The Litton

Near Wells, Somerset

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


You’re perfectly placed for Bath and Bristol here, tucked into the Mendips in a pretty village that’s fallen in love with its new 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. As soon as you duck inside, you’re wrapped in comfort, from reindeer skins on the sofas to mulled cider warming on the bar. Tuck yourself into a corner and order up a Welsh rarebit (ours was the best we’d ever eaten), or grab a Moroccan blanket and an armful of cushions and head for the riverside terrace where fire pits blaze, and kids can perch on colourfully up-cycled beer barrels. 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 considerately 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.


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

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.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles £100-£320.
2 Suites for 4
From £160
10 Doubles
From £120


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.
  • 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 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.