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Tel code: 01761 | code search
Postcode: BA3 | code search
Population: 1000
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Situated within easy commuting distance of both Bath and Bristol, Holcombe is a small village in the North of Somerset. It is part of the Hundred of Kilmersdon and is six miles North East of Shepton Mallet. Its history is both interesting and slightly macabre, the original medieval village having been buried following the plague. The parish church survives from that period and is surrounded by mounds, which serve as a reminder of the events of the past. It is believed that the nursery rhyme 'Ring a Ring o' Roses' originated in Holcombe. The Holcombe Inn was known for a number of years as The Ring o' Roses, but recently went back to its original name. Holcombe was the site of many coal mines forming part of the Somerset coalfield, where coal was mined from the 15th century up until 1973. Holcombe Quarry is now closed and considered dangerous and yet remains a popular swimming haunt for the young in the area. The old church of St Andrew has Late Saxon-early Norman origins. It was rebuilt in the 16th century and Scott of the Antarctic is buried in a family grave there. As well as the Holcombe Inn, visitors can try the Duke of Cumberland.

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Holcombe Inn (0.22 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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Page Dairy (1.75 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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Best Western Centurion Hotel (2.07 miles)

Best Western Centurion Hotel

A family owned hotel. Ideally situated on the northern edge of the Mendips midway between Bath and Wells.

  • Conveniently placed to visit Bath, Wells, Cheddar and Longleat
  • Extensive leisure facilities Fitness Centre, Indoor Pool, Golf and Bowls
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The Oakhill Inn (2.67 miles)

The Oakhill Inn

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The Oakhill Inn is a traditional country pub with five elegant rooms offering high class bed and breakfast. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV/DVD, tea and coffee facilities and the most comfortable ... More | visit website

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The Moody Goose at The Old Priory (2.79 miles)

The Moody Goose at The Old Priory

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The beautiful Old Priory Hotel dates back to medieval times (1152AD) and offers guests a delightful place to stay in the heart of Somerset. Lovingly preserved, the hotel features a ... More

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The Moody Goose at The Old Priory (2.79 miles)

The Moody Goose at The Old Priory
The beautiful Old Priory Hotel dates back to medieval times and offers guests a delightful place to stay in the heart of Somerset. The hotel is also home to the famed Moody Goose restaurant which ... More | visit website
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Radstock Hotel (3.40 miles)

Radstock Hotel

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The Radstock Hotel, near Bath and Bristol Airport, offers B&B and hotel en suite accommodation, with restaurant and bar. A traditional coaching inn with home-cooked meals and friendly staff. Radstock is a ... More

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Ston Easton Park (4.06 miles)

Ston Easton Park
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The elegance of this 1740 Palladian Mansion, 12 miles from Bath, gives the impression of a sumptuous private country house rather than an award-winning hotel. The beautiful reception rooms, with ... More
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The Old Parsonage (4.27 miles)

The Old Parsonage

Welcome to our beautiful 17th Century Grade 11* Listed house, situated off the A37 between Bath, Bristol and Wells on the edge of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Old ... More | visit website

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The George At Nunney (4.81 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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