About the Rooms Room 1 A huge room with roll top bath, emperor sized four poster bed, sofa, desk and separate en-suite shower room. This overlooks the garden to one end and the courtyard to the other. It is above the bar. Room 2 This is a cosy room with a king-sized bed and slightly restricted view across the garden. It has a king sized bed and ensuite bathroom. Room 3 This has a king sized bed and overlooks the street. A cave-like elegant bathroom ensuite with freestanding bath. Room 4 With a king sized bed and small bathroom this room also overlooks the front of the building but also the fields beyond. Room 5 A cosy room with king-sized bed and only a shower ensuite this room looks out of the street but well on to the fields beyond. Room 6 Overlooking the front of the building and the fields beyond a very large room with roll top bath, emperor sized four poster bed, sofa and desk. There is also a separate Sitting Room annex (which can be used as a sofa bed for kids) and walk in shower. Room7 (can be ‘Family Room’ at £200 for both rooms) Located through its own entrance and own staircase room 7 has a vaulted beamed ceiling, roll top bath and a king-sized bed. Room 7a – a separate annexed room that can only be taken with room 7 as it shares a bathroom, but with twin beds and its own Smart TV. Room 8 A very large room with a stunning bathroom that makes up for the ground floor position. There is also an emperor sized four poster bed, sofa and armchair with coffee table and privacy blinds. Cots and child beds We have travel cots which you are welcome to use for no extra charge. We also have very comfortable foam beds suitable for children. We make an extra charge of £15 for these to cover laundry and breakfast A travel cot or extra bed will fit in all the bedrooms though not really feasible in rooms 2 and 5 Room 7 (which has its own separate entrance) has a separate twin bedded annex room 7a and room 6 has a sofa bed in its Sitting Room annex. Dogs policy We are massive dog lovers here at The Talbot, however in the bedrooms we only allow well behaved dogs in room 8 – we also may make a small charge for extra cleaning of £10 We would love to allow dogs in all the rooms (particularly for shooters) but however thorough our housekeeping is (and we are VERY thorough!) one small hair could be left and this can cause complaints from guests without dogs. Dogs are allowed in all the public areas downstairs and we provide water where desired! Sitting room This old Tythe barn, with its five hundred year-old beams beams infilled with lathe and plaster, has been tastefully restored to its former glory and now houses a Sitting Room with: comfy sofas and armchairs, a selection of daily papers, monthly magazines and books from our library, and a large dining table that can seat up to 12. On various nights we sometimes screen popular TV events on a giant projector system so locals and guests can watch in a communal friendly environment. ( Please call in advance if there is something you are interested in viewing). Painted on the wall is a mural by local artists Fleur Kelly and Diana Byrne depicting the “magic” of the Mells area with its wealth of history in the arts, literature and commerce. Beginning with pre-historic Longbarrows, the mural takes us through Roman hill forts and medieval castles, on to the early industrial revolution with local iron works, mining and quarrying. The journey continues past Royalist and Cromwellian battles, through the origins of internationally known nursery rhymes portraying idyllic times of romantic tranquillity, on to the relatively recent work of the renowned architect Edward Lutyens and so to the present day. Private Hire The Sitting Room can be privately hired at certain times and you will have full use of the digital projector & bluetooth audio system. Please call 01373 812254 for more info.