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Muchelney Abbey

Yesterday I invited Damon to take me out for the day today as we both had the day off.  This morning we decided to go to Muchelney (famous for being the island that was cut off during the 2014 floods) and visit the Pottery and the Abbey. We wanted to buy a two handled Wassail mug for Damon’s best mate’s 50th birthday, and as his friend is German, we thought a really Somerset present was in order. When we got to Muchelney Pottery, they had ONE Wassail mug left!  Talk about serendipity!

We then went to visit Muchelney Abbey, which is an English Heritage property, and as we’re members, free to get in to! It was beautiful weather and we really enjoyed wandering round the ruins and sitting with a drink just enjoying the scenery. 



That building behind us is the Monk’s Latrine! 

We also visited the Muchelney parish church, which had the most incredible painted ceiling, which is very unusual in an anglican church.  We then went to Long Sutton, where we had lunch at the Devonshire Arms.  We sat at the front of the pub (I say pub but it is quite posh) overlooking the village green.  How quintessentially English is this!     

The food was very good as was the coffee!  

And this evening was my nephew’s 13th birthday party! Here’s the cake…. 


A core was cut out of the middle and filled with sweets!  Amazing.  Hope you all had a good day too.  

11 thoughts on “Muchelney Abbey

  1. It was a gorgeous day yesterday, great to hear you had a day out in such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the photos. As for the cake, well, what’s not to like about cake?


  2. I love the sign on the way back from Bristol which says “Welcome to Somerset – twinned with Atlantis”! Just look at that blue sky – stunning. I bet your nephew was more than a little pleased when he cut into that amazing cake!

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