28. Some on ground floor.
lounge, bar, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, courtyard, garden (alfresco dining), only public areas suitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in most bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £230. 2-night min. stay on weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a medieval village in Lorna Doone country, this ‘well-managed’ 15th-century coaching inn overlooking National Trust parkland is owned by Anne and Nigel Way. The characterful pub, all mismatched seating and intriguing ornaments, has ‘a good mix of people’ (and dogs). Gather by the huge fireplace or copper-topped bar for local ales and ciders, and a snack or heartier dish off the varied menu – Luttrell Scotch egg, black pudding, maple and barbecue sauce, for instance. (‘The lovely, fire-warmed sitting room is nice for those who prefer to be a little more highbrow.’) In sunshine, take tea in the garden with views of Dunster Castle. Bedrooms, some with a terrace and garden access, are all different – choose one with a canopy bed and plaster friezes, or another with a vaulted ceiling, mullioned windows and a wood-burning stove. ‘Ours, with a four-poster bed and a pretty view of the town, was lovely.’ ‘Nice dinners’ in the smart restaurant focus on locally sourced ingredients in such dishes as roasted loin of venison, sea buckthorn, salt-baked celeriac. ‘The bill was a pleasant surprise, too!’ (RM-P)