- Very Good
- 21 guest reviews
"We needed an overnight stay near to family. I only wish we were able to stay longer. Such a warm welcome. We arrived quite late and wanted t..."
"Do not be put off by the road running in front of some of the bedrooms, the noise level was very low and did not interrupt sleeping. Excelle..."
"They made me feel very welcome and it is a very cosy hotel...."
"We had an overnight stay here on way to Bristol from Kent. Advertised as pet friendly and we found that to be true - allowed dogs in bar are..."
"Lovely comfortable hotel, the owner and staff were very helpful and friendly. Such a lovely area I will definitely book a longer stay next t..."
About the hotel
This 17th century coaching inn which was mentioned in the Novel 'Northanger Abbey' by Jane Austen after she visited the house during her childhood, was built on the site of a 12th century priory (which was destroyed by Henry the VIII) to provide rest to travellers on the Bath-Gloucester route and was extended in the Georgian period to its present state. In more recent times it has undergone an extensive makeover to 'ensure that the property's unique character is complimented by the convenience and reliability of modern amenities'. On 3 Acres of land with amazing landscaped gardens, guests can enjoy a quiet drink or go al fresco and enjoy meals in the garden or simply take a long stroll around the Water Garden, perfectly situated to the east of the main house to catch the sun, the water garden is also illuminated at night to enhance the colours.
The rooms offer a blend of country traditions with modern en-suite facilities, each with their own unique character and named after famous female writers. Rooms also boast a high standard of comfort and come with such features as Sky TV, Hot Beverage making facilities, broadband and Luxury Bath/Shower facilities. Guests can dine in the 'Bodkin Restaurant'. A newly refurbished, air conditioned informal dining area. Whether it be from the Specialist menu, the 'Off the wall' menu or the A'la Carte menu which changes weekly, all food is created using the best local and organic ingredients and also caters for vegetarians and children. Diners can make use of the Bodkin restaurant or they can enjoy their meals out on the patio or sun terrace in the summer, either way, an enjoyable experience is guaranteed. The hotel also offers a fully stocked bar, with a range of guest ales, fine single malts and an extensive wine list which is also available to diners. Guests can also partake of a Bar Meal from the bar menu if they don't wish to go for a full meal in the restaurant. As with the Restaurant, guests can enjoy their favourite drinks in great company either in the Bar, with its roaring Log Fire which is great in the winter months or they can retire to the sun deck and relax, perfect for those lazy summers.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
- Family friendly
- Cots available , Interconnecting rooms available , Children's Facilities - Outdoor , Pets Allowed
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms , Business Centre , Private dining services
- Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar , Breakfast to go
- In room entertainment
- TV , Radio
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Telephone In Each Room
- Hotel services
- Limited room service for hot food , Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available
- Ground floor bedrooms
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are allowed
81% would recommend it to a friend
Lovely place, lovely people
We needed an overnight stay near to family.
I only wish we were able to stay longer. Such a warm welcome. We arrived quite late and wanted to stay up longer in the lovely bar. We were not made to feel at all awkward when we wanted to take drinks to our room and get our children to bed. Family room was spacious with its own sink area, perfect for weary travellers and would be great as a base to stay for longer. Breakfast was lovely, all home cooked and local. We will certainly try and come back. Do not overlook this hotel, you will not be disappointed.
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Do not be put off by the road running in front of some of the bedrooms, the noise level was very low and did not interrupt sleeping.
Excellent spacious room and very clean en- suite bathroom. Very good breakfast and attentive staff. Evening meals good value, well cooked and good service. Not to be passed - Try it.