Gemma Bell

At The Chapel

  • Where:
  • Why:Weekend escape to the countryside.
  • When:May 2014.
  • Who:With the other half!
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At The Chapel Catherine Butler (the owner) showing Ben the herbs on the terrace.

Catherine Butler (the owner) showing Ben the herbs on the terrace.

At The Chapel A welcome entrance.

A welcome entrance.

At The Chapel A very comfy bed indeed.

A very comfy bed indeed.

At The Chapel Possibly the most impressive and grand hotel room window ever. The contemporary and mid-20th century furniture sat underneath it perfectly.

Possibly the most impressive and grand hotel room window ever. The contemporary and mid-20th century furniture sat underneath it perfectly.

At The Chapel Prosecco alongside Somerset milk, what’s not to love?!

Prosecco alongside Somerset milk, what’s not to love?!

At The Chapel Beautiful grey and white marble bathroom with huge tub and walk-in shower.

Beautiful grey and white marble bathroom with huge tub and walk-in shower.

At The Chapel A paper bag of fresh croissants was hung on our door in the morning, a lovely touch.

A paper bag of fresh croissants was hung on our door in the morning, a lovely touch.

At The Chapel 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.

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.

At The Chapel Bread straight out of the oven.

Bread straight out of the oven.

At The Chapel The restaurant and bar in the old chapel.

The restaurant and bar in the old chapel.

At The Chapel Under the chandelier.

Under the chandelier.

At The Chapel First beer of the weekend and some homemade crisps.

First beer of the weekend and some homemade crisps.

At The Chapel  Our pizzas being made before going in the wood-fired oven.

Our pizzas being made before going in the wood-fired oven.

At The Chapel Lunch, and one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had!

Lunch, and one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had!

At The Chapel At The Chapel Wine Store.

At The Chapel Wine Store.

At The Chapel The Clubroom.

The Clubroom.

At The Chapel The exterior of the stunning 17th century chapel.

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!

The Barometer

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  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

    8

  • Music

    n/a.

  • 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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    Yes, absolutely.

  • Price

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

  • Tel.

    +44 1749 814070

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