17th Century Hotel
Previously known as The Poachers Pocket, The 17th Century Hotel is thought to date back to 1644 and boasts a truly outstanding setting overlooking the awe-inspiring Blackdown Hills. Despite its rural location this gorgeous hotel and function venue is easily accessible from junctions 26 and 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway Railway Station - you’ll find it on the A38 in Devon within a mile of the Somerset border and three miles south west of Wellington. It’s a popular base for local attractions including Knighthayes Court, Cothay Manor, Tiverton Castle, Diggerland, Dulverton, and the expansive Exmoor National Park. It’s also an ideal stop-over location for journeys to Cornwall.
Upstairs, the hotel is home to eight tastefully decorated bedrooms and a private residents’ lounge which provide cosy and convenient places to relax. Whether you choose to stay in a single, double or family room, you’ll have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a private en-suite bathroom and an exquisitely comfortable bed. If you’re looking to host a memorable event, meeting, conference or celebration, be sure to enquire about The 17th Century Hotel’s spacious function rooms. Both have recently been refurbished and the larger of the two boasts its own bar, making it an ideal choice for a wedding reception, birthday party or end-of-year work do. The hotel’s team can even cater for up to 50 seated guests, while parties of up to 100 can enjoy a relaxed buffet-style meal.
In the bar area, a wood-burning fire burns during the winter and comfy sofas provide the perfect place for guests to sit and catch up over a drink on winter nights, whilst the large rear garden and outdoor covered seating area with views over the Blackdown Hills offer the same during the summer months. The talented kitchen brigade provides an impressive array of tasty vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free fare, as well as classic meat and fishes dishes for guests staying the night or attending a private event or function. No matter what dishes you choose, you can rest assured that your dish will be home cooked and freshly prepared to order using high-quality, locally sourced produce wherever possible.