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The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern British cooking and an air of Regency luxury

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

Set in four acres of beautiful grounds and gardens, a cosseting air of luxury pervades the Mount Somerset, a fine Regency hotel with splendid views across the Quantock and Blackdown Hills. Inside you'll find all the original features you could wish for, from impressive fireplaces and a statement staircase to chandeliers and magnificent plasterwork. In the kitchen, head chef Mark Potts has been making his presence felt, ensuring his menus bring a stylish and contemporary air to the high-ceilinged dining room. Dishes are nicely judged, often featuring herbs, fruit and vegetables from the hotel's own garden. A starter of perfectly cooked veal sweetbreads, enhanced with thinly sliced cauliflower, hints of truffle and Mimolette cheese is a delicate dish, while a tasting of suckling pig makes a more robust main course, taking in pork belly, a lean, moist chop, and tender pork loin, all enhanced by choi sum and a sweet cider jus, and all bursting with flavour. 'Apples and Pears' is a soft, light apple and prune sponge, with poached pear and toast ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Mark Potts

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 70
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £17.50
  • Main course from £26.50
  • Dessert from: £9.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £26.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £35
  • 2-course dinner from: £26.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £35
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M5 junction 25, A358 towards Chard and Ilminster, right in Henlade (Stoke St Mary), left at T-junction. Hotel 400 yards on right.

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