Top 9 Things to do in Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom (UK)

September 6, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Shepton Mallet is a town and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset in South West England. Situated approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of Bristol and 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wells, the town is estimated to have a population of 10,369. It contains the administrative headquarters of Mendip District Council.
Restaurants in Shepton Mallet

1. East Somerset Railway

Cranmore Railway Station | Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England
Excellent
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4 based on 259 reviews

East Somerset Railway

A Trip Back In Time Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip Countryside. The return journey takes approximately 40 minutes and is a 5 mile round trip. You pay once and you can ride the trains all day! As well as riding the train you can visit our engine shed and workshop and see our restoration projects up close, while away an hour or so chatting away to our very knowledgeable volunteers. We also have a signal box and miniature railway (these are only open on specific dates), small museum, a big shop and cafe serving delicious homemade meals each day we are in steam. We also offer Cream Teas, High Teas and Sunday Lunches on specific dates which need to be booked in advance as they do sell out very quickly. Our season runs from March to October and then we run our Santa Specials in December.

Reviewed By TonyRomford77 - Romford

I was brought a Driver Experience Course for my Birthday. Fortunately, the weather was fine on the day I did the course. On arrival I was greeted by the Driver Phil and his Fireman Alex. Phil took me to the mess room to sign in. The loco was oiled and prepared ready to run before we arrived. Myself and another participant climbed into the cab and after a brief explanation of the controls we got underway. We had a run down the line with the loco only, allowing us to have a go at the controls. We had plenty of hands on experience from doing the points, coupling/uncoupling the loco to the coaches plus driving the loco with supervision from Phil. Our final run down the line was with empty coaches which our family and friends were allowed to ride in. The other participant drove one way and I brought the train back to Cranmore. The day went very quickly and at 2.30 pm our experiences sadly came to an end. I have to say it was a pleasure being with Phil and Alex who did everything possible to make our day both enjoyable and memorable. At the end we both received a really nice pack including an engraved glass mug, membership of the ESR plus some free tickets. The experience also included lunch which I was allowed to choose whatever I wanted from the Cafe at the end. Perhaps the only suggestion I could make was that a packed lunch could be collected during the experience and eaten on board the loco, rather than in mid afternoon. Overall a brilliant day, thanks and full marks to ESR!

2. Kilver Court Gardens

Kilver Court Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5NF, England +44 1749 340410
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4 based on 236 reviews

Kilver Court Gardens

Created by Mulberry founder and English designer Roger Saul, Kilver Court Designer Village is a unique designer retail outlet destination featuring an eclectic, fresh and constantly updated edit of the best in fashion, interiors and lifestyle. Situated within regenerated textile mill buildings, the super stylish designer village comprises of stand-alone outlets, a designer Emporium and Arcade offering over 30 designer fashion, home and lifestyle brands, The Great House offering a treasure trove of decorative items, home accessories and gifts and The Sharpham Park Shop for interesting and artisanal food and drink products.

Reviewed By BertSG - Singapore

Stopped by and managed to get some souvenir gifts. Did not fancy the garment sections as there were pricy. Nonetheless a worthwhile pit stop for some pleasurable shopping

3. My Coffee Stop

34 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AS, England +44 7941 317280
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5 based on 27 reviews

My Coffee Stop

Hello, we can't wait to welcome you to our cosy little coffee, health food and book shop, with community cinema! It's a very quirky find, we've won lots of awards and we know that when you discover our shop, you'll fall in love with it! Vegetarian and Vegan friendly, with dogs welcome too, it's just like walking into a friend's living room. Our customers say we serve the best coffee in Town, with a choice of milks, including hemp and almond and there are tasty home made cakes and a good range of gluten and dairy free snacks too, as well as Vegan Dish of The Day and/or Soup of the Day, always suitable for Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free diets. There's a fantastic selection of books to buy, and a great selection of health food basics. So, you can put your feet up, read a book, browse on-line using our free WiFi and get your shopping done at the same time. Gifts and bespoke hampers, with handmade cards, for special occasions.

Reviewed By John A - Exmouth, United Kingdom

This must be the strangest cafe I've ever been to, it's like going to a friend house for coffee. While our drinks were being made we were treated to a song, sorry I can't remember what particular song it was though. The actual drinks were very nice.

4. Royal Bath and West of England Society Showground

The Showground, Shepton Mallet BA4 6QN, England +44 1749 822200
Excellent
45%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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3.5 based on 97 reviews

Royal Bath and West of England Society Showground

Reviewed By moleBath - Bath

The Bath & West show is one of the great Somerset days out. Heavy horses , farm machinery , prize winning cattle, sheep and pigs. Cheese and other farm food , acres of stalls selling everything from clothing to swimming pools.
To enjoy it at it's best get there early to avoid queuing , allow time for coffee breaks and invest in a programme for the excellent map. The main avenues are hard surfaced to avoid mud and the loos are being refurbished .

5. Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre

Blue Tower Townsend | The Blue Tower, Shepton Mallet BA4 5SB, England +44 1749 344433
Excellent
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4 based on 32 reviews

Hullabaloo Soft Play Centre

Reviewed By ZambianTraveller - Well, United Kingdom

Met up with some friends for a children's playdate, this is not a huge centre but enough. for children to keep themselves busy and entertained for a couple of hours. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. We had lunch and pleasantly surprised at the quality, esp the children's meals..

1 High Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5AA, England +44 1749 343777
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5 based on 9 reviews

One Craft Gallery

Reviewed By Strictly-5-Star - U.K.

This is a lovely craft shop in the heart of Shepton Mallet, It is full of very good products, living in Shepton, I have often popped in for gift ideas, and purchased more substantial furniture, through smaller items on display.
If you are in Shepton Mallet, have a look.

7. Westcombe Dairy

Lower Westcombe Farm Evercreech, Shepton Mallet BA4 6ER, England +44 1749 838033
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5 based on 6 reviews

Westcombe Dairy

Cheese & Beer shop

Reviewed By Churchfield2014 - Normandy, France

We were advised to try this artisan Cheese & Beer Maker.What a find.The cheese & beer made on the premises are First Class. We were attended to by Jason, who is so helpful,Amazing. They supply some of the top deli in London & a top Supermarket. Please give it a visit when in Somerset,you will not be disapointed.

8. Beacon Hill Woods

Shepton Mallet BA4 5QN, England
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Beacon Hill Woods

Reviewed By LAD63 - somerset, uk

My husband and I often visit these woods for a afternoon/early evening stroll but particularly this time of the year when the bluebells are in full bloom.
Free parking just outside the woods - we have never found it busy, mainly dog walkers. There are benches scattered around to rest up should you need them. Walk may be a little difficult for those with walking difficulties as there are slopes to climb
Again this year the bluebells are stunning.
Location is about 5 minutes drive from Shepton Mallet

9. Avalon Vineyard

Little House The Drove | East Pennard, Shepton Mallet BA4 6UA, England +44 1749 860393
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4 based on 5 reviews

Avalon Vineyard

This vineyard claims to be the only totally organic one in the south-west of England.

Reviewed By C.Weeks - Swansea, United Kingdom

Called into the vineyard on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The owner was really friendly and happy to let us try all their fruit wines and liqueurs etc. They had a great selection and all were delicious. Not really the weather for exploring the vineyard, but we’re glad we stopped by and did not leave empty handed.

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