A Country Estate, Reimagined

Our working estate in Somerset has acres of splendid gardens, woodland, farmland and cyder orchards to explore. Stay a night or two, or become a member and see the landscape change throughout the year.

Christmas Market Weekend

Visit our first ever Christmas Market Weekend, 9am-8pm on 9 December, and 9am–4.30pm on 10 December.

That festive feeling is sweeping across our Somerset estate, as plans continue apace to make winter at The Newt more magical than ever. The heady scent of spiced mulled cyder fills the air; a Christmas shop has popped up in the Threshing Barn; and the House & Garden and Farm Shop have been transformed into a treasure trove of gifts and treats. Enjoy fairy-lit stalls with an array of produce and seasonal wares, carol singing, chestnuts roasting, fires roaring, tall tales about toads and warming hot chocolate to delight the children and the chance to book in to see St Nicholas at the Gardener’s Cottage. Join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Carol Singers in the Threshing Barn

Sat 10-12 noon Sun 2 - 3 pm

Factory Jazz in the Winter Garden

4.30-7pm and Sun 2-4 pm

Glastonbury Brass Band

Sun 10-12 noon

World's Best Boutique Hotel

We were thrilled to recently be awarded World's Best Boutique Hotel at The World's 50 Best Hotels 2023. The list included hotels from 35 locations across six continents, voted for by an anonymous panel of global travel industry experts and enthusiasts. Book now and speak to our team to tailor your stay your way, experiencing our own Somerset spin on boutique hospitality.

Just for You

Visit our online shop for beautiful gifts and fresh Somerset spoils, all baked, harvested, butchered and crafted just for you. Also don't miss out on special monthly member offers (find them on the Newt App) and 10% off your first shop when you sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Dine at The Botanical Rooms

Enjoy elegant and seasonal dining, inspired by and gathered from your surroundings. Chef Matt Heeley invites you to feast on estate vegetables, the choicest cuts from the salt room and dayboat fish from the Dorset coast. Savour the tasting menu, paired with Fine Cyder or something special from the house cellar.

A Feast for The Senses

Discover a feast for all the senses, from garden eateries to daily tours and seasonal workshops, all inspired by the land beneath our feet and the history and tradition of Somerset. We recommend planning ahead to make the most of every visit. Explore formal and productive gardens, get a buzz from the Beezantium or discover a subterranean world in The Story of Gardening. Finally, no day would be complete without stopping at the cellar or the Farm Shop to sample a drop or two of Cyder.

Great Garden Escape

Don't miss the train... Run away next summer and experience all things Somerset. From April 2024 we will be embarking once again on a First Class adventure, whisking you from London Paddington to the heart of the West Country. Explore picturesque gardens and ancient woodland, discover the art of cyder making and enjoy the finest fare plucked from the soil beneath your feet. Finally relax back into your seat and savour the perfect afternoon tea, as the miles fly by and we return you to the city.

A Room with a View

The Newt in Somerset has a view for every occasion, enquire now to book your perfect private event.

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Stay a little longer and enjoy all The Newt has to offer.

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