The Talbot Inn

Close to the fine church in an ‘attractive’ medieval wool village, this ‘friendly, well-patronised’ 15th-century coaching inn has ‘the warm, buzzy feel of a country pub’, say Guide readers in 2017. More

Contact details

The Talbot Inn
Selwood Street
Mells
Somerset
BA11 3PN
England
01373 812254

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

sitting room, bar, restaurant, coach house grill room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, courtyard, garden.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, dining areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £100–£160 (family suite £200). À la carte £30.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Close to the fine church in an ‘attractive’ medieval wool village, this ‘friendly, well-patronised’ 15th-century coaching inn has ‘the warm, buzzy feel of a country pub’, say Guide readers in 2017. ‘Attentive staff’ serve local ales and sausage rolls in the ‘rustic, homely’ bar; in winter, mulled wine and cider are warmed in the fireplace. Join locals in the dining rooms for modern British dishes ‘cooked to a very high standard’. (Weekends are for hearty meals of grilled meats or fish, perhaps locally caught trout, straight off the charcoal and wood fire.) ‘We enjoyed delicious, lightly smoked monkfish; lamb cooked to perfection and served with an imaginative combination of vegetables. Even pub staples, such as fish and chips, were prepared with care and skill.’ Hung with local artwork, ‘comfortable’ modern bedrooms (most up ‘steep stairs’) are pleasingly uncluttered; vintage Welsh blankets and all-natural bath products are a welcome touch. ‘The finest ingredients’ (‘excellent croissants’; ‘tasty pancetta’) show up at breakfast. The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Joan and Robert Grimley)

Map

The Talbot Inn
Selwood Street
Mells
Somerset
BA11 3PN

Guest comments

'A rustic gem, very much the country pub with a warm buzz to it. The food is of a very high standard. Breakfast was homely service of the finest ingredients – including outstanding croissants and delicious pancetta as part of the “Full English”! Our room could be reached by a steep internal staircase or an external stone staircase, but was spacious and very comfortable. On the other side of the yard a barn-like space had been converted into an attractive residents’ lounge. ' - Robert Grimley - March, 2017

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