29. 5 in gardens, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, snug, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, kitchen garden, wild flower meadow, deer park.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 room £155–£315. Breakfast £10–£15, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends, Christmas/New Year.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The shabby-chic style suits the relaxed atmosphere’ at this ‘fresh, appealing’ candidate, one of Robin Hutson’s sty of Pig hotels. At this Georgian manor in the Mendips, the young staff are ‘attentive and friendly’, and the ambience is informal and fun, say regular Guide correspondents this year. Deep sofas roost on stripped wooden floors, walls are hung with gilt-framed paintings, open fires crackle in cool weather. In the ‘stylish but casual’ conservatory dining room, chef Kamil Oseka makes use of the ‘high quality and variety of fruit and vegetables’ from the Victorian greenhouses and walled kitchen garden. His ‘straightforward and wholesome’ dishes might include potted Madgett’s Farm duck, rhubarb chutney; purple mizuna, garden pickles, chargrilled chicken. Bedrooms in the main house, coach house and garden cottages are equipped with a larder of snacks and an espresso machine. ‘Our room was spacious and comfortable, with a far-from-shabby bathroom.’ In the morning, garden-fresh feasting continues. ‘The breakfast buffet, with much home-grown produce on offer, was one of the best we’ve experienced.’ (John and Kay Patterson, and others)