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New Farm Restaurant is celebrating again with the news that Taste of the West has awarded it Gold for another year.

Situated just off the A303 in the beautiful Somerset village of Over Stratton, this family run restaurant has been recognised by Taste of the West with its top Gold award for another year.

To maintain consistently high standards year after year is no mean achievement and the judges acknowledged this when they commented, "Congratulations on another well-deserved Gold Award.     Great to have another great report with lots of positive comments." The Gold award underlines the importance this excellent local restaurant places on local suppliers: "This establishment shows a strong commitment to local sourcing," commented the judges.

Head chef and Somerset farmer's daughter Jane Bond, who with her partner Crispin and sister Sue Seaton owns the restaurant, decided to showcase local produce and suppliers way before it was fashionable;  Jane and Crispin add to the mix from the kitchen garden, along with  eggs and honey from their own chickens and bees.

The restaurant adopted suppliers within a 35 mile radius from its inception 26 years ago, including small family farms like Kevin Denman, a Merriott smallholder providing vegetables; Hinton Harvest for guinea fowl and salad leaves; B G Priddle, supplier of free range eggs supplementing those produced by their chickens. Meat is from Langport's Black Sheep Butchers and the nearby South Petherton butcher. Longmans supply milk and cheese including delicious local cheeses like White Lake's Ewe's Cheddar.

The restaurant is an excellent example of how a Somerset farming family has diversified and made a real success of a restaurant business. Crispin Bond commented, "2019 has been a really good year for New Farm Restaurant with more people than ever visiting us for the first time and discovering why we think Somerset produce is the best ever. Winning Gold in the Taste of the West awards is really the icing on the cake and we are looking forward to introducing even more customers to our seasonal dishes in the months ahead."

He continued, "We were particularly pleased Taste of the West commented that the menu was good value for money as we want to always be able to offer good quality food that is affordable and full of locally sourced produce."

New Farm Restaurant is open evenings on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30pm. There are regular speciality evenings on the First Thursday of every month, Ladies Lunches on the Second Wednesday of the month, and brand new regular Friday lunchtime opening times plus the last Sunday of each month for Sunday Lunch. Details on:  or telephone 01460 240584.


Picture caption: L-R Jane and Crispin Bond, Sue Seaton and Sue Babb display their new Taste of the West Gold certificate


For further press information, hi res images or to arrange to review the restaurant for your publication, contact: Jane Adkins, A Head for PR Ltd, E/: or T/: 01935 813114

SEPT 2019 (NFR 04)