all year except evenings 25/26 Dec, 1 Jan.
bar, snug, lounge, 2 restaurants, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), patio, secure parking, public areas accessible for wheelchairs and adapted for disabled.
all ages welcomed (under-12s free, children’s menu, high chairs, changing facilities available).
allowed in bar and outside areas.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £70–£102, double £100–£170, A la carte £36.50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
A row of former miners’ pantiled cottages combines into a rambling, ‘appealing’ country inn in a picturesque setting where, regulars report, ‘generous portions’ and ‘generous hospitality’ come as standard. Repeat visitors in 2018 found this ‘good-value’ spot ‘excellent as always’. After a busy day they appreciated warm bread, olive oil and balsamic, eaten by the fireside. ‘Everyone is so obliging and helpful.’ The ‘thoroughly attractive’ low-beamed bar has a blazing log fire, squashy sofas, hand-pumped ale. Summer sees parasols and blooming flowers open in the beer garden. Varying in size, bedrooms are modern but not voguish. ‘Our very comfortable and relaxing room at the rear had dual-aspect windows and a sofa.’ A bathroom had a decent shower, ‘fluffy towels, an array of toiletries’. In the evening, the ‘popular pub’ serves new chef Christian Wragg’s seasonal menu, perhaps sauté of locally landed monkfish, mussels, prawns, fondant potato, bouillabaisse; West Country rib-eye steak. At breakfast, ‘the usual scrum’ is avoided thanks to table service: ‘very tasty’ bacon and sausages, a fruit platter. ‘Listing some vegetarian options on the breakfast menu’ would be appreciated. (Jeanette Bloor, and others)
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A limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills.
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The seat of the Bishop of Bath, Wells Cathedral has been described as 'the most poetic of the English cathedrals'.