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Coates English Willow

Based on the Somerset Levels, find out about our 200 year old traditional family business of willow growing and basket making. While here, take a stroll on a Willow Walk with your dog and explore the countryside and visit our unique Courtyard with tearoom and independent shops.

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Come and see the willow industry … from the Withy Bed to the Basket at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre … the Centre is owned and run by the Coate family, who have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels since 1819. Entry to the Visitor Centre is free to include Basket Museum, Willows & Wetlands DVD, Willow Walks, and Retail Courtyard - you will find a warm welcome and are invited to learn about the history and art of willow growing and basket making. Dogs on leads are welcome to all areas. www.coatesenglishwillow.co.uk

1 Review(s)

Linda, December 2019

We came in July with our dog Betsy who is a Corgi Cross with short legs. Although we enjoyed our walk, we had to return to your car park along the roads, a very long way round on a blisteringly hot day, as one of the stiles was far too high for Betsy to get over as she is an elderly dog who can’t jump over such a high obstacle. This was extremely disappointing and basically ruined our enjoyment of your venue.

Response from Coates English Willow
(2 years ago)

Response from Coates English Willow -

All the stiles on the marked footpaths are similar heights, none are excessively high and most have a gap underneath for a dog to squeeze through.

Where there is no gap underneath it is usually because sheep and lambs are kept there from time to time.

My dog is getting older now and I know she is not as agile as she once was and it is not nice so I understand this person's frustration. Lets hope the dog enjoyed the extra long walk, even if it was a hot day.

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Listing Updated: 23/04/2021

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Meare Green Court
Stoke St Gregory

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Monday -Saturday 9.30am -5pm

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