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Traditional yet stylish coaching inn

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

In coaching days, this 15th-century inn was the stop before Wells. Perhaps some passengers mistakenly alighted here in Mells, a bonus for the innkeepers of the day. It has a main bar, snug and map rooms, all open for classic pub food and Talbot Ale. Across a cobbled courtyard is the Coach House Grill Room, where chef Pravin Nayar’s fish and meats are grilled over a charcoal fire and, on Sundays, whole roast chickens and suckling pigs are carved at the table. His bar snacks – including deep-fried rabbit legs, and duck hearts on toast – are clearly not ordinary. Other options include stout-braised veal cheek with buttermilk mash and caramelised king cabbage; and lightly-cured trout with leeks, lemon and fregola.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 9am–11pm
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9.30

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A362 from Frome towards Radstock. Left signed Mells, Hapsford and Great Elm. Right at T-junction in Mells. Inn on right.

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