A303, Junction Podimore; 13 minutes
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Langport belongs to Somerset’s trendy renaissance. It’s a pretty town with a lively art scene and a raft of independent shops. Kitchen is at the top of the high street, in a hefty-timbered Victorian warehouse at Great Bow Wharf, once used for trading salt and corn along the waterways.
The roomy café is a popular spot for locals and visitors, especially cyclists. Bare floorboards and white walls often ring with merry voices as people catch up over yummy pastries: sausage rolls, cheese and pesto swirls, and croissants that would make the French blush. Lunches are filling and seasonal, perhaps a BLT with basil mayonnaise or mezze platter with puy lentils, chickpea and quinoa served with Asian salsa.
There’s a toy box for kids and treats for four-legged friends. Spill out through a wild flower border, up red-brick steps and on to the rope-bound terrace overlooking the river for beautiful walks.