4 High Street, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset TA4 2JX
There is some parking on the High Street, and two free car parks in North Street and Croft Way, both a couple of minutes walk from the restaurant.
Where to stay locally
The Old Reading Room
The ideal place to stay when eating at Duende. The Old Reading Rooms is a Grade II Listed town house that’s been tastefully modernised to provide stylish and spacious accommodation for up to 4 guests. There is one king size bed in the galleried master bedroom, and two single beds in a second bedroom. The accommodation is over three floors with large kitchen / dining area, lounge, 2 bathrooms - and a courtyard to enjoy an al fresco G&T. Less than 5 minutes walk from Duende, and the local pub, plus interesting independent shops. Book through thebestofexmoor.com
Oddwell Cottage at Brompton Ralph is a Grade II listed character holiday cottage which dates back over 300 years. The large living room has a sit-in inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and a host of oak beams. The sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is 9 miles. Fishing on Clatworthy Reservoir, 3 miles. The Quantock Hills are to the east, Minehead and Dunster are a short drive away.
MIDDLE STONE FARM
Award winning Middle Stone Farm at Brompton Ralph has has luxury glamping in safari lodges, cabins and also a cottage. All the accommodation has a wood burning stove, there are large wood burners in each safari lodge, which also serve to cook your food. We especially liked this bit in their description: “We welcome guests of all backgrounds with an open mind no matter where they come from, how they worship or whom they love.” middlestonefarm.com
LOCANDA ON THE WEIR
Pio and Cindy at Locanda on the Weir at Porlock Weir are the perfect hosts if you’d like a countryside retreat by the sea. The Locanda is a beautifully designed boutique hotel in a 15th century harbour, with a choice of five individually styled bedrooms, most with sea views across Porlock Bay. Pio, the Italian Chef Proprietor has a passion for fresh, seasonal and locally sourced cuisine and Italian wines. locandaontheweir.co.uk
MARY & GABRIEL ON AIRBNB
Mary and Gabriel’s home is located in Wiveliscombe, Just around the corner from Duende.
The accommodation is a comfortable double room with its own bathroom. Mary and Gabriel are thoughtful hosts, and provide a lovely breakfast with homemade conserves. Wiveliscombe is located in the beautiful hills approaching Exmoor. The area is outstanding for outdoor pursuits, being so close to Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Somerset coast.