Guide to Bruton

A Short Walk From Hadspen Glamping

Cobblestone street in Bruton with the River Brue

A Guide to Bruton

A stay in Bruton is top of the holiday staycations in England. Just a pleasant walk away from our glamping site at Hadspen lies the fascinating little town of Bruton. Dubbed ‘the new Notting Hill’ by Vogue, it’s packed with unusual features and interest, right from the landmark 16th Dovecote that sits on a hilltop above to the picturesque River Brue that winds through the heart of town.

Two top boarding schools, both with sixth forms, lend a vibrant collegiate air to this pretty place set in the rolling Somerset countryside.

Explore the narrow alleyways that link the High Street with the riverside walk and indulge yourself in a plethora of sophisticated shops and galleries – not to mention award-winning restaurants.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer in beautiful Bruton:

Places to Eat

High Street, Bruton BA10 0AE | 01749 814070

Open Daily, Breakfast 8am to 11am; Lunch Noon to 3pm; Dinner 5pm to 9pm. (Coffee, tea and drinks during the afternoon)

A hugely popular restaurant in a converted Grade II listed former 17th Century chapel, known for its relaxed Mediterranean vibe and great stone-baked pizzas.

1 High Street, Bruton BA10 0AB | 01749 813322

Tuesday & Wednesday – Dinner Only
Thursday – Sunday, Lunch and Dinner
(Closed Mondays)

Michelin starred restaurant – This is a real rural treat for foodies. There’s no menu to choose from at this little establishment which prides itself on producing delectable “pot luck” dishes made from ingredients grown by the owners and their neighbours.

51 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AW | 01749 812027

Open Thursday – Saturday 6.30pm to 10pm

Dine in the front room of local resident Matt Watson’s Georgian cottage. This self-taught chef offers a “dish of the day” with a choice of starters and desserts for £40 per head (booking essential, and bring your own bottle)

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, BA10 0NL | 01749 814700

Open during the day from 9am Tuesday to Sunday; for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm

Located at the renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery, this restaurant cooks with the seasons over a wood-fired grill using local produce, including beef and lamb from Durslade Farm.

45-49 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AW | 01749 467889

Restaurant hours: Lunch Thursday to Sunday, noon to 3pm, and Dinner Tuesday to Saturday, 5.30pm to 9pm

This friendly local pub serves up great Mexican fare during its restaurant opening hours – tacos tapas and nachos galore. There’s a roast every Sunday.

Places to Shop

35 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AH | 07596 508977

Open 9am to 4pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

Vintage Clothing Store.

The Wisp, 8 Patwell Street, Bruton, BA10 0EQ

Open 10am to 5pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Handmade furniture, homewares & gifts.

66 Westfield, Bruton, BA10 0BT | 07814 863550

Closed Sunday, open 10am to 5pm the rest of the week

Gift shop.

5 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AB | 01749 813264

Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am to 5pm

18-20 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AA | 01749 814941

Open 10am to 4pm, except Sunday when it is closed

Antique shop.

Old Mill Business Park, Station Road, Unit 6B, Bruton, BA10 0EH

Open 10am to 4pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 6pm Saturday and Tuesday, Closed Sunday and Monday

Wine Shop.

Dropping Lane, Bruton, BA10 0NL | 01749 717130

Open daily 9am to 6pm (5pm on Sunday and Monday)

Community Shop with local produce.

Bruton also has a convenience store and branches of SPAR and Budgens for everyday essentials.

Places of Interest

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL | 01749 814060

Open daily except Mondays, 10am to 4pm

Contemporary art gallery in a restored farmhouse.

Hadspen House, Bruton, Somerset BA7 7NG | 01963 577750

Winter Hours: 31 October 2022 – 27 March 2023, 9am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)
Summer Hours: 28 March 2023 – 30 October 2023, 9am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

Reimagined gardens, farm shop, museum, restaurants and roman villa set in the grounds of a Georgian Country Estate.

A 16th century limestone tower built on Lusty Hill above the town, run by the National Trust. Follow the Leland walking trail.

26 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AA

Open weekdays 11am to 1pm, Saturdays 11am to 3pm, closed Sunday

Covering the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval history of the Bruton area.

5 Silver Street, Bruton BA10 0EB

Open for visiting from 8.30am to 5pm daily

A church dating from the 12th Century with two towers and many fine features.

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