The Swan is gorgeous, a contemporary take on a village local. It’s part of a new wave of pubs that open all day and do so much more than serve a good pint. Come for breakfast, pop in to buy a loaf of bread, then return for afternoon tea and raid the cake stands. It’s right on the bustling street, with a sprinkling of tables and chairs on the pavement in French-café style. Interiors mix old and new brilliantly. You get Farrow & Ball colours and cool lamps hanging above the bar, then lovely old rugs on boarded floors and a wood-burner to keep things toasty. Push inland to find an airy restaurant open to the rafters that overlooks the garden. Here you dig into Tom Blake’s fabulous food (he’s ex-River Cottage), anything from grilled Cornish herring to a three-course feast. Bedrooms are lovely. Two have fancy baths in the room, you get vintage French furniture, iPod docks, colourful throws and walk-in power showers. Glastonbury is close, as are the Mendips.