Where do I start when I think about the special town of Watchet, a place where I both live and operate my own small business – Sam’s Deli.
Watchet is still one of those places where you walk along the street and you are greeted with countless “hellos, good mornings & good afternoons”, a place where you are never a stranger.
We are blessed to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and the ever-changing Bristol Channel.
Although a fairly small town, Watchet is full of events and attractions, whether you love to walk along the coastal paths or the Mineral Line to Washford or prefer a more leisurely visit enjoying the many eating establishments and award-winning pubs.
I have yet to find another town where so many wonderful events take place, all thanks to the town’s small army of volunteers: we have the hilarious wheelbarrow race, eclectic street markets, a great carnival, a week’s worth of festivities hosted by ‘Watchet Summertime’ and of course the amazing Watchet Music Festival which always sells out and attracts visitors from far and wide.
Music and Art are especially well represented in Watchet with a number of galleries including the Award winning ‘Contains Art’ installation.
Live music is played in a number of venues nearly every week, with my particular favourite being Pebbles Tavern which in addition to winning CAMRA Cider Pub of The Year for five years running, hosts regular top class performers from all over the world.
Watchet for me, to borrow a phrase is “The Little Town That Could”
– Sam, Sam’s Deli