Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Very much the country pub, with a warm buzz to it’, this old coaching inn, built around a cobbled courtyard, stands at the heart of a historic stone village. It is a ‘gem’, say readers, with ‘friendly, attentive staff’, a popular locals’ bar. Bedrooms range from small to ‘very large’, but all have a king- or emperor-size bed, Welsh blankets, a comfy armchair or sofa, seagrass flooring, works by local artists, Bramley toiletries. A garden-facing room has a four-poster, roll-top bath and shower room. A double with separate access and vaulted ceiling can connect with a twin room and share a bathroom. Richie Peacocke has moved to sister hotel The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry) and it is now chef Dave Waine who devises menus of West Country and home-grown produce, pub classics, day-boat fish, a daily pie, served in the bar, snug, courtyard, map room or alfresco. Perhaps fennel-cured Brixham hake, mussels, new potatoes, samphire, aïoli, sourdough crumbs. On Saturday night there are charcoal grills in the lovely beamed coach house, which opens also for Sunday lunch roasts. The rolling Mendip hills are on the doorstep for walking, cycling and top-of-the-world views.
8. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 25 Dec.
sitting room, bar, restaurant, coach house grill room, free Wi-Fi, in-room Smart TV (including Freeview), cobbled courtyard, small garden.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom (£10 one-off charge), and in all public areas.
per room B&B £100–£160 (family suite £200). À la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused weekends.