At the end of the evening we will be organising minibus transport back to the local hotels and the surrounding villages, so you can have a drink without needing to drive afterwards. For details, please see transport page.
There is a wide range of accomodation around junction 25 of the M5 (approx 5 mins from church, 15 mins from Hestercombe Gardens).
Deane Gate Avenue
0871 423 4896
(note that Holiday Inn includes complimentary use of the on-site Spirit health club and pool for overnight guests!)
Blackbrook Business Park
01823 624 000
0871 527 9074
0871 984 6056
We have not been able to arrange a group rate for any of the hotels, as this requires that all the rooms be booked at the same time. Holiday Inn have advised that their rooms must be booked at least 14 days in advance to qualify for their cheapest rate. Premier Inn do not give a specific timescale for their advanced discount rates. For both, there is a limited allocation of cheap rooms and these are reduced further for online bookings.
There are a number of campsites in the area. We can recommend:
Tanpits Cider Farm in Bathpool, Taunton
Somerset View Campsite in North Petherton
Local B&Bs include:
Further Bed and Breakfast accommodation is listed on the Hestercombe website: http://hestercombe.com/weddings-parties/where-to-stay-2/
There are no longer any youth hostels close to Taunton - the local hostel at Holford (Quantock Hills) closed in 2007. There is a YHA youth hostel at Street, but this is about 45 mins drive away. If you are struggling to find any budget accommodation, please ask and we will try to find somewhere locally for you.