Welcome to Obridge Farm, a unique destination where the charm of a traditional farm intersects with the allure of the railway. Nestled in the scenic town of Taunton, our farm holds a special place in history as the meeting point of two captivating worlds.
With roots dating back to 1717, Obridge Farm exudes an authentic countryside ambiance. We’re transported to a simpler time, where the pace of life harmonizes with nature’s rhythms.
But there’s more to Obridge Farm than meets the eye. Here, where the railway and farm converge, you’ll find the Mainline Spirit distillery. Paying homage to the area’s rich history, this renowned distillery crafts exceptional spirits that capture the essence of the Great Western Mainline and the traditions of Taunton.
From the rumbling trains passing by to the subtle notes of the countryside that infuse our spirits, Mainline Spirit distillery offers a truly unique product for every discerning connoisseur.
Great Western Mainline
Step back in time to the remarkable year of 1842, when the visionary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel set in motion an engineering marvel that would leave an indelible mark on history—the Great Western Mainline.
In an era defined by ambition and audacity, Brunel’s genius unfolded before the world as he embarked on the ambitious task of constructing a railway line connecting the bustling city of London to the enchanting town of Penzance. The Great Western Mainline would become a testament to human ingenuity, pushing the boundaries of engineering and transforming the way people traveled.
As the tracks were laid and bridges soared across rivers and valleys, Brunel’s unwavering dedication and groundbreaking innovations reshaped the landscape and forever transformed the future of transportation. His revolutionary broad gauge, coupled with imaginative designs, like the mesmerizing Maidenhead Railway Bridge, left spectators in awe.
Traversing picturesque countryside and bustling urban centers, the Great Western Mainline became a lifeline, uniting communities and facilitating commerce. It became a symbol of progress, connecting people with new opportunities and bringing the far reaches of the country within grasp.
Today, as we reflect upon the enduring legacy of the Great Western Mainline, we pay homage to Brunel’s remarkable vision. This historic railway line stands as a testament to human perseverance, engineering brilliance, and the desire to push boundaries. It continues to serve as a vital artery, carrying the spirit of adventure and the promise of discovery along its tracks.
Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary heritage of the Great Western Mainline and embark on a journey through time, retracing the path laid by Brunel’s genius. Let the echoes of the steam locomotives and the stories of those who travelled its length inspire you as we pay tribute to this extraordinary feat of engineering and the enduring spirit of innovation. All aboard the Great Western Mainline, where history, adventure, and wonder await.