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The Talbot Inn

From $129 Night United Kingdom, Somerset, Mells


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  • The Beckford Arm's new little sister

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Overview

Voted hotel of the year by the Sunday Times, what is there not to like about the Beckford Arms new sister The Talbot Inn? Situated in Mells in Somerset this new 8 room Chic Retreat opened its doors in 2013 and has been almost fully booked since then. Expertly managed by Matt (ex Babington House) and his wife Clare who used to run one of the best pub restaurants in London (The Engineer, RIP)  The Talbot Inn is a breath of fresh air for locals, the media crowd and for those looking for good honest food.  The space is huge and the refurbishment has been more of a re-build and though owners Charlie and Dan describe it as a pub, we challenge anyone to find another pub like it! Owner Dan says ‘It’s going to be a bit more pubby then the Beckford Arms. Real ale, local ciders, lots and lots of pies, casseroles and slow-cooked food.’  And he was absolutely right.

Dining

Think refined pub food; a Coach House Grill Room with an indoor English BBQ;  a cosy sitting room with sofas where on Sunday nights movies or popular TV programs like Downton are shown, and a pretty courtyard and garden which will really come alive in the warmer months. Talbot Ale (their own), a featured ale and Butcombe are served and there is a reasonably priced wine list and some speciality spirits. Don't leave without trying the famous and incredibly tasty home made sausage rolls.

Facilities

bar
gardens
restaurant
WiFi/Internet

Location



Address: Selwood Street, Mells Somerset, BA11 3PN , United Kingdom


Nearest airport:

Nearest airport: Heathrow Distance from nearest airport: 1.5 hours


How to get there:

Train London Paddington to Bath Spa station 1 hour 20 minutes. By Car From London (120 miles – 2 hours with no traffic): Take M3 to junction 8 (A303): A303 to A360 (fork right at Stonehenge) towards Devizes and through Shrewton; A360 to B390 towards Warminster and Chitterne: B390 to A36 towards Warminster A36 to A362 towards Frome: A362 towards Longleat and Frome. On the A362 take the turning right into Frome . Then, follow directions from Frome… From Frome (5 minutes): Go straight through the first set of traffic lights and at the second set of lights, get in to the right hand lane and bear right. At the T- junction turn right and at the mini roundabout turn left towards Mells. Shortly after, at the next mini roundabout turn left and pass the “Ring O Bells” pub. After 1 mile turn right opposite a large house towards Mells (Please note that there is no sign post here (only one before the junction), if you miss the turning and arrive at a T-Junction you have gone too far). Stay on the road to Mells towards Vobster and Coleford, after a mile there turn right to Mells – there is a brown sign indicating this. From Bristol (25 miles – 45 minutes with no traffic): Take the A37 to Farrington Gurney. At Farrington Gurney take A362 to Radstock. At Radstock turn left at the first mini roundabout and right at the second mini roundabout following A362 to Frome. Follow this road for a mile and turn right at the Fir Tree pub signposted to Kilmersdon and Mells. Follow this road for a mile to the end and bear right onto the B3139 following the signpost to Wells. ¼ of a mile later turn left to Mells. Two miles later (not as far as Vobster) turn left and then after half a mile left again towards Mells, The Talbot will be on your left. From Bath (12 miles – 20 minutes with no traffic): Head south on the A367 to Radstock. At Radstock turn left onto A363 to Frome at a mini roundabout. Follow this road for a mile and turn right at the Fir Tree pub signposted to Kilmersdon and Mells. Follow this road for a mile to the end and bear right onto the B3139 following the signpost to Wells. ¼ of a mile later turn left to Mells. Two miles later (not as far as Vobster) turn left and then after half a mile left again towards Mells, The Talbot will be on your left.


Rooms

There is only one Small Room at The Talbot Inn and all of the other 7 rooms range from Medium through to Very Large.  Room 5 is the Small Room and yet it still manages to have a king-size bed, lovely en-suite bathroom and all of the luxuries of the larger rooms including Siberian goose down bedding, natural bath products, Smart TV with movies, complimentary WiFi and a comfy armchair.  The Very Large Rooms (room 1 and 8) both have a free standing roll top bath in the bathrooms as well as an Emperor four poster bed in the bedroom.

Room 1

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A huge room with roll top bath, emperor sized four poster bed, sofa, desk and separate en-suite shower room. This overlooks the garden to one end and the courtyard to the other. It is above the bar.

Room 2

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This is a cosy room with a king-sized bed and slightly restricted view across the garden. It has a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom.

Room 3

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This has a king sized bed and overlooks the street. A cave-like elegant bathroom ensuite with freestanding bath.

Room 4

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With a king sized bed and small bathroom this room also overlooks the front of the building but also the fields beyond.

Room 5

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A cosy room with king-sized bed and only a shower ensuite this room looks out of the street but well on to the fields beyond.

Room 6

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Overlooking the front of the building and the fields beyond a very large room with roll top bath, emperor sized four poster bed, sofa and desk. There is also a separate Sitting Room annex (which can be used as a sofa bed for kids) and walk in shower.

Room 7

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Located through its own entrance and own staircase room 7 has a vaulted beamed ceiling, roll top bath and a king-sized bed. Room 7a – a separate annexed room that can only be taken with room 7 as it shares a bathroom, but with twin beds and its own Smart TV. can be 'Family Room' for both rooms

Room 8

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A very large room with a stunning bathroom that makes up for the ground floor position. There is also an emperor sized four poster bed, sofa and armchair with coffee table and privacy blinds.

Conditions

Cancellation policy

You may cancel, with a full refund of your deposit, up to 7 days before your arrival date however a charge will be made for all bookings where the guests do not arrive. This charge will be for the full amount of the room.

Pets policy

We are dog lovers and the pub even has its own called Jake. However, in the bedrooms we only allow well behaved dogs in room 8 - we also may make a small charge for extra cleaning of £10. We would love to allow dogs in all the rooms (particularly for shooters) but however thorough our housekeeping is (and we are VERY thorough!) one small hair could be left and this can cause complaints from guests without dogs. Dogs are allowed in all the public areas downstairs and we provide water and bones where desired!

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