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.
Join Us After Hours
Enjoy the garden after hours this summer with our Garden Lates series. A unique experience of watching the sun set over the gardens, while tucking into a speciality BBQ picnic supper and listening to live jazz. The BBQ includes a rotating menu of cuts from the Butchery, plus a vegetarian option each week. Click below to view the full menu and book your place; then all you need to do is stroll up, sit back and sip a cyder or two.
Dine at The Botanical Rooms
Enjoy elegant and seasonal dining, inspired by and gathered from your surroundings. Chef Ben Champkin 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.
14 June, 12 July
Botanical Silk Dyeing
Create unique floral designs on British-produced peace-silkBOOK NOW
14, 28 June
Dry Stone Walling
Learn the basics behind the art of drystone walling on this introductory course
Great Garden Escape
Don't miss the train... Run away next summer and experience all things Somerset. From May 2023 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.Book a private event