Castles and Coast Way

When I wrote the Coleridge Way Companion Guide I was keen to loop it back to Nether Stowey to make the walk a one hundred mile round trip. That only became possible in 2016 when the relevant parts of the England Coast Path were opened. However, the inland route was a little hit and miss […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Coleridge Way, Nether Stowey|0 Comments

Wedding Venues

The Quantocks are a lovely location in which to hold a wedding and we get many guests attending churches and wedding venues in the area staying with us. So, in order to get the most out of your visit here are a few tips:

Leave plenty of time. The West Country is a very popular tourist […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks|0 Comments

Annual Boules

This may look like we were playing boules in a bordello but it’s actually the George Hotel in Nether Stowey and this was the annual boules and barbecue afternoon as one of the Twinning Association’s French themed events over the year (we’re twinned with Theillay just off the Loire).

Usually, the event is held outdoors, but […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Nether Stowey|0 Comments

A Wet Weather Walk in the Quantocks

A wet weather walk in the Quantocks.

The Quantocks are perfect for walking any time of the year, but on occasion, after heavy rain, some of the paths are a tad … soggy. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t go walking and we’ve been researching four walks, using county lanes and B roads to get […]

By |January 8th, 2018|Nether Stowey, Quantock Hills, Quantocks, Walking|0 Comments

The George Hotel

After 16 months we are back to our full complement of pubs in Nether Stowey with the George Hotel reopening its doors today.

The George had a major fire in December 2015 causing the pub to close whilst the pub was rebuilt (very slowly). This did not, however, mean that we were without Bill’s friendly face […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Nether Stowey|0 Comments

Ian and the Stowey Brewery on the Longest Day (21.06.14)

This weekend saw us here at The Old Cider House working hard at any number events in and around Nether Stowey and the Quantocks promoting both the area and local beer.

On Friday Ian spent his day on the back of a very noisy and uncomfortable tractor trailer giving a running commentary to groups of cider and […]

Nether Stowey at Christmas

So what is it about Nether Stowey at Christmas?

Well, the Village has a great sense of community where residents and visitors get together and really enjoy themselves in celebrating this time of year. And there’s plenty to do.

Just before the big day, Coleridge Cottage opened with its Georgian Christmas. This was an opportunity to visit […]

By |January 4th, 2014|Christmas, Nether Stowey|0 Comments

Real Ale in the Quantocks

Real Ale has been a feature of our life in Nether Stowey. Ten years ago we set up Real Ale Walks, taking groups of walkers up into the Quantocks and then down into the pubs for a unique real ale experience.

Seven years ago we opened the Stowey Brewery providing craft real ale to the pubs […]

The Ghost of Jane Shorney

224 years (+2 days) ago two children found a body of a woman lying just outside the boundary of the village of Nether Stowey. It was early morning on a beautiful and sunny Sunday morning and the woman was Jane Shorney, wife of John Walford who was later hanged for her murder.

This morning at 6.00am […]

By |July 7th, 2013|Nether Stowey, The Old Cider House|0 Comments

Dawn over Nether Stowey

Either it’s because I couldn’t sleep or, more likely, because it was such a gorgeous morning that I got up before dawn and took myself up the Nether Stowey’s Castle Mount to see the sun rise from the Quantocks.

At 5.08am a beautiful orange orb rose over the Mendips bathing the whole of this part of […]