The Holcombe set to reopen

The reopening follows an upgrade which was overseen by designer Annabelle Holland

The Holcombe, a recently upgraded 17th Century restaurant with 11 bedrooms, has opened after an “extensive” upgrade.

It is located in the northeast of the Mendip Hills in Somerset, just 30 minutes from Bath.

It opens after an upgrade which was overseen by designer Annabelle Holland, and is owned and run by Alan Lucas and Caroline Gardiner, both trained chefs.

After 30 years spent running London based catering and event companies, Alan and Caroline decided to “escape to the country” and bought The Holcombe Inn in November 2019. Covid-19 restrictions forced their closure just a few months later and whilst closed, they took the opportunity to renovate and rebrand as The Holcombe.

Gardiner said: “The Holcombe is all about affordable luxury and is a great location for exploring Somerset. Through our recent redecoration we not only offer great house amenities but focus on a garden to plate dining experience.

“On purchasing The Holcombe, our vision was for it to be a beautiful country Inn, concentrating on affordable luxury and delicious food, home grown in our kitchen garden and sourced from local suppliers.”

She added:“We are delighted to now be open and certainly hope visitors to The Holcombe can have an unforgettable stay and enjoy seasonal contemporary dining in our beautiful setting.

“The 11 bedrooms at The Holcombe all slightly differ in style and size with a set up also in place for families wishing to have two rooms connected by a small entrance hallway. The Holcombe also caters for guests wishing to bring dogs with two lodges set within the garden grounds.”

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