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WHAT WE LOVE...

This immaculately-presented former hunting lodge is surrounded by the Somerset countryside and overlooks a smart village green. It is an attractive, Grade II-listed building, with caramel-stone window surrounds, neat topiary and picnic benches facing the green. Inside, the long wooden bar is laden with spirits and gins, while tables for dining or drinking are dotted about the spacious interior, which is painted dark blue. The nine bedrooms are decorated in a simple country style and some have views of the green. The food is good and makes great use of local produce. The terraced garden is lined with lavender beds and offers an appealing range of seating options either on gravel or grass.

THE DETAILS

Location

There are quiet walks from the village out onto the Somerset Levels, where you can see cattle, sheep, deer and birdlife.

Within an hour's drive, you could visit the beaches at Lyme Regis or Weymouth, enjoy the restaurants and shops in Yeovil or visit the Somerset levels.
By car: around 1 hour 15 minutes from Bristol, 3 hours from London and 4 hours from Manchester. Free parking on-site.
By train: trains from London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction take just over 2 hours. The hotel is a 25-minute drive from the station. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

The inn's refined but relaxed style should appeal to those on a weekend break and to those seeking a pretty stop-off when driving to the coast. The garden contains a thriving vegetable patch that the chefs regularly pick from.

Service & Facilities

There is a private dining space outside called The Stables, which can seat up to 14 people down a long table.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

The large rooms at the front have lovely sash windows and overlook the village green. There are two rooms in a cottage beside the garden, which are quieter and more private.

Cosy Room, Standard Room, Large Deluxe Room
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The menu includes classics like a smoked salmon platter, pâté on toast and sausages with mash. Our favourite dish was the roast breast of guinea fowl with pancetta and mash, in a cep sauce.

The Restaurant: classic pub fare, locally-sourced ingredients. Open Mon-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sun for lunch only.
The Bar: cosy seats, open fire. Local ales and ciders, extensive wine list. Open daily from 12pm. Mains from £14.50.

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