Mells is famous for its Lutyens memorial, the churchyard where Ronald Knox and Siegfried Sassoon and many Asquiths lie, and the church with its memorials by Munnings and Gill (to Edward Horner and Raymond Asquith) and its Burne-Jones. If you ask the hotelier at the Talbot he will take you up the tower. The hotel has been done up in contemporary fashion, Farrow and Ball and a bath in the middle of the room. But it is all very nicely done and the service is friendly, not officiously professional, and the food and ambience is everything you would wish for in this village inn next door to Lord Oxford's manor. But oh the road! Cars whizz along it, guided by Sat Nav, which seems to direct them down this rat run seemingly between nowhere and nowhere much. Lord Oxford, who owns most things in the village, refuses to impose speed bumps or a chicane but in the meantime it ruins sleep - and lives...the Talbot's publican has lost two dogs on the road and it will claim more. Some solution must be found. The Talbot will lose custom, or maybe a customer or two as they step out onto this picturesque racetrack.
- Also Known As:
- The Talbot Hotel Somerset
- The Talbot Inn Mells, Somerset