The Old Inn
'Old indeed - 1650 to be precise - this village gem was recently snapped up by a local farmer, who spruced up the bar and built a smart restaurant to go with it,' says David. 'Good ales and old world wines, then delicious fish and meat, some of it reared on the owner's farm. Try mussels in white wine and rack of local lamb. The A303 passes silently a mile away, making this the perfect pitstop.
Where Holton, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8AR (01963 32002; www.theoldinnrestaurant.co.uk)