What better way to spend a Sunday than to drive through the Somerset hills and countryside. A relaxing Sunday drive no less.
Just short of an hour away from Bristol and Bath you will reach Bruton, a small and very picturesque village.
Bruton itself is small, quiet and unassuming, but hidden in plain sight on the high street is At The Chapel – an old chapel converted into a boutique hotel, bakery and restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
Everything from avocado on toasted sourdough, to woodfired pizza, to a roast dinner is on offer. All locally sourced and very reasonably priced. And what a setting to sit back and relax in.
The space is light, bright and airy. Giant windows let in the winter sunlight and if you fancy, you could enjoy your coffee from one of the plush green velvet armchairs. I must get one of those for my flat…
Kind of rustic, but also modern enough that you know Instagram would love it, At The Chapel comes up trumps with delish food and all the interiors inspiration.
But now for the real reason we were there – the food. Having seen many a baked good and pizza on Instagram, I already knew for certain what I was ordering.
Although I was swayed slightly by the look of Dom’s roast pork, I put my food envy aside once my Taleggio and wild mushroom pizza arrived.
There was pudding as well but… they didn’t last long enough for a photo!
If you’re not stopping for food, then don’t forget to swing by the bakery for a loaf of freshly baked bread and a take away coffee. We didn’t leave empty handed and the Spelt loaf we chose must be a favourite at At The Chapel, as we just about snagged the last one.
Although Bruton may be a quiet Somerset village, it’s packing a top player in amongst the antique and interiors shops on the high street.
One more leisurely drive back home and it was a Sunday well spent At The Chapel.