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The Litton - Pub in Somerset

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Litton, Near Wells, BA3 4PW, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Sally Billington
+44 (0)1761 241554(landline)

By a bubbling brook in the Mendips, close to Bath and Bristol, a wonderfully-revived and welcoming inn with happy staff and scrumptious food

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You're perfectly placed for Bath and Bristol here, tucked into the Mendips in a pretty village that's fallen in love with its new inn - and it's easy to see why. The Litton is a gem, where owner Sally and her team work hard and happily to make you feel at home. As soon as you duck inside, you're wrapped in comfort, from reindeer skins on the sofas to mulled cider warming on the bar. Tuck yourself into a corner and order up a Welsh rarebit (ours was the best we'd ever eaten), or grab a Moroccan blanket and an armful of cushions and head for the riverside terrace where fire pits blaze, and kids can perch on colourfully upcycled beer barrels. The whisky bar is a temptation all of its own, as are the splendid Sunday roasts. It's not often an owner has thought of everything but Sally is a star, and the Litton shines out as special.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Sally Billington:

Local points of interest from
Sally Billington:

  • 'The Litton' formally The Kings Arms is steeped in history. At the foot of the Mendip hills, the Kings Arms was originally built in the 1420's, it started life as a food mill, becoming the focal point of the village of Litton.
  • Chew Valley and the surrounding Mendips have many stunning walks, visit Chew Valley lake for wildlife and the beautiful Litton Lakes for wonderful scenery.
  • Bristol, Bath and Wells are all within 30 minutes. Visit Wells Cathedral, Bath roman baths and historical places of interest, Bristol for shopping and markets.
  • Longleat House is a must visit attraction hosting the safari park, and many events throughout the year.
  • Wookey Hole Caves are within 30 minutes, a great family day out.
  • Glastonbury, famous for its boutique shops, Glastonbury Tor and of course a very popular music festival.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"A new favourite! Friendly staff, gorgeous food and lovely atmosphere. We had a really really nice time and will return as soon as we can!"

Agnes - Bristol, United Kingdom

December 2019
"Complete perfection. The pub was an absolute sanctuary on a wet November afternoon. Add to this a team of staff who simply cannot be faulted and can’t do enough for you, fabulous food - both dinner and breakfast and a luxurious bedroom in which to escape.... We simply didn’t want to leave. "

Lisa - Dorset, United Kingdom

November 2019
"What a lovely pub! Went for lunch with my mum and we both enjoyed it very much. The food was excellent - chicken supreme with smoked cheese croquette, full of flavour and texture - and the staff happy and helpful. A deserving award winner!"

Sarah - Bath, United Kingdom

September 2019
"The last two times we tried to visit the pub was closed. However we tried again today and boy are we glad that we did. This is a fantastic refurbishment of the highest standard. Staff were very friendly and the Ploughman’s we had was excellent. We live fairly close so can now visit more often. However if you are holidaying or staying in the area and want to visit a real quality establishment add The Litton to your list, you won’t be disappointed. "

Fred - Bristol, United Kingdom

June 2018

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Starters from £6. Mains from £12. Sunday lunch from £12.95.




Litton, Near Wells, BA3 4PW, Somerset


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