Don’t let those butterflies flutterby

To coincide with this year’s Big Butterfly Count from July 20 we’re growing nectar rich plants like lavender that support butterflies in our garden. Butterflies are fans of simple, open blooms and these can include bedding plants, perennials, flowering shrubs and bulbs, so there’s plenty to choose from if you’re planning some butterfly-friendly planting schemes […]

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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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