The birthplace of the Romantic Movement

samuel-coleridge-home-low-res-croppedThe Romantic Movement particularly the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge has some very close connections with this part of Somerset, hence why we named our restaurant after him.

He lived in the area between 1797 and 1800 in the village of Nether Stowey near Bridgwater and it was here that he penned his best-known works including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, Cristabel and This Lime Tree Bower my Prison.

Coleridge’s cottage in Nether Stowey is just a short drive from us and well worth a visit. It is now owned by the National Trust and was fully restored in 2012.

Coleridge and his great friend, and fellow poet, Wordsworth founded the Romantic Movement here and the pair spent a great deal of time together outdoors, walking.

There are many guides and maps available for the area giving details of their favourite walks, along with information on the views that stimulated Coleridge’s most famous odes.

We’re also very close to the designated Coleridge Way, from Nether Stowey through to Lynmouth.

This is an advanced route for experienced walkers. Smaller stretches can be tackled by those wishing to get a sense of the area that Coleridge’s finest verses.

We offer a base for romantics and walkers alike with our warm welcome, luxury accommodation and award-winning seasonal food. If you’re planning a visit to the area do get in touch to find out more.