Bruton is an ancient former market town in the south-east corner of Somerset. Home to around 3,000 people, we have become well known as a centre for education and the arts, with a lively and friendly community.
Though smaller than some villages, we have a mayor and are proud of our status as one of the smallest towns in England.
We have many restaurants and cafés, two pubs (with more in the villages around), a butcher, four convenience stores, a petrol station, and shops of all kinds, selling antiques, organic foods, bespoke coffee, local cheese, hardware and pet supplies, gifts and flowers, with a pharmacy, a soft furnishings maker, hair and beauty salons and such necessities as a Post Office and a vet. There is a busy surgery, a dentist and even an estate agent. You can find a guide to all our businesses here.
The beautiful church of St Mary’s – cited in Pevsner as ‘one of the proudest churches in the county’ – is well worth a visit, as are the Sexey’s Hospital almshouses in the High Street.
The exciting new Hauser & Wirth gallery at Durslade Farm is a newsworthy addition to the local amenities. Three highly regarded secondary schools and a primary school as well as Mill on the Brue outdoor activity centre and wedding venue, with Gants Mill too for weddings, complete the picture of a thriving, friendly place to live in or visit.