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Farmers Arms - Inn in Somerset

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West Hatch, Taunton, TA3 5RS, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Alison Medley

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+44 (0)1823 480980(landline)

This small country inn hits the spot with neat bedrooms, tasty food, a terrace for lunch in summer and views that stretch for miles

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A lovely inn lost in peaceful hills on the Somerset Levels – a great base for a night or two of affordable luxury. Outside, free-range hens potter about, cows graze neighbouring fields and glorious views from the beer garden drift downhill for a couple of miles – a perfect spot for a pint in summer. Inside, you'll find friendly natives, sofas in front of an open fire and a timber-framed bar, where one airy room rolls into another giving a sense of space and light. There are beamed ceilings, boarded floors, tongue-and-groove panelling and logs piled high in alcoves. Bedrooms – of varying sizes – are just the ticket. They come with whitewashed walls, pretty beds, the odd chaise longue, then power showers or double-ended baths. One has a daybed, others have sofas, another has a private courtyard. Good food flies from the kitchen, perhaps ham hock terrine, crab and crayfish linguini, white chocolate and blackberry brûlée; in summer you can eat in the courtyard garden. There are local stables if you want to ride and great walking, so bring your boots. Taunton is close for cricket in summer.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Alison Medley:

Local points of interest from
Alison Medley:

  • The Herepath Trail is a 13 mile circular bridleway with horse riding available at Netherclay Livery Centre and Bickenhall Farm or bring your own horse. With views stretching for miles, it is also ideal for walking and mountain biking.
  • Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Race Course are less than 5 miles away.
  • There are 7 National Trust houses and gardens between 20 and 45 minutes away and Hestercombe Gardens are within easy reach.
  • West Somerset Railway runs between Taunton and Minehead.
  • The south coast is easily accessible at Lyme Regis, Beer and Sidmouth with the north Devon coast at Minehead, Lynton and Lynmouth suitable for a day trip.
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Guest feedback
"Staff very helpful and efficient. Beautiful location, Nice mix of old and new decor. Evening meal and breakfast were excellent. We were in room 4 which was very spacious and comfortable. The only small negatives: We found it a little awkward to plug in the kettle without placing it in front of the TV. Could have done with somewhere to put soap etc in the shower and a shelf would have been useful adjacent to the hand basin. Everything else was almost perfect. Direct access to outside was ideal as we have a dog."

Alan - Nr Bolton, United Kingdom

July 2017

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  • 4 Doubles
  • , 1 Twin/double
Price:(i) £105 to£125 per night

Singles £75.

Booking info:

Extra beds/sofabeds from £10. Dogs £10.


Lunch & dinner £5-£35.




West Hatch, Taunton, TA3 5RS, Somerset

Inn 4 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 105 to £ 125 per night
Inn 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 105 to £ 105 per night

Alison Medley

Visit website

+44 (0)1823 480980(landline)