Manor House Inn

Wraxall Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 6RB
$$ English

The Manor House Inn, a bed and breakfast hotel with a fine dining restaurant lies in the heart of Ditcheat, a pretty Somerset village situated in the picturesque Mendip Hills. The Grade ll listed building dates back to the 17th Century and has been a pub since the 19th. Ditcheat is home to the stables of Paul Nicholls Horse Racing, the Uk's Champion Trainer, and also to the world renowned farmers and cheesemakers Barbers Dairy. We are close to Castle Cary, Bruton, Wells, Street, Glastonbury, Wincanton, Frome, Warminister, Yeovil, & Somerton. We are right next door to The Bath & West Showgrounds. Bristol, Bath, Stonehenge are a 45 min drive. Longleat & Cheddar Gorge.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Wraxall Rd, Shepton Mallet BA4 6RB
  • Cross Street: Ditcheat
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01749860276
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Thursday
Dinner 18:00 - 20:30
Friday
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Sunday Lunch 12:00 - 15:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.55 out of 5 stars based on 434 votes

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Sep 28, 2023
Sharon H.
Absolutely outstanding food and service, best Sunday dinner we have all ever had

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Aug 07, 2023
Cathryn N.
Food was excellent apart from one of our party who found her pork dish a little too creamy. Otherwise everything was so delicious, particularly the vegetarian curry. Service was exceptional.

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Aug 04, 2023
Peter R.
Service was good, food was good enough. On the down side, they can't offer espresso and, personally, I'd rather have my food on a plate than a wooden board.

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Jun 03, 2023
james f.
Truly excellent food and welcoming, hard working staff

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Jun 01, 2023
Louise H.
Excellent all round… we will be back…

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Apr 11, 2023
Richard L.
Decided to book Sunday lunch to coincide with a stable visit to Paul Nicholls stable with OWNERS GROUP, unfortunately the stable visit was cancelled due to the recent heavy rain to allow for parking. We decided to still keep the booking for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed the food was excellent (would say one of the best roast we have had) nice pint of beer and the ladies enjoyed the bottle of red wine, the staff made us feel very welcome, and the plus for me they made fresh mint sauce. Congratulations to all involved will definitely be returning.

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Feb 21, 2023
SARAH H.
Could not have been better ! Complicated dietary requirements handled with ease !

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Jan 10, 2023
Les S.
Very nice setting. The Sunday roast was excellent and the staff were pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was very quiet probably due to the fact the pub had only recently reopened but well worth a visit.

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Nov 30, 2022
Julia B.
Food was delicious, arrived warm and well presented. My only comment would be to have a different type of horseradish to accompany the beef dinner. The one on offer was creamy and lacked the punch. A textured alternative would be great. Other than that all was very good, ambiance, service and good value. Will be going again. Thank you.

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Nov 28, 2022
Gillian R.
Food lovely but a little disappointed with the lamb

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Nov 06, 2022
Sean B.
The Manor House is a charming place, with ample parking. Rooms were clean, comfortable and had a welcome tray. Food was freshly prepared and cooked extremely well, service was great. A staff member called Bethany was amazing and Sally our host made us feel very at home. Thank you, we will be back

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Sep 30, 2022
Sarah H.
Lovely evening, great food, all round pleasant experience. Many thanks!

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Sep 29, 2022
Craig H.
Great food. Love the old fashioned building. Great friendly staff

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Sep 29, 2022
Sharon H.
Went for lunch, had a table near the fire, lovely and cosy, service from staff is exceptional, food delicious, amazing place to eat

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Aug 10, 2022
John D.
A really nice country pub. Lovely Sunday lunch. Well worth a visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Jul 22, 2022
Laura B.
Lovely traditional pub with excellent service.

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Jul 15, 2022
Adam W.
Happy & friendly staff, amazing food, clean, tidy, lovely decor inside and great garden, highly recommended to anyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2022
Lisa H.
Lovely Sunday lunch, very friendly staff. Beautiful country pub.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2022
Susan T.
lovely meal and helpful staff who were cheerful and accommodating. The Manor House Inn was atmospheric and welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Janine D.
Excellent food and customer service. Will certainly go again. Would highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 23, 2022
Mary C.
Helpful staff and a lively meal

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 03, 2022
David R.
Excellent food and service,. Glad you have reintroduced the bread board.

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Jan 16, 2022
Geoffrey M.
Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable experience.

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Dec 20, 2021
Peter D.
Fantastic Food, will definitely be returning

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Dec 08, 2021
Debbie M.
Visited this pub for a family Sunday lunch last weekend and absolutely loved everything about it. Tables were spaciously separated, ambience was cozy, warm and comfortable. Staff were super friendly and the meal was delicious. Desserts were amazing!! We will definitely return, even though it is over an hours drive!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
Rosemary C.
Really enjoyed a lovely meal in a traditional pub

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Oct 13, 2021
Avalon d.
The service at Manor House Inn was excellent and very friendly, despite having to deal with unforeseen problems which were nothing to do with them! My room and bed were comfortable. My suggestion are that 1) there was just an all-over shower head very high up and I would have liked a hand-held shower attachment as well for hair washing and 2) although the cooked breakfasts were excellent, there could have been more variety for the continental, such as yoghurts, fruit, croissants, granola etc.

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Sep 10, 2021
Andy P.
Great food, lovely atmosphere and superb service from all of the staff.

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Jul 19, 2021
Nikki C.
Great food in a lovely country pub - thanks

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Aug 17, 2023
Jane L.
Very friendly staff, just a bit stretched on Sunday lunchtime! Delicious lunch and lovely pub, will definitely go again.

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Jul 20, 2023
Keith J.
We will return Sally made us very welcome.

Overall: 9/10
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Jun 16, 2023
Clare H.
The food was fantastic and a reasonable price and the garden was nice. I'd have given 10/10 if they'd taken a drinks order from the table but we were told to go to the bar and it seemed to much of a hassle with dogs and missing time talking with my friends, so we only had the one drink. But a lovely place that I'd recommend and we will go back.

Overall: 9/10
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Oct 22, 2022
David F.
A lovely inn, very well presented. Great staff, and the food is truly excellent!

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 23, 2022
Susanne F.
Loved our first visit . Staff very courteous and helpful . There was one young lady who is obviously learning her craft, we wish her well. The Sunday lunch was very tasty and well presented. My only comment was that the beef could have been carved a little thinner and I’m not a great lover of fennel on the carrots . The veggies were cooked to perfection though.

Overall: 9/10
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May 28, 2022
Steve P.
Very friendly reception given to us and the room was clean and tidy. Food was excellent.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 24, 2022
Patti E.
The menu on the day was reflected on the website, so we knew what to expect but we had hoped that as per our previous experience there might be daily specials also available. It was rather unimaginative and somewhat old fashioned (plus too many chips). Sally was lovely, very welcoming and professional. She let us know she would be with us shortly, but she was run off her feet and probably needed more help. Actually, she was largely responsible for making the experience a good one.

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Feb 23, 2022
Zoe F.
Good menu choice, roast and other options. Hot, fresh and good portion size. Friendly staff. Like this pub though entrance off car park deserves to be nicer!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Chris B.
Lovely pub and a warm welcome. Steak and mushroom pie and salmon salad were good. Service was good balance between being there just when need but not too intrusive

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 29, 2021
Gwen R.
Really good experience. The food was excellent - good sized portions and a good selection of vegetables. Service was good but a bit slow at times. All staff were delightful - pleasant and efficient.

Overall: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
Jun 13, 2023
Anthony G.
Excellent Sunday roast.We will return

Overall: 8/10
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Jun 06, 2023
Peter D.
Web site needs updating. Pub bar area could be opened up as you often have to walk past people sitting either side of the bar. The staff were very friendly. The gentleman on duty and Lorraine were both very helpful and professional.

Overall: 8/10
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Dec 25, 2022
Lionel H.
Good food, good service what more do you want?

Overall: 8/10
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Dec 14, 2022
Julia H.
Salt and Pepper squid superb! Roast lovely; would prefer to have veg in separate dishes so plates look less overwhelming and can serve what we want. Pub was cold - had to keep coats on but we understand the cost issues. Could you light the woodburner earlier. Wonderful to see staff from closed Alhampton Inn now at Manor House. That bodes really well for future visits. We had a good lunch thank you.

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 16, 2022
Gill K.
Interesting menu, promised more than it delivered. Regular menu items were well presented and tasty but friends beetroot burger was undercooked. Very generous portions. Lovely pub , friendly staff.

Overall: 8/10
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Mar 24, 2022
Derek B.
food and service were very good. Loud background noise from the other bar was very noticeable.

Overall: 8/10
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Ambience: 7/10
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Mar 01, 2022
Kathleen H.
Staff were very attentive and friendly. Lovely oldie worldie pub, would definitely go again.

Overall: 8/10
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Feb 02, 2022
Jean H.
The food was great but a little bit slow. Not a problem really but we were very hungry having cycled all day!

Overall: 8/10
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Jan 31, 2022
Bob H.
Food was amazing but better choice for vegetarians would be good

Overall: 8/10
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Jan 13, 2022
Linda F.
A very friendly pups with great food.

Overall: 8/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Rowena P.
A lovely pub which we visited for the first time. The menu was good quality but not enough vegetarian choices.

Overall: 8/10
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Nov 12, 2021
Jeremy W.
Easy to book, nice welcome & service - good food

Overall: 8/10
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Sep 23, 2021
Joanne G.
Lovely pub and food, did wait a little while for food but was worth it.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
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Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 11, 2021
Lydia A.
Waitresses were lovely but we felt a little forgotten as we were in the skittle alley (big party). Some of the food was burnt but the rest was good. Brilliant roast potatoes. Poor veggie selection, only one option.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 11, 2021
Janet T.
Delicious food best quality meat , cooked beautifully and very tasty. However we had to ask for spoons for the vegetables which were served separately in a dish and also a jug of gravy. We requested tap water and would have preferred a jug rather than just a glass as although we enjoyed a bottle of wine the driver had one small glass and we all drank water. I would to visit the pub and fully recommend the Sunday lunch.

Overall: 7/10
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Jun 02, 2023
Steve S.
Rooms worn and shabby, gave a not clean feeling. Food cooked and prepared well. Advertised a good range of gluten free options but weren't able to supply GF bread, which is a 'staple', for breakfast and evening meal - despite having 5 days notice of booking and dietary request.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
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Apr 14, 2023
Debbie S.
Lovely quirky hotel very out of the way. Food was good as was the wine. I wouldn’t choose the pana cotta again as it seem too firm poss too much glycerine. They were short staffed which was a shame but on the whole we enjoyed it.

Overall: 7/10
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Jun 15, 2022
Sarah F.
Sitting space was tight and table crammed in too close to the walls but other than that it was lovely

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 16, 2022
Nina H.
The place is lovely, the ambiance & the staff very helpful My husband’s curry with the Stilton sauce, salad & chips was perfect & he throughly enjoyed it. But my korma was really disappointing though. It seemed a safe choice as it was our first visit. But the sauce was tangy? (Strange for a korma?) & was full of desiccated coconut bits, so the texture wasn’t very nice. Plus, the chairs need replacing! They sink in the middle unfortunately

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 20, 2021
Tony Y.
Service a little slow on a Sunday lunchtime but the food is well worth the wait. Will be returning

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 13, 2021
Jeanette P.
Good food. Very slow service.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 13, 2021
Bob C.
Pleasant meal

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 10, 2021
Peter J.
We only had main courses but the food was good and a cut above standard pub food. Nice choice of beers & ciders. Service was slow, hence why we didn't stick around for desserts, which looked nice. They look short of front of house staff, though a bit more organization would help. We'll certainly return to try more off the menu.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 30, 2021
Vicky V.
Lovely place in the heart of a beautiful village. Very busy and, like many places at present, they were a bit low on staffing. The staff were polite and friendly and doing their best! Hog roast and live band playing in the garden outside which didn’t really suit us, a bit load, but hey it made for a lively atmosphere. Food very nice.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 22, 2021
Natasha C.
Good place with potential to be great. Lovely environment. Service was really slow but the food was good enough. We waited 40 minutes for our Camembert starter which is way too long with no communication. As a sharer they would benefit from giving out small plates to avoid mess on the table from the dripping cheese. The mains came out with at least a 5 minute gap from the first to the fourth. The pies were huge and delicious but the mash was lumpy and cold. Kids portions were really generous. This place really does have a lot of potential but it seemed to lack leadership. It was so close to being really good… They did give us the camembert and wine on the house but didn’t communicate it…. If we are in the area again we would go back for sure but perhaps during a quieter lunchtime.