The Red Lion Inn

“Stylish Somerset inn, charming public areas, enjoy good food and rooms” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BABCARY, SOMERSET

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Our Inspector's view

Tucked away in a sleepy village, this engaging country pub has so much to offer and provides an appealing blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The thatched roof, flagstone floors and crackling log fires all set the tone alongside a committed team dedicated to ensuring guests are properly looked after. Bedrooms are located in the adjacent barn and provide impressive levels of comfort and quality, with all the necessities for a thoroughly relaxing stay. Food is not to be missed, as a skilled kitchen team make excellent use of the best the area has to offer. An alternative option in spring and summer is The Den, a stylish function room in the gardens which houses a wood-fired pizza oven.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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4 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
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Dinner Award
The Red Lion Inn
Main Street, BABCARY, TA11 7ED
Phone : 01458 223230

Features

Rooms
  • Rooms 6
  • Family bedrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms ground: 4
Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Open parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
Opening times
  • Open all year
Weddings
  • Maximum number of guests: f
Food
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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