Yeovil is a great base for enjoying the charms of south Somerset - the sparkling apple cider enjoyed picnic-style overlooking green, rural hills and the occasional ancient church or ruin of something older. The best places to stay in Yeovil tend to be relaxed places where the food is good and the country air is all around.
Most charmingly, and thanks to the Victorian rail planners, Yeovil has two stations,Yeovil Pen Mill on the Bristol to Weymouth line and Yeovil Junction on the London to Exeter line. Both are close to the centre of town and these days there's a courtesy bus service between them. It may or may not be related, but Yeovil is also home to a small railway museum?
Yeovil is also home to the Museum of South Somerset, which has some fascinating pieces from the region's colourful history, and several listed buildings, including the amusing Barwick follies. All very nice outlooks for your cider and ploughman's picnic.
Still not sure which to book? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Yeovil, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice. Or widen the net and check out all our Somerset recommendations.
An award-winning restaurant with rooms set in three-acres of beautiful Somerset gardens. This unpretentious property is intimate and relaxing, with comfortable rooms and hideaway qualities. Enjoy the wine list and delicious, seasonal dishes on offer. A great place to explore English countryside.
Corton Denham, Somerset
Quintessentially English Georgian Inn nestled in the Dorset/Somerset countryside welcomes guests with winter fires, bare boards and comfortable rooms. Enjoy the Moor Queen’s on tap and extremely enjoyable food. A little country treasure, with great walks from the front door.