If you’re exploring the Mendip Hills, be sure to seek out the picturesque village of Blagdon, home to The New Inn. This charming country pub boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside that provide the perfect backdrop to a sumptuous meal or drink. Inside, traditional features like wooden beams, a log fire and horse brasses lend the pub a homely feel that’s enhanced by friendly, welcoming staff. Those dining might sample starters such as Thai green curry mussels, or apple, walnut and Dorset Blue Vinney cheese salad. Follow with delicate fillet of Blagdon trout served with crushed potatoes and creamed greens, or flavoursome cider-braised pork belly accompanied by black pudding mash and apple sauce. On Sundays the kitchen brigade whips up a traditional roast with all the trimmings that proves a hit with diners every week. With fantastic food and drink and a family-friendly atmosphere, this inn is a wonderful find.