Pick from a selection of famous establishments, scattered across the English countryside including, The Talbot, The Pig, The Wheatsheaf, The Roth Bar and Grill, and of course Babington House. Or just a mile away is the original Somerset market town, Frome, hosting a series of boutique award winning eateries. Head to the eccentrically dressed ‘The Three Swans’ where the deer heads wear pearls and the pork pies and scotch eggs are rumoured to be the best in the world. 12 miles away you will stumble across the picturesque 18th century Georgian city of Bath and we’d strongly advise you to have your ploughman’s and roast dinners in The Chequers.
For lunch and dinner?
Walk this way?
If you’re lucky enough to be part of the selective cool creative crowd that lounges around rooftop pools equipped with candy-striped sun loungers, then Soho House Group’s roaming Babington House is just around the corner.
Alternatively, for the ramblers amongst us, the Macmillan Way walk can be picked up by simply strolling through the back garden.
Give thanks to the Roman Empire who discovered Bath back in 45 AD and take a trip to the adeptly named Roman Baths, which is one of the most visited attractions in Northern Europe. After exploring the luxurious baths and plunge rooms, embody Jane Austen’s quintessential British high society and visit The Pump Room for afternoon tea.
Indulge in your own visit to Thermae Bath Spa where you can enjoy mineral-rich waters on their rooftop pool all year round. Gaze over the historic golden-stoned city whilst simultaneously emerging yourself in the contemporary, innovative design of the spa.
And for the secret shopaholics amongst us, take a trip to Kilver Court. Boasting huge bargains and crammed full of designer stores such as Mulberry, Joseph and Margaret Howell, prepare to leave ladened with shopping bags.
Things to know
If you’ve left the city for a few days of deserved R and R, the unpolluted countryside air may cause clarity, a sudden spurt of creativity and a reluctance to return back to your desk.