonbury are the ideal places for a bite to eat after a busy day exploring this mythical part of Somerset.
The Rising Sun
We’re passionate about great food and drink at The Rising Sun – expect delicious seasonal dishes and hearty pub classics, with a focus on fresh ingredients and produce carefully sourced from our local suppliers. Behind the bar you’ll find a selection of award-winning beer from our own Butcombe Brewery, and you’ll notice that our menus and daily specials also feature our own ales where possible – like our Butcombe Gold beer-battered fish and chips. The Rising Sun offers a huge beer garden with children’s play area, and large carpark – the perfect place to stop after a day out in Glastonbury.
The Swan Inn
A haven for walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Swan Inn is all about delicious, locally-sourced food – pub classics, flatbread pizza, and tasty bar snacks – with a cosy, welcoming vibe and an impressive selection of award-winning Butcombe beer on the taps. Stop by after exploring Glastonbury, while walking your dog, or after visiting other popular Somerset attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves or England’s smallest city – Wells.
The Bower Inn
With beer-battered fish and chips, our delicious ‘Bower burger’ and our famous Sunday roast, you’ll find something you love at The Bower Inn. Enjoy your locally-sourced meal in the refurbished, historical 18th-century cottage and beautiful gardens, and pair your dish with an award-winning pint of craft beer from behind the bar – the perfect end to the day after exploring Glastonbury.
The George Inn
If you’re in the mood for a classic British pub meal in an atmospheric, historic setting, you won’t find anywhere like The George Inn in Norton St. Philip. This Grade II-listed inn, a short drive from the medieval town of Glastonbury, dates back to 1397 and is one of Britain’s oldest taverns, serving locally-sourced, modern twists on classic pub food and an array of proper Butcombe beers behind the bar. From decadent baked camembert to classic beer-battered fish and chips, and indulgent roast dinners, you’ll find something you love at The George Inn.
The Lamb Inn
Not far from the quirky town of Glastonbury, you’ll find The Lamb Inn – a charming, cosy, 15th century converted coaching inn, complete with traditional beams, open fireplaces, a beautiful beer garden for alfresco dining. For a characterful and historic place to enjoy a delicious, home-made, locally-sourced classic pub meal, paired with an award-winning pint of Butcombe beer, you can’t do much better than The Lamb Inn.
The Langford Inn
For a true taste of the West Country, you can’t do any better than The Langford Inn pub-restaurant. On the menu, you’ll find a mix of seasonal dishes with hearty pub classics, all made with local Somerset produce in a field-to-fork approach to sustainable dining. Bring your pup along after your day out in Glastonbury – The Langford Inn is dog-friendly, so your pooch will feel right at home!
The Pelican in Chew Magna
In the heart of Chew Magna, not far from the magical town of Glastonbury, you’ll find The Pelican gastropub, with an intimate bar, cosy dining area, crackling log fire, and pleasant terraced beer garden for alfresco dining and drinking. Choose from the delicious seasonal menu of classic pub dishes, a range of local Butcombe beers, spirits and cocktails behind the bar, and sample a tasty, wood-fired pizza straight from the oven.
Ring O’ Bells
The Ring o’ Bells is a local legend in Compton Martin and throughout Somerset, boasting secret live music gigs from renowned pop artists like Kylie Minogue, Paul Weller and Coldplay, while retaining its traditional country gastropub vibe. It boasts a beautiful beer garden, kids’ play area, live sport, locally-sourced pub grub and cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales behind the bar. Book a table while you’re exploring Glastonbury and stop by after to enjoy modern twists on hearty pub classics, unlike anything you’ve had before.
Located in the county of Somerset, the quirky town of Glastonbury is situated on the Somerset Levels. Visitors can explore the diverse shops on the high street, the notable buildings in the surrounding areas and familiarise themselves with the traditions of the town.
Glastonbury is steeped in history, with evidence suggesting that the town has been populated since the latter part of the Stone Age. It is home to one of the oldest timber trackways ever discovered in Northern Europe, The Sweet Track.
Often referred to as the spiritual centre of England, Glastonbury boasts many myths and legends, along with several buildings of religious significance.
Attracting visitors from all over the world, Glastonbury Tor is without doubt one of the most popular spots in the whole of Somerset.
Rising more than 150m above the surrounding Summerland Meadows, the 360-degree views from Glastonbury Tor are breathtaking. Standing proudly atop the hill is St Michael’s Tower, now roofless, but teeming with history.
It is believed that several buildings stood at the summit before St Michael’s Tower was constructed, with experts identifying evidence from as early as the 10th century.
Located on Chalice Hill (less than half a mile from Glastonbury Tor), is Chalice Well.
According to legend, the well was formed at the site where Jesus drank water during the Last Supper, while archaeological evidence confirms that the well has been in use for more than 2,000 years.
Also known as the Red Spring, the iron oxide deposits in the water give it a light reddish colour, with many people believing that the water has healing qualities. Visitors can drink the water from the Lion’s Head Fountain.
White Spring Well & Temple
Opposite the site of Chalice Well at the foot of Glastonbury Tor is the White Spring & Temple. While Chalice Well is known as the Red Spring because of the iron-rich water, the White Spring takes its name from the calcium-rich water that gathers in the central basin from the surrounding network of pools.
A windowless building has been constructed over the well, so the only light inside comes from the numerous candles on the walls, which also serve to make visitors feel calm and relaxed.
There are benches on the walls for visitors to sit on, though these can be damp at times, so come prepared!
Located just a 5 minute walk from the town centre, Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most visited attractions in Somerset.
While evidence shows that a church has stood on the site for more than 1,500 years, it is believed that the area was occupied long before that time. King Arthur, who reportedly led Britain’s defence against the Saxons invasion in the latter part of the 5th century, was supposedly buried here, with the site of his tomb still recognised today.
Unfortunately, the dissolution of the monasteries reduced the magnificent abbey to ruins, though the myths, legends and tales of this important historical site are as strong as ever.
Somerset Rural Life Museum
Since it opened in 1975, the Somerset Rural Life Museum has become one of the most popular attractions in the county.
As the name suggests, the Somerset Rural Life Museum celebrates the social and agricultural history of Somerset from the 1800s onwards. The Orchard and Farmyard are among the most popular outdoor spaces, while the 14th century Abbey Barn is home to the multitude of events and exhibitions that take place here.
The site is family-friendly and has a wonderful on-site cafe where visitors can stop for tea, coffee, light snacks and other refreshments.
It wouldn’t seem right to talk about Glastonbury and all of its wonderful attractions, without mentioning the world-famous Glastonbury Festival.
Although it bears the Glastonbury name, the festival is actually held in the village of Pilton and was originally called the Pilton Pop, Blues & Folk Festival when it commenced in 1970.
Over the years, the festival has grown into one the most popular events on the music calendar and has been headlined by some of the most iconic musicians the world has ever known.
Glastonbury Festival typically attracts around 200,000 attendees over the 5 day period and adheres to a “fallow year” every 5 years, which allows the local people of Glastonbury and the event organisers a much needed break.