Little Barwick House

Restaurant with rooms

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  • Little Barwick House Restaurant with rooms
  • Fine dining
  • Fine dining
  • Fine dining

COVID -19 Coronavirus Update 12th. May.
In line with government advice about restrictions we are still temporarily closed. Aiming to reopen on Saturday 4th. July.

What this means is that all bookings up to this date will be cancelled. I will start to contact you all with reservations but please be patient as I will work through in chronological order starting with arrival date 13th. May.

With this in mind, we are looking upon this as a postponement, not a cancellation. We very much hope you will want to postpone and rearrange it for a later date. You can therefore move your reservation to any available date to end July 2021 and we will retain your deposit to be used against this amended booking. If, whilst waiting for us to call, you would like to inform us of what you would like to do. Please do not hesitate to contact us via e mail at:

We are launching a special Little Barwick House Covid 19 Gift Voucher with an extra 25% of the value added to the amount paid available against a stay, wine or meal to help us with cashflow and steer us through this period. We are also offering an incentive to come and stay in 2020 with a three night stay the third night would be complimentary bed and breakfast.

Tim and I would like to thank all our guests and our team here at Little Barwick for their support, good wishes and understanding in this time of uncertainty. We look forward to welcoming you all back once all this has passed we are very fortunate in that Little Barwick enjoys such a beautiful setting with peaceful gardens, terrace and rooms that will allow the space to social distance.

Stay safe and get in contact if you have any concerns …or future bookings! 

Kind regards 


The Restaurant

Run by Tim & Emma Ford the restaurant at Little Barwick House provides high quality classical cooking, for lunch and dinner. View more.

Tim with son Olly


After a delicious dinner, why not stay overnight in one of our comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms. View more about different room options, amenities & tariffs.

Example room

About us

We (Tim and Emma) gained a wealth of experience working around the world in some of the finest hotels and restaurants. Tim spent ten years under the late Francis Coulson at Sharrow Bay, Cumbria - it was here that he developed his individual style, and met me - Emma! Our family includes two sons Ben and Olly, Basil a German Pointer, two ponies Maverick and Billy and cats Max and Foxy. We wanted to follow our dream and have our own restaurant. We became aware that Little Barwick House was for sale and we decided to “go for it”!


It took every last penny to buy Little Barwick House in January 2000. The building was tired and unloved. With a very tight budget left in the pot we set about painting and refurbishing, buying essential kitchen equipment and tableware. We had only one month before opening and worked relentlessly trying to revitalise our new venture. As the deadline grew closer, tempers were close to breaking point most of the time, but we made it and reopened to a full restaurant on March 1st. 2000.


The change from being an employee to being a partner in your own business is enormous, especially at first when it feels like you are on an endless rollercoaster of highs and lows. Everything in our life became centered around Little Barwick House. Our purpose was to create a relaxed and civilised restaurant, decorated in a classic style with a modern twist; somewhere we and our friends would like to stay, with Great Hospitality, Great Food and a Great Wine List, coupled with an unstuffy, relaxed atmosphere.


So, entering our 20th year, are there any regrets? Absolutely not! – We have brought up our family, had a great deal of fun, met some fantastic people and developed one of the best Restaurant with Rooms not only in Somerset but in the UK.


We feature favourably in all the hotel and restaurant guides. We are proud to have consistently maintained “The César Award” from the Good Hotel Guide for high standards every year since 2002 and this year we are also The Editors Choice Gourmet Hotel. We were also awarded a Fabulous Food Award byOlly, Emma & Tim Ford with dog Ellie Alistair Sawdays and are also a Michelin recommended restaurant. We are regarded as one of Somerset’s best longstanding restaurants in the Good Food Guide, which highlights our wine list as well. We have also maintained Three AA Rosettes and Five Star Inspectors Choice Restaurant with Rooms since opening in 2000. In addition, our Wine List has won awards each year from the AA.


We continue to strive to maintain standards and to evolve – not too much though! To quote the “Good Food Guide”: “mercifully free of foams and whizz bang trickery. Unwavering consistency is the kitchen's hallmark”

We hope that you will come and stay soon in our unique house, relax and let us spoil you.

Awards, Guides and Associations

Opening times

Overnight Accommodation
Tuesday - Saturday

Tues - Sat: 8:00am - 9:30am
Sun: 8:30am - 9:30am

Wed - Sat: 12:00pm – 2.00pm

Tues - Sat: 7:00pm – 9pm

Closed: Sun Night & Mon

Barwick, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9TD
T: 01935 423902
F: 01935 420908

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