Somerset Eats: The Ethicurean

“An ethicurean is a person who attempts to combine ethical food consumption with an interest in epicureanism, eating ethically without depriving oneself of taste.”

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Hot chocolate with a view

I’ve lived in Somerset for almost a year, and realised I am yet to blog about some of the hidden gems around here!

We are currently on a chilled few weeks of preparation for starting work in the Uni’s Animal Hospital, and so we decided to spend an afternoon off checking out The Ethicurean, Wrington.

The Ethicurean, listed in the Sunday Times Top 100, is a Victorian orchard, walled garden and kitchen garden restaurant, which is in popular demand amongst foodies. The grounds are beautiful and the interior is light, airy and simply decorated. The emphasis seems to be on creating incredible dishes with locally sourced food.

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We visited to sample their cake and coffee, which you don’t have to book for. Their cakes have been described as “the stuff of legends”, and it’s easy to see why!

I had the hot chocolate and it was quite simply fantastic and exactly what I needed! My friends tried the scone- which was served with jam made from fruit from the garden, there was a gluten free apple cake and salted chocolate brownie, amongst others.

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My friend Lowri’s salted chocolate brownie (and picture)

We sat in the glass house/conservatory overlooking the garden and Mendips, and the simple but stylish decor mixed with the excellent quality of the food and drink combined for a great coffee and cake experience.

I’m told that that due to it’s popularity, The Ethicurean gets very booked up, so if you wish to join them for lunch or dinner (the menu looks incredible), it may be worth booking in advance- it would be well worth it! More details can be found on their website. 

Header: The Mendips 2018

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