Farmers Arms

Taunton, Somerset

Characterful country inn close to the Blackdown Hills with friendly staff, a terrace for lunch in summer and views that stretch for miles


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A lovely inn lost in peaceful hills on the Somerset Levels with two acres of grounds and gardens, this is the perfect spot for a summer pint as glorious views from the beer garden drift downhill for miles. Inside: friendly staff in a light-filled timber-framed bar where one airy room rolls into another; beamed ceilings, tongue-and-groove panelling, logs piled high in alcoves. Great food flies from the kitchen, try pork, prune and apricot terrine, oven baked hake, a hot chocolate fondant; in summer you can eat in the courtyard garden. Bedrooms – of varying sizes – are just the ticket with whitewashed walls, pretty beds, the odd chaise longue, then power showers or double-ended baths. One has a daybed, others have sofas, another has a private courtyard. Ask for the room with the emperor bed for a night of affordable luxury. Taunton is close for cricket in summer, while the Jurassic coast is 40 minutes by car for a day of beach-combing and sea air before returning to your great base at the Farmers.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Never. No food Mon - Sat 2pm - 6pm and Sun 3pm - 6pm.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog biscuits, water bowls, hose for washing muddy dogs after walks.

Dogs £10 per stay.

Secure garden, open field and woodland walks; information on walks available.

Lunch & dinner from £5 - £35.


Nightly price
from £105
Singles £75. Extra bed £20.
1 Twin/double
From £105
4 Doubles
From £105


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alison Medley

  • The Herepath Trail is a 13 mile circular bridleway with horse riding available at Netherclay Livery Centre and Bickenhall Farm or bring your own horse. With views stretching for miles, it is also ideal for walking and mountain biking.
  • Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Race Course are less than 5 miles away.
  • There are 7 National Trust houses and gardens between 20 and 45 minutes away and Hestercombe Gardens are within easy reach.
  • West Somerset Railway runs between Taunton and Minehead.
  • The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is easily accessible at Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth with the north Devon coast at Minehead, Lynton and Lynmouth suitable for a day trip.
  • 5 unique rooms