Sutton Bingham Reservoir

Sutton Bingham Reservoir is the perfect spot for fishing, walking and sailing.

Boat at Sutton Bingham Reservoir

Customer notice

Please be aware that access to the meadows area is partially closed due to ongoing drainage works. Safety barriers will be in place until further notice. Pedestrians can now access the southern meadow around the fence, but please take additional care in this area and report any issues to the Rangers.

We are eagerly awaiting a longer term solution from Somerset Highways, who are responsible for the collapsed drain.

The picnic area remains open as usual.

About Sutton Bingham Reservoir

Set in the rolling hills of the Somerset and Dorset border, the reservoir is located just five miles outside of Yeovil. It covers 143 acres and holds more than 2,600 million litres of water, while also offering excellent trout fishing – either from a boat or the bank.

Finding Sutton Bingham Reservoir



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Sutton Bingham Reservoir Location Map

What you can do at Sutton Bingham

Site facilities

Picnic area

Take a break and enjoy the scenic views

Children's play area

The perfect spot for children to play

Facilities for disabled visitors

A wheelchair accessible lodge, toilets and boats


Make your way along our nature trails


These are only available for anglers


These are only available for disabled anglers

Bike racks

A secure space to lock your bike up

Fishing lodge

Collect your catch-return from our fishing lodge

Car park

Located at the picnic area and at the fishing lodge


Located at the picnic area

Family playing outside in a field

Opening hours

The reservoir’s opening hours are listed below. All visitors must leave the site before the advertised closing time.

The reservoir's fishing times are not the same. Please view Sutton Bingham Reservoir's fishing dates and times for more information.


Opening times


8am - 4pm


8am - 4.30pm


8am - 5.30pm


8am - 6.30pm


8am - 7.30pm

June - July

8am - 8pm


8am - 7pm


8am - 6pm


8am - 5.30pm


8am - 4pm


8am - 3.30pm

Our rules

When you visit our sites please follow our rules. 

  • Stay out of the water
  • No fires or BBQs
  • No dogs (except assistance dogs)
  • No cycling
  • No littering
  • Please keep to permitted areas
  • Please use the toilets provided
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