tourist attractions


The Blackdown Hills is an almost secret area with a very precious and unique landscape. Few people realise the extent of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where narrow lanes are virtually historical monuments dating back centuries.

It straddles the Devon/Somerset border and the M5 and A303 skirt the north and south which has allowed the area to remain largely unspoilt.


The Blackdowns AONB is surrounded by towns with Wellington in the north the nearest to Clayhidon. Taunton is around 7 miles away and going round in a circle Ilminster, Chard, Axminster, Honiton, Cullompton and Tiverton are reached.


The area is an agricultural plateau dotted with villages and hidden valleys such as the Culm Valley which is overlooked by the Half Moon’s garden.


Clayhidon is one of the largest parishes in Devon, some seven miles long and three wide. Although hidden away it is central to reach all the attractions and amenities of The Quantock Hills, Exmoor, the Mendips with Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, Yeovilton Air Museum, National Trust properties such as Montacute House and Killerton House. The city of Exeter is half an hour’s distance with Dartmoor beyond.

The Half Moon Inn

Local Delivery Service for Fresh Food

As we are now sadly closed until further notice due to Covid 19 we are now offering a delivery or collection service of food boxes and are able to supply the following:-

There’s a mixed box of Veg/fruit/salad it will vary each time (e.g. broccoli, green beans, carrots, savoy cabbage, potatoes, swede, apples pears, bananas, pepper, onions, toms, cucumber, baby gem, mushrooms)

Dairy Box - 4 pts Milk, 250g butter,1 doz eggs, 300g cheddar cheese, 4 fruit yoghurts, bread (Hovis white or wholemeal) Apple or Orange Juice

Meat Box (to include 6 x sausages, 500g bacon, 1 kg minced beef, 2 gammon steaks, 2 chicken breast, 1 x pork roasting joint, & 2 burgers. 

There is also a small stock of ambient/dry goods but these need to be ordered separately from Kingsmead (01823 421630) 

Blackdown Support volunteers will deliver or you can pick up.  If you would like this service, please order by 6pm Monday for delivery Tuesday or 6pm Thursday for delivery Friday.

Veg box would be £15, meat box £25 and Dairy £15  All boxes suit 2 people for a week, and will obviously vary, depending on availability.

If you do want an order please do so by phone so we can take pre-payment by card.

(01823 680291)