At Hinton St George's deliciously olde-worlde village pub the assured food pairs classic ingredients with imaginative additions – here prime meat and fish come with wild garilc pesto, chipotle mayonnaise and horseradish crème fraîche. The building oozes country atmosphere, with beams, roaring fires and stacks of ale barrels behind the bar. Hard to fault.
You can make a night of it by checking into one of their quirky rooms (singles £65, doubles £95). It's roughly 15 miles from Yeovil and Taunton.