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Tel code: 01373 | code search
Postcode: BA11 | code search
Population: 840
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Birthplace of:
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Rode is a former market town in Somerset, situated near the intersection of the A363 and A36. It is about five miles north-east of Frome and about another five north-west of Westbury. First mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the town of Rode (formerly Road) grew in prominence as a market town trading on the ceremonial borders of Wiltshire and Somerset. The old village was positioned around St Lawrence's Church but much of that layout now lies in ruins and is only visible from the air. The heyday of the village was around the 16th and 17th centuries, when there were several mills at work in the town. Perhaps the town's moment of crowning glory came in the 18th century when a consortium of Rode's mills won a competition to make Queen Charlotte's dress, reputedly inventing the dye 'Royal Blue' in the process. In the 19th century the mills suffered during the Industrial Revolution as the milling industry tended to move to the North of England. Pubs in the town include The Bell, The Cross Keys and The Mill at Rode. The Mill at Rode was actually converted from one of the town's original mills.

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The Cross Keys (0.12 miles)

The Cross Keys
Situated on the old Fussel's Brewery Site in the heart of Rode, this old country Inn, circa 17th century, has many lovely features to enjoy, one of which is the working Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee ... More | visit website
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Woolverton House Hotel (0.73 miles)

Woolverton House Hotel

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A unique, privately owned hotel set in three acres of grassy parkland situated just seven miles outside Bath. The house has been updated with a contemporary oriental theme in sympathy ... More

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The Granary Bed and Breakfast (1.05 miles)

The Granary Bed and Breakfast
Welcome To The Granary, bed and breakfast near Bath, our 17th Century Barn Conversion home.
Take a Short Break in Bath and relax and unwind in our beautiful farmhouse B&B accommodation with oak beams and open ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Beckington (1.06 miles)

Travelodge Beckington

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Woolpack Inn (1.35 miles)

Woolpack Inn

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Rich in historic character and traditional charm, this stone-built coaching inn originally dates back to the 1500s and today offers comfortable en suite rooms and delicious food. In the charming Somerset village ... More

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Eastbrook Cottage (1.53 miles)

Eastbrook Cottage
Eastbrook cottage is a very pretty, traditional country cottage set in 2 acres and surrounded by lovely countryside. It is within 8 miles of beautiful Georgian Bath, 4 miles from Bradford-on-Avon and 2 miles from ... More | visit website
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Eastbrook Cottage B&B (1.53 miles)

Eastbrook Cottage B&B
Eastbrook cottage is a very pretty, traditional country cottage set in 2 acres and surrounded by lovely countryside. It is within 8 miles of beautiful Georgian Bath, 4 miles from Bradford-on-Avon and 2 miles from ... More | visit website
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Bath Lodge Hotel (1.71 miles)

Bath Lodge Hotel

Situated just seven miles from Bath city centre, Bath Lodge provides the ideal location for visiting local attractions such as Longleat, Stonehenge and Wells without the problems of parking and access associated with staying in ... More | visit website

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Lullington House Bed & Breakfast (1.77 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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Full Moon (2.03 miles)

Full Moon

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This enchanting 17th Century inn is in the hamlet of Rudge, just 10 miles from the City of Bath, 4 miles from Longleat. The Full Moon has been providing a refuge ... More

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