The Sheppey Inn

Wells, Somerset
Inn
+44 (0)1458 831594


Behind unimposing white walls, a low-key village pub filled with music, laughter and fine wines – you’ll be welcomed warmly

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

It’s a case of business in the front, party in the back: duck inside to find a cosy inn where locals clear back the tables to dance to live bands and modern art is splashed on the walls. The small snug at the front is relaxed and homely, and there’s a long, light space for dining. Sample one of the natural wines (20 are available by the glass). Outside is magic: a wooden terrace lit by lanterns, the only sound the burbling river and happy hums from inside.

Liz and Mark give you three upstairs bedrooms (ask for the one with the reclaimed vintage telephone doors and copper tub) or two cottages about 10 minutes across the fields. Breakfast is in the fridge for you to make yourself: croissants, cereal, fruit and more for the rooms; a full English for the cottages – generous and locally sourced (warm your crumpets on a wood-burner with a shelf).

Stay for dinner and savour ales on tap, the best fish stew, or steaks with truffle sauce, chips and pickled runner beans. Dine with the locals or outside – one of the rooms has its own terrace with views of Glastonbury Tor.

The Sheppey Inn - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The fish stew – simmered in a lobster bisque with fresh mussels
  • Sitting out on the rambling deck on a summer’s eve
  • The rock star chic of the pub bedrooms
The Sheppey Inn - Gallery

You should know

  • It's funky, cool and fun - don't come expecting pallor or perfection
  • Limited parking immediately outside
  • Rooms are above the bar

Essentials

  • 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
  • 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
2pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Dogs are welcome in the bar, but not in the bedrooms
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Dog treats and dog beer.

Meals
Starters from £6.50. Mains from £13.50.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
3 Doubles
From £100
2 Cottages for 2
From £120

Accommodation

Reviews

What a magical place the Sheppey is! You step inside to a long low space filled with colour and the delicious scents of fish stew simmering in lobster bisque. The rambling wooden deck overlooks the river (eyes peeled for the otters), while inside is packed with special corners into which you can tuck yourself on a winter's day or a summer evening. Rooms are rock star worthy with eclectic treasures, gorgeous linens on the beds, perfectly tiled shower rooms. Truly, exceptionally special.

Sarah, Bath

Staff were patient and fun despite the fact we kept chatting too much to look at the menu, the gin cocktails were a perfect start and only having to stumble upstairs after eating our bodyweight was perfect. Such a fun place.

Tessa, Bristol

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Location

The neighbourhood

Follow the signs for the Village Hall and wind along narrow lanes to reach Godney, where the pub is anchored between a working farm and a private home that’s diversified into baking – you’ll get to try the finished product for your breakfast. The pub is backed by a river populated by a family of otters and fields with views over Glastonbury Tor. Glastonbury town is a 12-minute drive, while sweet, artsy Bruton is around half an hour. Bath can be reached in 50 minutes.

Local points of interest from Mark Hey & Liz Chamberlain

  • Watch a flock of starlings form a murmuration. Every year between November and February, starlings flock together over the Somerset Levels & Moors to create huge and magnificent starling murmurations. One of nature's best and most magnificent sights
  • Glastonbury Tor is one of the most famous landmarks in Somerset, if not the whole of the West Country.It's not just famous because it can be seen for miles and miles around, but also because it has huge spiritual significance for many people.
  • Wells is compact, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture and a market square, yet is actually a city – the smallest in England to be precise! Given this accolade by the commanding presence of Wells Cathedral and of course Hot Fuzz was filmed there!
  • Hauser and Wirth Gallery. A pioneering world–class gallery and arts centre in renovated farm buildings on the outskirts of Bruton. The gallery opened in 2014 and with several large exhibition spaces blending modern architectural design & listed barns
  • In Glastonbury, history, myth and legend combine in such a way that most visitors cannot fail to feel the “vibes” and powerful atmosphere of the town. Glastonbury the cradle of Christianity in England also reputed to be the burial place of King Arthur
  • the newt near castle cary has amazing gardens, deer park and interactive history of gardening museum .cider press and much more. open seven days a week

Introducing

Mark Hey & Liz Chamberlain

Liz and Mark fell in love over a shared passion for plastic paperweight kits, which says a lot about their quirky and creative zest for life. They’ve been at The Sheppey for over 20 years and run the pub as a real family affair: Liz’s two sons also work in the bar. They live in the next village but are always about - you’ll find Liz front of house while Mark works behind the scenes keeping the cottages and rooms shipshape – when he’s not making spontaneous purchases from reclamation yards.