- the very nearest bed and breakfast to Babington House -
OUT AND ABOUT
Jericho is situated in splendid rural isolation edged by woods and fields, with the Mendip landscape rolling south. However pretty villages, interesting towns and historic cities are nearby with lots to do, see and enjoy. We are the very nearest bed and breakfast to Babington House and not far from the Talbot Inn
Where to eat and drink:
- Mells (2 miles) - The Talbot Inn -both traditional and stylish; The Walled Garden for teas and pizzas from their wood fired oven at weekends in the summer and the village cafe;
- Babington House - members only - ( 1 mile);
- Vobster (2 miles) - The Vobster Inn
- The Mill at Rode, (8 miles)
- Bruton (13 miles) - At the Chapel, Roth Bar and Grill
- Bath (13 miles) - Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen, (reviewed in The Independent ) and numerous other places .
- Batcombe (12 miles) - The Three Horseshoes
- Frome (5 miles) - Garden cafe, The High Pavement cafe on Friday/Saturday evenings, and just opened, Sam's Kitchen Deli
- Whatley (3 miles) - The Grange
Jericho is in a beautiful but secluded spot but you will probably need to bring your own transport, if you plan to go out and about, as there is limited public transport - either a car or bicycles (both would be ideal!). Frome and Bath both have train stations and taxis can be booked at either. Bristol airport is 20 miles from Jericho with car hire available. National Cycle Route 24 is on our border so walking to the village shop, cafe or pub is a very pleasant 2 mile trip.
- Mells, village community shop and post office.
- Frome, Bath and Wells for everything else... as well as farmers and artisans markets.
- Kilver court at Shepton Mallet - designer outlet including the Mulberry factory shop.
- Antiques at The Crowman in Devizes.
- Mells village, connected with important artists and writers in the last century, Siegfried Sassoon, the war poet, is buried in the churchyard and work by Lutyens, Burne-Jones, Munnings and William Nicholson can be found in and around the church and village.
- The cities of Wells and Bath have glorious cathedrals and are steeped in history with much to see including the Georgian architecture and the Roman baths.
- Lacock, Westwood Manor, Stonehenge, Stourhead and Alfred’s Tower,Glastonbury Tor
Gardens and nurseries:
Parties wedding and special events:
Beauty, spa and leisure:
- Longleat safari park
- Vobster Quay inland diving centre is close by for scuba diving and courses
- Babington House (members)
Music and arts events and venues:
- Frome Festival
- Bath Music and Literature Festivals
- Wells Festival of Literature
- Glastonbury Festival
- Iford Arts
- Hauser & Wirth
Cycling, running and walking:
The Colliers Way, part of the National Cycle Network lies on our northern boundary for running, walking or cycling to Mells village (shop and pub) - less than 3 miles away; to Frome - a 4 mile ride east or Bath, a 13 mile ride to the North. With the opening of the ‘two tunnels’ in Bath, there is now a wonderful ride on the Cycle Network from Bristol to Bath, to Frome and on to Hampshire – much of it traffic-free. Bring your own bikes or they can be hired from Bath or Bradford on Avon if you arrive there by train and want to cycle on. Many places to walk - we have maps for you to use.
"Jericho is a delightful, secluded gem set among beautiful countryside." — November 2014
"A wonderful experience which I highly recommend. The nearby village of Mells was an added bonus. The prettiest Somerset village I have seen, with a great inn for meals." - July 2013
" Gorgeous setting……We also had a fabulous meal at “The Talbot” in the evening, which is not to be missed. " - November 2013