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Williton, Somerset

Williton is a medium-sized village in West Somerset. It has many of the facilities of a small town, being the administrative centre for the district. It is situated 2 miles south off the coast and is placed roughly equidistant between Minehead, Bridgwater and Taunton.

Williton is an excellent centre for walking holidays, with easy access for visiting the Quantocks, the Brendons and Exmoor as well as the coast at Minehead, Dunster, Blue Anchor and Watchet.

There are facilities nearby for sailing and wind-surfing as well as the usual beach activities. On the nearby cliffs, fossils are exposed. (More on these activities can be found in the local attractions section of this site).

It is home to one of the ten stations of the West Somerset Railway. There is easy access to the West Somerset Railway which is the longest private railway in the country.

Other places of interest are the Tropiquaria animal farm at the old radio station - great for entertaining the kids and the Bakelite Museum. Halsway Folk Music Centre is not far away.

Places to Eat

Williton is well served with pubs and restaurants all within walking distance, but if you would prefer to explore further we can suggest a range of places for you to try. Please ask and we could book ahead for you.

Bengal Spice next to the post office. Good food, reasonably priced Indian and some English dishes.

Fish & Chips on the corner of Long Street and Fore Street.

The Royal Huntsman - serves basic pub food.

The Masons Arms At the junction of North Road and Doniford Road. Advise to book at weekends for carvery. Reasonable prices and wide of pub food at other times

The Wyndham Arms High Street opposite Half Acre. Good local pub atmosphere and pub food, especially pies!

The Windmill About a mile from the village towards Bridgewater on the right in West Quantoxhead. Carvery lunches on Sundays. Child friendly with playground. Inexpensive to medium price.

We can also recommend restaurants and pubs a car ride away. Please ask us as we have enjoyed trying them!

Bicknoller Inn - Bicknoller

The Waterfront - Minehead

The Hood (pub) - Kilve

Lowtrow Inn - Upton

Ralegh's Cross Inn - near Wheddon Cross

Valiant Soldier - Roadwater

The Blue Ball - Triscombe

Carew Arms - Crowcombe

Shops

The Co-op supermarket in Fore Street is open from 7.30 10.00pm and sells most things.

A chemist is attached to the medical centre.

The Post Office is in Fore Street.

Jones Bakers will make up sandwiches for picnics.

Three Hairdressers can be found in the village.

Gliddons in Bank Street can supply walking and outdoor clothing.

Doctors

This is shown on the map as a medical centre. It is within easy walking distance and has never failed to look after our guests for minor medical attention or should you have forgotten your repeat prescription.

Banks

There is a Lloyds bank and Natwest bank both with Link cash machines.

Police

The local police station is in Bank Street.

Churches

Methodist in Tower Hill.

Church of England off Bridge Street.