Local Area Guide: Bruton, Somerset

November 23, 2023

Located in the heart of Somerset lies Bruton, a town rich in history and culture. From streets filled with historic buildings and period homes, to independent boutiques and outstanding eateries, Bruton is often referred to as ‘the new Notting Hill’ with a number of celebrities residing there and has previously been declared ‘the most fashionable place to live in the UK’ by The Times.

The town is settled on the River Brue, with charming narrow alleys linking the high street to a picturesque riverside walk and features iconic historic places such as the Dovecote in Jubilee Park, a former 18th century Watchtower, and King Alfred’s Tower. It boasts a vibrant village centre, with an electric mix of shops, including a butcher, mini-supermarkets, hardware store, and shops of all kinds selling antiques, vintage clothes and organic foods.

Here are our top reasons to fall in love with Bruton:

The Food Scene

There are several restaurants and eateries, all known for their delicious food and locally sourced products. The Michelin-starred restaurant, Osip, is located on the High Street and is famous for being a farm-to-table restaurant, where guests can go knowing the ingredients used have been cultivated by them and the menu is forever in a state of change. You can also enjoy a meal ‘At The Chapel,’ a converted listed chapel serving modern classics that also hosts regular events and live music.

What really puts Bruton on the map is Hauser and Wirth, located in a stunning rural setting on the site of a former farm, it has now been transformed into a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art.  Visitors can enjoy the on-site restaurant; Roth Bar & Grill – a site-specific bar created by Bjorn and Oddur Roth, serving seasonal, locally sourced produce.

Three miles outside of Bruton, near Castle Cary, lies The Newt – a luxury estate nestled within 300 acres of rolling hills featuring a beautifully restored Georgian mansion and extensive gardens. A true retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life, it offers its guests a chance to unravel and connect with nature.

It’s well connected

Bruton also features great transport links, offering a vast selection of nearby great places to visit. Located just off the A303, it is well connected to the South West, being less than 30 miles from both Bristol and Bath, and the railway station offers direct trains to London in under two hours.

Great schools

Bruton is served by an excellent choice of schools. In Bruton itself we have King’s Bruton – an independent, fully co-educational, secondary, boarding & day school, for 13-18 year olds, as well as Sexey’s – a co-educational state boarding and day school for 11-18 year olds. Not far from Bruton is Wells Cathedral School – an excellent music specialist independent day and boarding school for 2 – 18 year olds, and Milfield – a leading UK independent school for boys and girls, aged 2-18 years famous for producing many high flying sporting alumni.

Bruton offers a unique blend of rural charm and high quality of life, the perfect location to escape to the countryside and make your home.

For more information on our development in Bruton visit our development page here.

Blog

Related Posts

See all

Tips for Creating a Sustainable and Bee-Friendly Garden

Tips for Creating a Sustainable and Bee-Friendly Garden Gardening is not only a fulfilling hobby but also an excellent opportunity to contribute positively to the environment By adopting sustainable
More >>

Meet the Site Manager at Manor Court

Here we chat to Ian, our fantastic Site Manager at Manor Court - our Cotswold collection of just six 4 and 5 bedroom houses Ian tells us about his background and the highlights of Manor Court Can y
More >>

Somerset – find out more about this glorious county!

Somerset, the county with the trendiest reputation in the South West Not only is Somerset a mecca for Londoners looking for a country escape, it’s a foodie odyssey, a bohemian bolthole and a cultura
More >>

The Beauty of Bruton, Somerset

Located in the heart of Somerset lies Bruton, a town rich in history and culture From streets filled with historic buildings and period homes, to independent boutiques and outstanding eateries, Bruton
More >>

Top Tips for Getting Your Garden Spring-Ready

Long nights, frosty temperatures, and plenty of drizzle – it’s fair to say UK winters can be a challenge! When the clocks finally go forward, it really does feel like the end of a lengthy hibernat
More >>

A Q&A with Mike Gahir, from Lakes Showering Spaces

Here we talk to Mike Gahir, Managing Director at Lakes Showering Spaces, an innovative manufacturer of shower enclosures and spaces, to discuss how Acorn’s commitment to creating a cleaner supply ch
More >>

How to buy a home with Acorn

10 STEPS TO BUYING A HOME WITH ACORN Buying a house is an exciting milestone but a daunting prospect at the same time, but we’re here to help guide you through the process and make it as easy as po
More >>

Meet Jacqui, Our Design and Development Manager

As it's National Careers Week, we talk to Jacqui, our Design and Development Manager based in London, who has forged a fantastic and interesting career in the property industry - here she talks about
More >>

Discover Exmouth

Sandwiched between Somerset and Cornwall, Devon has so much to offer whether you choose to move to the North or South, but the common element across the whole of Devon is the beautiful scenic views
More >>

Thinking of selling your home? Read our Top Tips!

Top Tips on Selling Your Home Are you thinking of selling your home this year At Acorn we have seen a seasonal trend of of house searches and enquiries increasing in January, so now could be a great
More >>

Planning Permission Submitted For The Regeneration of Baltic Wharf, Totnes

Planning Permission Submitted For The Regeneration of Baltic Wharf, Totnes Baltic Wharf Developments Ltd submits planning application following extensive consultation Following an extensive cons
More >>

Urchfont Primary School children see construction in action at Hazel Green

Children from Urchfont Primary School had a special tour of our new Hazel Green development, including a look at how the homes have been constructed and demonstrations of site machinery in action O
More >>