Visitors Book Comment

Thank you everyone for a very special lunch to celebrate an 80th birthday.

Birthday Celebration

Thank you all for making Gilli’s birthday one to remember.  She was bowled over at the charm of the mill and the first class service given to us by everyone there.

Golden Wedding Celebration

The party was a huge succss and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone.  Everything was perfect from the room to the scrumptious food.  All our guests loved the food and your team made it a perfect day.

Trip Advisor.com Review

Just finished a wonderful day celebrating my mother’s 80th birthday with family & friends. The venue was just perfect from the extremely attentive and friendly staff to the room decorated for this special event. Sunday lunch was superb and good sized portions. Would definitely visit again as a place for a function or just on our own. Thank you Vicky and the staff you made my Mum’s 80th a day to remember.

Late Rooms.com Review

Delightful hotel in a beautiful setting. Reception staff were first class throughout our stay – nothing was too much trouble. Room was charming and well appointed.  The bar and lounge areas are well furnished and comfortable. The gardens make this an ideal setting for a celebration – weddings especially. We will most certainly stay again, when next in the area.

Booking.com Review

Excellent service. Stunning location. Good value for money.

Late Rooms.com Review

Heaven on Earth. What a fabulous place, incredibly warm and welcoming. Amazing food and a wonderful location, I shall definetly go out of my way to find a reason to stay here again.

Nikki & Dave’s Wedding

A huge thank you for making our wedding day so spectacular.  From the time we looked at the hotel to the time it was all over we were looked after.

Nicola & Mark’s Wedding

A massive thank you for all the work you did to help organise our wedding day.  Our day was amazing and we didn’t think it could have gone any better.  We couldn’t have chosen a better venue than Hornsbury Mill.


The meeting venue was perfect, the tea/coffee arrangements worked well, and everybody enjoyed their lunch. I received nothing but complimentary comments from the people who attended.

Visitors Book Comment

Delightful room and delicious vegetarian food – thank you!

Late Rooms.com Review 

Excellent – one of the best places we have stayed.
Made to feel very welcome from the beginning of our stay right up until we left. Would certainly stay there again.

Late Rooms Review

Absolutely fantastic. If you do nothing else this year, make sure you stay here.
Faultless, fantastic, fabulous stay. We were only there one night but we will definitely return. Nothing else to say really, just go and stay here, it’s worth every penny.

Late rooms.com Review

Cannot speak highly enough of this excellent guesthouse. It is small but extremely professional, it reminds me that you do not need to stay in the big chains to get a good night’s sleep and cleanliness. The food was more than adequate and everywhere was clean and tidy. The breakfast sets you up for whatever the day can throw at you. Finally the staff are all pleasant and as it only has 10 or so rooms your name is remembered by all adding to that feeling of being given the personal touch. Will certainly stay again next time I am in the south west.

Booking.com Review

Fantastic hotel, highly recommended! Very friendly staff, great food and choice of it too! Rooms excellent and the grounds are amazing! Fantastic for weddings and functions, I will be definitely staying here again!

Booking.com Review

Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely breakfast – cooked to order.

Booking.com Review

Small,well run hotel. I was made to feel really welcome. The food was very, very good. I will go back.

Late Rooms.com Review

Food was excellent and so were the staff. Food was freshly cooked by a talented chef!!
Would recommend over a chain hotel. Staff were charming and couldnt do enough to help me during my stay.

Late Rooms.com Review

The accommodation was excellent, the food was good, the staff were friendly and the site was very pleasant. We hope to visit this particular hotel again.


Thank you so much for making Charlie’s Cchristening day so lovely! The food, service and venue was fantastic and it was so special to us to have his Christening where we had our wedding reception – lovely memories!

Murder Mystery Christmas Party

Hornsbury Mill near Chard must be the best place to eat in Somerset! You could not find a warmer welcome or more helpful staff so even before you sit down you are enjoying the experience.  The selection of food is excellent and cooked to perfection.  Our party had a large variety all served on time, piping hot and the taste was to die for! I shall definitely be coming back.

Murder Mystery Christmas Party

Thank you for a brilliant night; everyone really enjoyed it and said it was the best christmas party we have had.  Good atmosphere, good food, good entertainment, good srevice, good music!  Hope to see you all again next year!

Booking.com Review

The staff were very nice, the food was excellent – a wonderful resturant and the accommodation was good. We are very pleased we stayed here.

Trip Advisor.com Review

My brother and his fiancee, my wife and I have just had a memorable weekend here. The setting and the grounds are glorious. And what a place! A wonderful treatment of an old water mill with a large working wheel. It’s beautifully appointed, run with obvious passion but the lightest touch and warm hospitatlity apparent to guests. Fabulous character decor and pretty well immaculate throughout. Great sumptuous bedrooms, public spaces and dining room. The food is an experience in itself. Served with charm with varied choices from a menu prepared with tremendous skill to delight a range of palates. In short, great dinner, great breakfast. A small point maybe, but candles were lit on all tables whether occupied or not and this exemplifies the generosity of spirit here. If you want to relax in wonderful surroundings, I’m sure this won’t disappoint. Fault would be hard to find and I’m not even going to ponder. The charm of the people here matches the charm, character and friendly ambience of these marvellous surroundings.

Booking.com Review

Lovely setting and excellent attentive staff. Comfortable bed and interesting to stay in a converted mill.

Late Rooms.com Review

“A Great Find”
Beautifully located with lovely grounds. Wonderful character and comfort in this converted water mill with fascinating period features. Really well run with great people and efficiency everywhere. Lovely food with a good choice and the surroundings to eat it in. Great little touches too like candles lit on all tables whether occupied or not. Good wines and convivial lounge and bar area.

Dawn & Simon’s Wedding

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everyone’s efforts in making our wedding day go so smoothly.  I can’t say thank you enough for your brilliant attitude and cheerful, enthusiastic approach to all aspects of our wedding planning – you were super-organised which took a huge weight off our very disorganised shoulders!  Absolutely loved the venue and the staff were, without exception, fantastic! It was almost too much to take in! My only wish would be to do it all over again!

Booking.com Review

The hotel was attractively furnished, comfortable lounge, and the staff were most welcoming,the grounds were particularly pleasant to walk around and we would stay there again.

Late Rooms.com Review

“Short business stay”
Forget travel lodges and travel inns with the usual microwave food restaurant next door!
A lovely, relaxing hotel with friendly staff, and all set in a beautiful location and gardens. Highly recommended. Also ideal for a mini break with your partner.

Hayley & David’s Wedding

Thank you for making Hayley & Dave’s wedding such a beautiful and fun day. The venue, the weather, food (please pass on thanks to the chef) and the little extras all added to the specialness of it all.

Trip Advisor.com Review

We were welcomed warmly on arrival and were enchanted with this lovely spot, the grounds are pretty and full of wildlife. The Mill is sympatheticaly modernised and provides a comfortable warm and pleasant environment to stay. The food was excellent and the rooms were clean and comfortable Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and their friendiness made our stay the relaxing break we needed. Highly recommend this lovely place.

Lucie & Matt’s Wedding

We just want to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special – it was perfect!

Active Hotels.com Review

Completely relaxed and hoping to stay again as we have friends in the area.

We found the hotel to be in a beautiful location and very relaxing.

Trip Advisor.co.uk Review

What a find! For a last minute break I chose the Hornsbury Mill at random and what a pleasant surprise. Beautiful setting and grounds, staff very friendly and efficient and the hotel was very lovely. We got upgraded to the suite (thanks) and the bed was so comfortable and room very well appointed. We had dinner in the restaurant which was very good serving locally sourced produce….but breakfast…. have the full english the sausage and bacon was great. Take a moment to walk around the mill pond, very pretty but watch out for the ducks and peacocks!

Booking.com Review

The room was very comfortable and staff very friendly. Food excellent especially the breakfast!

Booking.com Review

Hornsbury Mill is set in lovely surroundings, lake and river and lots of wildlife around, very peaceful, very friendly staff, wish we had stayed longer and yes we will certainly be going back in the not to distant future.

Late Rooms.com Review

Lovely grounds and wonderful staff. Food was excellent.

Late Rooms.com Review

“Surprise Weekend”
What a lovely place to stay in the county of Somerset. The staff were helpful and polite. The breakfast was very good and served hot. Our room was everything I hoped for, including the four poster bed. But best of all was the beautiful surroundings. The lake, ducks, peacock and peahen just wandering around the place. The building was impressive with the waterwheel still present. We would have stayed longer. A great venue for weddings. I will certainly visit again.

Booking.com Review

Hornsbury Mill is set in lovely surroundings, lake and river and lots of wildlife around, very peaceful, very friendly staff, wish we had stayed longer and yes we will certainly be going back in the not too distance future.

Late Rooms.com Review

“Pleasant Spot”
Ample parking, easy access from the main road.
Mind your head on the low doors though!
Very pleasant staff. I will stay again – hopefully spending a bit more time there.

Tripadvisor.co.uk Review

“Old fashioned charm combined with good old fashioned quality service”
We visited this hotel for Sunday lunch, which was delicious – apparently the chef is well known for his “secret recipe” gravy. Throughout the meal the staff paid attention to all our needs, but were never overbearing. Whilst talking to the Manager (we discovered later, the young lady was the owner) about the potential of staying for a long weekend we were immediately offered the grand tour; being shown all available rooms as well as the function rooms and grounds. Apparently this hotel is very popular for civil weddings, I can understand why – the bridal suite is gorgeous. We can’t wait for our break planned for later this year!

Late Rooms.com Review


“Went for business, but would stay for pleasure”
One of the most lovely locations I have stayed in, with helpful and friendly staff that made my trip very enjoyable. I stayed over night for business, but would happily return for a weekend break.


Nicola & Hans’ Wedding


How can we thank you enough for making Nicola & Dan’s wedding so special? Every detail was taken care of.  The room was beautiful, the service of the staff was just amazing. The atmosphere was relaxed and nothing was too much trouble.


Lindsay & Tim’s Wedding


We would like to say thank you to you for making our wedding day so perfect. Having a cow run by during the ceremony was the talking point of the day! And the peacock squawking in the middle of the vows was hilarious! Everyone will remember those moments and the laughter that was shared.


Vicky & Catherine’s Wedding


We cannot say thank you enough for everything you did for us on our wedding day. The service was second to none, which was reiterated by all of our guests. This complied with the perfect venue made for a perfect day. Rest assured we will be back!


Emily & Dan’s Wedding


Thank you for providing us with such a lovely venue, the cornloft looked amazing, it had the perfect atmosphere, as did the lakeside. I loved all of the fairy lights, especially the ones in the trees! We are so glad we found you and couldnt ask for a better place to hold our wedding. We were really impressed with the relaxed feeling and it was so nice to know everything was being organised by you, leaving us to enjoy our special day. We will back soon to visit!


Late Rooms.com Review


Stayed just for one night when visiting the area and had an immensely enjoyable and relaxed evening in this delightful small hotel. Staff were unbelievably friendly, attentive and helpful. Dinner and breakfast were both excellent and freshly cooked to order. The setting was very pleasant with a small garden, lake and fountain, parking plentiful, and despite it’s proximity to the main road, surprisingly tranquil. Our room was of a reasonable size, warm, neutrally (and recently) decorated yet retaining original character, with a modern shower room. All in all, just a really nice place to stay.


Rachel & Alex’s Wedding


I write to thank you for the beautiful turn out given by your organisation at the wedding of my daughter Rachel to Alex last weekend.  I have had many pleasing responses from attending family and friends expressing their pleasure at this event, which is most gratifying.  Be assured that your venue will be first in consideration for future events, as we do have two more daughters!


Clare & Stuart’s Wedding


Thank you all at Hornsbury Mill so much for making Saturday so enjoyable for us. We really did have a great time and all our family and friends commented on what a beautiful place Hornsbury Mill is and what a great time they had. We really couldn’t have asked for anything better.


Tripadvisor.co.uk Review


“I wish we lived in England so we could go here every month or so!”
Seriously this is one we’ve told to everyone we’ve come across. What brilliant acccommodation. Warm, friendly, great sleep, food, bar, gardens. We felt totally at home. This was one of eight accommodations we had to stay in over two weeks of world travel (work and pleasure) and the very best and memorable.


Tripadvisor.co.uk Review


“Gorgeous place, wonderful staff, will definitely go back!!”
This is our third year as a family staying at Hornsbury Mill and we will definitely be returning, we always enjoy our breaks here, the staff are always welcoming, the hotel is always clean, the rooms are spacious and always well looked after. The food is amazing we enjoyed many meals with the children in the restaurant which overlooks the lake and you can also see the waterwheel through a glass window which the children think is amazing. The staff are always there to help and very friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them. The hotel is kept in amazing condition its just beautiful and so are the grounds.


Tripadvisor.co.uk Review


“A beautiful setting with a wonderfully warm welcome”
My husband and I got married at Hornsbury Mill in August 2009 and were massively impressed with everything to do with the venue. The rooms are extremely comfortable and clean, especially the Wheelroom. Food is excellent and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The setting and location were also perfect for our wedding and everyone was very impressed with the quality of the venue we’d chosen.


Jenny & Joe’s Wedding


Jenny and I would like to thank you and everyone at Hornsbury Mill for the best day of our lives. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. The build-up to the wedding all the way through to the day was dealt with above expectation. We would definitely recommend Hornsbury Mill to anyone looking for a venue and we will certainly be back in the future to stay. Everyone commented on how lovely the venue is and how well-run the day was, so we were extremely proud to have chosen the venue.


Charlotte & Kevin’s Wedding


Thank you for all your hard work to make our day run without a hitch! Thank you for making our day so special!


Active Hotels.com Review


Friendly welcoming staff. Excellent quality food in restaurant. Extremely comfortable beds in high quality rooms. Did not find anything wrong although rooms on top floor probably not a good option for people with less mobility (2 sets of stairs).


EatOutSomerset.com Review


My husband and I had a late lunch there today. They accommodated us in the restaurant at a table of our choice. We had great fun watching the peacocks and hens outside and also seeing some wonderful floral displays being delivered from the Cottage Florists. We had prompt friendly service and the food was excellent. We would definitely visit again, especially as we could walk there and sample their interesting wine list!


EatOutSomerset.com Review


We had an excellent evening meal at Hornsbury. The chef had obviously gone to great efforts to source fantastic local meat, and both the steak and the duck were cooked to perfection. The accompanying wine list is very good, and the service was very friendly and efficient. The restaurant also has views of the working waterwheel which adds a lot of character to the setting.


Age Concern Conference


We wish to convey our sincere thanks and appreciation in helping to make our event a success yesterday.  We were delighted at the quality of service we received and were pleased to have made the decision to hold our meeting at Hornsbury Mill.


EatOutSomerset.com Review


My husband and I had dinner and stayed at Hornsbury Mill at the end of October. We had a lovely stay and a really enjoyable evening in the restaurant. The staff were friendly and attentive (but not intrusive) and the food was fantastic. We had pre-dinner drinks in cosy armchairs before going in to eat in the dining room. The service was great and my risotto one of the best I have eaten. Would recommend it to anyone – we will definitely be going back.


Tripadvisor.co.uk Review


“Perfect from booking to departure…….. look forward to the next time.”
From the intial telephone conversation with the receptionist to the time I left I could not fault anyone or anything. The venue is great as was the bedroom, the watermill, the restaurant, the food, the staff and not forgetting the wildfowl…. even the sun was shining when I was served a pot of perfectly brewed hot tea by the lake. Not surprised that lots of weddings take place here, it was idyllic and I am looking forward to staying there again.


Nikki & Andrew’s Wedding


We wanted to say a massive thank you for making our wedding day so perfect (including the weather!). Your organisational skills, awesome food and cheery faces made it a day to remember.  Our guests all commented on how beautiful the venue is and were very impressed!


Lisa & Colin’s Wedding


We would like to thank you all for helping to make our wedding so special.  From making arrangements to cater for fussy family’s tastebuds, to all the details on the day (many I’m sure we didn’t even notice it went so smoothly) including trying to prolong the life of our ice swans! Special thanks to the chef as everyone commented that the food was great.


Booking.com Review


The staff could not have made my stay any more enjoyable. Thankyou!! I would thoroughly recommend it.




“Lovely location, lovely accommodation, lovely staff – perfect!”
We stayed here last month as a very very last minute honeymoon. We were delighted to be offered the Crown Wheel Suite, which was fabulous, with the very unique feature of having the workings of the top of the watermill wheel turning behind glass in the room!
The location of the hotel is beautiful, set in very pretty grounds – loved the ducks and the peacocks!
Food was excellent. My husband especially enjoyed the breakfasts and the two evening meals we had in the restaurant were also superb. The staff were all very friendly and attentive and even went to the trouble of sprinking confetti on our table on our first night there – a lovely touch!
We were very sorry to leave and would very much like to come back one day. Very very highly recommended.


Adele & Jamie’s Wedding


Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in to make our wedding day so stress-free and perfect – we really couldn’t have managed it without you!
Booking.com Review


A lovely setting, good acommodation, good food and polite and friendly staff. A nice break for anyone who needs a relaxing get away weekend.


Late Rooms.com Review


“Little Gem”
I stayed here just one night, and I was so impressed by the service. I arrived late and had work to do (and didn’t fancy sitting in the restaurant on my own). Officially the hotel does not offer room service, but I was given a menu and told to phone down and order what I wanted and it was brought up to my room.The hotel itself is lovely, beautiful grounds and wildlife wondering around. Overall very happy to recommend.


Kerri & Simon’s Wedding


A massive thank you for everything you did at our wedding. Simon and I had an amazing day and all our friends and family have said what a lovely day it was, how stunning the venue was and that the food was great too.  So thank you very much for all your hard work.


Late Rooms.com Review


“Excellent service”
Easy to find, very quiet and clean room, food very good, accommodation very stylish. Customer service was brilliant. The small river and pond with the ducks and the peacocks was just so nice.


Tripadvisor.co.uk Review


“Peaceful, understated, quality service in a beautiful setting”
Stayed here for a couple of nights whilst on business in Taunton and Illminster. Beautifully located in a converted mill it provides an understated first class service and really goes that little bit extra (being let in after getting in rather late and repatriating a wayward shirt inadvertantly left behind – personally) to make one’s stay. Food is first class with an excellent menu, bedrooms very comfortable and individualistic. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough – all of this and peacocks too!


EatOutSomerset.com Review


What a truly wonderful experience with a friendly welcome and attentive staff. Fantastic venue, exquisite food sourced locally. Great place to meet up with friends, time and time again.
EatOutSomerset.com Review


Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch with a group of friends. Service and food excellent. Beautiful gardens. This was our second visit and can’t wait for the next. Can’t fault it in any way and would thoroughly recommend a visit.
EatOutSomerset.com Review


Excellent Sunday lunch in fabulous surroundings. A mouthwatering treat. Very friendly owner and staff.


Katie & Richard’s Wedding


We just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your wonderful support over the last couple of years whilst planning our wedding.  The day itself couldn’t have gone any better.  All of the guests kept commenting on the beautiful surroundings, wonderful food and friendly staff. Thank you all once again for everything.
EatOutSomerset.com Review


This is one of our favourite places to eat, great welcome from the friendly staff, good choices and prices on the changing menu, lovely surroundings and the setting couldn’t be nicer. If you haven’t tried this place then I highly recommend that you do.


Jo & Ian’s Wedding


Jo and I would just like to say a great big thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty in making us all feel so welcome and at home. Thank you for giving us a truly wonderful wedding day and wonderful memories to take with us forever.