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The Holywell Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
The Holloway | Holywell Lake, Wellington TA21 0EJ, England
+44 1823 672770
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (14 reviews)
“warm salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Holloway | Holywell Lake, Wellington TA21 0EJ, England
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Usually I feel people dish out 5 star reviews as happily as exam boards award grade As. But when it’s deserved it needs to be done. Here is an unassuming village pub that delivers a most delicious Sunday lunch. My friends are vegan and pescatarian...More

Thank concertjon
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi concertjon, Many thanks for your high praise of our little country pub, we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. In response to your enquiry, yes our deep fried brie wedges are made in house, a messy and fiddly job which...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub as a last minute choice and I’m so glad we chose it. The food was delicious and the pub was warming and inviting. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Charls93
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Charls93, Many thanks for kind words, it was a pleasure to meet you both, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your break here in the Somerset/Devon borderlands.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a veggie was very please with having options on a Sunday at the Holywell Inn.We were lucky to get a table as nearly fully booked.,Service was excellent.Beer well kept and we were very pleased with our food.The pub itself is modern inside with a...More

Thank FalmouthLucy
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi FalmouthLucy, What a lovely review, many thanks, I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 14 September 2018

After a long day travelling from Hampshire via Lyme regis and Dunkeswell. We arrived at the Holywell, after negotiating the slope from the car park the taller of us had to watch our heads as we passed through the reception area into the restaurant. A...More

1  Thank Kev P
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kev P, What a splendid and detailed review, many thanks for using your valuable time to compose and publish it. I'm so pleased to read that you all enjoyed your time with us here at The Holywell Inn, I look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 6 September 2018

A large group of us were staying near Wellington & we were looking for somewhere for a Birthday meal. We picked the Holywell Inn based on it's positive reviews & we were not disappointed. Staff were very friendly & helpful, the restaurant was welcoming &...More

1  Thank julespmk
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Hi julespmk, Many thanks for posting this lovely review, I have passed on your appreciation to all of our team, we are all pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. You are most welcome for a return visit if you are ever nearby in the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I was recommended this Pub / Restaurant by a friend. It was lovely and friendly. The food was very good and all fresh. As a vegetarian I am usually lucky to have one choice for Sunday Lunch. Here I had a choice of 4. My...More

2  Thank Lady Traveller P
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Lady Traveller P, many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it's good to hear that we lived up to your expectations and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

great menu , very tasty local food, fantastic staff . we had a great evening . first time we have been it wont be the last .

2  Thank adrian747
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi adrian747, Many thanks for your lovely review and high praise, we all look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 12 August 2018

We have just had the best Sunday lunch meeting our sons new girlfriend ,the atmosphere is relaxing,staff are very friendly and the landlord was really good even though we outstayed our table time so thank you the food is great can’t wait to go again...More

1  Thank carolem142014
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Hi carolem142014, Many thanks for using your valuable time to leave such a lovely review of your recent experience at The Holywell Inn. It's great to read that you enjoyed your time with us - it was a pleasure to meet you all. I look...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Friday night without a reservation. Could see it was busy (obviously very popular) but they managed to fit us in and we are so glad they did. Friendly service, great drinks and the food was the best I’ve had in a while. Not only...More

1  Thank Soph_Newcastle
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi Soph_Newcastle, Great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to The Holywell Inn last Friday, many thanks for using your precious time to leave such a kind review. Leo, the pub cat sends his apologies for the lack of appearance on that evening...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was very good not too expensive. A nice little tucked away village pub!

1  Thank Jonathan R
b1ggv, Owner at The Holywell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Jonathan R, Many thanks for leaving your kind review, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Booker67
29 April 2018|
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Response from b1ggv | Property representative |
Hi Booker67, Sorry no dogs inside - we have a cat - dogs are welcome outside in the gardens though.
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luckyflyer_12
8 April 2018|
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Response from b1ggv | Property representative |
Hi luckyflyer, Sorry no dogs inside - we have a cat - dogs are welcome outside in the gardens though.
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aliodowd
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Response from Offshore001 | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember exactly but they certainly weren't excessive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Holloway | Holywell Lake, Wellington TA21 0EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 672770
  • E-mail
Description
Nestling in the Somerset countryside close to the Devon border, The Holywell Inn is a family owned and operated traditional village pub. The owners, Vic and Paulette Bigg, have lived in the area all their lives and fell in love with the charms and location of this pub many years ago. In June 2011 they managed to fulfill their dream of ownership and completely yet sympathetically restored the whole building whilst restructuring and relaunching the whole business. All of the offerings in their traditional British menu are now freshly prepared by Paulette using local ingredients whenever possible, her Sunday lunches should NOT be missed! You will always find Vic behind the bar, meeting, greeting and serving his customers with a wonderful selection of local and not so local ales, fine wines and spirits not to mention a superb selection of coffees freshly ground and brewed to order PLEASE NOTE - opening hours are - Weds-Sat lunches 12pm-3pm Weds-Sat evenings 6pm-11pm Sun-Tue closed all day.
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