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Romantic restaurants in Somerset: 10 of the best to visit

PUBLISHED: 17:39 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:39 09 March 2017

Wine and dine your loved one in the intimate surroundings of the Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton

Wine and dine your loved one in the intimate surroundings of the Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton

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Love is in the air in Somerset! We’ve selected ten of the most romantic spots in the county to wine and dine your loved one

The Willow Tree, Taunton

Winner of numerous awards and named ‘One of the top ten romantic places to eat in the UK’ by The Good Food Guide, the intimacy and relaxed atmosphere at The Willow Tree makes a perfect setting for a romantic dinner for two. Sit back and enjoy your surroundings and fine company while tucking into mouthwatering dishes created using only the finest, local produce.

The Devonshire Arms, Long Sutton

Step inside this impressive Grade II listed former hunting lodge and find an unexpected contemporary style, friendly staff and excellence throughout. Soak in the views of Long Sutton’s village green and church while you enjoy a delicious meal in the hotel’s restaurant. With nine individually decorated bedrooms at The Devonshire Arms, it’s tempting to indulge in a few drinks and make a night of it!

The White Post, Rimpton

Winner of Gastropub of the Year at Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards 2016, The White Post straddles the border between Somerset and Dorset, and offers diners stunning panoramic views across the counties. Expect inventive dishes made with locally sourced seasonal fare, carefully selected wines to complement your meals and the warm, friendly welcome from management and staff.

Castle Bow Restaurant, Taunton

Set within The Castle Hotel, a former Norman fortress, the Castle Bow Restaurant boasts a constantly evolving menu created to fully embrace seasonal dishes from melt-in-the-mouth Devonshire duck to Cornish Lemon Sole served alongside artichoke, tomato and brown shrimp. Despite its decadent backdrop, dishes are served in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

The Babbling Brook, Shurton

Nestled in the small village of Shurton, just a short drive away from Bridgwater, is this family-owned and run freehouse which is perfect for those who want to escape to the countryside, cosy up with a loved one and savour some fantastic food.

The Pony & Trap, Chew Magna

Conveniently located between Bristol and Bath, this 200 year old charming pub offers unrivalled views stretching across the Chew Valley, and exudes tradition even with its classic modern interior. Michelin star awarded, The Pony & Trap’s emphasis is on simple, tasty food using fresh ingredients sourced from across the Valley.

La Perla Tapas, Bath

Buried in the heart of Bath’s city centre, La Perla is highly reputed for its Spanish cuisine especially the delectable tapas on offer. With its ambient, mood-lit vaulted cellar dining area and extensive menu with plenty of dishes to share; it’s the ideal spot for a romantic dinner for two. For those who fancy making a night of it, why not treat yourself to a few tipples at one of the city’s best cocktail bars?

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 for all the staff. The Martlet Inn is renowned for its wide and varied menu, daily changing specials and cosy interior complete with a roaring wood burner to warm up next to making it the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two.

Augustus Restaurant, Taunton

Perfect for a special occasion for you and a loved one, this intimate venue offers contemporary décor, discrete yet friendly staff and wonderfully crafted dishes with influences from around the globe. They even offer a takeaway menu for those who would prefer a quiet evening in together.

Castello Restaurant, Radstock and Frome

For couples who love sampling mouthwatering, authentic Mediterranean and Italian food from pizzas, pastas and rich, succulent meat dishes, a table for two at Castello Restaurant in Radstock or Frome is the perfect idea. Settle in the vibrant surroundings of the restaurant, enjoy a few glasses of wine and while the evening away with a loved one.

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