The village of Draycott is to be found approximately 2 miles East of Cheddar and 6 miles West of Wells on the A371
The village shop/post office is within easy walking distance of The Dairy and sell most items including dails papers. Sunday papers can be purchased from the fruit & veg stall on the A371 approximately a half mile towards Wells on the A371. The Strawberry Special piblic house is also within easy walking distance, but does not offer a full menu, mainly snacks etc.
The next village of Rodney Stoke (towards Wells) is the home of an excellent gastro pub " The Inn at Rodney Stoke". Well worth the short drive, but book in advance to avoid disappointment. Take a look at their web site www.rodneystokeinn.co.uk for more information.
Cheddar has a wealth of eateries including Cjinese, Indian, Fish & Chips and traditional pub meals. There is a folder in The Dairy which contains details of a large selection of these establishments together with details of the attractions in the surrounding area.
The Shapwick & Meare Heath nature reserves are a 30 minute drive away
and in early November you can see the Starling Roosts & Murmerations that have featured in past BBC "Autumn Watch" programmes.
Cheddar Resevoir, which is a haven for sea birds is only 10 minutes drive and has a footpath around the edge which is approximately 2 miles long.
This path can also be taken to reach Axbridge with its quaint buildings, church, pubs, ( The Lamb probably is the best) tea rooms & the market square.
There is a 6 mile circular walk from the village taking you past "Nyland Tor". For the more adventurous then climb to the top of the Tor (please follow the signed paths) for a superb view of the Somerset Levels and surrounding area.
The West Mendip Way passes through the village of Draycott. The bridleway and nature reserve on "Draycott Sleights" can be reached by following "The Batch" which starts just a short distance drom The Dairy. If you feel like an energetic walk you can follow the signed path over the top of the Mendips and into Cheddar Gorge (not for the feint hearted). In Cheddar you can explore the world famous caves, sample hand made sweets and visit the Cheddar Cheese Factory to see how the cheese is made.
Wells with its Cathedral & Bishops Palace are well worth a visit as is the famous Glastonbury Tor and the nearby Clarkes Shopping Vilage at Street which are approximately 8 miles to the South West.
Bristol, Bath & Weston Super-Mare are all within 15 miles and are all well worth a visit
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