Little Barwick House

‘So relaxing and homely, but with style and much attention to detail,’ Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘absolutely delightful’, ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms is the ‘complete package’, say Guide readers this year. More

Contact details

Little Barwick House
Rexes Hollow Lane
Barwick
Somerset
BA22 9TD
England
01935 423 902

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 1 for week-long let.

Open

all year except Christmas Day, New Year and 3 weeks in Jan, also closed Sun, Mon and Tues lunchtime.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3 1/2 -acre garden (terrace, paddock), restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, sitting rooms, only assistance dogs in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £60-£95 (double room, single occupancy £85-£155), D,B&B double £120-£150. Set 3-course dinner £55. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘So relaxing and homely, but with style and much attention to detail’, Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘absolutely delightful’, ‘tranquil’ restaurant-with-rooms is the ‘complete package’, say Guide readers this year. The ‘handsome old’ Georgian country house is set in ‘peaceful, secluded gardens’ including a towering cedar tree where guests take afternoon tea. ‘I couldn’t believe it’s only a mile from Yeovil but in the depths of the country.’ Acclaimed service is courtesy of an ‘attentive hostess’ and ‘pleasant well-trained staff’. ‘Lovely’, airy bedrooms have a country house feel; comfortable beds, sash windows, home-made shortbread, and ‘free-range coat-hangers’, although ‘some guests might baulk at the number of scatter cushions’ (one reader counted 13). In the crisply smart restaurant, the ‘amazing cuisine’ of Tim Ford and son Olly uses seasonal, mainly local, ingredients for dishes such as Cornish red mullet fillet, basil-crushed new potatoes, saffron sauce; saddle of wild roe deer, beetroot purée, savoy cabbage, rösti. The acclaimed wine list offers exceptional wines by the glass. ‘Our first visit and not our last.’ (Mary Coles, Ross Urquhart, Zara Elliot, Michael Cross, Lindsay Hunt)

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Special offers

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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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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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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