The Great Hall of the wisteria-clad hotel was the setting for Judge Jefferys' Bloody Assize in; but there's been a building on this site since the 12th century. Inside, there's a careful balance of the old and the new. Handsome stonework, tapestries, English chintz and fine art al feature in the evocative public areas; the great oak staircase adds to the feeling of grandeur.
Bedrooms are smartly furnished and decorated in their own individual style. They range from singles to a Penthouse Suite which comprises a garden suite and a single bedroom with private lounge, dining room and rooftop garden; the latter room may also be available for private dining (it has views over the Quantock and Blackdown Hills).
All rooms have flat screen TV's with extra satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary mineral water; plus plush en suite bathrooms with top-quality toiletries.
There are meeting rooms seating up to 100, suitable for business meetings; and guests can use a nearby leisure centre and swimming pool.
Service is friendly and efficient, possibly partly due to the fact that the Chapman family have been personally at the helm for over 50 years.
All-in-all, a marvellous place to eat and stay. For lighter meals, you can also eat in their brasserie 'Brazz' mearby.
Please mention Gourmet Britain when enquiring.
Restaurant - Castle Hotel - Brazz
This, wisteria-clad, hotel began life as a Norman fortress, and the public rooms still have hanging tapestry, although what was for years the smart restaurant is now only used my residents.
- Pleasantly Situated
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Parking
- Ideal for Businesses
- Number of rooms: 44
- Rooms, ensuite: 44
- Price (single room): please enquire
- Price (double room): from £155-£600
- Prices include breakfast
- Room Service: 24 Hours
- Banqueting, sit down, max: 40
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: 100
- Directions: See the map on this page