Little Barwick House

Barwick, Somerset

‘Amid gentle Somerset countryside’, a Georgian country house is home to Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘utterly charming’ restaurant-with-rooms. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Amid gentle Somerset countryside’, a Georgian country house is home to Emma and Tim Ford’s ‘utterly charming’ restaurant-with-rooms. ‘It offers peace, comfort and sublime food,’ writes a regular returnee. The long and sloping garden, sheltered by fine, mature trees, is a pleasant place for drinks or a complimentary tea on arrival, another reader avers. Spacious country-house-style bedrooms have home-made shortbread, cafetière coffee, fresh milk, Duck Island toiletries and, should you wish, sheets and blankets. Each is liked, especially one with direct garden access, apart from one with an in-room basin and ‘tiny, cramped’ shower room. Any gripes, however, are soon forgotten at lunch or dinner in the ‘bright and spacious dining room’, over plates of Tim’s ‘sublime food’. ‘Intense flavours were brought out in two fine main courses, veal sweetbreads and saddle of roe deer.’ The wine list is ‘substantial and well chosen’. ‘The welcome and service are warm, efficient and knowledgeable.’ Breakfast brings ‘perfectly cooked scrambled eggs’. (Carolyn Hicks, Edward Mirzoeff, SR)

Hotel details

Address

Rexes Hollow Lane
Barwick
Yeovil
Somerset
BA22 9TD
England

Telephone

01935 423902

Bedrooms

7. 1 for week-long let.

Open

all year except 25 Dec, New Year, 3 weeks in Jan, every Sun, Mon, lunchtime Tues.

Facilities

2 lounges, restaurant, conservatory, in-room TV (Freeview), 3½-acre garden (terrace, paddock), restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, sitting rooms (£20 a night), only assistance dogs in restaurant.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single occupancy from £95, double £154, D,B&B with afternoon tea, per person £135. Set 3-course dinner £57.95. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

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Midweek Sparkler Special Offer

£130.00 per person per night. This offer includes a King Size Double Room with en Suite Shower, Afternoon Tea, A glass of Champagne (or preferred Aperitif), Three Course Dinner (full choice off menu) and Full English Breakfast. Based on a couple sharing and a minimum Two Night Stay Upgrades to large rooms Available and valid Tuesday to Thursday. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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