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Shopping & Eating Out


Shopping and Eating in Blue Anchor

There’s a small shop at the entrance to the Hoburne Holiday Park in Blue Anchor. They sell the basics, including milk, bread, butter, tinned food, bacon, sausages and newspapers .

There's also a village shop and post office at Carhampton, the village where the Blue Anchor road meets the main Taunton to Minehead road.

In Blue Anchor there are two pubs serving drinks and food. Also there is the wonderful Driftwood Cafe just 5 minutes away serving breakfast and delicious meals, coffees, teas and cakes throughout the day and open, after Easter, for Friday dinner and Saturdays in the summer holidays.

The Driftwood Cafe

Sign outside the Driftwood Cafe giving some details of the natural history of the area

Shopping and Eating in the Wider Area
There are supermarkets in Minehead together with a huge range of other shops and restaurants. Dunster boasts several cafes and other eateries.
The following are just a selection of restaurants and cafes you will find in the area. Clicking on the name or the image will open the associated website if available.
Authentic Italian Cuisine

We serve authentic Italian, Mediterranean and European cuisine. We aim to use local produce wherever possible, serving fresh seafood, fish , local Exmoor 10 oz steaks and much more.All food is cooked fresh to order, we don't serve 'fast food' only good food as fast as possible. We also cater for Gluten free and any other specific requirements. Just ask any member of staff and they'll be happy to help.

4 Holloway St, Minehead. TA24 5NP
Telephone: 01643 706372


29, The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5AY
Telephone: 01643 706090

Apple on the Avenue

Vintage, retro, historicist, nostalgic, joyful, lightweight, playful, beautifully silly, delicate, regressive, and a tad hopeful. We’re here to celebrate and share the joys of taking refreshment in convivial surroundings with people we like set against a clock that might just stop for a while…

Come and see how we are reinventing the tearoom for the 21st century.

Pebble's Tavern

At the award winning Pebbles Tavern you will find a very friendly & comfortable atmosphere where you can enjoy our large range of Ciders, Real Ales, Single Malts, Rums, Artisan Gins & Fine Wines whilst you relax with your friends. We specialise in Real Cider so, if it’s Cider or other quality drinks you are looking for, Pebbles Tavern is the place to come in Somerset.

24 Market Street, Watchet, Somerset,.TA23 0AN
Telephone: 01984 634737


24 High Street, Dunster, Minehead. TA24 6SG
Telephone: 01643 821595


A friendly family run café serving well-presented light lunches, Sunday Roasts, indulgent cream teas and an array of delicious home-made cakes. Eat in the immaculate restaurant or outside in the quirky garden. Vegetarian and gluten free diets catered for.


Reeves Restaurant

Whether you choose to dine in the beamed restaurant or outside in the pretty walled garden, you’re in for a treat at this fine dining restaurant in the heart of the medieval village of Dunster. From the warm welcome you receive front of house, to the fine ingredients used and attention to detail in the kitchen, Reeves is worthy of its glowing newspaper reviews.

20-22 High Street, Dunster, TA24 6SG
Telephone: 01643 821414


Selworthy, Somerset. TA24 8TP
Telephone: 01643 829111

Periwinkle Cottage

Periwinkle Cottage is a picture postcard cottage situated on Selworthy Green. This quintessential English Tea Rooms and Gardens has a fresh and contemporary décor and is home to the owners, tenants of the National Trust.
They provide a wide range of cakes, all baked on the premises as well as light lunches and of course the traditional favourite, Clotted Cream Teas.
Open seven days a week from 10am – 5pm