We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Castle Cary B&Bs / inns

The Pilgrims at Lovington

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Pilgrims Way | Lovington, Castle Cary BA7 7PT, England (Formerly The Pilgrims Rest)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Pilgrims at Lovington to your Saves list
The Pilgrims at Lovington
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
97%
Ranked #1 of 7 Castle Cary B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
S B Swansea, United Kingdom
  • Overview
  • Reviews (81)
  • Photos (23)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (9)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

81 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    68
    11
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
8
56
Solo
0
6
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jools and Sally are wonderful relaxed hosts. Rooms are spotlessly clean and very well appointed and just made for you to enjoy complete relaxation. Lovely quiet courtyard outside where you can sit (table and chairs provided) and also a set of boules should you want to play! Jools is the most wonderful chef, breakfast was piping hot and absolutely cooked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night for work and I am so glad I picked it! My room was lovely and cosy with a huge bathtub (and I actually had a bath for the first time in 2 years it was so welcoming! I normally only shower!). Dinner - well, this was delicious. Cooked by Julian himself, it is worth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bexhill
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The initial view of the Pilgrims does not do justice to the absolute comfort and style of these beautifully furnished rooms. We only stayed one night after a particularly fine meal (see separate review) and wished it had been for the week. There could be no better hosts and everything is done to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los angeles
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Julian and Sally have created a special place here. They are very warm and accommodating. I stayed during the Glastonbury festival and was coming and going at odd hours - they offered me breakfast in the middle of the afternoon, cleaned the rooms while we were gone in the evenings, and prepared a dinner one night when I wasn't able... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Located in a very quiet part of the world this is a great place to chill out. The rooms are tastefully furnished and have everything you could want. Nice touches are books and magazines in the room. There is also a tea/coffee maker too. The restaurant is excellent, reasonably prices but local produce cooked to perfection. Gripes that would probably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We have now stayed at The Pilgrims some four times and thought it was about time I wrote the review it deserves. Jools and Sally are wonderful hosts and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is perfect and I think this is why we return again and again. There are five well appointed, tastefully decorated ensuite bedrooms and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Radlett
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed three nights and really liked it. The room was modern and clean. The food was great. Especially the crab cakes and any of the cooked breakfasts. Lots of vegetarian options. Owners were very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Delicious food, really delicious, and with a great providence - locally sourced and best available. If you love food this is a real treat. And the rooms are lovely. Very cosy bed, great bathroom. Everything has been beautifully thought through. Sally and Jools are warm and provide a calm and beautiful welcome. I really enjoyed our visit and, unusually, felt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sherborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Have just returned from a night away from the kids at the Pilgrims Rest. Absolutely brilliant. The place itself admits to being "not the prettiest", and I must admit my husband and I did wonder whether we'd made the right choice when we pulled up in the car park. Any doubts we had were soon alleviated. The rooms are not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Putney, London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The relaxed, warm welcome from Sally is remarkable because she genuinely will do everything in her power to make your stay comfortable but equally, if you want to be left alone and just pitch up for meals, that's fine too. Because the rooms are reached through the back gate from the car park you don't feel that you are disturbing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Pilgrims at Lovington, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Pilgrims at Lovington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Pilgrims at Lovington

Address: Pilgrims Way | Lovington, Castle Cary BA7 7PT, England (Formerly The Pilgrims Rest)
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Castle Cary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pilgrims at Lovington 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia and Hotels.com so you can book your The Pilgrims at Lovington reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Pilgrims At Lovington Hotel Castle Cary
The Pilgrims At Lovington Castle Cary, England

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (7)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Pilgrims is a 4 star Restaurant with Rooms and holds 2 AA Rosettes. It's as relaxed as a country pub but the food is better than many a city restaurant - not least because all the ingredients come from 'just over the brow of the hill.' And the rooms are simply stunning, Egyptian cotton, king size beds, roll top baths and walk-in showers. The Pilgrims - the best of Somerset on a plate. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
5

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Pilgrims at Lovington staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer