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
4 based on 259 reviews
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.
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!
4 based on 236 reviews
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.
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
5 based on 27 reviews
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.
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.
3.5 based on 97 reviews
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 .
4 based on 32 reviews
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..
5 based on 9 reviews
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.
5 based on 6 reviews
Cheese & Beer shop
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.
4.5 based on 7 reviews
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
4 based on 5 reviews
This vineyard claims to be the only totally organic one in the south-west of England.
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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