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BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel

Station Road, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9AR

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Britain) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Quality Award
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (70 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster

Twenty20 Cup: Somerset Sabres

The Friends Life T20 begins with a group format in June, before quarter finals in July and Finals Day at Southampton's Rose Bowl in August. Somerset Sabres play their home games at the County Ground in Taunton.

Available : Jun - Aug 2013 (annual)

Monkton Wyld

Monkton Wyld Court bills itself as an "holistic education centre" (and is, in fact a registered charity as a result of its work). It was set up in the early 1980s by a resident community and exists now with a variable number of volunteers. Set in a beautiful stone-built Victorian rectory and out-buildings, with 11 acres of grounds in a secluded valley, it offers a great retreat.

Available : Daily

Yeovilton International Air Day

RNAS Yeovilton plays host to the Yeovilton International Air Day, offering an extensive flying display as well as a more earthbound exhibition of military and civilian aircraft - both historic and modern. Ground-based entertainment includes sideshows, a funfair and vintage vehicles.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

The Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival brings the town to life with a spectacular parade of illuminated floats, live bands, street entertainment and "squibbing"... Unique to Bridgewater, this is the simultaneous firing of lots of large fireworks (squibs) on Bridgwater High Street.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

World Nettle-Eating Championships

The Bottle Inn at Marshwood presents the annual World Nettle-Eating Championships. Each year contestants munch their way through stinging nettle after stinging nettle, without a dock leaf in sight...

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Glastonbury Abbey

Somerset's Glastonbury Abbey, 2000-year-old burial place of King Arthur and reputedly Britain's earliest Christian sanctuary, is surrounded by 36 acres of tranquil parkland, ponds, orchard and wildlife areas. Costumed guides tell tales of monastic life and King Arthur's court.

Available : Daily

Glastonbury Symposium

For all the X-Files fans out there, the truth may be found at the Glastonbury Symposium, one of Britain's largest crop circle conferences. Debates and presentations aim to dissect the truth about crop circles, what they symbolise and how they materialise.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Sherborne Castle

Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594, Sherborne Castle has been the home of the Digby family since 1617. Impressive collections of art, furniture and porcelain are on view and the Capability Brown lake and gardens are open for exploration.

Available : Apr - Nov 2013; not Mon or Fri (annual)

Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days brings friendly festival vibes to Escot Park in Ottery St Mary. Performances are spread across five stages, while other attractions include walkabout theatre, real ale bars from Otter Brewery and family camping.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

A 17th-century tradition to rid the streets of evil spirits is revived every year as fearless men, women and children run through Ottery St Mary carrying blazing tar barrels. Thousands of spectators enjoy the thrill of avoiding the runners.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury has been held on organiser Michael Eavis' property, Worthy Farm in Somerset, since its inception almost 40 years ago. Commonly regarded as the UK's biggest and best music festival, it attracts the world's most famous and celebrated musicians. 2012 is a rest year but the festival will return in 2013.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Sidmouth Folk Week

The Edwardian seaside town of Sidmouth comes alive every August for a celebration of dance and song - the Sidmouth Folk Week. Ceilidh bands perform nightly for the energetic, while there's usually a Friday-night torchlight procession followed by a fireworks display.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Middle Piccadilly

Not just a quaint 17th-century thatched-roof cottage, Middle Piccadilly prides itself on de-stressing urbanites. With a wealth of treatments to choose from, getting rid of toxins can hardly be done in a nicer way.

Available : Daily

The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show

The Royal Bath and West Showground hosts the annual Bristol Classic Car Show. Spot around 200 vehicles from spectacular turn-of-the-century collectibles to modern classics. The autojumble section features 250 stalls selling second-hand parts, tools, books and memorabilia.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Royal Bath and West Show

The southwest's premier agricultural event, the Royal Bath and West Show is held at a dedicated showground in Shepton Mallet and features the best in livestock, food and country produce - a fun family day out.

Available : May - Jul 2013 (annual)

National Gardening Show

Green-thumbed gardeners gather at the National Gardening Show to pick up tips from gardening experts. Spot television celebrities and admire gorgeous garden displays, featuring an array of colourful flowers, fruit and vegetables at the Royal Bath & West Showground.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

Wookey Hole Caves

Within Somerset's mysterious Mendip Hills lie the wonders of Wookey Hole, a series of brightly-lit caverns carved out by the River Axe. The caves also have their own museum, offering a detailed history of local archaeological and anthropological discoveries.

Available : Daily

May Day at Cerne Abbas

Get up close and personal with the Cerne Abbas Giant during this ancient May Day celebration. Traditionally the Wessex Morris Men dance on the mighty chalk figure at the crack of dawn before celebrations in the village of Cerne Abbas.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival

The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival commemorates the bravery of a group of locals who fought against poverty and stood up to authority to form the first farm workers' union in England. The event features music, speakers and family entertainment.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel
Station Road
TA19 9AR

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01460 52108

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