The Talbot Inn

'A rustic gem in an unspoilt village’, this ancient coaching inn, built around a cobbled yard, is a sister to The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry). More

Contact details

The Talbot Inn
Selwood Street
Mells
Somerset
BA11 3PN
England
01373 812 254

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 (including Freeview), courtyard, garden, kitchen table cookery school.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom (£10 one-off charge), and in all public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £100-£160 (family suite £200). A la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A rustic gem in an unspoilt village’, this ancient coaching inn, built around a cobbled yard, is a sister to The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry). ‘It is equal to its sibling for comfort, cuisine and care of its guests,’ says a reader, ‘but closer to its origins in an agricultural community.’ Bedrooms have a smart, contemporary style, some with a modern four-poster, an in-room, roll-top bath; one, with its own entrance and staircase, has a vaulted, beamed ceiling. All display works by local artists and are supplied with good-quality toiletries. A sitting room in a converted tithe barn, with a mural depicting the magic of the area, doubles as a cinema for locals and residents on some Saturday nights. In ‘a sequence of homely rooms’, chef Richard Peacocke’s food includes bar snacks, pub classics and seasonal menus based on local and home-grown produce. A typical dish, Mangalitsa pork loin, hispi cabbage, creamed pearl barley, bacon, charred shallot. At weekends the coach house hosts charcoal grills. One reader this year complains of a tough steak, while another says everything is ‘prepared with care and attention’. (J and RG)

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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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