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BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel.

Take a break in Taunton.

The BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel sits quietly in Ilminster, near Taunton and in the heart of Somerset. Nestled amongst 1.5 acres of lawns, the hotel overlooks the delightful Herne Hill nature reserve, so the only thing you can't escape here is peace and quiet itself! This tastefully modernised Edwardian house hotel really is a joy to stay in. So much so, that guests have been enjoying the hospitality of the Shepherd family for over 45 years!

Of course, we'd love to welcome you for a long weekend or extended break. But the hotel also makes for a perfect stop-over if youre travelling between London and Cornwall.

Maintaining high brand standards and excellence in quality is second nature to the BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel in Ilminster. We have proven that going that extra mile during our annual BEST WESTERN quality assurance assessments really does pay off. Our hard work and dedication to cleanliness and quality of both guest rooms and public areas has gained us the BEST WESTERN International Quality Award. A global recognition of excellence given to only a few selected hotels throughout the world, this award shows that we take pride in offering high levels of excellence in quality and brand standards our guests expect.

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Location

Station Road
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9AR
England
VB

Summary

Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10 pdpn charge (max 2 dogs in standard rooms)
Check-in & Check-out
12:00 | 10:30

Rooms & Rates

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Our Head Chef has been with us for over 30 years and has a passion for picking locally sourced ingredients!

Chef Henry Lester

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Hotel Restaurant

From our traditional English menu, youll have your pick of regional dishes made from local produce. In a semi-formal setting, we also serve bar snacks and lite-bites in our three separate lounges.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:15 - 09:45
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:30 - 21.00
Weekend times may vary
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Lounge Bar

In cosy Victorian surroundings, we serve locally brewed real ales and cider. Cheers!

Opening hours

11:00-01:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Windwhistle Golf and Country Club

Course information

Course Type: 18 hole
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5959 Yards
No handicap required

Location

4.00 miles away in A30 Chard

Facilities

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £35.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £20.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £30.00
Driving Range £2.00

Long Sutton

Course information

Course Type: 18 hole
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6132 Yards
No handicap required

Location

15.00 miles away in Long Load, Long Sutton

Facilities

Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes £15.00
18 holes £30.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £20.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £30.00
Driving Range £3.00

Weddings

The BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel is the perfect match when it comes to wedding venues!

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Wedding service and reception venue

We can accommodate civil weddings and civil partnerships in various sized rooms followed by the wedding breakfast. Every wedding is bespoke and we will go out of our way to make sure it's unforgettable too! The hotel has links with a local entertainment agency who can offer discos, bands, quartets and the like - or you can provide your own entertainment.

Catering

The hotel can offer anything from a fork buffet type menu to a sit down silver service meal. If you are having an evening functon for additional guests we can provide a finger buffet, barbeque and in some cases arrange for a hog roast.

Registrar

Registry office:
Somerset Registration Service
County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
01823 448910




Get in touch with Stuart Shepherd or Ashley Preece on 01460 52108 or e-mail stuart@shrubberyhotel.com for more information

For any enquiries please call Stuart Shepherd on 01460 52108

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type TA19 9AR

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Nearest motorway: M5, J25, 9.00 miles
Nearest train station: Taunton, 12.00 miles
Nearest airport: Exeter, 30.00 miles
Free parking on site (70 spaces)

Address
Station Road
Ilminster
Somerset
TA19 9AR
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Taunton County Cricket Ground (12 miles)

  • Yeovil Town Football Club (12 miles)

  • Bath Rugby Club (48 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Montacute House (12 miles)

  • West Somerset steam railway (15 miles)

  • Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton (16 miles)

  • Jurassic coast of Devon and Dorset (20 miles)

  • Longleat Safari Park (51 miles)

Shopping

  • Clarks Village, Street (25 miles)

  • Ilminster (0.1 miles)

  • Taunton (12 miles)

  • Exeter (34 miles)

  • Bristol (58 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Our largest room, the Ballroom, can host large conferences for up to 200 guests and literary lunches. In the evenings, the room is used for a variety of events such as Masonic dinners and dances and other private functions. So whatever you're looking to book, we can meet your requirements!

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape

Somerset Suite

The whole suite (27x9x4M) can hold upto 200 delegates theatre style and can be divided into Somerset 1 (18x9x4M) and Somerset 2 (9x9x4M). Somerset 1 can hold 140 theatre style and Somerset 2 can hold 60 theatre style. The room has disabled access and natural daylight. There are stages either end of the room.

Ile Room

This room is on the first floor and is set up boardroom style for 20 but can hold upto 40 theatre style. It has air conditioning and natural daylight through light tubes. Dimensions 9x5x4M.

Mynster

The Mynster room is on the ground floor and has disabled access. It can hold upto 50 theatre style and also has an interconnecting door to the Heron room (dimensions 7x4x5M) which is located five steps up and is set up boardroom style for 12 but can hold upto 30 theatre style. Dimensions 9x5x5M. Both rooms have natural daylight.




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Somerset Suite 200 60 60 60 170
Ile Room 40 0 20 20 0
Mynster 50 20 20 20 50
Heron 30 12 12 12 30
Somerset 1 150 85 60 55 130
Somerset 2 70 40 40 30 75
Hill View 0 0 0 22 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 155 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 62
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Rating

So so....

28/06/2015 jerry276, Kent England

A bit tired but just about OK for an overnight stop, provided you're back at the hotel before closing time....the electronic keyless entry system didn't work, so the manager had to come down and let u... more

Rating

Fine, but you may be paying for what you don't need.

26/06/2015 Henry G, London, United Kingdom

Good-sized hotel appears to cater for functions best. Rooms clean and have what you need, but you need to like soggy mattresses. Coffee in the bedrooms is a couple of decades out of date - simple Nes... more

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23/06/2015 SteBrizz, Chorley, United Kingdom

Stayed for one night whilst away on business. Hotel is easy to find and plenty of parking. Check in smooth and room was large and modern. Room was clean and the bed comfy. Tv was a little small as m... more

Rating

Decent, particularly the food

17/06/2015 Kevin D,

Used a couple of Best Westerns recently and have been pleasantly surprised both times. Ilminster room very good, reception was being refurbished but not a major issue. Food very good and service excel... more

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12/06/2015 MalcolmBunn,

Stayed here on business , pleasant hotel that is designed mainly for functions and dinners, the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful. Good selection of wines and beers. Menu a little dated in... more