Somerset Lavender Farm
Somerset Lavender Farm near Radstock is tucked away behind a row of pretty cottages backing on to a pond in the hamlet of Faulkland surrounded by five acres of lavender fields planted in 2004.
Visitors are welcome to walk through the fields and absorb the sight of more than 50,000 lavender plants and sunflowers with bees busily collecting pollen. A beautiful and peaceful sight even on a stormy and wet day when we visited! A small donation box is available to cover entrance.
There's also a garden to explore and the shop - complete with tea room - is full of lavender teas, sprays, cushions and other treats which can also be bought online. Their menu is full of lavender themed goodies including lavender shortbread, lavender and almond cake or gluten free chocolate, walnut and lavender brownies. For around £7.50 you can have lunch as well with choices including goats' cheese and lavender quiche (£5 small plate options are also available). Non-lavender options are also on the menu. So, all-in-all, very well priced for good quality food with a twist in wonderful surroundings.
They're open May through September, Wednesday - Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
As lovers of cream teas, we had a lavender scone which was lovely, plus strong tea (and enough milk for 3 cups each) for under £5 a head. Scone star rating 8.