Elsie & Fleur

Want to treat your Mum to a tasty meal this Mother’s Day? Here’s a guide to some of our favourite eateries in the West.

Clavelshay Barn Restaurant at Lower Clavelshay Farm in North Petherton, Somerset. 
www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk
The restaurant uses produce from local growers and suppliers for its food. All dishes are made on-site including ice-cream and sorbet. Bread is made daily and the water is from the farm’s own spring.

River Cottage Canteen and Deli
on Trinity Square in Axminster, Devon.
www.rivercottage.net/canteens/axminster
The restaurant celebrates the River Cottage ethos about fine, seasonal, locally-produced produce. It has a daily changing menu boasting a wide selection of freshly prepared seasonal, local, organic and wild food.

The Pony and Trap on Knowle Hill in Chew Magna, North Somerset.
www.theponyandtrap.co.uk
The menu is varied and changes daily, but the emphasis is on simplicity. The ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and the majority of meats, vegetables and fruit are all produced within just a few miles of the restaurant.

Porthminster Beach Café
on Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall.
www.porthminstercafe.co.uk
The café is situated on Porthminster beach and has views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. It specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine.

The Willow Tree
on Tower Lane in Taunton, Somerset.
www.thewillowtreerestaurant.com
The restaurant is run by ex-Roux brothers head chef Darren Sherlock and his wife. It uses produce from West Country suppliers wherever possible.

The Coleridge Restaurant
at Dunkery Beacon Country House in Wootton Courtenay, Exmoor.
www.dunkerybeaconaccommodation.co.uk
Situated on Exmoor the restaurant, which is run by husband and wife John and Jane Bradley, boasts views across the hills and moors. It has a seasonally changing menu with a focus on locally-sourced produce. 

Written by Capella Rew — March 12, 2014

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