Welcome to The Apple Tree Hotel Blog. Here you can find our latest news and information on staying in Somerset and exploring the local area.

Exploring Brean

Brean is a small coastal area just a short drive north of Bridgwater. The area is stunningly beautiful and surprisingly undeveloped with fantastic walks along the beach and over brean down. Brean Beach Brean beach is an unspoiled strip running between Burnham and Weston Super Mare. The beach is seven miles long and you can actually park […]

Bridgwater Carnival 2017

On Saturday the 4th of November Bridgwater will once again play home to the infamous Guy Fawkes carnival. The carnival has been running for over 400 years and is one of the largest and most impressive carnivals in the world. The carnival has grown year on year and now celebrations last for over two weeks […]

The Best of Somerset – Taunton

Taunton is an unusual town with the river Tone running through its heart with a fantastic range of shops and architectural treasures. Today we look at some of the best features Taunton has to offer from historical landmarks in and around Taunton to stunning landscape scenery and being The county town of Somerset. With local […]

Things to Do in Bridgwater

Bridgwater is an eclectic town with a rich industrial heritage. The town itself is somewhat a mixed bag but it is well worth an explore and offers some great walks. Bridgwater has a long and interesting history and was once a bustling port town. Alfred the Great purportedly hid out in the marshes nearby. In […]

Exploring Glastonbury – Town of Legend and Myth

Famous for its namesake festival Glastonbury is a wonderful Somerset town just a short drive from the Apple Tree Hotel. The town is a haven for alternative lifestyle and culture with a plethora of alternative shopping opportunities and an eclectic mix of alternative culture night life and typical English town pubs and restaurants. Today we […]