Hidden Gems: 5 Stunning Pubs with Bedrooms in the West Country

Our Hidden Gems series is a way to showcase some of the finest pubs with bedrooms that may have flown under your radar, yet are the perfect choice for a getaway in a particular region. This time we take a look at some hidden gems in the West Country, providing you with all the inspiration you need to enjoy a trip to this wonderful part of the United Kingdom.

This week’s picks feature pubs in places like Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, but we have so many more gorgeous pubs with bedrooms in the West Country for you to browse on our website.

The Swan, Wedmore – Somerset

The Swan is an atmospheric pub that has open fires, wooden floors and delicious food best enjoyed on their picturesque garden terrace. The bedrooms are stylishly designed, some are also dog friendly and their flagship ‘Loft Room’ is the pick of the bunch. The small village of Wedmore is nestled in the Mendip Hills AONB the pub is a 15 minute drive to Cheddar Gorge and makes for a perfect base for those interested in a walking holiday.

Find out more about this pub here: The Swan, Wedmore

The King’s Arms, Dorchester – Dorset

Surrounded by Dorset AONB and a 30 minute drive to the iconic Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast, this pub is perfect for a mixture of a country and coastal retreat. The King’s Arms has undergone a four year, multimillion pound rejuvenation. This very special place now has a fabulous kitchen, contemporary bar, event space and plenty of stunning bedrooms with dog friendly options. This historic building has entertained and hosted monarchs and musicians during its 300 year history, and is famed for its literary links to Thomas Hardy.

Find out more about this pub here: The King’s Arms, Dorchester

Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford on Avon – Wiltshire

Timbrell’s Yard is a stylish, dog friendly, boutique riverside property, with an acclaimed restaurant and bar and wonderful bedrooms. They have combined the building’s lovely traditional features with a contemporary design and on warmer days sit outside to enjoy the lovely view of the River Avon swirling past Holy Trinity Church opposite. As well as its enviable riverside setting, the pub is a 20 minute drive from the Roman city of Bath, making it perfect for a ultra tranquil retreat or a city break; the choice is yours!

Find out more about this pub here: Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford on Avon

The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury – Dorset

The Grosvenor Arms is a fantastic coaching inn oozing with charm, situated in the heart of the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury. This gorgeous Georgian property has an elegance and style with a modern rusticity and roots dating back to medieval times. Most notably, it sits just 100m away from the stunning Gold Hill, instantly recognisable as the location chosen for the iconic Hovis advert directed by Ridley Scott in the 1970s. With dog friendly bedrooms and wonderful surroundings to explore, this pub is perfect for a traditional countryside retreat.

Find out more about this pub here: The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury

The White Hart, Somerton – Somerset

Nestled in the heart of the Somerset countryside, this pub is perfect for walking, rambling and enjoying nature at its finest. The White Hart is a charming 16th Century pub situated in the attractive old market town of Somerton. This historic pub has a spacious bar, an outstanding kitchen and dining area together with a number of lovely en-suite bedrooms. On warmer days make the most of the fabulous courtyard and garden for al fresco eating and drinking.

Find out more about this pub here: The White Hart Somerton

You can find plenty more pubs with bedrooms in the West Country by using the search filters on our website, helping you book your next getaway!

Written by Connor Davies, Head of Content @ Stay in a Pub