The Lord Poulett Arms

Hinton St George, Somerset

In a thriving village amid rolling farmland this thatched dining-pub-with-rooms has been made over in the signature style of sister inns The Talbot, Mells, and The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entries). More

Good Hotel Guide Review

In a thriving village amid rolling farmland this thatched dining-pub-with-rooms has been made over in the signature style of sister inns The Talbot, Mells, and The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entries). Our inspectors found the bar and restaurant, with central fireplace, ‘splendidly atmospheric’, furnished ‘in keeping with the 17th-century building’. Bedrooms have a rustic, dressed-down chic, with seagrass flooring, Welsh blankets, comfy armchairs, Bramley toiletries; and hooks and hangers in place of furniture. One has an in-room claw-footed bath and separate shower room. A family room has bunk beds for children. Philip Verden’s frequently changing menus range from such classics as cider-battered fish and chips and pie of the day to more adventurous dishes, with a vegan option. ‘Roasted brill on a bed of peas and spinach was spectacularly tasty.’ At breakfast there are home-baked pastries, home-made toasted granola, a full Somerset with pork and marmalade sausage and black pudding. The efficient waiting staff have ‘charisma, charm, a sense of humour’. In summer, children can run in the garden; in winter, adults enjoy mulled wine by the roaring fires.

Hotel details

Address

High Street
Hinton St George
Somerset
TA17 8SE
England

Telephone

01460 73149

Bedrooms

6. 4 with en suite, 2 with private bathroom, 1 for family.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), 1-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

throughout pub.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

in 1 bedroom and all public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £75–£95, double £85–£120, family £160, D,B&B £145–£170. À la carte £35.