The Litton | Inn in Somerset | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Litton - Inn in Somerset

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Litton, Near Wells, BA3 4PW, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Sally Billington

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+44 (0)1761 241554(landline)

By a bubbling brook in the Mendips, close to Bath and Bristol, a wonderfully-revived and welcoming inn with smart rooms and scrumptious food

You're perfectly placed for Bath and Bristol here, tucked into the Mendips in a pretty village that's fallen in love with its new inn - and it's easy to see why. The Litton is a gem, where owner Sally and her team work hard and happily to make you feel at home. As soon as you duck inside, you're wrapped in comfort, from reindeer skins on the sofas to mulled cider warming on the bar. Tuck yourself into a corner and order up a Welsh rarebit (ours was the best we'd ever eaten), or grab a Moroccan blanket and an armful of cushions and head for the garden where fire pits blaze, and kids can perch on colourfully up-cycled beer barrels. The whisky bar is a temptation all of its own, as are the splendid Sunday roasts. Bedrooms, some above the bar, some in the adjoining mill, are individually and stylishly decorated. Beds are big and comfy, baths and showers sparkle. Clever cottage-style suites on the ground floor let you bring the family without feeling cramped; one is considerately designed for the less able. It's not often an owner has thought of everything but Sally is a star, and the Litton shines out as special.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Sally Billington:

Local points of interest from
Sally Billington:

  • 'The Litton' formally The Kings Arms is steeped in history. At the foot of the Mendip hills, the Kings Arms was originally built in the 1420's, it started life as a food mill, becoming the focal point of the village of Litton
  • Chew Valley and the surrounding Mendips have many stunning walks, visit Chew Valley lake for wildlife and the beautiful Litton Lakes for wonderful scenery.
  • Bristol, Bath and Wells are all within 30 minutes. Visit Wells Cathedral, Bath roman baths and historical places of interest, Bristol for shopping and markets.
  • Longleat House is a must visit attraction hosting the safari park, and many events throughout the year.
  • Wookey Hole Caves are within 30 minutes, a great family day out.
  • Glastonbury, famous for its boutique shops, Glastonbury Tor and of course a very popular music festival.
Points of interest

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  • 10 Doubles
  • , 2 Suites for 4
Price:(i) £120 to£320 per night

Singles £120. Extra bed/sofabed available £40 per person per night.

Special Offer: New year winter warmer - Book a room during January and February and receive 10 percent off the room price plus a complimentary bottle of wine to celebrate. Please quote Winter warmer

Booking info:

Pets by arrangement.


Starters from £6. Mains from £12. Sunday lunch from £12.95.




Litton, Near Wells, BA3 4PW, Somerset

Inn 10 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 120 to £ 180 per night
Inn 2 Suites
Extra sofa bed available.
Price: (i) £ 160 to £ 320 per night

Sally Billington

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+44 (0)1761 241554(landline)