Thank you for visiting Handpicked in Somerset. For more than two years we have carried out extensive surveys from thousands of regular Somerset visitors in order to compile what we believe is the most informed selection of the very best that Somerset has to offer.
Using various key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, existing awards, location and reputation we believe those featured genuinely deserve to be handpicked. We have visited the vast majority of these establishments ourselves to confirm our surveys findings.
Naturally accommodation and dining establishments have featured strongly in these findings however we believe we have also unearthed some other hidden gems from other sectors as well. Officially launching in April 2011
We have concentrated on four main areas:
Finding the very best Somerset accommodation across all sectors. These include: Luxury Hotels in Somerset, Country House Hotels, Pubs & Inns, Somerset Luxury Bed & Breakfast's, Self Catering Accommodation including Farm Cottage Holidays, Somerset Luxury Cottages and much more...
For a preview of just some of our STAY selection click here
Finding the very best places to dine out in Somerset. These include: Award Winning Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants in Somerset, Somerset Gastro Pubs & Inns, Modern British Restaurants, Bistros & Cafes in Somerset, Seafood Restaurants and much more...
For a preview of just some of our DINE selection click here
Finding the very best places to shop out in somerset. These include: Exclusive Somerset Shops, Award Winning Produce, Unique Somerset Products, Somerset Foods, Somerset Products & Services and much more...
For a preview of just some of our SHOP selection click here
Finding the very best places for great Days out in Somerset. These include: Sports & Activities, Historic Buildings & Gardens, Devon Family Days Out, Regattas & Shows, Fun Days, Watersports and much more...
For a preview of just some of our ENJOY selection click here
Who Gets Your Vote ?
We hope you enjoy and approve of our selection but if you know a Somerset business that you feel should be featured on Handpicked in Somerset click here
Should your business be featured on Handpicked in Somerset ?
If you feel that your Devon business should be featured on Handpicked in Somerset and you fullfill the Key Criteria set out above please contact us with your application by clicking here
Searching for the perfect location on Handpicked in Somerset
We have broken Somerset into the following areas for easy searching for our visitors.
Finding exactly the right location is extremely important to visitors of websites such as ours. For this reason we have we think provided our visitors with a number of very easy to use searches throughout the website.
Choose By Area.
Simply choose the area of Somerset you wish to browse using the drop down area box located on every page toward the top left of the page. This will show every handpicked business in all sectors throughout the site in your chosen area.
Browse Locations by Map
Directly under the search box you will see a map of all our Handpicked in Somerset clients, simply move your cursor over each strawberry to find out the name of the business and click for more information.
Choose by Keyword or Name of the Business
Within the same search box you may enter a word or phrase to refine your search such as Bistro or Hotel and again choose the area of Somerset you are looking for. This will display any Handpicked in Somerset clients who have used any of the keywords you have chosen and are located within your preferred location.
Enter Business Name and/or Location
If you know the name of the business you are looking for and its rough location this will display more defined and advanced results. For example search for Bath Priory Hotel, Bath.
Search by Category
Maybe you are looking to find an award winning restaurant in Somerset. Simply click on that category and all within will be displayed you can then narrow that search by area, newest, or A-Z.
For ease of use, each advertiser has a map link directly under their address on each advert.
Special Offers & Late Availability in Somerset
Many of our Handpicked in Somerset clients offer several special offers and late availability options. To view all those offering these options simply click on the links on the left hand navigation, you can then sort these results by location and other factors as before. N.B please check with the individual advertiser that all offers are currently available.
Our Plans Going Forward
We realise that although we offer a good choice of Somerset businesses featured in both the brochure and the website we realise we have only just scratched the surface in terms of the number of other quality establishments we could have featured.
Quality Never Compromised
Although we know that not everybody will agree with some of our selections those chosen in this first edition have been recommended to us by Somerset visitors and we have been extremely pleased with their suggestions. We will continue to search out great businesses throughout all sectors and feature them on our products but we will not compromise the whole concept of Handpicked in Somerset by knowingly promoting any business that does not fulfil key criteria such as quality of service, value for money, quality of product, accessibility, reputation and much more.