Good Hotel Guide Review
Guide readers praise the ‘lovely, informal atmosphere’ at this popular pub-with-rooms (Stay Original Co), a ‘friendly community hub’ in this pretty village. ‘Ideal for a one-night stay’, ‘smart’ modern bedrooms (Small, Medium, Big) come well equipped with freshly ground coffee and a cafetière, a stash of old-fashioned sweets, ‘super’ toiletries. Catch up on the world with a daily newspaper over a local ale by the bar fire; in warm weather, the terrace calls for Pimm’s and home-made lemonade. Chef Tom Blake cooks ‘very good’, unfussy dishes using locally reared meat, and Somerset produce in season. ‘Breakfast is a real treat with lots of options’, including home-cured bacon and freshly baked bread. The White Hart, Somerton (see Shortlist entry), is under the same ownership. Bar (wood-burning stove), restaurant (closed Sun eve). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. DVD library. ‘Eclectic’ background music. Function facilities. Terrace, garden (wood-fired oven and barbecue). Parking. Children and dogs (in bar and garden only) welcomed. 7 bedrooms. Per room B&B £85–£125. Dinner from £28.