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The Great Garden Escape at The Newt in Somerset

Hadspen, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7NG


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Plot your escape and run away with the Great Garden Escape to The Newt in Somerset. In partnership with Great Western Railway, boarding on Fridays and Saturdays, The Newt will be whisking guests on a First Class adventure from London Paddington to the heart of the West Country to experience all things Somerset.

Explore beautiful, picturesque gardens and ancient woodland, enjoy the finest quality, freshly picked fare and engage with the art of cyder making as it ought to be experienced - like a fine Champagne! Our gardeners, chefs and cyder makers will guide you along the way, imparting their knowledge and expertise with exclusive tours, talks and tastings.

Arrive hungry! Your ticket to GGE includes all meals, drinks and experiences throughout the day. From a fresh estate breakfast when you set foot on the train, to lunch in the glass-walled Garden Café overlooking the gardens, and a private tasting in the Cyder Cellar. For the return journey to London, their bakers have prepared an afternoon tea complete with lashings of West Country clotted cream.

Digging deeper into some of the areas which inspire and shape almost everything that The Newt does, the Great Garden Escape Seasonal Specials programme offers a unique opportunity to explore the estate with their experts, and dive into the history and traditions of Somerset. Enjoying bespoke itineraries and menus, as well as a few surprises along the way.

The Great Garden Escape ticket includes First Class return travel from London Paddington to The Newt in Somerset; guided tours, talks and tastings; all meals from breakfast, lunch through to afternoon tea; plus 12-month Newt Membership (for a return visit under one’s own steam!).

Group bookings and exclusive use are available, with the option to tailor your escape with bespoke experiences. Please get in touch to book or find out more.



Accessible rooms with adjoining rooms available. 
Ramp/level access throughout. 
Accessible Parking
Accessible Toilets
Assistance Dogs Permitted

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  • Children’s menu


  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Neurodivergent visitors
  • Facilities for visitors with Dementia
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Option to book Accessible Rooms online
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Private Chef
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Breast Feeding Friendly Throughout
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Creche and/or childcare facilities
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Rooms
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point
  • Countryside Location
  • Eco Friendly
  • Exclusive Use
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups Welcome
  • Gym and Leisure facilities
  • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
  • Independent Business
  • Open All Year
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming Pool

Key Features

  • Accessible
  • Country house
  • Family
  • Farm
  • Groups
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In countryside
  • Romantic

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycle hire
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa Treatments

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking On Site
  • Parking On-site or Valet Parking

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi

Specialist Features

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers


  • Bike Friendly
  • Cycle Parking
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Fairtrade / Free Trade Products Available
  • Green
  • Organic Produce Served
  • Plant-Based Options or Menu
  • Reduced Plastic Use
  • Secure Cycle Storage
  • Sustainable Building/Venue Features
  • Sustainable Transport Offers

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Re-opening in 2024. Running on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the seasons.

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The Newt in Somerset ExteriorThe Newt in Somerset, SomersetThe Newt in Somerset is a place of wonderment, an estate re-imagined, a stunning hotel across two locations with a stunning spa to nourish the soul.

Glass cafe in forestThe Newt in Somerset Membership, SomersetJust like nature, the garden at The Newt changes throughout the seasons. Membership is your ticket to enjoy everything they offer, from estate-led menus to workshops and seasonal events.

Harvest FeastThe Newt in Somerset, SomersetThe Newt in Somerset is a working estate that has the highest quality fare plucked from beneath your feet. Sample their delicacies and taste true artisanal quality.

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