Bruton is a bit like an abridged Stoke Newington with better air quality. In the last few years the tiny former market town has become an unexpectedly cool spot to escape to, thanks to an influx of art galleries, fancy shops, hip places to eat, and quirky places to stay. And now that day trips and overnight stays in self-contained accommodation are allowed under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we can finally visit this Somerset haven.
It might be a super-rural, one-road destination, complete with bucolic country walks and pastoral scenes, but urban folk will feel immediately at home. More accustomed to city life? Be prepared to add yourself to the allotment waiting list when you return to the city. Bruton’s going to bring out the wholesome in you.
Please note: Some of the facilities and businesses we mention will be closed at the moment. Government advice is to avoid public transport so don’t travel by train or bus. Please be mindful of the people who live locally. If you decide to travel, check whether car parks are open before you set off and adhere to social distancing guidelines on your visit.