What’s Local

Swallet Farm is located in  the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Natural Beauty (AONB).  

If you want to explore further we have lots to offer in the local area.

Nearby Towns



(15 miles)

Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history.

Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage.

The harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.



(19 miles)

Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times.

The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.

Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports.

Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. There’s plenty to see beyond the city, too, with stunning Somerset countryside to explore, as well as attractions like Stonehenge, Avebury and Longleat Safari Park.



(6 miles)

Wells has the appearance of a quintessentially English village and is enjoyed by visitors from across the globe.

It is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England to be precise! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral, it is situated in the heart of Somerset, with its name deriving from the three wells within The Bishop’s Palace. On the Wells City Council crest you will read the Latin phrase “fonte derivata copia” which translates “the fullness that springs from this well”.

Wells has much to offer whether you choose to visit for a day, or longer, and whatever the season.
Wells City Council provides a Changing Places facility at the rear of Wells Town Hall.

As one of the main tourist venues in Somerset, Wells attracts a high number of visitors each year; by providing this facility the city council is enabling local people and visitors, to get out and enjoy the activities many of us take for granted. The room is conveniently located close to the city centre, shops and key attractions.


(11 miles)

Glastonbury is a town in southwest England.

It’s known for its ancient and medieval sites, many rich in myth. Glastonbury Tor is a tower-topped hill linked to Arthurian legend, overlooking the marshy Somerset Levels.

Once said to be King Arthur’s burial place, Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery dating to the 7th century. Nearby, centuries-old Glastonbury Tribunal has a museum with Iron Age artefacts.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of local pubs and takeaways, including the Castle of Comfort pub, a seven minute walk away.

Wells has a Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning.


(5 miles)

High quality organic and free range produce.

(3 miles)

SPAR Convenience Store: Fresh fruit & veg, off-licence, instore bakery, Post Office and more.

(15 miles)

Farm shop specialising in local meat.

Pubs & Takeaways

(7 minute walk)

A traditional, country pub which serves great food and quality beers and ciders from Butcombe Brewery and Thatcher’s Cider.

(East Harptree – 3 miles)

This pub has more a restaurant like menu than the Castle of Comfort however you can still get classic pub grub but also high-quality modern dishes whilst enjoying the cosy pub atmosphere.

(Priddy – 10 minute drive)

Typical country pub placed near the summit of the Mendip Hills at almost 1,000 feet above sea level.

(Chew Magna)

A traditional 18th century pub, offering a luxury country retreat. They pride themselves on using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible to ensure the best quality and freshness.


An exciting country pub styled by the talented team behind Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant.


Traditionally Untraditional. Beautifully refurbished pub located in the idyllic little village of Litton near Wells.

(Chew Stoke)

Bistro style restaurant, based in the stunning Chew Valley.


Café bistro on the Mendips serving fresh locally sourced ingredients cooked with traditional style and an international twist.

(Chew Valley)

Stood on a stunning patio overlooking Chew Valley Lake. Their menu offers everything including breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as cream tea, ice creams and tea/coffee and cakes!

(Lower Godney near Glastonbury)

The Sheppey lies out on the beautiful wilds of the Somerset Levels, surrounded by peat moors, dairy farms and national wildlife reserves. The pub pulls in people from miles around thanks to the eclectic musicians it attracts, its fine selection of local ales and ciders and fantastic food.


Rugantino’s at the Ancient Gatehouse Hotel is situated on Wells high street offering high quality, classic homemade Italian cuisine. A quiet and cosy restaurant with an accommodating and flexible menu catering for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free eaters.  

(Chew Valley)

A restaurant and takeaway on the bank of the stunning Chew Valley Lake, the original Salt & Malt has something for all the family. Relaxed and informal, you’ll find award winning food, friendly service and a knockout view of the rolling Somerset hills.


Take-away and eat in Thai restaurant.


Take-away and eat in Indian restaurant.


Kebab and pizza and take-away.

(Chew Valley)

Chinese take-away.


Take-away and eat in Italian restaurant.

Popular attractions


There are plently of walks in the surrounding Mendip Hills Area of Natural Beauty. The AONB website has plently of Downloadable Guides including circular walks and walks of varying distance and difficulty.

Mendip Shooting Ground

(6 miles)

Clay pigeon shooting.

(6 miles)

Pony trekking


Cadbury Spa

(12.5 miles)

Award winning 4* Health club and Spa.

(25 miles)

Forest Spa with five new spa zones and 24 different spa experiences.


Wells (7 miles) has a range of supermarkets: Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons. Why don’t you get your shopping delivered in advance – Book a slot well in advance with the supermarket of your choice. The following links will take you directly to the order pages.

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