Podshaver's Barn Restaurant, Bishops Lydeard

What a gem! Tucked away down a tiny narrow lane in the Somerset countryside, in a past life it was a milking shed but now it’s been transformed to a wonderful restaurant with a lovely beamed ceiling and cosy lighting; outside there’s a delightful little courtyard. Food is top notch; nibble on garlic bread and olives whilst you choose from the menu – how about Smoked Eel & Apple Salad with Walnuts & Lemon Dressing to start, followed by Breast of Duck with 5 Spice, Honey & Sesame Greens, and then Hot Oozing Chocolate Pudding… there’s an extensive wine list, service is efficient and charming; they know how to make you feel welcome. Try it.


Open Weds-Sat evenings and for Sunday lunch; closed for Christmas & New Year, opening times vary in Jan and Feb.