It would be remiss when visiting The Old Government House Hotel not to sample our sumptuous, classic afternoon tea, including assorted teas, delicious freshly- baked scones and pastries. Begin the following morning with a hearty, traditional Full English or Continental breakfast – and find some time in between to visit our Spa for a deeply relaxing and restorative treatment.
Explore and enjoy our very own culinary experiences at Summer Lodge with Executive Chef, Steven Titman, and renowned sommelier, Eric Zwiebel, on hand to provide cooking, tasting and foraging experiences.
Childhay Manor, Beaminster DT8 3LQ
The world’s oldest surviving family of cheddar makers, the Barber family has been making cheese and producing milk for over 200 years. As a farmer running his own dairy farm, Jason uses the leftover whey from the cheese-making process to make a deliciously creamy vodka that's perfect for pairing with food. The mineral-free nature of the vodka gives it an incredible softness that holds delicate flavours.
Distance: 12 miles
Journey time: 25 minutes
Tel: +44 (0) 130 8868 844
Furleigh Farm, Salway Ash, DT6 5JF
Surrounded by woodland, the vineyard has 85 acres of lakes and grazing land. Years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery. Over 22,000 vines grow on the south-facing slopes of the Estate.
Distance: 11 miles
Journey time: 23 minutes
Tel: +44 (0) 1308 488991
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