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Places to Eat in Cheddar

Cheddar has some great places to eat with your family and friends, from top notch restaurants and gourmet pubs to cosy cafes, team rooms plus fast and friendly take-aways.

Here are some of our suggestions....

Restaurants and Pubs in Cheddar

The Gardeners Arms

The Gardeners Arms is a traditional country pub and also fantastic choice for great meal out.

The menu features all the usual favourite pub meals plus weekly specials.

There is a large garden at the rear of the pub with plenty of seating for al fresco dining.

Check out their Facebook Page for up to date information.

La Rocca

La Rocca is an authentic Italian restaurant in Cheddar Gorge.

The menu features your traditional pizza and pasta along with delicious fish anhd meat dishes, salads and vegetarian options.

Find out more on their website.

The White Hart

The White Hart is situated at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge, a traditional pub with all the favourite meals to choose from.

The roast dinner at The White Hart is highly recommended.

There is a garden to the right of the pub with a childrens play area and lots of seating.

See their website for a copy of the menu and more information.

Franks Restaurant

Franks is a family run restaurant specialising in modern European cuisine.

Offering a formal yet relaxed dining experience, Franks is a great choice for a special occasion dinner.

Find out more on their website.

The Riverside Inn

The Riverside Inn is sitauted at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge serving traditional pub food, there is a large conservatory so plenty of inside seating. There is also a great garden with seating and a children's play area.

Check out their website for more information.


Rasoi is located in the heart of Cheddar and offer the very best Indian cuisine.

Check out their Facebook Page for up to date information.

Tea Rooms and Cafes in Cheddar

Mousehole Cafe

Mousehole cafe will be open for takeaway Wednesday - Sunday offering a range of sandwiches, ciabatta, burgers, chips and of course their fantastic pasties/sausage rolls. As well as a range of cakes and hot drinks.

Check out their Facebook Page for up to date information.

Lion Rock Tea Rooms

Lion Rock Tea Rooms are the only Multi Award Winning Tea Room in Cheddar Gorge.

Open all year serving Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea , Loose Leaf Tea, Barista Coffee, Local Ales, Wines, Ciders and Cheese.

Have a look at their website for more information.

Cafe Gorge

Cafe Gorge is a modern tea room with a cosy atmosphere who pride themselves on bringing you the best produce that Somerset has to offer!

They are a small friendly team offering fresh lunches and afternoon snacks.

Check out their website for more information.


Edelweiss is a family run cafe-restaurant serving homemade, locally sourced food, everyday. Barista Coffees, Breakfasts, Homemade Meals, Light Bites, and Afternoon Teas.

See their website for more information.

Tuckers Fish and Chip Shop

Tukers Fish and Chip shop has been in the Simeone family for over 25 years and believe you all deserve the very best quality food.

They are open for takeaway and eat in daily.

Find out more on their website.

If you know a family-friendly dining spot with-a-twist in town that we've not featured — get in touch and we'll go and check it out!