A378, Junction Westover Trading Estate; 0 minutes
Weds-Sun 8am-4pm (Fri 8am-8pm in summer)
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
The folk at The Bridge were so proudly independent (and keen to join The Extra Mile) that we're unsure who's happiest to now have them in the book, them or us! At The Bridge, single-use plastic is banned, Bruton Dairy's organic milk arrives in churns and each suppliers' ethics are vetted. Even the Homewood sheep's cheese comes wrapped in insulating wool.
Claire and her team bake stacks of organic sourdough and pastries daily, ready for the brunch rush. It's an informal, relaxed space with a small but interesting menu, good coffee and some favourite local beers, ciders and lemonades. Try a seed-topped halloumi toast, a warm BLT croissant or a spelt tart. Rub shoulders with local cyclists on the chunky benches or take your coffee and pain aux raisins out to the covered riverside seating to admire the arches of Great Bow Bridge.
The town's 13th-century Hanging Chapel is worth a peek while here; tack on a river Parrett roam before setting off.
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The Extra Mile: Delicious Alternatives to Motorway Services is your essential glovebox guide to good food on the move. The guidebook is a great gift for motorists and foodies who prefer to avoid motorway services and boring, big-brand food. Find independent cafes, pubs, local coffee and tea shops and lovely farm shops near motorway junctions and main roads. To improve your journey, support small businesses and discover real local flavours, order your copy today (edition 4 published March 2023 and available now).