These five split-level pods, each with their own distinct themes, have far-reaching views either over the channel to Wales, to the Quantocks, or Exmoor. Designed for the adventurous traveller, these pods widen the choice for visitors coming to Watchet and the West Country.
During your stay, come and explore the galleries and artist studios, eat at the restaurant, and join in with our events. Entry to the galleries is free for everyone. You are welcome to explore the different artist studios and chat to the artists, explore the walkways and see incredible views of our Somerset coastline.
Rooms will usually be ready by 15.00pm on the day of arrival and we ask that on your day of departure you check out by 11:00am.
If you book direct with us via our website, we will collect your payment details when you make the booking but we will take payment when you check-in. If you book with another accommodation engine, payment will be made according to their terms and conditions.
We understand that sometimes people will need to cancel their booking, but we also need to balance the impact on our social enterprise. If you wish to cancel your reservation we therefore ask you notify us 48 hours prior to arrival. After this time we reserve the right to take full payment. In the event of a non-arrival and no notification we reserve the right to recover the full cost of the booking.
The most sustainable options for getting to Watchet include rail, buses and bikes. Car sharing sites such as Liftshare can often help to connect visitors from Taunton to Watchet. For more information on getting around you can check the LoveWatchet website or pop by our visitors centre next to the Watchet Boat Museum at the top of Harbour Road.
By public transport
The nearest mainline rail station is Taunton, which works with Buses of Somerset route 28 to pick up and drop off at the station itself. The bus stop in Watchet is located on Harbour Road, close to East Quay. Please check train and bus timetables for compatible journey connections before you travel.
You can get to Watchet by bike via a network of off-road and on-road routes. please check Somerset walking and cycling maps and Steam Coast Trail for safety tips, maps and more. At East Quay there are Sheffield cycle stands for 13 bikes.
The M5 motorway passes by Taunton. To reach Watchet, leave the M5 at junction 25 (Taunton) and follow signs for Minehead. Alternatively, if approaching from the north, you can leave the M5 at Junction 24 (Bridgwater) and follow the A39 towards Minehead and then Watchet.
Watchet has several long-stay, pay and display car parks. The nearest to East Quay is the Harbour Road car park, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0ET. Other car parks in Watchet can be found in Anchor Street, Market Street, Swain Street, and West Pier. The most sustainable options for getting to Watchet include rail, buses and bikes. There are two available accessible parking spaces at the entrance to East Quay on the left, opposite the Marina Offices.
East Quay is set over three floors, and has multiple access points and ways to explore. Ask at the information desk for a floorplan or look for the wayfinding around the building.
We do not offer on-site car parking. Watchet has several long-stay, pay and display car parks. The nearest to East Quay is the Harbour Road car park, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0ET. Other car parks in Watchet can be found in Anchor Street, Market Street, Swain Street, and West Pier.The most sustainable options for getting to Watchet include rail, buses and bikes.There are two available accessible parking spaces at the entrance to East Quay on the left, opposite the Marina Offices.
East Quay is bit of a complicated building and can be a little confusing finding your way around.
Pod 2 is our accessible pod. It has everything you need on the lower floor and is accessed via the lift or coastal path. None of the other pods are suitable for those with mobility concerns as they are all compact and with steepish staircases.If you have any questions about the suitability of the pods, please do give us a call and we can talk you through it.
The lower floor of pod 2 is fully accessible to wheelchair users and features a small kitchen - giving visitors the opportunity to be self-sufficient for the duration of their stay. (Please check the dimensions of the sleeping area, bathroom, and kitchen on the plan to ensure you are happy the space can meet your needs. Single travellers with access needs should be aware that there is no assistance call alarm within this pod).
East Quay’s main entrance can be found in the inner corner of the building. East Quay Kitchen has access from the courtyard. There is step-free access to the ground floor Shop, East Quay Kitchen, Gallery 1, the courtyard, Two Rivers Paper, Albatross Print Studio, and Geckoella. The central staircase and lift takes you from the ground floor up to the first floor.
There are two external staircases leading up to the first floor. You can also access the first floor from the England Coast Path parallel to the railway via a footbridge. There is step-free access via a lift or the footbridge to Gallery 2, Creator Space, Pod 2 First Floor, and Studios 5 - 10. The central staircase continues up to the second floor.
There is no lift access beyond the first floor.
Each pod I entirely individual and the amenities available in each one differ so please do check the listings of the particular pod you are interested in before booking - or give us a call.For example, pods 3 and 5 do not have cooking facilities - they just have a kettle, toaster, fridge and sink. Pods 1, 2 and 4 each also have a microwave and hob.
Only pods 2 and 4 have permanently situated smart TVs, but we have TVs that can be made available in the others on request.
Only Pod 3 has a bath (it does not have a shower); all the other pods have showers.
All pods are provided with a fridge, fresh milk and tea and coffee.
All pods are provided with towels, bedding, shampoo and conditioner.
All pods have WiFi.
We are sorry but we do not accept pets within the pods. Only guide/assistance dogs are allowed.
The main East Quay building is open daily throughout the year from 10.00-17.00.
The Shop and Galleries are open daily 10.00-17.00.
The East Quay Kitchen has variable opening times depending on the time of year.
It is open daily 9.00-18.00, serving Breakfast 9-11.00 and Lunch 12.00-15.00.
Most of the year, the Kitchen is also open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 21.00 (serving evening meals 17.00-20.00).
During the summer holidays, the Kitchen is open every evening (serving evening meals 17.00-20.00).
Please check the Home Page for up-to-date opening times. You can view the Menu here.
East Quay is a busy, animated place with lots going on, especially during the holidays when we often have events, workshops and other happenings. It might be worth checking our What’s On pages for the dates you are planning to visit - to see if there is something extra special you can join in with, or vice versa, if you are wanting to make sure it is a quiet evening!
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Watchet is a delightful, fun, harbour town on the Somerset coast. It is known for community, music and cider among other things. There is lots of information about everything that’s going on via www.lovewatchet.co.uk or on social media @lovewatchet so please take a look and follow for more details.
Pod 1 - Living Museum: The gorgeous, handcrafted, pre-loved interior of our 'Living Museum' pod features bus seats and a remodelled bath as sofas, a reclaimed parquet floor and hundreds of mementos and trinkets left by staying guests for you to browse and add to. It sleeps two and has stunning views to the harbour and marina from its large living room window and private balcony area on the first floor.
Pod 2: Stories and Imagination is a larger pod which sleeps 4 and is perfect for families. Stories from Watchet folklore are etched onto every wall surface and a bespoke spiral staircase takes you up to views of the harbour and boat yard. Pod 2 has an accessible arrangement on the lower floor to allow for visitors with mobility impairment and a fully accessible bathroom, kitchen and eating area.
Pod 3: Luxury Industrial has a touch of the glamour about it, perched on the top of the building with a luxurious bath to unwind in with unparalleled views out to sea. It sleeps two and shines a spotlight on Watchet’s industrial past, with a 1930s ocean liner vibe.
Pod 4: Playful pod has a delightfully-fun cargo net stretching across from the mezzanine floor for you to chill in and watch movies, as well as a secret semaphore code for guests to crack. The pod also shares a terrace with Pod 5, from which you can watch the sunset over the Bristol Channel.
Pod 5: Immersive Art is joyful, serene and oh so fresh. Every year a resident artist is invited to use the interior of Pod 5 as their canvas and this year Pod 5 has been designed by artist Ikra Arshad, creating a large-scale, bold, colourful installation that sparks curiosity and joy.