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A dog’s unconditional love can be powerful medicine for any person. A new study has found that people with dogs are more likely to be satisfied with life, less lonely, and cope better with their depression. Spending time with your furry best friend is good for your health!
Places where dogs are welcome are a great way to spend time together and create a strong bonding. Here is our list of the best dog-friendly pubs and cafés in the market town of Taunton.
This is a small parkland a few miles from Taunton that boasts beautiful formal gardens and three centuries of garden history. It offers an opportunity to relax and enjoy nature, even though it’s located in a busy part of the city. The garden is home to many species of birds and animals and offers spectacular views of mother nature.
The Bridgwater and Taunton Canal connects Bridgwater with Taunton in the southwest of England. It was opened in 1827 and links the River Tone with the River Parrett. Stroll around with your dog, soaking in the majestic beauty of the surroundings.
The Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre is located at Stoke St Gregory, on the Somerset Levels, near Taunton, England. Located on a working farm, the centre grows and processes willow. It offers tours of more than 80 acres (0.13 sq mi) of withies, willow yards, and basket workshops, as well as information about the history of willow on the Levels.
In Somerset, England, the West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a 22.75-mile (36.6 km) heritage railway line. Somerset County Council owns the line and stations.
The Goodland Gardens boast three sections of parkland, including both hard-standing and grassy areas. This is an ideal setting for sporting events and fun family days. Additionally, there is a natural amphitheatre where performances can take place in the open air.
Sheppy’s Cider is a 370-acre farm with apple orchards, a museum and a tea room besides the Longhorn herd.
7. Café 38
You can get food here at any time of the day, and dogs are allowed, which is a major plus. First-class food, attentive staff and excellent service are the hallmarks of this restaurant. Popular nearby walks include Vivary Park and Cotlake Hill Circular Walk.
Located close to Taunton town centre, Longrun Meadow is a picturesque open space that is free of traffic and easily accessible for runners. The flat terrain and a network of paths provide beginners with an ideal starting point. Runners, cyclists, and walkers enjoy the meadow, making it a great place to exercise.
9. The Hub Box
The Hub Box is a great place to get delicious American street food and drinks. Besides award-winning gluten-free burgers, they are also vegan-friendly. And they allow dogs.
10. The Mango Tree
This cafe and restaurant serves food from around the world and is all vegan. A variety of teas, coffees, shakes, smoothies, and vegan beer from local breweries, are on offer at the Mango Tree.
11. The Plough
The Plough claims to be Taunton’s friendliest pub. The pub offers 20 Somerset ciders, local ales, and quirky interiors. CAMRA has previously named it the best Somerset cider pub. There is eclectic music, a great selection of food, Sunday lunches, beaten up leather sofas and a crackling log fire – an ideal location for a great family time.
12. The New Mill
To New Mill opens its doors to the public at noon and serves food all day. There is a stunning garden in the summer and a rustic log fire in the winter. The New Mill at Bathpool is located near the long winding path of the canal, just outside the hustle and bustle of Taunton. Located in a picturesque garden, the pub has a cosy, rustic interior that’s great for sipping a pint, catching up with friends and chatting the day away!
13. The Weir Cafe
The Weir Cafe is the perfect place to relax with a cup of beverage after a long walk with your dog. It’s a lovely cafe with a great deck overlooking Longmeadow and the park. Nearby walks include French Weir and Longrun Meadow
14. The World’s End
World’s End Country Pub is off the M5 and the A38 just outside Taunton. Formerly a beautiful Somerset Victorian house, this pub-restaurant now offers a secluded terrace, an exquisitely restored interior, and ample parking, making it the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner. Walks around the area: Bradford on Tone
This coffee shop is located in the beautiful surroundings of Vivary Park.
You can enjoy speciality coffee, fruit smoothies, plant-based light lunches, savoury and sweet breakfast options, and homemade vegan treats and cakes here.
The following are nearby walks: Vivary Park, Cotlake Hill Circular.
15. The Cross Keys
A collection of beautiful, country-style pubs awaits you at The Cross Keys. The pub serves excellent pub food, local ales, and expertly selected drinks. Whether it’s a quick drink after work, catching up with friends, or an event for the family, come and enjoy those moments with them. Local walks nearby include the Netherclay Community Woodlands.
Dog-friendly places to visit in Taunton Somerset are plentiful, but these 15 spots are some of the most popular ones.
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