Best Reasons You Should Visit the Independent Town of Wellington
Beautifully placed in the Vale of Taunton between the captivating Blackdown Hills and River Tone, Wellington has everything you have ever desired in a town. According to The Times, market town is Britain’s third best place to settle in.
The streets of the bustling town center are flooded with flowers and people who flock here to hang out. At Farmers’ Market, which is held every first and third Saturday, fresh produce includes cheeses and meats that are sourced locally. The soul of the town is probably encapsulated by plenty of independent shops which eventually replaced by several high streets in the UK.
Get some retail therapy in Wellington, which has no lack of choices. Instead of samey chains which flood some towns, shops here at Wellington are unique, independent, and fascinating. Before you do some serious shopping, why not you enjoy some cappuccino, light lunch or breakfast?
Where to Shop?
There is no lack of independent cafés and coffee shops. The High Street has Odette’s Tearoom, which is by far, the prettiest coffee shop in the town with exotic gardens and vintage theme. Expect fine china, delicate teacups, decorative cake strands, and excellent drink and food to shop here, including salads, quiches, and platters of local fruit and cheeses to traditional cream teas and afternoon teas with delightful Cornish cream.
Instead spotting the independent houses, strolling down the High Street leads you to stores. It literally feels like you are back in memory lane. It doesn’t mean that shops are old, they are far from it. Here, you can get virtually anything you like.
Shop stylish daily wear for women handpicked from suppliers based in France, Italy, and Scandinavia. If you are one of those who want to dress their homes, Pepperpot has exclusive range of antique, vintage and chick housewares. In addition, you can also buy vintage items at Jilly, Tilly & Boo. It is also a furniture painting workshop and stocks Annie Sloan paint.
Are you in hunt for daily services and shops? Wellington covers them all, i.e. from HT Perry & Son & Granddaughter to Wet & Wild fishmongers at High Street. Visit Paws ‘n’ Claws, the independent pet shop, if you love to have a furry friend, and even get some beauty makeover at Pampered Pooches.
To get there by car, it is worth to take some drive out of town and visit one of the best garden centers of Wellington, including Willowbrook Nursery & Garden Centre and Blackdown Garden Centre. Both of these have extensive and amazing range of plants grown here.
The Blackbird Inn is really worth a try if you are up for a pub meal, a well-known and striking landmark en-route to Taunton. It literally has got old-world charm and traditional feel to get delightful locally-sourced, home cooked food. To enjoy some edible treats to bring home, don’t forget to visit Rumwell Farmshop. The café is very popular and has won Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards in 2015.