The Litton

Near Wells, Somerset
Inn


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

Bedroom

14 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

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. 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 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. 

Essentials

  • 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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

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.

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

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £100-£140.
2 Suites for 4
From £160
10 Doubles
From £100

Reviews

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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Location

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.