Great location within easy walking distance of Ilminster town centre. Decent sized rooms with good beds. Food good and well-presented. Staff really helpful and pleasant. No lift.
Only draw-back is the noise and heat on hot June nights. Room 1 above kitchens with a lot of heat.....no airconditioning or ventilation system ......open windows and get the cooking smells and noise from very busy road directly in front of hotel (quietened down betwen 2300 and 0500), with the bonus of (very loud) "entertainment" on Friday nights from 2100 to 0100 (later by the time clearing-up has finished)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Restaurant has been completely refurbished and renovation work is well under way in our Sun Lounge and reception areas. In the coming weeks improvements will be made to the Ballroom before work gets underway in the bedrooms. While there are many decorative changes planned, those of you who have visited recently will know that the original team are still very much a part of the hotel. We hope that you will come and experience these improvements soon. Ilminster an attractive market town. The Shrubbery Hotel stands on a site previously occupied by a private house named, 'Crosses' which dated back to the 17th century. Apparently, cloth dyeing took place on the premises. In the 1850s the property was purchased by the local Shepherd family, who built an imposing Victorian house around the original building. The family, allegedly, made their fortune from selling hessian and jute to both sides in the American Civil War and their wealth enabled them to become major landowners and benefactors to the town. The premises were converted into an hotel in 1932. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Taunton
- Taunton Best Western
- BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel Ilminster, Somerset, UK