Kingsdon Inn


Retire to a cosy bedroom beneath the thatch, after a tasty home-cooked meal and a pint of Butcombe in the warm, beamy downstairs


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


These comfy, cottagey bedrooms above a 17th-century thatched pub are accessed through an external staircase and have lovely countryside views. Adam the manager/chef and his Italian wife Cinzia live in the cottage next door and are friendly and enthusiastic.Come for the food – it attracts diners for miles – and you can eat in the garden next to masses of fragrant herbs. Food’s locally sourced as much as possible – sausages, eggs, homemade bread and jams for breakfast, and a pub menu influenced by English comfort food and Italian cuisine: paella with mussel arancini, king prawn and chorizo mayo; crisp belly of cider braised pork, creamed potato, baby red chard and broccolini.It’s the perfect point to break a journey between London and Cornwall, but only seven miles from Glastonbury and you’re well-placed to explore the spectacular Dorset and Somerset countryside. It’s also great walking and cycling country and off the beaten track so you may want to stay a few nights. 

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We think you'll love

  • Adam and Cinzia's enthusiasm
  • The lovely, locally-sourced, beautifully cooked food
  • Being surrounded by such lovely countryside
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You should know

  • It can be tricky to find, especially at night as it’s not signposted
  • All the rooms are up a staircase
  • The bedrooms are small if you're stuck indoors all day


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • 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
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Lunch & dinner, 2 courses, from £14. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £17.50.


Nightly price
from £95
Singles £65.
3 Doubles
From £95


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The neighbourhood

The pub is set in the small village of Kingsdon, just off the A303, and 10 minutes' drive from Fleet Air Arm Museum, which explores the history of British naval aviation. The beautifully restored National Trust property Barington Court, which dates from the 16th-century, is 15 minutes away by car and Lytes Cary Manor, a small medieval manor house, is only four minutes’ drive, or a 20-minute walk.

Local points of interest from Adam Cain & Cinzia Iezzi

  • National Trust - Lytes Cary Manor near Somerton is just a stone's throw from us
  • National Trust - Tintinhull Garden Farm St, Tintinhull, Yeovil
  • Haynes International Motor Museum Sparkford, Yeovil
  • Glastonbury Abbey Magdalene St, Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Wookey Hole Caves in Wells
  • Mill on the Brue; outdoor activity centre at Trendle Farm, Tower Hill, Bruton


Adam Cain & Cinzia Iezzi

Adam hails from the West Country and adored cooking from an early age, working at a five-star hotel in London when he was only 16. He and his Italian wife Cinzia have travelled the world and gained great experience in New Zealand and Sri Lanka and across Europe. Adam had a spell working in Penzance at Jean Shrimpton's hotel before settling, in a love at first sight moment, at Kingsdon. His food attracts diners from a 40-mile catchment area.