We were attending a wedding at Babington House and our hosts had booked us a room at The Talbot Inn, approx. 5 minuets drive away. As soon as we arrived we knew this was our sort of place. We entered via the archway that leads into the inner courtyard where lunch was being served in the warm sunshine. We were greeted by very friendly staff ( which was the case throughout our two night stay ) and the owner, who advised our room would be ready shortly. We decided to try the menu for a light snack and were not disappointed. My roast beef sandwich arrived fully laden with succulent beef and a portion of home made chips. My wife tried the cheese ploughman's which consisted of all one would expect. Our room ( No.3 ) on the first floor, was of a good size and had a very large bathroom. It was spotless with wonderful fresh white linens, large slim line TV and tea and coffee making facilities. If you have trouble with stairs it would be sensible to request a ground floor room as the steps are fairly steep and as it is a wonderful old building they are a little higgledy/pickaldy. Breakfast was excellent, having a cold buffet and full cooked breakfast to order. Super fresh coffee, none of the stewed stuff one sometimes gets served with. We decided to have dinner at the Talbot on the second evening, with a choice either in the main building restaurant, which is in several small rooms, very cosy, or the grill room, in a separate building at the end of the courtyard. We chose the Grill Room and were not disappointed. The room is like a baronial banqueting hall, but don't be put off by the sound of this, as it is candle lit all around, with the chef and grill at the far end. The dark wooden tables are well spaced and the atmosphere is wonderful, as is the food. We chose a selection of grilled meats for two which was served sliced on a wooden board. Beef, lamb, veal chops and if you ask nicely a taster of chicken wings. ( The chicken wings are really one of the starters ). This meat selection comes with chips and a choice of two sides. You may have difficulty with a desert after this, but they are very tempting.
Off the courtyard there is also a wonderful large sitting room where you can relax if the weather is not so good.
The two days spent at the Talbot were delightful, as is the countryside in that area.
I would point out again that ALL the staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
- Also Known As:
- The Talbot Hotel Somerset
- The Talbot Inn Mells, Somerset