Having a gander at the church is one of those touristy things one does, isn't it. There's usually something of interest. The church itself is nice but not drop-dead gorgeous. It's largely C14, with a certain amount of mid-victorian restoration. The stained glass is all Victorian or later, and suffered bomb damage during the 39-45 war: particularly...more
The Swan Theatre Company, Park Street, Yeovil, owns one of the best equipped little theatres in the West of England. It offers the public an intimate, newly refurbished tiered auditorium with excellent acoustics, professional quality lighting and sound system, a fully licensed bar and extensive wardrobe with hire facilities.more
With a programme featuring such top names as the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Chas & Dave, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen and Peter Greenwell it is easy to see why the Octagon is dubbed Somerset's premier theatre. Add Russian Opera, Gilbert & Sullivan, Hello Dolly and European ballet and you've got a taste of the Octagon's summer programme. The Octagon has...more
Visit the splendid displays of the newly refurbished Museum of South Somerset and discover what rural life and times from the Roman occupation to the agricultural and industrial revolutions were really like. See artifacts from the past set in scenes that recapture the atmosphere of their time. Displays on leather and glove-making, flax and hemp...more
Barwick Park boasts four follies. Bought by South Somerset District Council for a nominal £5 when the estate was sold in the early 1990's, these extraordinary follies are something of a mystery. Locals say they were built to give the estate labourers work during a time of depression during the 1820's. They were possibly commissioned by George...more
A glorious stately home that dates back to the 16th century. Visitors can, not only tour the house, but also take time to enjoy the formal gardens with its historic rose borders and orangery. While highlights of the house include its collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.more
Everything was bad at this place, I don't even know where to start. When we arrived, we realised...more
Main Street, Ash, Near Martock, Yeovil, TA12 6PB, United Kingdom
Good for: Couples
Bower Hinton, Martock, Yeovil, TA12 6LG, United Kingdom
Good for: Families
I've eaten here a couple of times: the food was good enough for me to be willing to repeat the experience without being particularly wonderful. Certainly the portions are generous: a side order of (very acceptable indeed) chips was large enough to need three of those ghastly little sachets of ketchup): similarly a chicken sandwich came with a decent amount of salad on the side, much more than the customary decorative leaf and quarter tomato. On the other hand the fishcakes were a tad watery, although certainly A1 in the fishyness department. As are the whitebait: possibly my favorite of what's on offer here.
I'm no expert, but I'm told that Otter, which is generally the bitter on offer, is a very nice pint if properly kept and I thought it good enough to actually have a second half-pint, the first slid down such a treat. (This rates as binge drinking for me) There's also what looks like a good selection of wines available.
Woods is a wonderful oasis from the bizarre collection of human beings that inhabit the rest of the town, On wednesday nights the place comes alive with jazz/blues night sam brown's magic drumin and nigels crazy piano antics all within a classy bar you'd expect to find in bath or london and tasty food from the kitchen upstairs on candel lit wooden tables.
Dress Code: general bohemian attire.
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this is a problem, friday and saturday nights in curtain parts of this town can be likened to the gaza strip, only its not israillies but hardened skinheads local hoons and generally excessively drunk nutters, best to avoid any large groups of people and going any where near takaway alley by the bus station after 11pm nightclubs should be avoided unless you are with a local, recently some have started selling plastic bottles instead of glass but frankly the clubs are better in taunton anyway.
Okay - I put this here because the idea of having a ski area of any type in SW England is just silly.
Yeovil Ski Centre has a large nursery slope and a 100 metre main slope, both with artificial skiing surfaces that are regarded as the best available. The slopes, both of which are floodlit, are set on a natural hillside and have been graded to ensure maximum safety and optimum learning.
Unique Suggestions: It is justly popular with beginners and experienced skiers.
Fun Alternatives: Stick to skiing where skiing should be done!
only a pleasant 9 mile drive from the town of Yeovil in Somerset to one of the best little pubs i had a meal at in england AWESUM CURRY EVE ... they also do little quiz evenings etc etc and they have that weird bowling game them pommies seem to like there tooFriendly Hosts - Sexy Chef - awesum locals We were renting about 500yards further away up...more