Category Archives: Blog

Trees for bees – 15 tried and tested trees that provide food for bees

We’re all for gardening here and attracting wildlife to our garden too. We grow lots of fruit and vegetables in our kitchen garden to use in the restaurant but having healthy crops relies on encouraging pollinators to our plot. We also use Exmoor honey in our kitchen and guests who stay with us can even […]

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Exmoor chefs on track with Quantock Belle

Our John has joined forces with two other Exmoor chefs to host a pop-up dining experience on-board the West Somerset Railway Association’s (WSRA) Quantock Belle dining train this autumn (2018). John will join Justin Reeves of Reeves Restaurant and Claire Lynch from Claire’s Kitchen to host ‘The Three Chefs Express’ pop-up on October 29, 2018. […]

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John’s handy herb guide

Our chef patron John is a dab hand at gardening as well as cooking. At this time of year his kitchen garden here at the hotel is at its best. He particularly loves his herbs and veggies, so here is his handy herb guide to help you select the ones you need when cooking. Or […]

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The call of the wild is coming from Somerset

If you’ve recently enjoyed the BBC’s Springwatch programme and like to get out and about watching wildlife, then we’d like to lure you to Somerset to get close to some of the county’s flora and fauna favourites, as well as enjoying some hearty, award-winning fare too. We’re offering a cosy but luxury base for those […]

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Enjoy adventures and make memories in Somerset

If you’re looking for a luxury base to try some country pursuits, then head our way this summer (2018). We’re a boutique hotel in the heart of Exmoor where there are so many wonderful outdoor activities to enjoy and a few gentler, indoor pursuits to sample too. Our country hotel is the ideal location for […]

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We’re offering a warm welcome for Quantock Walking Fest walkers

The third annual Quantock Walking Festival takes place this summer (June and July, 2018) near us in Somerset and is hosted by the Stowey Walkers. The event, which includes organised guided walks, is based in Nether Stowey, a Walkers are Welcome village that’s not far from us and takes place on June 30 and July […]

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Three of our favourite gardens to explore on the Quantocks

Not far from us are the Quantocks, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and they are packed with wonderful walks for all abilities. We’ve popped together our top three garden walks on the Quantocks below. Hestercombe Gardens Hestercombe Gardens is very popular with visitors of all ages. It’s made up of three unique gardens, which […]

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