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The George Inn – Norton St Philip

The George Inn is a historic, Grade 1-listed Tudor inn, dating back to the 14th century. Now a dog-welcoming Butcombe Brewery-owned pub and restaurant with rooms
The George Inn, High St, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7LH

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

The George Inn – Norton St Philip


The George Inn


Stay at one of England’s oldest inns with your four-legged friend in tow.

The George Inn is a historic, Grade 1-listed Tudor inn, dating back to the 14th century. Now a dog-welcoming Butcombe Brewery-owned pub and restaurant with rooms, it’s a brilliant space to spend a night or two, full of historical intrigue. Set around a cobbled courtyard, in the peaceful village of Norton St Philip, Somerset, the centuries-old space is a characterful, low-key spot to unwind with award-winning food and drink.

Prior to our stay, the pub had recently undergone an extensive transformation to create a more spacious and welcoming retreat. Existing features have been enlivened with heritage wallpapers and colour washes in blues, greens and neutrals, alongside heavy draping and luxurious upholstery. There’s a cosy vibe throughout, perfect for hunkering down and enjoying a hearty supper, followed by drinks in the lounge – think flagstone and timber flooring, an original stone fireplace, exposed wooden beams, antique furniture and a collection of paintings, tapestries and photographs which showcase the rich history of the inn.

There are eight bedrooms welcoming dogs on request, and all areas of the pub and restaurant are dog friendly, apart from the Boardroom and the Norton. Your pup is invited to enjoy a canine menu, along with treats at the bar as well as a cosy bed and water bowl in your room.

And for the humans? Expect super comfy king-size beds, well-appointed ensuite bathrooms with Bramley toiletries, homemade treats, tea and coffee, smart TVs and Roberts radios.

There’s an extremely pretty beer garden to the rear of the pub, overlooking the picturesque church and cricket pitch at Norton St Philip – perfect for enjoying drinks and a bite to eat in the fresh air, your dog at your side.

Where to walk

Norton St Philip is a quaint, historic village in Somerset, just a short drive from Bath. In the seventeenth century the village was the site of a battle during the Monmouth Rebellion, thankfully nowadays it is a superb spot to wander, and to enjoy a meal in one of the village’s two historic pubs.

There’s some fantastic walking, cycling and fishing opportunities in the area. Collect a printed walking guide from reception where you will find lots of information and tips surrounding the best local dog- walking spots.

The George Inn is perfectly located for a day trip to Bath, as well as nearby Frome and there are plenty of dog-friendly spots to explore nearby including Stonehenge, Wookey Hole, Glastonbury, Wells and Cheddar Gorge, as well as the picturesque villages of Lacock, Corsham and Castle Combe.

Dine with your dog

Expect pub favourites, created to fine dining standards – menus focus on seasonality and sourcing the finest local produce, with indulgent classics and some exciting seasonal dishes too.

Doggie room rate

There is no extra fee for your canine pals to stay.

What Partridge says

The George Inn is a cosy spot for us four-legs, welcomed in all areas – I loved stepping outside into the village with its surrounding countryside sniffs and exploring the many brilliant nearby paths and trails. Our suite was huge will lots of room for me to run about and play, and I was super happy to join my humans for supper in the restaurant, rickety staircases, a few creaks in the night and lots of sniffs – lots to wag about for sure!

Partridge's paw rating

5/5 Paws

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