The Langford Inn, Langford, Somerset
A proper pub and a foodie destination, The Langford Inn is located on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Beauty, where guests can enjoy boutique-style bedrooms and local produce with a field-to-fork ethos. The historic pub dates back to the 17th century and boasts heritage features including the original stone walls and large exposed beams as well as eclectic artwork and a pretty alfresco courtyard. Owned by Butcombe Pub and Inns with the local Brewery just down the road, the building has been thoughtfully restored with a modern vibe, creating an entirely welcoming countryside abode. With its close proximity to Bristol and its rural surrounds, it's well suited to foodies and city explorers, along with keen walkers and those looking for a quiet escape in a sleepy Somerset village.
Your expert reviewer
It was fun to take a brewery tour at the Butcombe HQ, located five minutes' away; explore behind the scenes and taste some brews, followed by a fish and chip lunch back at The Langford.
Just north of the Mendip hills, from Langford you could visit Bristol (30 minutes) or Bath (45 minutes).
By car: over an hour from Cardiff, 2 hours 45 minutes from London and 3 hours 30 minutes from Manchester. Free parking on-site.
By train: trains from London Paddington to Yatton take just over 2 hours. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the station. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Suited to foodies seeking out a destination pub and couples looking for a quiet countryside getaway, as well as walkers and cyclists looking to explore rural Somerset. We were won over by the bare wooden floors and exposed stone walls, fused with chic wood panelling in heritage hues.
Service & Facilities
The gorgeous courtyard stole the show with its many seating areas - stone alcoves, raised planters, tropical palms and festoon lighting.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Dogs are welcomed with open arms, and stay for no extra charge. Dogs are welcome in the bar and restaurant.
The Blagdon Suite - found in the former stable building - is a gorgeous light-filled space with original stone walls and a brilliant mezzanine living area, designed for lounging. The classic modern-country furnishings fused with original features was the perfect backdrop to unwind and relax.
Signature Twin/Double, Luxury Double, Blagdon Suite, Langford Suite
Facilities inlude: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, mini fridge, TV, DAB digital radio, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
You can't go wrong with the Butcombe Gold beer-battered fish, served with thick-cut chips and proper mushy peas. The ox cheek Wellington served with pressed onion, potato, braised leek and horseradish cream is a flavoursome combo - an updated take on the classic beef Wellington.
The Langford Inn: modern British cuisine, pub classics, locally sourced produce. Dishes include hake and mussels, the Langford burger and steaks. All-day dining, open daily.
Rooms available from £122 per night
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