Situated perfectly in the foothills of the Quantocks, The Barn is the ideal location for that special occasion. The barn itself has had many uses over the years, traditionally it was a cattle milking  barn and still boasts many original features that is still evident today in the newly opened and converted, 'Second Eleven Barn'. In more modern history it's been the home ground and the cricket club house for the Flying Geese Cricket Club. Since those early days, one of the barn's was converted into a successful restaurant.

The name Pod Shaver  came from  the adjacent barn that used to house a cricket bat manufacturer. A Pod Shaver is a craftsman skilled at carving cricket bats in a traditional manner. Cricket in general has formed the back bone of the barn's history.

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The new owners of The Barn @Pod Shavers restaurant  both started their early careers in the services, Jenny worked for the Ambulance Service for 16 years before embarking on new challenges abroad. Jenny has lived, worked and studied in Thailand and Florence discovering her passion for interior design followed by the  culinary arts.


Jay served 7 years in the Royal Marines and during that time Jay served and trained throughout the world. Leaving for family reasons Jay  moved to Switzerland spending the following 13 years working in property management and renovations. Never wanting to stop learning and experiencing Jay made the decision to return to the UK and further his passion and skills for the culinary arts.

It was at culinary school that Jenny and Jay first met where they both realised the same dream of one day running their own restaurant.