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The Quantock Belle Dining Train

The Quantock Belle operates on the scenic West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard (near Taunton) and Minehead, recreating that wonderful, nostalgic atmosphere of the great days of steam. Our diners enjoy good food and excellent company as the train wends its way through the beautiful Quantock Hills, past the ancient port of Watchet and along the coast to Blue Anchor Bay.

The Quantock Belle operates on a limited number of dates each year and is extremely popular. Advance booking is therefore mandatory. Your fare includes:

Return travel at your reserved dining table;
A three-course meal with tea or coffee served during the journey;
Value Added Tax, as applicable.
A comprehensive bar service, including a varied wine list and soft drinks, is provided to your table by our attentive liveried stewards throughout the day and charged towards the end of your return journey.

DATES FOR 2019

SUNDAY LUNCH SERVICES:

31st March (Mother’s Day)

14th & 21st April

26th May

16th June (Father’s Day)

14th July

18th August

1st September

 

MIDWEEK SUMMER LUNCHES:

3rd, 17th, 31st July

14th August

 

SATURDAY EVENING DINNERS:

6th, 20th July

10th, 24th August

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCHES

8th, 15th, 22nd December

For pricing please contact the West Somerset Railway on 01643 700398

The Food & Drink Festival at Longleat

Longleat’s Food & Drink festival is back to invigorate your senses and tantalise your taste buds with food stalls, activities and live cooking demonstrations along with all other attractions including the Safari Drive-through, Jungle Kingdom,Longleat Railway, the House, Jungle Cruise, Adventure Castle and much more.

Included with your Day Ticket. Book online and save up to 15%.

22ND – 23RD JUNE 2019

Cheddar Gorge Walks

At almost 400ft deep and 3 miles long, this is England’s largest gorge, and with its weathered crags and pinnacles, one of our most spectacular natural sites.
It plays host to a varied community of specialized plants and wildlife, many of which you’ll get to spot on this exhilarating circular walk.

This is a moderate 5 mile route along paths. Several stiles and kissing gates, rough walking in sections and some steep climbs.

Pay and Display car parks on both sides of The Gorge, so plenty of parking close by.

For more information and directions, click on the link – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cheddar-gorge/trails/cheddar-gorge-walk

 

Brent Knoll Walks

This is a walk along country footpaths that is very steep at the top, where some steps are included. This walk is not for the faint hearted but if you make the effort the rewards are spectacular.

There are two routes up the lower slopes of the hill, one starting at the Church and the other starting from Manor Farm.

Catch your breath, and take in the stunning views. You can walk all around the top of the knoll, where you can see the grassy remains of the Iron Age hill fort, Ordinance Survey and Queens Golden Jubilee markers.

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