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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01460 | code search
Postcode: TA13 | code search
Population: 2600
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Birthplace of:
John Harding
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Folk Customs:
Bridgwater Squibbing
Chedzoy Candle Auction
Punkie Night
Wassailing the Tree

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Old Bakehouse
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Awarded 'Somerset Village of the Year' in 2005, South Petherton is actually a small country town situated along the A303 between Ilminster and Martock, about 25 miles South East of Taunton. The River Parrett is close by, which is no doubt what attracted the first settlers about one thousand years ago. The land was also safe from tidal flooding, unlike much of the Somerset Levels at the time. With steep slopes and good views of the surrounding lands it was a good defensive point and it is claimed in The Saxon Chronicle of 680AD that 'Pedridia' was the site of a major battle in which King Kenwalk finally defeated the British. Historians, however, are unsure of the accuracy of this story. The town is largely constructed of the local Hamstone, giving it a distinct look. Buildings in the village span over six centuries, with the Manor House dating back to the 14th century. The church of St Peter and St Paul has what is believed to be the largest octagonal church tower in England. Pubs in the town include The Brewers Arms and The Wheatsheaf Inn. You can enjoy a meal at one of several restaurants, including Marbi's and The Old Bakehouse Restaurant.

Attraction

East Lambrook Manor Gardens

Doctor

West Street Surgery

Estate Agent

Barons
Black Horse Agencies - Alder King

Pub and Bar

Brewers Arms
Wheatsheaf Inn

Restaurant

New Farm Restaurant
Old Bakehouse

School

South Petherton C of E Infant School
South Petherton Junior School

Shops

Provender
Flaxdrayton Farm
The Trading Post

Places to Stay near South Petherton

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Hollies Hotel (1.62 miles)

Hollies Hotel
Michelin Recommended hotel set around landscaped gardens & furnished terraces. Luxury rooms & suites, contemporary restaurant & stylish bar. Beautiful medieval village location, with in view of the Iron Age Ham Hill Country Park

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Bladon House (2.21 miles)

Bladon House
Bladon House is more than just a B&B, it is an exquisite romantic retreat hidden in a peaceful corner of Somerset, where you can relax and do very little or if you are feeling active ... More | visit website
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White Hart Hotel (2.37 miles)

White Hart Hotel
A pleasant Hamstone Grade II listed coaching inn dating from 1735, the White Hart is a comfortable, family run hotel in the heart of South Somerset. All of our rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and ... More | visit website
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Pieris (3.03 miles)

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Nestling in a sheltered and peaceful valley beside a tree lined mill pond, this delightful cluster of cottages stands in six acres of superbly landscaped grounds. Perfectly ... More

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Ash House Country Hotel (3.56 miles)

Ash House Country Hotel

A Beautiful Georgian Country House located in the heart of the peaceful Somerset countryside. A family owned & run country hotel renowned for its idyllic location, yet just 1 mile from the main A303.

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Kings Arms Inn (4.00 miles)

Kings Arms Inn

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The Kings Arms Inn near Yeovil is located in the delightful countryside of South Somerset in the heart of Montacute, a small picturesque village well known for its use in ... More

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Haselbury Mill (4.06 miles)

Haselbury Mill

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Haselbury Mill is blessed with unmatched views, set in a tranquil lakeside, river and garden location all within 14 acres of glorious Somerset countryside. Set in the rural heartland of ... More

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Carents House (4.07 miles)

Carents House
In the beautiful Somerset countryside Carents House is in the centre of Montacute Village. Not far from Taunton and Yeovil Carents House is ideal for exploring Somerset and the Jurassic coast of Dorset.
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Dillington House (4.09 miles)

Dillington House
Dillington House, just outside of Ilminster, was formerly the home of George III's Prime Minister, Lord North. The house is one of the most beautiful in Somerset and is included in Simon Jenkins' England's 1000 ... More | visit website
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Montacute Country Tearooms B&B (4.13 miles)

Montacute Country Tearooms B&B
All the bedrooms are decorated in a co-ordinated neutral decor. They are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, clock alarms, hairdryers and flat screen TVs with freeview and a DVD player. The en-suite bedrooms are situated ... More | visit website

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