Having just returned from a 60th birthday party in lovely Shapwick, I can honestly say it was the most fun I have had in ages. The birthday "boy" and his wife virtually filled the house with a party of 24 guests. Local caterers were used for the Saturday night dinner - which was excellent - plus a little band comprising two very charming young men who played and sang Beatles' hits and had us dancing for hours. A local MC was also hired to run a Murder Mystery evening, which seemed very appropriate in this Tudor manor house. Another local entrepreneur provided a morning of clay pigeon shooting (with laser guns) which was incredibly entertaining for all. The rooms were grand - lots of four poster beds and creaking floors. There were lots of wonderful old fireplaces and the house was full of atmosphere. We had the use of the kitchen facilities and everyone mucked in and helped with the cooking and washing up, which added to the camaraderie. My only, very slightly, negative comment would be that I think the house could do with a bit of an upgrade in the decorating stakes. But I would absolutely recommend this venue for an out of the way weekend in gorgeous Somerset countryside.
- Also Known As:
- Shapwick House Hotel Somerset