M5, Junction 24; 4 minutes
(take-away times vary)
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Minutes from the motorway, Pyne’s is a cracking farm shop and café serving exceptional food – fast. The steady stream of van drivers is testament to the melt-in-your-mouth breakfast rolls, proper pastries and unique roast-dinner-in-a-box. It’s all available to take away, along with good coffee, or you can stop for a break at the farmhouse tables.
Sprightly Malcolm Pyne is in charge, together with his wife Julie. One in a long line of butchers, you can’t miss him behind the counter sporting his trademark mutton chops whiskers and a bowler hat. There’s nothing he doesn’t know about the perfect cut and he is uncompromising when it comes to animal welfare, sourcing only from known local farmers. The in-house sausages change frequently and are deservedly described as legendary.
The farm shop showcases some of Somerset’s best food, so you can fill your shopping bags from the cheese, fish and meat counters, or load up on locally-blended tea, veg and cider.