The Newt in Somerset

Land of the Summer People

Gateway to the west country, Somerset is a land of myth and mystery. Abuzz with agriculture and industry, this green county provides residents and visitors a thriving slice of English culture and countryside; from historic cities, towering cathedrals and mythical castles, to contemporary art, starry restaurants and fine cyder. Somerset is at the heart of The Newt, shaping everything we do.

Around and About

Sitting almost equidistant between the old market towns of Bruton, Castle Cary and Wincanton, the small village of Hadspen winds through a hidden valley lined with bountiful apple orchards. Local houses have elevations of burnt orange sandstone, which has been quarried at Hadspen for hundreds of years, with cobbled or mighty slabbed floors of Blue Lias. Closer than the towns are the pretty little settlements of Pitcombe, Yarlington, Cadbury and Shepton Montague. Set off for a walk in any direction and you will soon happen upon a traditional country pub, where you will receive a warm welcome and a cold cyder.

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Inspired by the land beneath our feet and the history and tradition of Somerset, we run a seasonal programme of workshops and events. The weekly Journal explores the activities, people and things that excite us. Join us in the garden or tune in digitally to discover something new.

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