Lord Poulett Arms

Hinton Saint George, Somerset
Pub with rooms

Historic village inn with wonderful cooking and a Provençal-style courtyard garden; drive to the Jurassic Coast in half-an-hour


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This 17th-century thatched inn gives you a warm welcome, rooms with views of the village and much attention to detail: bathrobes, snazzy bath stuff, fresh milk in a china jug, little bags of shortbread.

Choose a table by the fireplace in the downstairs pub or in the Provençal-style courtyard and allow yourself a full Somerset breakfast – pastries, fruit compote and yoghurt; eggs with pork and marmalade sausages or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon; porridge with brown sugar and cream. The food is fresh, seasonal and local with much made, cured and smoked in-house; the atmosphere is easy going but refined, with proper silverware and linens.

Walks leave from the door, to the 13th-century Grade I listed church or the famous Spreading Oak Tree, or you can drive to stately homes – Montacute House, Forde Abbey House and Gardens – in 15 minutes. The Blackdown Hills AONB and the Jurassic Coast are only half an hour’s drive. Return for supper in the pub and the best night’s sleep.

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We think you'll love

  • The garden, with its Provençal-style courtyard and pretty walled garden beyond
  • The many snug corners by fireplaces in the bar and dining room
  • The lovely rooms upstairs with generous Bramley bath and shower treats.
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You should know

  • Two of the bedrooms have private bathrooms across a corridor
  • Parking is on the street outside and limited at busy times


  • 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

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £6.50. Mains from £14. Sunday lunch from £15.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles from £60.
1 Suite for 2
From £110
4 Doubles
From £85


We had a lovely stay at the Lord Poulett. The staff were all very welcoming - it was almost like being hosted by friends. The food in the restaurant was incredible and the breakfasts perfect for setting you up for the day (wish we'd tried the bloody Marys!). Our room was elegant, clean and very comfortable and we arrived to melt in the mouth homemade shortbread. Would definitely recommend or stay again!

Samantha, Bristol

What a treat to trundle down the sleepy Somerset lanes to Hinton St George where the Lord Poulett shines under its fresh thatch. Inside is all sparkling glassware and cosy corners, the outside areas are wonderfully evocative, and there's a choice of firesides. Food is served by smiling staff who know they're bringing something special to tempt your tastebuds (our fresh salad was splendid). Rooms are above-pub perfect with deeply comfortable beds, lovely curtains and headboards, shortbread treats and excellent WiFi. Heaven.

Sarah, Bath

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The neighbourhood

Hinton St George is a wonderfully sweet and pretty village, most of it a conservation area, found down a wandering lane ten minutes from the market town of Crewkerne and five minutes off the A303. As well as a 13th-century Grade I listed church, there’s a village hall, shop and tea rooms.


Dan Brod & Charlie Luxton

Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton and Matt Greenlees have been credited with pioneering the pub-with-rooms model and circulate between their places and the Beckford Bottle Shop, a new wine and tapas venture in Bath. They also produce the Bramley product range of bath/home smellies.