Homewood

Bath, Somerset

A 'playful, quirky hotel', in a traditional honey-stone building, Homewood is 'full of eclectic eccentricity'. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘playful, quirky hotel’, in a traditional honey-stone building, Homewood is ‘full of eclectic eccentricity’. The beautiful grounds house animal hedge sculpture, reception has a plethora of clocks, and a seating area rows of copper kettles, while the dining room has a wall adorned with antique plates, another with dried flowers. ‘Sometimes it works, others it doesn’t,’ says a Guide insider. Part of Ian and Christa Taylor’s Kaleidoscope Collection (see Shortlist, The Bird, Bath), ‘it is, above all, fun’. Bedrooms are all different but even the cheapest ones have mood lighting, an espresso machine and luxury toiletries, while some suites have their own hot tubs. In Olio restaurant and on the terrace, ‘rather odd menus’ offer ‘pub classics such as excellent fish and chips alongside Mediterranean-influenced dishes, including grilled halloumi with lime and pomegranate’. Vegetable Wellington disappointed, but ‘the 
glass dining pods looked fun’. ‘The spa is a highlight’, with its outdoor heated pool and hot 
tub. ‘The complimentary pantry with jars of sweets, soft drinks and fresh milk was a nice touch.’ (CJ, JK, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Abbey Lane
Freshford
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7TB
England

Telephone

01225 580439

Bedrooms

31. 8 with private hot tubs. 10 in annexe.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, lounge, restaurant, dining domes (up to 8 guests), meeting rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa, indoor hydrotherapy pool, outdoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, 20-acre gardens, EV charging.

Background music

in public spaces.

Children

all ages welcomed, children’s menu, cots free, extra bed £35.

Dogs

welcomed in bedrooms (£25 per night, dog menu), bar, lounge, terrace, not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £205. 
À la carte £45.