We spent 2 nights at The Old Red Lion in Bruton, Somerset. It is run by Tom and Anne O’Toole. Tom runs the bar which is full of character with hundreds of key chains sent by customers from across the world hung from the ceiling, a wood burning fireplace and a good choice of ales. The rooms upstairs are very clean and modern. It seemed a lot of care had been put towards the linen and other essential details of each room. The whole place looks beautiful without seeming like its been ‘designed’, it feels like a genuine family run establishment.
Anne is a fabulous cook, she cooked a meal for 12 people for our family reunion, and the food was home style, hearty, full or fresh produce and catered for various dietary restrictions. The dining area has uninterrupted view of the Somerset country side.