At The Chapel
by: Gemma Bell
Weekend escape to the countryside.
With the other half!
Catherine Butler (the owner) showing Ben the herbs on the terrace.
A welcome entrance.
A very comfy bed indeed.
Possibly the most impressive and grand hotel room window ever. The contemporary and mid-20th century furniture sat underneath it perfectly.
Prosecco alongside Somerset milk, what’s not to love?!
Beautiful grey and white marble bathroom with huge tub and walk-in shower.
A paper bag of fresh croissants was hung on our door in the morning, a lovely touch.
I woke up far too early (about 5am) so I thought I’d tiptoe downstairs to see the bakers at work on the nightshift. The wood-fired oven’s temperature drops at night and is perfect for baking the bread for the morning before it is fired up again for the pizzas.
Bread straight out of the oven.
The restaurant and bar in the old chapel.
Under the chandelier.
First beer of the weekend and some homemade crisps.
Our pizzas being made before going in the wood-fired oven.
Lunch, and one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had!
At The Chapel Wine Store.
The exterior of the stunning 17th century chapel.
Highs + Lows
From the moment you step through the chapel doors you are welcomed into the Bruton community. Just sit in the restaurant for a while and you will soon witness unrivaled hospitality and friendliness…it really is the hub of the community.
The chapel has been lovingly restored and it’s really an impressive space. Not simply a restaurant with rooms, but a wine store with exceptional wines, bakery, clubroom and terrace. You won’t want to leave!
The food is seriously good! Somerset is abundant in great produce - free-range and organic meats, fresh fish from the Dorset coast, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, and the team of chefs bring them together to create stunning dishes that are more than just pizzas!
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Restaurant, bakery, wine store, clubroom and bedrooms.
Where everybody knows your name, or at least Cath does!
The heart of the English countryside in Bruton, Somerset.
- Year Opened
The restaurant, bakery and wine store all opened in 2008, then the rooms followed in 2012 and 2013.
- Designed By
Catherine and her partner Ahmed designed much of the furniture throughout At The Chapel. The art is all carefully chosen by Catherine and Hauser & Wirth gallery.
No, but there is a Clubroom with a baby grand piano and bar; they also host talks, lectures, book launches and screenings.
Yes, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a great restaurant using the best local produce from the surrounding farms.
Yes, part of the restaurant and open all day.
A lovely selection of tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and a fridge with the essentials - water, prosecco, Somerset milk, butter and homemade jam.
Yes, available throughout.
Very well priced for the size of the room and bathroom and brilliant "nothing is too much trouble" service.
In the Area
Roth Bar & Grill
Roth Bar & Grill, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL, United Kingdom
Stop for a bite will visiting Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
Matt's Kitchen, 0aw, 51 High St, Bruton BA10 0AW, United Kingdom
Matt opens up his house a few evenings a week and serves local seasonal food, and it’s BYO!
Phillips & Skinner Shop on Bruton High Street
Phillips & Skinner, 19 High St, Bruton BA10 0AH, UK
Packed full of treasures.
At The Chapel
At The Chapel, 28 High St, Bruton BA10 0AE, UK
Hotel Location: 28 High St, Bruton