Quantock Hills

The Old Stag’s Head (former pub) provides an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful country and seaside villages of the area, as well as the hills and moorland, gardens and other features of the region. If you would like to take a bus to visit Minehead or Taunton, the bus stops directly in front of The Old Stag’s Head and during the day run every 30 minutes.

Our black and white bed and breakfast sign is easy to see

West Somerset Railway Bed and Breakfast

A prime local attraction is the West Somerset Railway, which can offer a leisurely and delightful day’s outing from the principal station at Bishop’s Lydeard, to Minehead – or any point in between.

On board refreshments are available and interesting ‘Special Trips’ occur throughout the year. Free parking is available at Bishop’s Lydeard Station.

The region offers a wide range of activities, from short and long walks directly on the Quantocks, with spectacular views. We are situated right on the West Dean Way, long distance footpath.

Beautiful Medieval Dunster

To going further afield with day trips to a host of interesting places – which might be as close as the beautiful medieval  Village of Dunster with it’s majestic castle, the chocolate box National Trust village of Selworthy with thatched cottages, Allerford and Hestercombe Gardens or farther afield to Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Forde Abbey, Clarks Village for excellent shopping at their outlet stores, the unique Exeter Cathedral.

Other Areas, Pubs and Restaurants

Alternatively, The West Somerset coast: Blue Anchor, Watchet, Minehead, Porlock, Lynmouth, or the East Devon coast: Beere, Branscombe, Sidmouth, etc…

To round off the day an evening meal may be enjoyed close by at:

  • The Bicknoller Inn, Bicknoller
  • The Cross Keys, This side of Taunton
  • The Carew Arms, Crowcombe
  • The Lethbridge Arms, Bishop’s Lydeard
  • The Rising Sun, West Bagborough,
  • Seven Ash, Bishops Lydeard Nr. Taunton