Join the Somerset: Osip and Number One Bruton
With a steady stream of Londoners in their SUVs purring down the A303 come Friday, Somerset is the go-to county when city dwellers want to enjoy some countryside chic. Head to Bruton and newly opened boutique hotel Number One Bruton, which also has Merlin Johnson’s new restaurant, Osip, in situ. Rooms are all unique, with bespoke mattresses ensuring a sound night’s sleep and bathrooms stocked with local organic goodies from Great Elm Physick Garden. Johnson excels with bold pairings, such as oca root with crème fraîche and raw scallop, and a wonderful shiitake mushroom with nettles and vin chaud.