The Litton

Near Wells, Somerset
+44 (0)1761 241554
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£140 - £185
per night

By a bubbling brook in the Mendips, close to Bath and Bristol, a wonderfully-revived and welcoming inn with smart rooms and scrumptious food


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£140 - £185 per night

The Experience

You’re perfectly placed for Bath and Bristol here, tucked into the Mendips in a pretty village that loves its inn – and it’s easy to see why. The Litton is a gem, where owner Sally and her team work hard and happily to make you feel at home. Tuck yourself into a corner and order a Welsh rarebit – produce is grown in the kitchen garden – or grab a Moroccan blanket and an armful of cushions and head for the riverside terrace where there’s a converted horse box bar, barbecue, fire pits and up-cycled beer barrels to perch on. The whisky bar is a temptation all of its own, as are the splendid Sunday roasts. Bedrooms, some above the bar, some in the adjoining mill, are individually and stylishly decorated. Beds are big and comfy, baths and showers sparkle. Clever cottage-style suites on the ground floor let you bring the family without feeling cramped; one is designed for the less able. It’s not often an owner has thought of everything but Sally is a star, and the Litton shines out as special. 


  • 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 £140
Singles £140-£185. Extra bed/sofabed available £40 per person per night.
2 Suites for 4
From £175
10 Doubles
From £140


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog beds, food and water bowls, towels and dog treats.

Dogs £25 per stay. Max. 3.

Open garden areas. Beside the river Chew with country walks around the rolling Mendips and Litton lakes. Some walks require dogs to be on leads when around livestock.

Starters from £6. Mains from £12. Sunday lunch from £12.95.


A very enjoyable stay. We had two connecting rooms which were comfortable. Food was very good (my duck was cooked perfectly) and the staff were friendly and efficient.

Amy, Bristol

What a lovely pub! Went for lunch with my mum and we both enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent - chicken supreme with smoked cheese croquette, full of flavour and texture - and the staff happy and helpful. A deserving award winner!

Sarah, Bath

We were looking for a lovely place to stay near Wells while visiting friends and are so glad we found the Litton on Sawdays website. It was delightful: lovely room, comfy bed and great food and service.

Ursula, Canterbury

The last two times we tried to visit the pub was closed. However we tried again today and boy are we glad that we did. This is a fantastic refurbishment of the highest standard. Staff were very friendly and the Ploughman’s we had was excellent. We live fairly close so can now visit more often. However if you are holidaying or staying in the area and want to visit a real quality establishment add The Litton to your list, you won’t be disappointed.

Fred, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sally Billington

  • 'The Litton' formally The Kings Arms is steeped in history. At the foot of the Mendip hills, the Kings Arms was originally built in the 1420's, it started life as a food mill, becoming the focal point of the village of Litton
  • Chew Valley and the surrounding Mendips have many stunning walks, visit Chew Valley lake for wildlife and the beautiful Litton Lakes for wonderful scenery and fishing.
  • Bristol, Bath and Wells are all within 30 minutes. Visit Wells Cathedral, Bath roman baths and historical places of interest, Bristol for shopping and markets.
  • Longleat House is a must visit attraction hosting the safari park, and many events throughout the year.
  • Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Gorge are within 30 minutes, a great family day out.
  • Glastonbury, famous for its boutique shops, Glastonbury Tor and of course a very popular music festival.