and Emma have 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
Emma! Their family includes two teenage sons Ben and Olly (who also help in the restaurant). Ellie a Pointer dog, two horses Pip and Maverick and three cats Max, Casey and Foxy. The small team at Little Barwick includes their sons Ben and Olly, Liz and Anna two long term key members of staff who help Emma run the front of house.
Their aim is to create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy delicious food, which wherever possible, is sourced locally. Tim, who is the chef uses only the finest ingredients. The food is complemented by an exciting and well priced wine list, inviting sitting rooms with open log fires to relax, a delightful garden to stroll and comfortable bedrooms to sleep. We are happy to offer the house on an exclusive use basis be it in the week or weekend. We make an ideal base for a house party (accommodating up to 12 guests) without any hard work! Menus can be tailored to your occasion, likes/dislikes and budget. We can offer tasting menus with accompanying wine or a choice menu. Please contact Emma for more details.
The hotel features favourably in all the hotel and restaurant guides. We are proud to have consistantly maintained The Cesar Award from the Independant Good Hotel Guide for high standards every year since first winning it in 2002, been regarded as one of Somersets 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.
Little Barwick House lies close to the Somerset/Dorset border and is ideal for exploring both counties. The lovely Dorset coast can be reached within a thirty-minute drive. Many glorious historic houses and gardens are located in the surrounding area: Montacute, Forde Abbey, Athelhampton, Kingston Lacey, Stourhead, Tintinhull and Hardys Cottage.
If you want somewhere to stay to break a long jouney to Cornwall or while you visit the local private schools around Dorset, Somerset and Devon Little Barwick provides an ideal stop before and after. The historic towns of Sherborne, Dorchester, Glastonbury,Taunton and Wells lie close by whilst the cities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter within easy reach.
A network of country footpaths surrounds us – why not take a stroll and visit the unique eighteenth century Barwick follies? Golf, Fishing, Sailing, Horse Riding and stabling can all be arranged locally.