The Rock Inn
“Ancient inn set in beautiful Somerset countryside” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Laminated wine lists and food menus available to avoid cross contamination which will be sanitised after every use Disposable gloves and masks are available to guests
Our Inspector's view
Located midway between Wiveliscombe and Bampton, the 450-year old Rock Inn offers traditional style bedrooms of varying shapes and sizes that match the age and character of the building. A delicious range of top quality local and seasonal produce makes for a memorable dining experience. There’s also a great drinks selection on offer.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 8
- Family bedrooms: 1
- Children welcome
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
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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