Places to Eat Outside in Somerset
On a hot summer day, there’s nothing quite like dining al fresco in the sunshine with your family and friends.
Our Somerset restaurants with places to eat outside are perfect for days like those, with a varied menu of locally-sourced food, and a wide range of award-winning Butcombe beers behind the bar.
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Restaurants With Outside Dining in Somerset
Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced, home-cooked meal at one of our restaurants with outside dining in Somerset, close to popular attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, the Quantock Hills, Wookey Hole, and Wells Cathedral.
The Swan Inn in Rowberrow
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 during your trek across the Mendip Hills, while walking your dog, or after visiting popular Somerset attractions like Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves, Ashton Gate Stadium and Somerset Speedway. Make a day of it, and pay a visit to the renowned nearby Butcombe Brewery – have a Butcombe lunch, sample the range of award-winning Butcombe beers and real ales, then see how it’s all made on a brewery tour.
The Bower Inn in Bridgwater
From beer-battered fish and chips to the famous ‘Bower burger’, roast dinners every Sunday, and seasonal dishes all year-round, 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. While at The Bower Inn, you simply must try head chef Alan’s award-winning sausage rolls, which happen to go perfectly with a pint of Butcombe beer!
Fleur de Lys in Norton St Phillip
The Fleur de Lys gastropub is a magnificent, historic gastropub, dating back to the 1500s, complete with stone walls, rustic wooden beams, cosy beer garden and a crackling ambient fireplace. Enjoy great food, great beer, and a great atmosphere at this iconic pub-restaurant, close to Bath and the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The George Inn in Norton St Phillip
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, close to the Roman city of Bath, 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 to enjoy in The George Inn’s grassy outdoor dining space.
The Lamb in Axbridge
Near the edge of the Mendips, in the quaint town of Axbridge, 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, and original features from 1480. For a characterful and historic place to enjoy a delicious, home-made, locally-sourced classic pub meal, and an award-winning hand-pulled pint of Butcombe beer, you can’t do much better than The Lamb Inn.
The Langford Inn in Lower Langford
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, too – The Langford Inn is dog-friendly, so your pooch will feel right at home!
The Lime Kiln in Langport
Between Langport and Podimore, you’ll find the 17th century Lime Kiln Inn, with views across the Somerset Levels, serving mouthwatering pub classics and intriguing house specials made with locally-sourced ingredients from their in-house smoker. Kids and dogs are welcome, too, so bring the whole family along for a delicious meal, and treat yourself to a pint of award-winning Butcombe beer while you’re there.
The Pelican in Chew Magna
In the heart of Chew Magna, on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB, 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. If you’re looking for somewhere to host a business meeting, birthday party, wedding reception, or other private function, the beautifully restored Barn is the venue for you.
Ring o’ Bells in Compton Martin
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, with 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 the Chew Valley or surrounding Mendip Hills, and enjoy modern twists on hearty pub classics, unlike anything you’ve had before.
Queens Arms in Bleadon
On the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare, right on the edge of the Mendip Hills, you’ll find the Queens Arms restaurant in Bleadon, serving good food and real ales – just what you need to refuel after exploring the Mendips. Dating back to the 16th century, this traditional Mendip cottage-turned-gastropub offers delicious, home-cooked, locally-sourced pub favourites in a cosy, welcoming atmosphere – and some of the best vegetarian sausages in the South West!
Queen Victoria in Priddy
Situated in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Queen Victoria Inn in Priddy is a traditional, 19th century, ivy-covered, stone-clad gastropub, complete with original features, including flagstone flooring, huge fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Kids and dogs are welcome at The Queen Vic, and the menu, chock-full of pub favourites, has something for everyone, with gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available for all dietary requirements. Stop in for a bite to eat while exploring the nearby scenery, from Glastonbury Tor to Swildon’s Hole Caves, and, of course, the spectacular Mendips Hills.
Ring o’ Bells in Hinton Blewitt
The Ring o’ Bells restaurant is a welcoming gastropub, takeaway and village shop, home to oak beams, inglenook fireplaces, real ale, and home-cooked, locally-sourced modern twists on pub classics, delicious roast dinners, and five-course menus for special occasions. Nestled between the Mendip Hills and Chew Valley, in the Somerset countryside near Bristol and Wells, the Ring o’ Bells is a haven for families, hikers, dog-walkers, couples, cyclists – everyone’s welcome at the Ring o’ Bells!
Cross Keys in Rode
Each visit to the 17th-century country pub, The Cross Keys restaurant in Rode, will open your eyes to amazing new, seasonal dishes, lovingly prepared with local ingredients. From classic pub favourites like burgers, steak, and roast dinners on Sundays, to modern, unique meals you won’t find anywhere else, you’re sure to find something you love at The Cross Keys. Treat the whole family to a decadent meal, with your four-legged friend, after trekking across the Somerset countryside, or the nearby Cotswolds and Cranborne Chase.
Rose and Crown in Hinton Charterhouse
A short distance from popular South West attractions, cities, and towns, including Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar, Chew Valley, and right on the edge of the Cotswolds, you’ll find the Rose & Crown inn. With plenty of countryside walks nearby, stop into the dog-friendly, 18th century, stone-clad traditional Somerset inn for a bite to eat to refuel, from the menu of high-quality classic pub favourites. The Rose & Crown is also a beautiful wedding venue, with a large function room, perfect for parties, celebrations, and get-togethers.
The Beambridge Inn in Wellington
For a true taste of the South West, pay a visit to The Beambridge Inn in Wellington, set between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills in Somerset, close to Devon. There’s nothing quite like their menu of British pub classics, made with fresh ingredients from local suppliers, complete with favourites like fish and chips, 8oz rump steak, burgers, and delicious curries.
The Carpenters Arms in Chilthorne Domer
Voted Best Country Pub in the Somerset Food and Drink awards in 2011, The Carpenters Arms pub-restaurant in Yeovil is a traditional stone-built gastropub, serving a light lunch menu and a more substantial range of classic pub dishes, like steak and ale pie, lasagne, and the famous Carpenters Chicken, stuffed with cambozola and wrapped in prosciutto. Kids and dogs are welcome, both inside and out in the lovely beer garden, making The Carpenters Arms a perfect place for a bite to eat after exploring the spectacular surrounding Somerset countryside.
The Coach House in Locking
Homemade food, award-winning real ales and ciders, a family-friendly atmosphere, and a warm welcome await you at the family-run Coach House pub-restaurant in Locking Village. Choose your favourite roast on Sundays, grab a quick light bite while exploring the nearby Mendips, or sample the delights of the menu of British pub classics after a seaside trip to Weston-super-Mare.
The Rode Mill in Frome
Dine in style at the Rode Mill restaurant in Frome, a converted three-storey Victorian mill with tranquil riverside views and peaceful outside decked dining area, overlooking the water. Take a closer look, and you’ll see that the Rode Mill still has many of its original Victorian features, including the historic waterwheel, which you can see from the downstairs Water Wheel Bar. From bar snacks to pub classics, delicious Sunday roasts to specially-crafted menus for children and seniors, there really is something for everyone at the Rode Mill – even your prized pup is welcome! Throwing a shindig? The large function room is perfect for weddings, conferences, parties, meetings, and other events If you’re staying in Bath, Frome, the Somerset countryside, or the Cotswolds and Cranborne Chase Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you won’t regret a visit to Rode Mill.
The Old Station in Hallatrow
Whether you’re in the mood for a cosy, family meal in the gastropub dining area, or a romantic and intimate meal in the 1920s train-themed Carriage Restaurant, book your table at The Old Station Inn for a dining experience you won’t forget. Indulge with locally-sourced, home-made meals, award-winning Butcombe beers, fine wines, and marvel at the eclectic, nostalgic decor from the 1920s, whether you’re visiting Bath, Bristol, Wells, the Mendip Hills, or the Cotswolds.
The Podymore Inn in Yeovil
In the quaint village of Podimore, nestled in the rural Somerset countryside, you’ll find The Podymore Inn. With a menu of classic pub favourites, from pies to beer-battered fish and chips, and everything in-between, there’s something for everyone to love. Bring the whole family for a delicious, home-cooked meal, with a kid’s play area and a dog-friendly atmosphere.
The Rodney Stoke Inn in Rodney Stoke
Right on the edge of the Mendips, near Cheddar, and overlooking the Rodney Stoke National Nature Reserve, you’ll find The Rodney Stoke Inn. Take a seat by the floor-to-ceiling windows inside to gaze out over the beautiful Nature Reserve as you enjoy a delicious, home-cooked meal made with local, seasonal produce, perfectly paired with a range of award-winning Butcombe real ales and beers. If you’re celebrating or throwing an event, The Rodney Stoke Inn has plenty of space to accommodate you and your party, even your four-legged friends. Bring the whole family for a meal, with a lovely beer garden, a children’s play area, and lots of choice on the kids’ menu.