The Talbot Inn
Located in the lovely little Somerset village of Mells, the Talbot Inn takes the tradition of the coaching inn seriously. It provides food and shelter for all sorts of weary travellers.
Eat: Downstairs at the Talbot is all dog friendly and there is pub dog (Jake). The bar is as traditional a pub bar as you could hope for, with plenty of fireplaces to keep things cosy in winter (along with mulled cider and wine) and bar snacks galore. There is even the Talbot’s own brew beer (as well as several other local ales). The restaurant keeps things fresh, local and traditional, with ingredients sourced from the on-site kitchen garden or from other local Somerset suppliers. At the weekend, the Coach House Grill Room offers meat lovers a chance to experience the old coaching inn tradition of grilling food over an open charcoal and wood fire.
Sleep: Those with dogs looking to rest for the night are advised to book in advance, as there is only one bedroom (room 8) that allows dogs. This room is downstairs (not great if you want an early night) but it is huge with a seriously impressive bathroom, an emperor-sized four-poster bed, a sofa and an armchair.
Walk: Despite its rural setting Frome is only a five-minute drive away and there are endless options for walks that get you out into the amazingly beautiful Somerset countryside. There are walks from Mells itself, as well as the nearby Cley Hill. You can also pick up stage three of the Mid-Wilts Way and, if all that's not enough, there's the understated beauty of the Mendip Hills.
South West England
ST 72761 49205
Q: Can I leave my dog alone in the bedroom?
Q: Where else are dogs allowed?
A: Anywhere downstairs
Q: Can my dog come with me when I go to eat?
Q: Are there any extra charges for dogs?
A: £10, if extra cleaning is needed