The Somerset Food Trail is a celebration of the best of locally produced, delicious and sustainable food. Numerous providers are opening their doors for visitors with an opportunity to see behind the scenes, enjoy delicious tastings and be inspired by the quality of fresh and local produce.
Taking place from Friday 15th - Sunday 24th July, there is plenty of time to visit as many of the producers as possible. With that in mind, there is of course the risk of maybe enjoying all the amazing food & drink just a bit too much... so at The Open Road Experience, we have decided to help you keep things in balance by e-cycling between events....!
Your Custom Food Trail
We customise you a route.
We include your Bucket List of producers (see Participating Venues) plus any other destinations you desire, and ensure a journey on quiet and scenic roads. The route can be direct or round about, depending on your aspirations.
We deliver your e-bikes (or e-tandem)*
Your e-bike will arrive in tip top shape, with water bottle holder, fully charged battery and smart phone holder to navigate by. We are then on call for any mechanicals or problems.
You eat, drink and be merry
And don't worry... there is plenty of room on the rack on the back of the e-bike to pop any purchases.
We pick the e-bikes up*
Delivery & Collection is included within a 45min radius of BA11 5HF.
Price per individual e-Bike
Half day (4 hrs): £50 Full day (8 hrs): £70
Add a guide to your group for £55 (half day) or £85 (full day)
For e-bike rental without a route or mechanical support; Contact Us
Price per Tandem (including cost of pilot if 1 rider)
2 hrs: £70. Half day (4 hrs): £115. Full day (8 hrs): £155
For e-tandem rental, without the extras; Contact Us
To help us know what type of e-bike experience you are looking for, we will need to know:
- Where you will be staying
- The date you are available
- The number in your group
- Your height (s)
- Your bike choice (e-tandem or individual e-bike)
- Whether you would like to be guided/piloted
- An idea of your cycling (normal bike) experience eg Experienced, Intermediate, Beginner, Returner to cycling
- Whether you have ridden an e-bike before
If you would prefer to chat, then give us a call!
Frome Food Trail
There are a number of Participants that could be linked for a route from Frome, which could vary from 11 to 30 miles! We have created a couple of examples for you here. The shorter first one taking you from Frome to Palette & Pasture, via Nunney, and on to Marston Park, before returning to Frome. The second longer one includes a visit to Mells Village Shop and Cafe, before looping through Cranmore to join the shorter route to Palette and Pasture, Marston Park and back to Frome..
Marston Park is a playground for creativity with grown up food and drink. Enjoy the well-stocked converted horse box bar serving your favourite drinks, hot & cold, and their food truck offering a range of mouth watering fare. With plenty of seated both covered and al fresco, The Terrace offers the perfects space to relax with friends and enjoy the iconic view of the lake or some fantastic music and DJs, depending on the time of day.
White Row Farm, Beckington
White Row is a working Farm in Beckington, Somerset withacres of fields packed full of their own home grown and reared produce. A destination to stop, shop, eat and play.
Mells Village Shop & Cafe
The award-winning Mells Café is attached to the village shop and was opened by Great British Bake Off star Mary Berry in 2011, becoming an immediate success, serving freshly-cooked food to local residents, visitors, walkers and cyclists , 7 days a week, all-year round.
Palette & Pasture
Based at Pyle Farm, in the village of Trudoxhill on the outskirts of Frome, Palette & Pasture make their own delicious gelato from the sweet, fresh unhomogenised milk from the dairy herd on the farm and sell it in their own Ice Cream Parlour. 14 flavours of ice cream are available to enjoy by the scoop, alongside sundaes, milkshakes and hot & cold drinks.
Meadowsweet Farming company was started in 2020, with a small and well loved herd of cattle who are farmed in harmony with nature, using farming methods that regenerate the soil life and improve the diversity of plants and wildlife on the land.
The Wild Beer Company Brewery
The Wild Beer Co was born out of a love of fermentation, barrel-ageing, and most importantly flavour. They think of their beers as having a unique terroir; their house wild yeast was captured in a neighbouring cider orchard and they often forage seasonal, wild ingredients from around the local area.