Axbridge 'taste of the west' Gold award Farmers Market 1st Saturday of every month. See link below: www.somersetfarmersmarkets.co.uk

Axbridge hosts a Pageant every 10 years. This started in 1967, in celebration of the opening of the bypass. The next pageant was in 1970 & there has been one every decade since then.[26]

Bus: Local bus services to Wells and Weston-super-Mare

Half-timbered buildings lean towards each other across a narrow street leading from the medieval square in the centre of this picturesque town. Once a river port and valued for its wool production, Axbridge is on the edge of the Mendips; overlooking the Levels and Bristol Water’s Reservoir. The town supports a number of independent shops and places to eat and drink.

Axbridge is a small town in Somerset, England, situated in the Sedgemoor district on the River Axe, near the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. The town population according to the 2011 census was 2,057.[1]

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Directions: Leave the M5 at junction 22 and take the A38 towards Bristol. At the village of Cross turn right onto the A371 and follow signs to Axbridge

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Axanbrycg is suggested as the source of the name, meaning a bridge over the River Axe, in the early 9th century.[2]

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In fact Axbridge can trace its history even further back - to the time of King Alfred - when it was one of 30 places fortified to defend Wessex against the Vikings.  It was close to the Royal Hunting Forest of Mendip and was granted a Royal Charter by King John in 1202 allowing it to hold markets among other privileges.

Axbridge railway station, on the Cheddar Valley line, opened on 3 August 1869. It closed to goods traffic on 10 June 1963 and passengers on 9 September 1963. The route of the railway is now the A371 Axbridge bypass, but the station buildings and goods shed still survive.[11]

With an imaginative menu, skittle alley with pool table, dart board and juke box and function room, The Lamb has something for everyone. The low ceilings, oak beams and nooks and crannies give the pub a wonderful atmosphere, and If you prefer the open air you can sit outside in the beautiful Axbridge Square and watch the world go by.

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Axbridge Cricket Club are a predominant force in the community, established in 2004, they club now plays around 35 friendly fixtures per season, which is growing at a steady rate. The club also enjoys an annual club tour and plays other friendly sides around the Somerset county.

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In 2012, The Roxy community cinema was reopened after a five-year renovation programme. This was aided by the Big Lottery Fund, and re-used old seats from the Colston Hall in Bristol. It has 32 seats and an art deco box office.[15] The premises used to be the Axbridge Lion pub, a Georgian Grade II listed building.[16][17]

Axbridge is a very old borough and sent members to parliament in the reigns of Edward I and Edward III.[9]

Accommodation: There are a number of places to stay in the local area, The Oak House Hotel is right on Axbridge Square and they will refrigerate your perishable purchases from the market.

This was reflected in its early royal charters allowing it to hold markets, fairs and become a royal borough. It even had its own mint, with coins showing the town's symbol: the Lamb and Flag.

Location:  in Axbridge Town Square, BS26 2AP

The Axbridge Film Society is based at the cinema.[18] In 2016 volunteers raised £5,000 for repairs to the cinema and plans have been drawn up for further refurbishment and the installation of new sound and projection equipment.[19]

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The large function room to the rear of the pub is available for hire and the perfect venue for large parties, conferences, presenatations, weddings and more.

The Cheddar Valley Railway Line, which became known as ‘The Strawberry Line’ for taking the local fruit to London, is now a foot and cycle path linking Yatton and Cheddar with plans for it to continue to Shepton Mallet.  Nearby is the 200 year old stone built Ashton Windmill.  

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Its prosperous past is reflected in the quality of the buildings in Axbridge, particularly the fine 13th century St John’s Church which is the oldest to survive, dating back to 1245. Not all residents were well off as the Axbridge Union Workhouse behind West Street testifies. Well into the 19th century it was customary once a year for a bull to be chased out of The Square and butchered to feed the poor.

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Parking/transport:  Axbridge Town Car Park on Old Church Road and a smaller car park on Moorland road are a short walk from the market. There is also on-street parking on Houlgate Way – please be considerate of driveways etc. Please do not try and park in the Market Square, there is almost never a space on market day.  The 126 bus service to/from Wells and Weston-super-Mare stops in the Square.

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Address: The Lamb Inn, The Square, Axbridge, BS26 2AP. Tel: 01934 732253 Manager: Paul de Vere

Axbridge's history is very much alive & in the making. The King Johns Hunting Lodge has many local artefacts.  It is a 'must see' & its only £2.50 (with free return for a year)!

The Square, Axbridge, BS26 2AP. Tel: 01934 732253 Email: lamb@butcombe.com Manager:Paul de Vere

Recently renovated, we have a well stocked bar with real ales, cider, lagers, wine, spirirts and large selection of soft drinks. Find out more