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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


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


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Excellent Sunday Lunch

04/11/2015 Sharon099, Plymouth, United Kingdom

We stopped here for Sunday lunch and I have to say it was AMAZING my husband and I had beef and my daughter chicken the meat was beautifully cooked and generous in portion size. We had plenty of fresh... more


Best cooked breakfast in a hotel!!

25/10/2015 Emma H,

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night. The staff were friendly, and accommodating and the ground floor communal areas such as the bar, reception and restaurant were beautifully decorated. The food... more


Very pleasant lunch

11/10/2015 Andrew B, Bristol, United Kingdom

A group of forty of us had lunch here today, our starters and main courses were pre-ordered, with desserts selected afterwards. The service was very efficient and the food was very enjoyable. Drinks w... more


Lovely ,plentiful food.

09/10/2015 DorsetDuo32,

Stayed here for one night. The food and service was excellent. Staff were friendly and efficient. The communal areas were well presented and comfortable. Breakfast was served hot and was the best we h... more


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