We provide the perfect alternative to the motorway services

We’re becoming a bit of a stop off for holidaymakers motoring on to Devon or Cornwall.As we’re just 10 minutes from both junction 19 and 20 of the M5, we offer an alternative resting-place to the average motorway service station for motorists.

We all know that long drives are stressful and it’s important to take regular breaks to recharge your batteries. We’re finding that we’re getting more visitors choosing to break their journey here with us rather than stopping at the services, as well as holiday travellers seeking refuge from the M5 queues during the summer.

We’re becoming something of a modern day coaching inn, somewhere serving excellent homemade food at lunchtimes and evenings, every day, except Mondays, unless it’s a Bank Holiday, in a relaxed atmosphere. We also have a patisserie on site that makes exceptional cakes, which we serve with morning coffee or afternoon teas.

We’re finding this year that diners are actively planning to break their journeys with us because they say they like the fact they can stop in attractive surroundings not far from the motorway but with decent food, service and loos, especially when the M5 is slow moving or closed.

We have an outdoor area where people can stretch their legs and free Wi-Fi for those who need to stay in touch for business or pleasure. We’re a far better option than fighting through overcrowded walkways and queuing in fast-food outlets.

We offer a wide choice of homemade food with an emphasis on quality, freshness and seasonality wherever possible, and have an open-air family-friendly pizzeria kitchen serving traditional Italian pizzas from Wednesdays to Sundays too.

Our part of Somerset is often bypassed by many visitors heading for destinations further along the M5 like Devon and Cornwall. But as we get lots of guests using us as a lunch stop off point, they’re getting to see some of the area first hand and we’ve had lunch stop-off guests come back and book breaks here too in our Loft Apartment in Portishead.

As Buddha said: ‘It is better to travel well than to arrive’, so we love it when people break their journey with us, but we also think it’s great when they come back to spend more time appreciating the area in full.

Fresh air is the perfect remedy after a tiring car journey and, also, an essential part of any mid-drive break. Here guests can wander in our all-weather garden and revive the senses.

Our areas all have wide access for buggies and wheelchairs and we have a loo for the less able on-site. Dogs are welcome on leads. Well-behaved pets may join their owners in the outdoor-seated eating areas. Water bowls are provided too.

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