Somerset is a vast, rural county and home to wealth of places producing exceptional food and drink, often without much fanfare and off the beaten track.
For two weeks each July, the Somerset Food Trail showcases some of the best – and their sustainable credentials – with a line-up of farm days, tastings, tours and feasts. But what if you’re not visiting in the summer? We asked food writer and Somerset insider Lucas Hollweg to share his pick of producers, shops and special stops to make a beeline for on your next trip to the West Country. Some of the below offer nationwide delivery, too, for a taste of Somerset at home.