Close to Bath, 5 miles from Wells and our village pub just down the road
Places to Visit
Visit the City of Bath
Bath is a wonderful city with beautiful Georgian architecture and a fascinating history which makes it definitely worth a visit. It also has an array of boutique shops and award winning restaurants - making it the perfect place to explore for a day or two. For more information and to see what is on, visit the official tourism website.
Location: Bath is approximately a 25 minutes drive from our property.
The Cathedral City of Wells
Wells is just 5 miles away from The Post House and well worth a visit. This ancient City features an array of beautiful streets and historic buildings, as well as a stunning Cathedral, The Bishops Palace and The Vicars Close (the oldest inhabited Street in England). Wells is also home to a number of outstanding restaurants and boutique shops. In the market square on Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a great Farmers Market - not to be missed! For information about Wells Cathedral visit their website.
Location: Wells is only 10 minutes drive - 5 miles away.
Cheddar Gorge and Caves
The breathtaking scenery makes it the ideal place to visit - whether you fancy taking the plunge and abseiling down the cliff face, or seeing the beautifully presented stalactites and stalagmites. This is wonderful walking country and Jacobs Ladder is a real challenge.
Location: Approximately 10 minutes drive from the property.
Thermae Bath Spa
This really does warrant a visit, at least for an afternoon. The spa offers the ultimate space to relax and unwind. Bathe in the same way that the Romans and the Celts did over 2000 years ago. You can also choose from a range of treatments and therapies to soothe away the stresses and strains.
Location: Central Bath, approximately 25 minutes from the property.
Contact: 01225 331234
Mulberry Factory Shop & Kilver Court Outlet
The Famous designer bags and clothes of Mulberry can be found at their discounted Factory Shop in Shepton Mallet - just a stone’s throw from The Post House! And just next door to this Roger Saul, founder of Mulberry, has opened a beautifully presented Outlet Emporium in historic warehouses. Featuring labels; Aubin and Wills, Toast, Cabbages and Roses, Margaret Howell and many more. There is also a wonderful café.
Location: Shepton Mallet. BA4 5NF. 7 miles.
Contact: 01749 340422
Glastonbury Abbey and Tor
The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, which is the burial site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, are well worth a visit. Steeped in history and surrounded by myths of the Holy Grail, the whole town has a mystical feel. Take a walk up Glastonbury Tor for a spectacular view of the Somerset Levels.
Location: Approximately 12 miles from the Post House.
Wookey Hole Caves
Somerset, in the South West of England, is a land of mysteries. Here at Wookey Hole, where a river flows out of the underworld, pagan and Christian legends intermingle. A wonderful day out for families.
Location: Wookey. 4 Miles.
Contact: 01749 672243
Stourhead, a National Trust House
A great day out. Well-renowned 18th century gardens offer the perfect venue to take a picnic basket; to sit and enjoy the views over the beautiful gardens and lake, then walk through the house to unravel the fascinating history of the property and the secrets of the Hoare family.
Location: 45 minutes drive from the property
Contact: 01747 841152
Longleat House and Safari Park
Home of Lord Bath and his many Wifelets! Longleat House is a beautiful property set in magnificent grounds. Also home to the famous Safari Park - a great day out for families.
Location: Warminster, 40 minutes drive.
Tyntesfield House (National Trust)
Spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house with gardens and parkland. A fine Victorian country house created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows complete the Gothic look, giving the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. There is a glorious walled kitchen garden. Terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland scattered with hundreds of trees collected by the family.
Location: Wraxal, Nr Bristol -16 miles.
Contact: 01275 461900
Where to Eat
The Old Spot Restaurant - Wells
Chef, Ian Bates, provides some of the best local food available in the area, with a casual and relaxed atmosphere and magnificent views over Wells Cathedral. There is a fixed menu plus a la carte for both dinner and lunch and Ian’s ‘Wine Merchant’ wife provides a very good and interesting wine list. Wise to book.
Location: Wells, BA5 2SE, 5 mile
Contact: 01749 689 099
Goodfellows Restaurant - Wells
Situated opposite The Old Spot Restaurant. Chef, Adam Fellows, offers equally delicious and high quality food. Predominantly a fish restaurant but caters for carnivores as well! They also have the Sadler Street Café at the front of the restaurant which offers fabulous fixed menus for lunch and dinner, which are excellent value for money. Don’t miss out on their amazing homemade patisserie when visiting Wells. Wise to book.
Location: Wells, BA5 2SE, 5 miles.
Contact: 01749 673866
The Pony and Trap - Chew Magna
Delightful pub, that in 2011 was awarded a prestigious Michelin Star in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide. This was recently retained for 2012 - say no more! Wise to book.
Location: Chew Magna, BS40 8TQ, 8 miles.
Contact: 01275 332627
The Waldegrave Arms
Our wonderfully traditional, local pub. Just like stepping back into the ‘70’s! Large portions of good quality, pub grub. Very friendly service. Always busy. No bookings taken but they will always make sure you get fed!
Location: Chewton Mendip, BA3 4LL - walking distance.
Contact: 01761 241384
The Hunters Lodge
A wonderful ‘spit and sawdust’ pub, on the top of the Mendip Hills. To drive past, you would think that this was an empty row of cottages - with no idea that it could possibly be a pub! When inside, the pub is always filled with intriguing characters and Cavers and serves local beers straight from the barrel. All food is the same price! This includes Faggots and Peas, Ploughmans, Chilli etc…,all served until closing time. A wonderful Mendip experience.
Location: Priddy, BA5 3AR, 3 miles
Contact: 01749 672275