More Than a Day
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.
Roman Villa Experience
This Summer, The Newt in Somerset reveals a pioneering new archaeological and educational experience. The expansive and ambitious reimagining of a Romano-British villa, inspired by the unearthing of a settlement on the estate, dating back to 351AD, will open alongside an innovative and interactive visitor centre, which sits carefully over the exposed foundations of the original villa. Time travel is hungry work, so we have prepared some authentic Roman fare to be enjoyed at the end of your grand tour.
All members must pre-book for the Roman Villa Experience. Summer opening hours 10am to 5pm (last entry at 3pm)
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.
Every Saturday in August and September
Garden Café Summer Suppers
An evening stroll, drinks on the terrace and seasonal spoils on your plate - we’re opening the Garden Café on Saturday evenings this summer.BOOK NOW
21 July, 18 August, 15 September
Gardener & Chef
Visit the Newt’s Market Garden, harvest your lunch and cook over fire.
10, 24 August
Dry Stone Walling
Learn the basics behind the art of drystone walling on this introductory course
A Slice of the Good Life
Our passionate team of farmers, gardeners, butchers, bakers, cheesemakers, chefs and cyder makers work in harmony with land and livestock to produce delicious food for the table. Shop online and enjoy free delivery throughout the UK.
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.
Great Garden Escape
Don't miss the train... Run away this summer and experience all things Somerset. From May 2022 we will be embarking 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