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Tel code: 01373 | code search
Postcode: BA11 | code search
Population: 530
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Mells is a village in Somerset, situated about three miles west of Frome and 14 miles from the historic city of Bath. The village appears to have been known by the name Iron Burgh around the year 1500. This would seem to be due to the rich deposits of Iron Ore extracted in the area at the time. The ironworks of James Fussell were leased in 1744 from John Horner. John Horner is perhaps better known as 'Little Jack Horner'. Legend has it that he was given a Christmas Pie to deliver by the Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey with the deeds to a dozen manors. According to the legend he extracted the deed for the manor at Mells, which included lead mines in the Mendips – hence 'pulled out a plum' from 'plumbum' the Latin for lead. Records show that Thomas Horner did indeed become the owner of the manor but his descendants denied the truth of the story. The ironworks themselves have become ruins but are now a designated Biological Site of Special Scientific Interest as they are now a breeding ground for Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bats. When visiting this picturesque village you can stay at The Talbot Inn, a 15th century coaching inn offering en-suite accommodation and an award winning restaurant.

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The Walled Garden at Mells

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The Talbot Inn

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Mells C of E First School

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Taumata B&B (1.85 miles)

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A friendly B&B in a rural Somerset village, within walking distance of the fabulous Bell Inn. We pride ourselves in hospitality and we are confident you‚ll have a great time. We serve ... More

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Page Dairy (2.03 miles)

Page Dairy

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Set in 40 acres of glorious Somerset countryside, Page Dairy is a recently converted barn and has three beautifully decorated double bedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms all fitted to the ... More

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The George At Nunney (2.21 miles)

The George At Nunney

Explore Bath and the West Country from The George at Nunney, a 17th century coaching inn with bar, restaurant and B&B hotel facilities facing the romantic ruin of the 14th century Nunney Castle.

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George Hotel (2.94 miles)

George Hotel

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Situated in the centre of the market town of Frome which is ideally placed for the tourist, being close to Bath and Longleat Safari Park.The 19 bedrooms are all en-suite ... More

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Archangel (2.99 miles)

Archangel
Archangel is a luxurious boutique hotel offering roll top baths and a bed so comfy you'll never want to leave. In addition there is a bar where you can sample our cocktails,good wine, sensational restaurant ... More | visit website
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Mendip House Hotel (3.26 miles)

Mendip House Hotel
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The Mendip House Hotel is situated in 3 1/2 acres of its own landscaped gardens overlooking the Mendip Hills. The hotel is ideally located for guests to visit Bath, Wells, ... More
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The Place to Stay (3.43 miles)

The Place to Stay

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Set in the Somerset countryside but close to Bath, Glastonbury and Wells. These beautifully renovated farm buildings and Georgian house provide contemporary individually styled bedrooms and impressive en-suite bathrooms with ... More

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Lullington House Bed & Breakfast (3.76 miles)

Lullington House Bed & Breakfast

Richard & Nicola welcome you to Lullington House. The house is a former Victorian rectory set in a rural quintessentially English village. The house stands in ten acres of paddocks, woodland and well maintained mature ... More | visit website

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Holcombe Inn (3.89 miles)

Holcombe Inn
The Holcombe Inn is a 17th century grade II listed building, taking it's name from the village in which is is situated. Holcombe is an old village which has a mention in the Doomsday Book. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Frome (4.05 miles)

Premier Inn Frome
Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Commerce Park. Local attractions include Longleat Safari Park, Bath city centre, Wookey Hole caves and Cheddar gorge. For shops and ... More | visit website

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