Mells, Somerset BA11 3PN
Tel: 01373 812254


The Talbot Inn is a traditional yet stylish coaching inn located in the heart of the historic village of Mells, 5 minutes from Frome  in some of Somerset’s most stunning countryside. Two hours from London by car or train and 20 minutes from Bath, The Talbot offers great food in a classic pub environment with all the comforts of a smart hotel, but at great prices from £100 per room b&b.

There is a main bar, snug, courtyard and map rooms which are all open every day for classic pub food and drink. Upstairs there are 8 bedrooms, two with adjoining children's rooms.  Separated by a cobbled courtyard is the 500 year old Sitting Room, Coach House Grill Room and a pretty garden.

In the Coach House Grill Room, which is open Friday to Sunday, food is simply grilled over a charcoal and wood fire in the way country inns cooked hundreds of years ago. 

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In the News

Olive - "Great Dining Pubs With Rooms"

The Good Hotel Guide - Winner  Cesar Award "Best Pub With Rooms"

The Financial Times - Five of the best Somerset gastropubs...

Michelin Guide  - Talbot awarded a 'Bib Gourmand'

Giles Coren - "the cooking is first class... " Jan 2014

The Sunday Times - "The Winner" Ultimate British Hotel 

The Telegraph - "Seven places for a romantic stay"

Conde Nast Traveller " Hotel quality at pub prices"

Metro - "Mick Jagger likes it"

Fork  - our favourite foodie mag

Country Calling -"worth moving to Mells for"

Harpers Bazaar - "oozes charm"

Flavour -  "a taste of traditional village life

Sunday Telegraph - Hotel Guru "9/10"

The Times -  Cool Hotels "9.5/10"

The Guardian - "A new generation inn"

The List -"A great pub serving great pub food"

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Opening Hours

We are open for breakfast at 8am.

Mon – Sat 8am to 11.00pm
Sunday 8am to 10.30pm

Talbot Events

Kitchen Table Cookery

Cookery School at The Talbot

Clare and Joanna's fabulous cookery day classes. Get signed up quick, as there are limited places and these will sell out fast. Also try their 'Seasonal Club' drop-ins.

Frome Flyfishing Adventures

One hour, one day or longer - local fly fishing tuition and tours.

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