Brewers Cottage

Taunton, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1460 282900
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£110 - £130
per night

Idyllic cottage hidden in deepest, foodiest Somerset - bask on your own patio among roses and sweet peas. Bring bikes – loads to explore


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

£110 - £130 per night

The Experience

David and Rosie are relaxed hosts and everything slows down the moment you open the gate. If you enjoy your own space, spread out in the annexe with a wet room or find upstairs bedrooms white and fresh with lavender and Rosie’s paintings. Breakfast in the neat cottage dining room or al fresco: honey from the bees plus anything you ask for, David might go foraging or catch a trout for supper; bring your own wine and wander the garden with a glass –  masses of colour, rare trees, ample veg patch where five types of tomato grow! Cider tasting is just up the road, Barrington Court and market town Ilminster are close.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £110
A supplement is charged for single night bookings.
1 Double
From £110
1 Annexe for 2
From £115
1 Double
From £110


Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm or flexible
Check out
By 10.30am or flexible
Other details
Extra twin available sharing bathroom (let to same party only).
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses, from £35. BYO. Pubs/restaurants 1 mile.


David & Rosie are an absolutely delightful couple who take an extraordinary amount of pride, energy and enthusiasm to deliver a very warm welcome in their excellent accommodation, serve delicious breakfasts with locally sourced products and then generously invite you to enjoy and relax in their very interesting garden. David & Rosie are accomplished and inventive gardeners. David is an excellent chef and Rosie is a very talented working artist from her garden studio and an excellent chef too. Their pretty hens and elderly ducks are a tranquil delight too.

John, Reading

The place, the food and particularly Rosie and David are special. They deserve all the plaudits they get. Our three day break in such a gem of a B&B with such warm and interesting people was a joy : a superb example of what hospitality is all about.

Moya, Cheltenham

We cannot praise David and Rosie’s welcome and hospitality enough. If you would like to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Brewers Cottage is the place for you, Stayed 3 nights but wish we had arranged for a longer stay. The locally sourced produce and home cooking could not be faulted. Thank You, we will return, Bill and Jill

Bill and Jill, Southport Lancs

An excellent B&B in a quiet village. We had a warm welcome from David and Rosie and a delicious meal cooked by David on the day we arrived. The garden is very interesting with unusual trees and shrubs. Well worth a visit.

Betty & Neil, Oakham

We had a wonderful night stay. The hosts were so welcoming, the room was perfect and the breakfast was excellent. Thank you very much….it was just what we wanted after a long drive.

Karen, Wissett

We arrived after a long journey to a tranquil and beautiful location and a warm welcome. Thank you David and Rosemary for a perfect stop and a peaceful night's sleep. Fresh flowers; scent, inside and outside! We woke the following morning refreshed and ready for the final leg of our drive South West. This is a hidden gem and a place to return to! A delicious breakfast with the company of chickens outside, a few inquisitive Geese and a view of the garden and Somerset beyond. Make a point of stopping here and enjoy the beauty and excellent hospitality.

Cathy, Thornthwaite, Nr Harrogate

We had a very comfortable and enjoyable week at Brewer's Cottage. The food was all lovely and much of it home produced. Our meal cooked by David and Rosie on the first night was excellent. The house and garden were very peaceful and we enjoyed our tours round the latter which contains much of interest. Must mention the chickens, ducks and rabbits. The area is really worth exploring - it was a mass of Spring flowers.

Jennifer, Devizes

We were made very welcome by Rosie and David into their beautiful home and garden, where we stayed in the annex which was very well equipped and comfortable, welcomed each morning by chickens and ducks which roamed the garden. An unforgettable stay which was further enhanced by a superb meal cooked by David on the final evening. Couldn’t want for anything more.

Wendy, Staffordshire

We enjoyed an excellent stay at Brewer's Cottage. The accommodation in the annex was spacious & comfortable. David & Rosie were great hosts, friendly & welcoming - lots of interesting conversations! Breakfasts & dinner were superb, the latter being far better than any restaurant meal we've had in a long time. The garden was beautiful with the added attraction of some fine ducks & chickens, plus one errant homing pigeon!

Karen, London

From the moment we arrived at this rural accommodation, ( staying in The Annexe of Brewers Cottage ) we knew it to be a very good choice. The accommodation was more than adequate and within a few steps of our own terrace garden and also the breakfast room ; lovely meals with locally sourced produce. Would highly recommend.

Julia, Canvey Island, Essex

This was our first visit to Brewers Cottage and not our last! David & Rosie were welcoming and charming hosts. We were treated more like old friends rather than guests and that set the tone for a wonderful few days during which we were treated to an exquisite dinner on our first evening followed by delicious cooked breakfasts thereafter. David has a passion for good food and this was reflected in the meals we enjoyed during our stay. The garden was an oasis of beauty, tended by Rosie and was absolutely stunning. We were encouraged to roam as freely as we wished. So a huge thank you from us!

Roz, Surrey

Our second visit to Brewers Cottage and just as wonderful as the first time. Lovely hosts, amazing food (David's suppers are stunning) and beautiful, relaxing setting. We'll be back!

Clare, Bristol

We have just spent an idyllic short break at Brewers Cottage. David and Rosie are the most welcoming and attentive hosts you could ever wish for! The annexe was so comfortable and well furnished with a wonderful wet-room as well. David is a superb cook and both the breakfasts and the evening meals he served us were incredibly good! The gardens were so peaceful and tranquil and we so enjoyed watching the chickens and the ducks! We felt so comfortable and secure in these Covid19 times - the whole stay was just perfect! Thank you David and Rosie - we will return!

Hilary, Maidenhead

Had a wonderful time , very professional service going back shortly for a return stay ,would highly recommend.Lovely people very friendly .

Lesley and Tony, Southport

Our recent idyllic stay with David and Rosie was everything we could have wished ... and more. They are truly kind hosts and adept at dealing with requirements to ensure a safe stay, including a private garden space for The Annexe. We loved its stylish, immaculate decor, comfortable bed, efficient shower and divine crisp linens. Dinner and breakfast were both totally delicious. The whole experience was beyond our expectations. We wish Rosie and David well and very much hope to return.

Bob, London

I can only concur with other recent reviewers: this is a delightful place to stay on all counts. The cottage itself is charming, with a large and delightful garden, the location is extremely tranquil, the owners are friendly, welcoming and very informative about the area and David's cooking is simply superb. Dinner easily surpassed the quality of most restaurants and breakfast was similarly excellent, with extensive use of their garden produce, including eggs, vegetables and honey. Outstanding.

Andrew, Edinburgh

This was our second visit to Brewers Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights in the annexe. David cooked for us 2 evenings and his meals were among the the best we’ve ever had. It’s worth staying with Rosie and David for the dinners alone! They made us feel very comfortable and secure in their precautions against COVID- couldn’t be faulted. Thank you again.

Frances, Macclesfield

We were a group of 6 (3 family-related couples) staying for the weekend at Brewers Cottage. David and Rosie were delightful, helpful hosts. They provided us with a warm welcome and an extremely comfortable stay. We booked to have an evening meal there on our first night. Our chosen dishes were all superb; five stars for presentation, quality and taste. We ate out the following evening at a ‘Good Food Guide’ recommended restaurant in the area - all 6 of us agreed that the previous evening’s meal at Brewers Cottage was far superior. Thank-you David and Rosie, a very special house and garden.

Susan, Guildford

We had a wonderful stay at Brewers Cottage; the hosts are lovely and the setting is beautiful. We stayed in the annexe which is self-contained with its own patio and a spacious wet room. David and Rosie are so welcoming and cooked us a delicious hearty breakfast. We’ll definitely be back!

Louise, London

Thank you, David and Rosie , for a most special and comfortable 3 night stay in Brewers Cottage. The weather was not very summer like, , but we can’t hold our very pleasant hosts responsible for that!. David and Rosie have a very special knack of being there when you want them for advice but know exactly when you want to be alone. David is also a SPECTACULAR COOK. You would go a long way to find a better meal in most restaurants. All in all, a very highly recommendable B&B

Ann and Armin, Wuppertal Germany

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from David & Rosie Darrah

  • We are in the heart of rural Somerset, on the edge of a quiet hamlet, close to the Levels. While we are off the beaten track, we are close to many historic market towns and villages and are surrounded by miles and miles of wonderful countryside to explore.
  • The National Trust opens houses and gardens all over Somerset; Barrington Court, Montacute House, Lytes Cary Manor and Tintinhull House to name just a few,. There are also other lovely gardens to visit at Hestercombe, Forde Abbey and East Lambrook Manor.
  • For walkers, cyclists and nature lovers this part of Somerset is a slice of heaven. The surrounding countryside is largely unspoilt, with big skies, wonderful views, abundant birdlife and fabulous RSPB and Somerset Wildlife reserves to visit nearby.
  • The Somerset Cider Brandy Company, the Artisan workshops at Barrington Court and Brown & Forrest Smokery are just up the road. There are also some outstanding places to eat nearby. Ask for a list before your visit, so you can book a table well in advance.
  • We are mid-way between the North and the Jurassic South Coast, both being less than an hour away. Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills, the Mendips and the Quantocks are all close by. Perfect walking country with stunning views and plenty of great pubs for lunch.
  • If you don't feel like going out for the evening on one of the nights of your stay, we may be able to provide an evening meal here. We use only quality ingredients, locally farmed meat, fruit and vegetables and day boat fish from Lyme Bay. Please ask.