Cricket St. Thomas is close to Somerset’s most iconic country houses, but there’s also a cider mill to explore for a different kind of Somerset tradition.
Perry's Cider Mill
12-min drive from Cricket St. Thomas, TA19 0NY
This award-winning cidery has been using only Somerset apples for almost 100 years, and still operates on the same farm as they did in 1920. Take in their working mills, locally-sourced café, and museum housed in a 16th century thatched barn – Somerset to a tea (or cider).
21-min drive from Cricket St. Thomas, TA19 0NQ
A Tudor manor house that has stood since the 1550’s, Barrington Court is surrounded by a moat filled with ducks and dragonflies. When you cross the bridge you’ll find a series of garden ‘rooms’, each with their own themes, as well as a working kitchen garden.
25-min drive from Cricket St. Thomas, TA15 6XP
Almost unchanged since the Elizabethan era, this grade I listed building was built in 1598 and boasts the longest Long Gallery in England, 5 different garden areas, and the first ever National Portrait Gallery local partnership, featuring a collection of 16th- and 17th- century pieces.