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.

The Creamery

Return to the Golden Age of travel this summer at The Creamery, opening at Castle Cary railway station in June. A new dairy and restaurant serving hearty British food within a complex of restored and reimagined Edwardian buildings.

As we venture outside the bounds of The Newt in Somerset gardens for first time, we look forward to welcoming locals and travellers to our latest addition.

Gather & Grow: Regeneration

This Summer we are launching our first Gather & Grow festival. With a focus on regeneration, we have put together a stellar line-up of speakers and chefs to ignite important conversations and connect with our surroundings and each other. The hope is that some of these ideas will resonate; creating a space for something wonderful to germinate and grow. A three day event, each morning will begin with a wellness session, followed by a children’s activity hour, before an inspiring series of evening talks. On Friday and Saturday we will close the day with a garden feast cooked over fire, and on Sunday we will finish with energising refreshments and music. Follow link below for more details, save the dates and book your spot!


See. Hear. Smell. Taste. Feel. Exercise your senses, learn new skills, indulge new passions, explore new experiences, and gain new knowledge. Our seasonal programme of workshops is led by our expert team of specialists. We cover a diverse range of subjects from horticulture and ecology, heritage crafts and Dawn Walks, food and floriculture, cyder-making and mushroom foraying, and more. Book now and grow with us.

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.

Workshops and Events

We host an ever-changing programme of seasonal tours, workshops and events, led by our expert team. Discover our full listing of workshops and events by following link below.

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.

Dine at The Botanical Rooms

Enjoy elegant and seasonal dining, inspired by and gathered from your surroundings. We invite 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 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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Explore the Estate

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

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