10. 2 in lodges nearby.
all year except 25 Dec.
sitting room, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function facilities, 1-acre garden.
light background jazz in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, public areas.
 per room B&B from £95. À la carte £30–£35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s good reason why Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive’ pub-with-rooms is ‘very popular’, say regular Guide readers. ‘Sensitively refurbished to match modern expectations’, the ivy-covered inn has a ‘relaxing’ ambience with log fires and ‘comfy’ sitting rooms. In summer, the ‘charming’ terrace and garden come into their own, with a pétanque piste and hammocks. ‘Well-informed’ staff are ‘personable and unobtrusively attentive’. Take your pick of ‘country-chic’ bedrooms (some ‘unthrillingly small’) in the main building and two ‘luxurious’ lodges down the lane, each with a ‘comfortable’ bed, ‘lovely, fresh’ linen, ‘interesting’ natural toiletries, and ‘thoughtful touches’ including fresh milk and home-made biscuits. ‘Full marks for fresh coffee and a cafetière, instead of instant!’ Meals are ‘imaginatively prepared’ and ‘beautifully presented’: perhaps pan-fried sea trout, cockle and clam broth, samphire at dinner; ‘outstanding’ local yogurt and home-made breads at breakfast. ‘Ask for a map of the lovely walks, with magnificent views, around the estate.’ The Talbot Inn, Mells (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Robert Grimley, Sue and John Jenkinson)
If space is available, guests can request a free room upgrade upon check in. This is at the discretion of the hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when requesting this offer.