Gemma Bell

At The Chapel

with Gemma Bell
  • Where:Somerset

  • Why:Weekend escape to the countryside.

  • When:May 2014.

  • Who:With the other half!

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!

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 48/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Restaurant, bakery, wine store, clubroom and bedrooms.

    • Vibe

      Where everybody knows your name, or at least Cath does!

    • Location

      The heart of the English countryside in Bruton, Somerset.

    • Rooms


    • Music


    • 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.

    • Pool/Gym

      No, but there is a Clubroom with a baby grand piano and bar; they also host talks, lectures, book launches and screenings.

    • Restaurant

      Yes, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a great restaurant using the best local produce from the surrounding farms.

    • Bar

      Yes, part of the restaurant and open all day.

    • Minibar

      A lovely selection of tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and a fridge with the essentials - water, prosecco, Somerset milk, butter and homemade jam.

    • Wifi

      Yes, available throughout.

    • Children

      Yes, absolutely.

    • Price

      Very well priced for the size of the room and bathroom and brilliant "nothing is too much trouble" service.

    Stop for a bite will visiting Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

    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 opens up his house a few evenings a week and serves local seasonal food, and it’s BYO!

    Matt’s Kitchen

    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!

    Packed full of treasures.

    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

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