The Dusthole /The Kings Arms

A Historic Town House Hotel in Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

1 Cornhill Terrace, Garston Street
Shepton Mallet

The Dusthole /The Kings Arms, Shepton Mallet

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The Kings Arms, a unique 15th century coaching inn, once owned by the Babycham family a perfect place to stay on your journey from Stonehenge to Glastonbury. A crossing point between Avebury Stone Circles and Wells Cathedral. Close to Longleat Safari Park, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, and Clarke's Village very near to the Royal Bath and West Showground.

Known as The Dusthole by locals it is set in an idyllic corner of Somerset on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet standing in a muddle of weavers cottages and manor houses 15 miles from Bath and Bristol. Unchanged but modernised, the ideal English country inn. We are just off the ancient Fosse Way.

During the winter you can enjoy fine in house produced food and drink in front of a roaring log fire, whereas on balmy sunny summer days you might decide to go al fresco under a thatched umbrella on our patio or in the tranquility of our secluded picturesque suntrapped gardens!

2 star rating

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  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Restaurant
  • Video/DVD Player
  • TV
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
  • Limited Hours Room Service
  • Limited room service for hot food
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Interconnecting rooms available
  • Ground floor bedrooms
  • Lounge Menu
  • Bar
  • Video/DVD Library
  • CD Player
  • Radio

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