The George Inn

Norton St Philip, Bath & N.E. Somerset
+44 (0)1373 834224
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£100 - £450
per night

A wonderful old 1397 village inn, filled with history and character. Find gracious bedrooms, roaring fires, good food and a pretty garden


21 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£100 - £450 per night

The Experience

This is one of England’s oldest inns and you’ll find paintings, tapestries, old wooden clocks and big stone fireplaces in the public areas, where efficient staff whisk about serving great local food – all sourced in the West Country and cooked to perfection by the head chef. Pub classics are given a makeover and there are some surprises in the seasonal menus as well as delicious Butcombe ales and a decent wine list.

Bedrooms are in the main building or The Plaine. All are a good size with antique furniture, plump beds and places to sit with a book or a newspaper and a cup of tea. En suite bathrooms are modern and tiled, some with baths, all with Bramley soaps and lotions. On warm days you can eat and drink outdoors with a view over the village and church.

Walks from the door abound and you’ll find a guide to local ones in your room. Tuck into a hearty breakfast before setting off: full English, shakshuka or avocado on sourdough.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so near Bath but in a quiet village away from the bustle
  • Learning about the history of the building – Samuel Pepys, Judge Jeffries, retreating armies et alia
  • Walking in the Mendip Hills AONB or in the Chew Valley
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You should know

  • Dogs are welcome, £20 per dog but only in some bedrooms and not in the public rooms
  • It's a quirky building with some low ceilings and tight stairs, not ideal for the less than mobile
  • There is limited parking so do check


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £100
4 Family rooms for 3
From £135
8 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £110
4 Doubles
From £100


Booking information

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Other details
Bookings on a ‘Flexible’ rates can be cancelled by midday two days prior to arrival – with no charge.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dogs are welcome - £20 per dog per stay. A maximum of two small dogs or one big dog per room. Please contact the team for more details.

Lunch, dinner & Sunday roast from £9.50 to £25.95.


It feels as though you are back in the 14th-century and surrounded by amazing and interesting history. The place inspires a lot of curiosity and feels really welcoming and cosy. The food is lovely and the staff are friendly.

Alessia, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

It's a gorgeous village to spend time in, simply walking and eating good food. It's also a great spot from which to cycle – quite hilly. Bath is a half-hour drive for the beautiful abbey, culture, restaurants and shops and the famous Christmas market. You're also near to Glastonbury for a puff up the Tor and some splendid views or Wells for the cathedral and a very good street market twice a week.

Local points of interest from

  • Blagdon Lake covers 440 acres, while the total area is 526 acres. It received designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1971, with many species of animals and birds found here. I
  • Particularly during the summer months, Chew Valley Lake is very popular with walkers. While it is possible to walk all of the way around the lake, you cannot do so close to the water’s edge.
  • Stanton Drew Stone Circles are a collection of Neolithic monuments that are located near the Somerset village of Stanton Drew.
  • Maes Knoll is a hill fort which is located to the north of the Chew Valley, around 2 miles from the Stanton Drew Stone Circles. Also known as Maes tump or Maes Knoll tump, it covers 20 acres of land and reaches an elevation of around 45 feet.
  • The River Chew rises in Chewton Mendip and meanders its way through the towns and villages of north Somerset, before it meets the River Avon in the market town of Keynsham.
  • The centrepiece of the Roman Baths, the Great Bath is a huge pool lined with 45 sheets of lead and filled with natural hot spring water. Now open to the skies, it once stood inside an enormous 20 metre high barrel-vaulted hall.