The Best Local Pubs
The Drayton Crown, a lovely light and airy modern pub with a good selection of traditional pub grub.
Here at Granary Barn, we like to celebrate our love of Somerset and all that is special about the countryside. This is a spectacular county that my family and I are fortunate enough to live in. It is our mission to try and share as much of this as possible with our guests, so expect to find yourself looking out of your window to see our chickens, geese and ducks living a totally free-range life. They, in turn, supply us with fresh eggs in a range of beautiful colours.
Don’t be surprised to see rare breed cattle, pigs, bees and the odd sheep, to add to that mix, all grazing on the 6-acre smallholding surrounding our property. What can’t be grown or produced here we buy locally from small independent shops.
We are part of a movement called ‘TotallylocallyLangport’, which helps to keep our high street and surrounding small businesses thriving, if we can’t source it locally then we endeavour to get the best quality available.
Set in the heart of the Somerset Levels and moors this marshy flat landscape intersected by ‘Rhynes’ and ancient irrigation channels has much to offer for anyone who enjoys walking or cycling. We are on part of the National Cycle Route and have even had people using Granary Barn Bed and Breakfast as a stop off point on their LEJOG adventure.
The name Muchelney stands for Great Island because during the winter months in ancient times, the surrounding land became flooded and it is thought to be how the county of Somerset got its name. It was known as the land of the summer settlers, where people would live for the summer months and then move to higher ground at the onset of the winter rains.
Step out of the door, turn left and you will find Thorney Lakes where keen fishermen can relax with a spot of course fishing. Or just enjoy an abundance of flora and fauna to delight the senses. If you are lucky you will see one of the cranes from the ‘Great Crane Project’. They can often be seen flying overhead. Crane safaris can be booked to see how this valuable project is progressing.
Turn right and you will come to Muchelney Pottery where you can see ceramics and kitchenware made by the world-famous John Leach and his team. You will also find exhibitions of sculptures and paintings by local artists.