Local legend has it that, when you are on the Quantocks, you are never more than 1.7 miles away from a pub and the same applies to good hostelleries and food outlets. The Quantocks enjoy a wide range of locally sourced food and drink, from hill farm meat to hand made chocolates and cheeses, from apple juice to scrumpy. Below are a few links to get you started and a list of the local farmers markets where most items can be bought:
FARMERS MARKETS: Bridgwater: 2nd Friday every month 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cotford St Luke: First Saturday of the month, every month @ the village hall. Open from 9:00 - 1:00. Taunton: Every Thursday 9am-3pm. Minehead: Every Friday from 0830 to 1400 in the centre of town.
Here are some local campsites we are aware of, if you have a campsite in the area and would like it listed, please get in touch (01823 451 884).
Near Spaxton, Currypool Mill http://currypoolmill.co.uk/?page_id=117
Near Holford, Moorhouse Campsite http://moorhousecampsite.co.uk/
Near Crowcombe Heathfield, Orchard Caravan Park http://www.quantock-orchard.co.uk/area.html
Near Hestercombe, Somerset Yurts http://www.somersetyurts.co.uk/
Near Bridgwater, Mill Farm http://www.millfarm.biz/
Near Kingston St Mary, Lodes Lane http://www.thequantockvintagecaravan.co.uk/
The Quantock Hills AONB are members of Our Land, where featured accommodation providers have promised to sustain their environment, support their community and share their knowledge of the local landscape. For hotels, b&bs and self catering cottages that really love the Quantocks.
Other accommodation websites include:
Quantock Online A local community website
The Holiday Cottages The Holiday Cottages is an online directory of holiday cottages and self catering accommodation in the UK and Ireland