Cricket St Thomas Hotel
You are free to visit the hotel for drinks and snacks at any time, the hotel is “Adult Only” if you would like to eat in the main restaurant and see the nightly entertainment call the hotel on 01460 30111 for dinner including the after dinner cabaret is £20 on week days and £25 at weekends depending on availability.
The Leisure Club
Entrance is available at a reduced rate of £5 per head for adults only to use all the facilities, treatments will be charged for.
Cricket St Thomas Gardens and Lakes
Entrance is free and a wonderful place to walk around the lawns, lakes and beautifully kept gardens.
The best pub in the area by far is Lord Poulett Arms (10 mins) in Hinton St George and it is best to call for a reservation the food is fantastic and the owners are extremely accommodating. 01460 73149 http://www.lordpoulettarms.com/
Other good pubs
The Fox in Corscombe, Dorset 01935 891 330 (20 mins)
The King Arms, Stockland, Devon 01404 881361 (15 mins)
The Black Swan is situated in the grounds of the hotel.
Windwhistle Inn (5 mins), the food is more basic pub food. 01460 30229
Situated in Cricket house were you can enjoy a drink in the location were To the Manor Born was filmed.
Tescos is in Chard 3 miles away on the left as you enter the town on the A30.
Chard, Crewkerne and Ilminster the 3 nearest small towns have basic shops for a wider range you need to visit Exeter, Taunton and Yeovil. Honiton is good for antique shops and is a pretty town.
There are many walks on nearby public footpaths. You are welcome to walk around the estate but dogs need to be on a lead to avoid them disturbing the wildlife and farm animals. (See maps for details)
There are fantastic walk from Puthill to Lyme Regis if you fancy a 5-hour trek!
Or there is a good short walk to Forde Abbey and Gardens.