The Dusthole

Garston Street,Shepton Mallet,United Kingdom

  • Experience World-class Service at The Dusthole

    This unique 15th-century inn is less than a mile from the centre of Shepton Mallet. It offers an extensive menu and cosy log fires just 15 minutes’ drive from Glastonbury. All of the relaxing, warmly furnished rooms at The Dusthole are spacious and airy, and some of the bathrooms have 400-year-old stone floors. All bedrooms feature TVs and DVD players. The restaurant at The Dusthole features an wide-ranging menu from traditional English dishes to far Eastern specialities. Guests can also enjoy the traditional Sunday carvery. Guests can relax in the garden and patio area, and there is a traditional log fire inside the building. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas, and free private parking is possible on site. Located just off the A37, the inn is 15 miles from Cheddar Gorge. Longleat Safari Park is a 25-minute drive away.


    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Spa
    • Bar
  • reviews

    • Expected something a little different - and it was.....loved it

      Reviewed 20 July 2019

      Stayed here for a long weekend. If was just what we expected from the pictures on the website, Tony the owner was lovely, but he is a little like marmite!!!! Really atmospheric place, very old, lots of antiques and interesting bits all over the place. we stayed in one of the rooms outside, which for us was ideal, a few issues but nothing that could not be overcome and for the price we felt it was well worth it. Food was first class and along with the drinks very well priced. The courtyard is very relaxing and comfortable. Tyson ( the dog ) although looks scary is a big softy and that comes from a very non-dog lover. Thanks Tony for a lovely stay and the lift to Cranmore.

    • A wonderful surprise!

      Reviewed 10 June 2019

      Arrived a few days ago for our 3 night stay, and we have to say we enjoyed every moment of it, Yes its a little difficult to find tucked away down a very narrow lane, with a old brewery at the entrance, but once there you are in another 15th century world. Oak Beams, roaring fire ( sadly needed at this time of year) due to the serious lack of sunny weather. A wonderful huge log fire, where can sit in deep old leather armchairs, and just warm your toes.To say nothing of all the fascinating old eclectic things around you. We were upgraded to the Honeymoon Suite, which in our opinion was simply the best very stylishly decorated, with a huge double bed. As for the bathroom, wow! There food surprised us it was so good, with large portions, so much so that on the 2nd & 3rd nights we had to rein in for our waist lines sake. Tony, owner is a pleasure to be with, and fascinating to hear all the stories, and tales about this quirky old hotel, and its history. We will visit again if we are down that way, even if its just for a cup of coffee. Its well worth a visit.

    • Exactly what we hoped for

      Reviewed 22 April 2019

      A pub with character and history. A lovely old bar with fieplace and comfy old leather armchairs. Quirky decoration, lits of things to look at and books to pick up. Tony was a great hist and was happy to chat with me about the history of the inn and area. Plus we lived Tyson - a big gorgeous bear of a dog. Room was neat and clean.

    • Needs Love

      Reviewed 13 December 2018

      Upon arrival at the Dusthole it does look very quirky and interesting, as expected by the pictures on the booking.comwebsite. However, I arrived at around 19:30 on a Friday night to a deserted bar, I was checked in and told that Id been upgraded to the four-poster room, thinking well thats nice Im going to be upgraded, walked through the pub which is fairly nice, maybe a little cluttered but still pleasant. When I was shown the room, I felt like Id been downgraded (Out of the 80+ photos; none of them were this room). I felt like Id been put in a reconstruction house representing how people lived in Tudor times, dont think it had seen any changes since it was built 400 years ago to be honest. I appreciate that there are complications with maintaining such historic buildings, with things like having to search for the lamps when you enter because theres not a ceiling lamp was a bit weird. Further there was a hole in floor underneath the carpet, which should probably be fixed. I was informed that he was having issues with the heating so he put the inadequate, almost asthmatic electric fireplace on. After an hour of sitting in this freezing room I decided that having been charged 90 per night for the privilege I would ask if it was ok to check out of that room and suggest I may be go elsewhere as I wasnt happy with the room. The very pleasant lady did her utmost to be fair, she went away to speak with the landlord and as a result put me in the suite. The suite was still rather peculiar especially when it came to dcor and electric radiators being used to heat the room, but significantly better in comparison with the previous room, although the first night the room was thick with the smell of fire smoke and did make us cough considerably, so much so that we were actively looking for somewhere else to spend the second night but to no avail. The first night we decided to give the restaurant a go and to be fair the portion sizes were very good, the homemade pie was lovely, whilst the lasagne was so-so. We then found out that at 10pm the bar closes and you get banished to this rather strange conservatory area on the front of the building where you can drink what you have leftover. Then only going off hear say from a taxi driver who advised us that the landlord doesnt particularly like locals drinking there and would prefer if it was exclusively for guests staying at the Dusthole, which explains the lack of atmosphere in the pub as we did effectively ate alone in the bar area. I feel like Im being quite harsh in the review but, the atmosphere and comfort of the place left me feeling very cold and not satisfied. At 90 a night I felt that the room we were charged for was really well overpriced. Maybe 65 at best, but never that much. Upgrade the room and then maybe they can justify that charge. Some positives... Interesting building, and with some TLC could be fantastic. The food was very good The member of staff who changed the room was very helpful along with the other service staff The dog seemed nice

    • Disappointed

      Reviewed 09 December 2018

      Thought we were staying in a luxury log cabin so told, turned up and got escorted to a garden where 3x dated garden summer sheds had beds in them. It was freezing cold!! The ladlord then pulled out a fan heater and said here you go it will be warm in a minute!!!! Paid 100 to stay in a shed! Very dirty although clean sheets, shower was horrendous. That night it was high winds and we thought the shed roof was going to come off. Privacy was poor the blinds were see through so when light was on in shed if you we stood out side you could see all.. the only good thing was the breakfast.


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