Little Barwick House

Tim and Emma Ford ‘set the standard for fine country dining and impeccable hospitality’ at their ‘unpretentious, enchanting’ restaurant-with-rooms, Guide readers agree. More

Contact details

Little Barwick House
Rexes Hollow Lane
Barwick
Somerset
BA22 9TD
England
01935 423902

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 1 for week-long let.

Open

all year except 4 weeks post-Christmas, closed Sun, Mon.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3½-acre garden (terrace, paddock), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, only assistance dogs in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £121–£190, D,B&B £240–£290. Set dinner £43.95–£49.95. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Tim and Emma Ford ‘set the standard for fine country dining and impeccable hospitality’ at their ‘unpretentious, enchanting’ restaurant-with-rooms, Guide readers agree. Approach the Georgian dower house down narrow country lanes: guests sip aperitifs on the sunny terrace or under the cedar tree on the lawn in good weather, and by the fire in the lounge when temperatures fall. ‘The atmosphere is that of a friendly gathering at a modest, yet refined, country house.’ Warm, ‘tastefully decorated’ bedrooms have ‘all the accessories the modern guest expects’, plus home-made shortbread and a bouquet of garden blooms. ‘Ours had a superabundance of throw cushions, too.’ (One dissenter this year was unhappy about her accommodation, but praised the cooking.) Younger son Olly now joins his father in the kitchen, turning out ‘perfect food’ for contented diners. ‘Everything is presented with finesse. We enjoyed the seared scallop and red mullet starters; roe deer and a stuffed sole paupiette were fabulous.’ In the morning, ‘sublime jams’ are part of a ‘delicious breakfast’. (Alfred Lennon, Francine and Ian Walsh, Suzanne Lyons, Charles Goldie, and others)

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Midweek Sparkler Offer

£110 per person per night. Offer includes king size double room with en suite shower, afternoon tea, glass of champagne (or preferred aperitif), three-course dinner (full choice off menu) and full English breakfast. Based on a couple sharing, minimum two night stay. Upgrades Available valid Tuesday to Thursday. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Map

Little Barwick House
Rexes Hollow Lane
Barwick
Somerset
BA22 9TD

Guest comments

'The wonderful hospitality, comfort and amazing cuisine is a complete package. So relaxing and homely but with style and much attention to detail. The gardens had ample tables and chairs on the patio to enjoy this tranquil scene. It is a good stop when travelling as we did but justifies visiting in its own right for a few days with very interesting attractions locally. There were repeat visitors during our stay which is always a good recommendation, we will be joining them. ' - Mary Coles - September, 2017
'It sets the standard for country fine dining and impeccable hospitality. The external aspect of house and garden is enchanting. Emma is a gracious and dynamic hostess leading a team of delightful young waitresses. The quality of the bedrooms and bathrooms matches the food but as in the sitting rooms there was a superabundance of cushions ' - Ian & Francine Walsh - April, 2017
'We fully support all the positive remarks in the 2017 Guide about this restaurant-with-rooms, and just want to add that being offered sheets & blankets as an alternative to a duvet, and then indeed having sheets and blankets, made our stay sheer heaven. ' - Charles M. Goldie - October, 2016
'A charming, unpretentious small hotel which succeeds largely because it does not defer to fashion. Atmosphere of a friendly gathering at a modest country home. Its elegant, refined style is entirely appropriate. The food consists of quality ingredients presented in a creative way; the wine list caters for every conceivable taste. ' - Alfrred Lennon - September, 2016
'Excellent in every way. Our room had everything we wanted. The restaurant shows the same command of detail and a sure sense of style. Tim Ford’s kitchen works smoothly. Front of house staff are friendly, and Emma Ford does charm the way the rest of the human race does breathing – natural and delightful. ' - Tony & Ginny Ayers - May, 2016

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