The Levels' Best ethos combines conservation farming with the preservation of native breeds reared to high welfare standards within a wildlife-rich wetland landscape for the mutual benefit of producers, consumers, conservation, local food & drink and tourism industries


Our logo represents two landscape features - the pollarded willows and the rhynes (ditches) that line and dissect the wetlands of the Somerset Levels and Moors. It's ancient heritage underpins today's traditional, extensive farming methods that are sympathetic to the needs of wildlife - breeding, migrant and wading birds, meadow and rhyne flora, mammals such as otter, water vole and water shrew and not least damsel and dragonflies, grasshoppers and butterflies.


Welcome to all that is best about the Levels

This site aims link landscape with eco-activities and gastro-tourism throughout the seasons as there is always something special to enjoy across the Levels - its wildlife reserves generous hospitality and traditional food and drink.

The Levels are expansive. They host several nature reserves, a network of ancient droves and tarmac lanes that provide some of the most alluring cycle and hiking routes in the country.

Our Historic inns are known for their fine ales, ciders and menus. Traditional orchards, natural grasslands and salt marshes are key to the distinctive food and drink from the Levels and Moors.

Enjoy it all while here, take home the Best of the Levels and return as soon as you can.

Farmers' Market


The Levels' Best Farmers' Market is now a Triple Award winning market.

In partnership with the National Trust the market setting is unique in the honey-coloured sandstone Old Stable Courtyard at Montacute House.

Each market hosts approx 30+ stalls selling a variety of fresh, artisan and traditionally-made food and drink.  Local crafts feature as well.

Our cusomers have voted us "the best" for the 2014 Taste of the West Gold Award, and winners in 2005 and 2012 as the Best Farmers' Market of the year in the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards.  

Parking and entry is free. We are dog friendly. There is level access for the less-abled and EVERYONE is welcome! We trade from 10am to 2pm

Applications from new traders always welcomed, however we are currently fully booked for 2018 (a waiting list is in operation) - drop us a line to find out more [email protected]

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