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Wellington

Wellington is a small market town situated 3.5 miles away (8 minutes) from Cave Veterinary Specialists. The high street is packed with independent shops such as The Sporting Duchess, Frame of mind, the Emporium Somerset and the Cheese and Wine shop with these shops boasting many things that have vanished from UK High Streets.

How to get there:

  • Turn left out of Cave Veterinary Specialists.
  • Take the first right at Mousehole Nurseries towards Gerbestone Lane.
  • Follow the road and take the next right.
  • Turn right towards the A38 (M5 roundabout).
  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A38.
  • At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Taunton Road/ B3187.
  • Then at the roundabout take the 1st exit & stay on Taunton Road.
  • Follow B3187.
  • Ample parking is available.

Taunton

Taunton is the county town of Somerset situated 6.1 miles (15 minutes) away from Cave Veterinary Specialists. Here you will find many of the leading retailers occupying the busy high street.

How to get there:

  • Turn right out of Cave Veterinary Specialists.
  • Continue onto Silver Street for approximately 1.3 miles. At the end of Silver Street turn right onto the A38 towards
  • Taunton.
  • Take a slight right onto Cann Street/A38.
  • Continue straight to stay on Cann Street/A38.
  • Take a slight left onto Upper High Street.
  • Ample parking is available throughout Taunton.

Places to stay

WELLIES B&B: (TA3 7AQ) 17 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 420050

FARTHINGS HOTEL: (TA3 6SG) 18 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 480664

THE FARMERS ARMS: (TA3 5RS) 22 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 480980

TRAVEL LODGE: (TA21 9AD) 7 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists;

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: (TA1 2PX) 11 minutes away from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 0871 902 1632

CAUSEWAY COTTAGE: (TA21 9JZ) 2 minutes away from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 663458

THE MOUNT SOMERSET HOTEL & SPA: (TA3 5NB) 16 minutes away from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 442500

MERYAN HOUSE HOTEL: (TA1 5EG) 14 minutes away from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 337445

Dog friendly accommodation

RUNNINGTON CIDER BARN: (TA21 0QW) 16 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 665533

BEECHES FARMHOUSE B&B: (TA20 3QY) 15 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 421375

THE GREYHOUND INN: (TA3 5SP) 18 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 480227

Please note these places do not accept dogs

THE BEAMBRIDGE INN: (TA21 0HB) 11 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 672223

BACKWAYS FARMHOUSE: (TA21 9RN) 11 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 660712

CLEVE HOTEL & SPA: (TA21 8SN) 12 minutes away from Cave Veterinary Specialists; Contact: 01823 662033


Shopping in Wellington

THE SPORTING DUCHESS
Since opening The Sporting Duchess in Wellington in 2012, Joanna Sandow has created a blend of both contemporary clothing and accessories for the woman who is looking for quality, style and customer service second to none.

FRAME OF MIND
Frame of Mind is an independent, family run business, stylish home gift shop. Selling gifts for the home, cards, wrap, costume jewellery, Emma Bridgewater pottery, East of India, Lily Flame and St. Eval Candles to name a few.

THE CHEESE AND WINE SHOP WELLINGTON
A Wellington landmark for over 100 years, The Cheese and Wine Shop is a quality Delicatessen, supplying cheese, wine, gift hampers, chocolates and West Country gifts to clients throughout the country. With a superb selection of cheeses, a wide choice of local specialities, there’s something for all budgets and tastes.

THE EMPORIUM SOMERSET
The Emporium, a graceful Victorian building that was once a chapel is now a bright and beautiful retail environment housing a collection of individual traders selling hand-crafted and Fairtrade products. Local painters are invited to exhibit their work in the gallery space that is an integral part of the market hall.


Places to eat

RUMWELL FARM SHOP & CAFE - (TA4 1EJ) 9 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm; Sundays: 10am-3.30pm

THE IRON DUKE - (TA21 8LS) 12 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Monday - Thursday 8am - midnight; Friday and Saturday 8am - 1am; Sunday 8am - midnight

THE WORLD’S END PUB - (TA4 1ET) 5 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 11am - 11pm Sunday: 12 noon - 10.30pm

CAFÉ LICIOUS - (TA21 8NR) 9 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday 9am-3pm

WAITROSE - (TA21 8RD) 8 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 8am-8pm Sunday 10am-4pm

MOONBEAMS FARM - (TA21 9NQ) 7 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 5pm; Sunday & Monday CLOSED


Things to do

WELLINGTON MONUMENT - (TA21 9PA) 10 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
The Wellington Monument is a 175 feet (53 m) high triangular tower at the highest point of the Blackdown Hills and is a grade II listed building.

CULMSTOCK BEACON - (TA21 9NX) 12 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Culmstock Beacon is situated on the most westerly point of the Blackdown Hills on Blackdown Common and provides panoramic views towards Devon and the Quantock Hills.

COTHAY MANOR HOUSE AND GARDENS - (TA21 0JR) 20 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Cothay Manor is a grade I listed medieval house and gardens built around 1480 in the area of Greenham. With 12 acres of magical gardens surrounding the manor it gained four out of five stars in Simon Jenkins “England’s Thousand Best Houses”

KNIGHTSHAYES COURT - (EX16 5LF) 19 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Knightshayes Court is a grade I listed Victorian country house situated in the town of Tiverton in Devon. Both the house and extensive gardens have been open to the public from 1973 since being bought by the National Trust.

ROBINSON’S SMOKEHOUSE - (TA21 9LD) less than 1 minute from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Robinson’s Smokehouse is passionate about producing excellent smoked food using only local suppliers. They have selected only the best produce as they want to provide you with a premium product that you will enjoy. Foods are traditionally smoked on site in Ray’s own Smokehouse using local oak with no additives and preservatives.

WILLOWBROOK NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTRE - (TA21 9HX) 5 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Willowbrook Garden Centre is a family-run garden centre based in Somerset on the main A38 between Taunton and Wellington. As well as being a leading garden centre, Willowbrook also offers a café and tea room, pet supplies, aquatic and wine shops together with Canine Hydrotherapy.

AJ’Z ACTIVITY CENTRE - (TA2 6BB) 14 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Indoor play area for children based in Taunton

VIVARY PARK - (TA1 3PX ) 15 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Vivary Park is a public open space in Taunton. The Sherford Stream, a tributary of the River Tone, flows through the 7.5 hectares park, which is located near the centre of the town.

FLIP OUT - (TA21 9JQ) 7 minutes from Cave Veterinary Specialists
Indoor trampoline park at Chelston Industrial Estate, Wellington