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Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
+44 1823 413923
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Great food & caters for dietary needs!

Love the Stables Restaurant & go there frequently on a Saturday morning after Chi Gong in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Taunton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wonderful soul-fodder!

The gardens are full of delights - wonderful views, glorious woods, splendid lakes, and a variety... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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Hestercombe is a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde's Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. All have undergone acclaimed restoration work and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop. The award-winning visitor facilities include the warm and welcoming Stables Restaurant & Coffee Shop with a bright, airy, stylish Courtyard.Copyright © Hestercombe Gardens
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  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
+44 1823 413923
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the Stables Restaurant & go there frequently on a Saturday morning after Chi Gong in the summer. This trip was with my Norwegian friend & we had a lovely lunch that catered for her dietary needs perfectly. Thank you so much for all your...More

Thank Fiona_Somerset
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are full of delights - wonderful views, glorious woods, splendid lakes, and a variety of follies. They are arranged over a number of hills, so some of the paths do climb quite steeply. Sensible footwear is advisable - some of the paths can...More

Thank LifeSparkle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely visit to Hestercombe, loads of snowdrops, beautiful hellebores, winter aconite and even a few daffodils braving the cold and a hot cuppa at the end to thaw out the extremities! 15% discount by getting tickets online before you go.

Thank CathyAJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! Friendly staff, beautiful gardens, fantastic facilities, so lucky to have this fantastic place on my doorstep. Online booking means a discount, always a great start. A warm welcome from helpful start makes it even better. Easy to find, easy to park,...More

Thank Winterprincess1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hestercombe Gardens by accident when looking for somewhere nice in the Somerset/Quantock area to walk our dogs whilst on holiday. We followed signs to get there which were easy to follow. There is free parking available and dogs are welcome in to most...More

Thank dormouse07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It pains me to write this review but I have to review on our experience and it was terrible! We found the Father Christmas to be miserable and very rushed when we visited with our 2 children. We were allowed to only take one photograph...More

1  Thank thegloversfam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love Hestercombe Gardens and go there regularly. The food is good, the gardens are amazing and if you want to be out in nature this is the place. We also got married here and it was perfect.

Thank Jameswhitept
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not only is this the Fire HQ,it also has a wonderful garden that has literally blossomed year after year

Thank Jimliddell48
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I have visited Hestercombe many times over the years and am never disappointed.The gardens are breathtaking with fascinating follies and a lovely lake.The Stable Cafe has a delicious, freshly cooked lunch menu and is cosy in Winter, with tables and chairs outside when the weather...More

1  Thank Fennelradish
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Regardless of what season were in, a visit here always please.. plenty to see, even a lunch time stroll.. coffee shop always offers plenty of choices..

Thank MrCaddy
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Response from Phillip150 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure of the rules but if under control I do not use a lead at all times.
15 August 2016|
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Response from stumpy42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to pay, well worth a visit
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Response from Louise P | Reviewed this property |
Yes very much so