10 of the best: restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Somerset

Get romantic this Valentine's Day

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We’ve selected ten of the most romantic spots in Somerset to wine and dine your loved one this Valentine’s Day.


The Willow Tree, Taunton

The winner of numerous awards and named “One of the top ten romantic places to eat in the UK” by The Good Food Guide, The Willow Tree is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Somerset and the intimate 17th century grade II listed building provides the perfect Valentine’s Day setting. Join them on the 12th-14th February for a very special Valentine’s menu.


Devonshire Arms Hotel, Long Sutton

Step inside this impressive Grade II listed former hunting lodge and you’ll find an unexpected contemporary style, friendly staff and excellence throughout. The Devonshire Arms Hotel may be the ideal place for a Valentine’s weekend retreat with nine beautiful en-suite rooms and a restaurant highly commended for the Best Gastro Pub of the Year at last years Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.


The White Post, Rimpton

The White Post is an award winning pub and restaurant that straddles the border between Somerset and Dorset and offers stunning views across the two counties. Spend this Valentine’s Evening with your loved one relaxing and unwinding over a delectable ten-course tasting menu, available 13th and 14th February.


Castle Bow Restaurant at The Castle Hotel, Taunton

Set within The Castle Hotel, a former Norman fortress, the Castle Bow Restaurant took home last year’s Somerset Life Food & Drink award for Best Hotel Restaurant. Their menu is constantly evolving and created to fully embrace each season. Despite its decadent backdrop this marvellous food is served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.


The Babbling Brook, Shurton

Located in the small village of Shurton this family-owned and run freehouse is the place for those who want to get away, cosy up with a loved one and savour some fantastic food. A seven-course tasting menu is available this Valentine’s Day with lobster ravioli, beef bourguignon and triple chocolate panna cotta just a few of the dishes on offer.


The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna

Conveniently situated between Bristol and Bath, this 200 year old pub offers unrivalled views over the Chew Valley with an atmosphere to match and a modern yet classic interior. The Pony & Trap’s emphasis is on simple, delicious food with fresh ingredients sourced from across the Valley. All this has earned them two highly commended honours for Best Chef of the Year and Best Gastro Pub of the Year at the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2015.


La Perla Tapas, Bath

Located in the heart of Bath city centre La Perla is considered one of the best Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in the area. It’s almost the ultimate venue for a Valentine’s evening with its ambient, mood-lit, vaulted cellar dining area and extensive menus, ideal for sharing.


The Martlet Inn, Langford Budville

This inviting, 17th century, village pub has always been popular with locals and visitors alike because of its warm Somerset welcome from all the staff. The Martlet is renowned locally for its wide and varied menu of the highest standard with a specials board changing daily. Join them on 13th February for a romantic three-course meal for two with a wide selection of starters, mains and desserts on the night.


The Lamb and Lark Inn, Limington

Hidden away in Limington village is this friendly, country pub that is well worth seeking out if fancy spending Valentine’s evening relaxing with good pub food and a glass of bubby by the fire. Indulge yourself and a partner with either a two or three course meal on the 13th or 14th February at The Lamb and Lark Inn.


Augustus Restaurant, Taunton

Perfect for a Valentine’s evening this intimate venue offers contemporary décor, discrete yet warm staff and a wonderful modern menu with influences from around the globe. They even offer a takeaway menu so you can enjoy their amazing food from the comfort of your own home.

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