Relatively new happenings are the Yeo Valley Canteen in Blagdon, the amazing new arthouse cafe in Cheddar (Cafe Sketch), a new cafe in the gorge (Cafe Gorge) and the refurbished Bath Arms gastro-pub in the village. Further afield the now fairly well established Sheppey Inn is doing well (need to book almost always). And there are new places to explore: the Wheatsheaf Inn in Stone Allerton was closed but new owners have set up a top notch smokery and have now re-opened the pub. And Thatchers (the local cider makers) have lovingly restored and refurbished the Railway Inn in Sandford and we're checking that out this weekend (ideally it is just by Strawberry Line so a perfect cycle destination).
But sadly some places have closed: The Sitting Room cafe in Cheddar run by two lovely ladies and completely vegetarian. Also vegetarian and closed after a very long run is Cafe Galatea in Glastonbury, and in Wells the fantastic up-market Old Spot restaurant has also closed. In Cheddar the old Kings Head pub has closed but we hope new owners may come and revitalise it.