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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. With private terrace, the hotel overlooks the delightful Herne Hill nature reserve, so the only thing you can't escape here is peace and quiet itself!

Our restaurant has been completely refurbished and renovation work is well under way in our lounge and reception areas.

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Station Road
TA19 9AR


Hotel is undergoing major refurbishment on the ground floor until the end of August
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

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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

Lounge Bar

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

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Windwhistle Golf and Country Club

Course information

Course Type: 18 hole
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 5959 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 £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


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 £30.00
Trolley hire £5.00
Club hire £20.00
Buggy hire £20.00
Tuition £30.00
Driving Range £3.00


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 448910

Get in touch with Stuart Shepherd or Ashley Preece on 01460 52108 or e-mail 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)

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
Hill View 0 0 0 22 0
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


  • TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 178 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 73
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Rating: 1 3

Great location food is nice friendly staff but parking can be an issue

06/10/2015 JennieHuckvae, Doha, Qatar

Staff friendly helpful, busy hotel which can mean car parking is an issue and not really anywhere close by to park, wifi hit and miss which was a let down. Food tasty simple menu, if you was stopping ... more


Clean, Tidy and Boring

21/09/2015 MatsRabe, Limhamn

Average in all aspects. Nice staff - very friendly and serviceminded, but rooms and enviroment was very average. Nothings tat sticks out. Looking at the area where it is situated its probably the only... more



17/09/2015 HAPPYMANRUNCORN, Runcorn, United Kingdom

Ilminster turned out to be one of the most friendly towns we have ever visited, typified by the reception we got at the Shrubbery Hotel. Really friendly staff, being refurbished to a very modern high ... more


Hotel manager poor

13/09/2015 Andre B, Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I arrived tired after a hard day at work to find the restaraunt closed at short notice due to the opening of their new conference centre. They said that they could feed me at 8.45. But not before as t... more


Really Great

10/09/2015 Sofar46, Ireland

Stayed for a few nights for a recent wedding, although there were ongoing renovation works this in no way detracted from our stay, great hospitality, clean and comfortable throughout, all staff very f... more