The Talbot Inn hotel in Mells is the star of the village show: a converted 15th-century coach house with the same impeccable gastropub credentials as its sister, the Beckford Arms. Come on in for local ales, garden-grown food, a chat with one of the neighbours or just a lazy afternoon by the fire.
Learn local history in the Sitting Room – a 500-year-old beamed tythe barn that has been restored, kitted out with sofas and stocked with games. One wall is decorated with a mural depicting the history of Mells, from Roman times to present day. The room can also be booked for private dining, and the projector gets an outing every Sunday night for the Talbot’s weekly film screenings.