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Best Western Shrubbery Hotel.

Take a break in Taunton.
Best Western Shrubbery Hotel sits quietly in Ilminster, near Taunton in the heart of Somerset. With private terrace, the hotel overlooks Herne Hill nature reserve, so the only thing you can't escape here is peace and quiet itself!
The ground floor of the hotel was completely refurbished in 2015 but still retains all the Victorian architecture.

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Station Road
TA19 9AR
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6192*


2016 dinner inclusive rates offer a £20 per person à la carte allowance
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 per dog per night, max 2 dogs, on request
Check-in & Check-out
12:00 | 10:30
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Rooms & Rates


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


Hotel Restaurant

From our traditional English menu, you'll have your pick of regional dishes together with a specials board all sourced from local produce. In a semi-formal setting we also serve bar snacks in the newly refurbished bar and Sun Lounge.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:15
Weekend times may vary

Lounge Bar

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

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Cricket St Thomas Golf Club

Course information

Course Type: 18 hole
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5969 Yards
No handicap required


4.00 miles away in A30 Chard


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £25.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £17.50
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £2.50

Long Sutton Golf Club

Long Sutton Golf course is privately owned and a gently undulating parkland golf course on the edge of the Somerset Levels.

Course information

Course Type: 18 hole
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6352 Yards
No handicap required


15.00 miles away in Long Load, Long Sutton


Driving range
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes £15.00
18 holes £26.00
Trolley hire £3.00
Club hire £12.00
Buggy hire £10.00
Tuition £20.00
Driving Range £1.50


The Best Western Shrubbery Hotel is the perfect match when it comes to wedding venues!

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.


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.


Registry office:
Somerset Registration Service
County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
01823 282251

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 Julia Scott 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)

Station Road
TA19 9AR

What's nearby?


  • 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)


  • 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

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.


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
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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The Best I have stayed in to date

09/10/2016 tony r, Lowestoft, United Kingdom

I stay in many hotels weekly inthe UK and this is so far the best Best Western I have stayed in. Very good rooom size and quality, clean quiet and comfortable. excellant quality breakfast served by v... more


Lovely countryside

06/10/2016 tinknlottie, Hants

We chose the Shrubbery for its location, and that was great. Ilminster is a lovely town worth a visit. The hotel is a short walk from the centre with a large car park. The rear of the hotel looks ver... more


A very good Best Western

27/09/2016 poetchris, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

We stayed here because it is near several National Trust proprties, and within driving distance of Lyme Regis, and had a thoroughly good stay. The staff were most helpful - sorting out our internet pr... more


Reasonable choice for the area.

26/09/2016 OnOurWay038, EastCoast

This was an easy location with accessible parking. The rooms were fine and comfortable, but the common areas of the hotel were a bit worn. Breakfast was fine, and staff most helpful. Hotel met our ... more


food is amazing

18/09/2016 traceycrosby53, Horton, United Kingdom

I come here a lot and the food is second to none as well as the service try it for your self amazing! Menu changes all the time, the service is excellent, food is amazing. The setting is very modern a... more