We all spent a brilliant three days at the pub. David was an excellent host; friendly, attentive to our requests and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for him. His relaxed and welcoming attitude put us at ease immediately. The accommodation was clean and comfortable with en suites in all rooms. It was ideal for a family mini-break as we could all use the pub in the evenings for 'family time'. I have no hesitation in recommending this venue. Thank you for a much needed family holiday!
I've been using Airbnb for a few years now but this may well be my best experience so far. David was a great host, he went out of his way since well ahead of our stay to ensure that we had all we needed to enjoy our long weekend in Fitzhead. Fitzhead itself is a lovely village with great access to the incredible Quantocks. And the Fitzhead pub is a great place to stay for a large group - it is not every day that you can run your own pub! David, we can only say thank you once again - we'll be back for sure!
A unique and very enjoyable weekend. Very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely courtyard with outdoor seating, helpful host, excellent draft beer, comfortable lounge plus bar area with darts board. Quiet and attractive area, all we could hear when we woke up were the birds singing. Perfect for a family get together. Thank you very much, staying in your pub was a unique and very enjoyable experience.
We had a great family break (6 adults, 3 kids and 2 dogs) the set up was brilliant with the accommodation opposite the pub with an enclosed courtyard between. The accommodation itself is nicely done out, everything was clean and well presented, and the courtyard had plenty of space for the dogs to run around with ample seating and tables for us all to enjoy some time out in the sun. The star of the show is the pub, it makes a great quirky addition to the rental, with loads of seating for us all, the kids enjoyed playing drinks hosts (which was fine by me) and there is plenty to do with darts and various other games. Being a keen amateur cook I really enjoyed the kitchen, loads of equipment to try in a commercial environment, so I took the chance to try and be a chef for a few days. Overall great place, we all really enjoyed it, and would definitely go again.
Thanks for the stay, great setup, great food and perfect for a group of people to get away for the weekend. What an experience own your own pub
I must say the Steaks and Burgers you supplied were excellent. Thanks for your welcome and help, I know we arrived later on the Friday but we got there!' but you were there to meet us and show us around the premises which made us all very relaxed. A perfect venue we will be back again but I think it will be hard to get booked up. Again a big thanks I can see your expertise in the hospitality business has developed your business to a high level your previous work highlights your professionalism
What a great and unique opportunity to rent and run your own pub for a few nights with friends, family or for a party. From the outset, David couldn't have done any more to help in advance of our arrival and then sort out any needs we had whilst staying at Fitzhead Inn. We were an "older" stag group of 8-10 lads spending a few days away, playing golf, walking in the Quantocks and, of course, drinking and socialising. To have our own bar, great beer on tap, dartboard, full use of the kitchen and lounge area and very comfortable rooms - the Fitzhead Inn couldn't have worked out any better for our trip. And superb value given we had different numbers of people arriving for different lengths of stay - something that would have been really difficult to sort out using B&Bs or hotels. We cooked for ourselves on night one, had cooked breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings, David helped organise a curry delivery for us on Friday night and we had a big BBQ on Saturday night - with superb rump steaks, pork and sausages that David sourced from his local farm/catering contacts. Great concept, great host and everyone enjoyed something that was really quirky and different.
I rented the pub for 2 weeks coming from France to allow my children and grandchildren to meet a region that is the cradle of the English side of the family. Thanks to the layout of the place and the number of rooms, various members of my English family were able to visit us for two or three nights which added to the convivial side of the stay. A total success. A typical and friendly place; an ultra-well equipped kitchen; pub atmosphere guaranteed but in a place that was exclusively reserved. Owner present (license required), very welcoming and very attentive - and responsive - to our expectations and our comments. Total success. Thanks to David for his welcome.
Had a lovely 3 night break at the Fitzhead Inn, the perfect place for a family get together A one off, unique experience to stay in a charming, characterful old Somerset pub. A fantastic opportunity to have sole use of the pub, fully equipped bar and commercial kitchen, courtyard beer garden and accommodation. Lots of added extras and thoughtful touches were greatly appreciated. David was a great host, prompt to respond and helpful with all booking requirements. He made us all feel very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay and was on hand if needed. The accommodation was perfect for a group gathering offering plenty of indoor space with 5 spacious en suite rooms, with the added bonus of a beautiful courtyard to enjoy the outdoors. Thoroughly enjoyed by all ages from grandparents to toddlers. Would highly recommend and already looking to book again.
This place is very unique. It’s definitely a highlight to have a whole pub with 5 en suites and a professional kitchen to yourself. The courtyard is a good central place to end the night and the host is very accommodating.
Booked this place for a few of us to catch up and chill for a weekend. We was met by David and made to feel comfortable immediately. The beer we ordered was set up and ready and it was great to help yourself to the bar! Sadly we ran out of beer so check in with David about additional product . There’s darts/bar games to play and a large bbq next to the seating area, which is where we spent most of our time since we was blessed with the weather. In the local area there’s some great cider farms to try out and supermarkets not too far away if you need to stock up. The accommodation is good with on suites in each room which is another plus point. David’s a great host and will do anything for you and this little gem was exactly what we was looking for, free reign of your own pub what’s not to like. Thanks David
David was a great accommodating host, the pub and guest rooms exceeded our expectations and were the perfect setting for our family getaway. The little touches like the delicious breakfast items, lighting the fire for us and lovely white fluffy towels just added to an excellent stay. We would definitely recommend to others as it is a great concept and experience we all thoroughly enjoyed.
The place is amazing - how often do you get to have your own pub to yourself! Fantastically stocked kitchen and lovely en-suite rooms. The local area was great too and very dog-friendly. David was probably the best Airbnb host we’ve had so far - he washed up the glasses after we went to bed, kept the outside lights on when we came back late and even lit fires for us on the cold days.
I have contacts at Chelsea FC and heard how professional David was this was the main reason for booking he has put his stamp on The Fitzhead in the same way he did at Chelsea. Great stay!
Ideal place for a get-together with friends and family. Everyone loved the experience of being able to pull their own pints, play darts and cook in the pub kitchen. All the rooms were comfortable and it was great having the accommodation separate from the main pub (but close enough for the baby monitor) - meant everyone could enjoy themselves. David was really friendly and helpful. We'd definitely recommend this - a really memorable experience for a weekend away.
Thanks David. We had a very comfortable and great time celebrating the big birthday
.Great place to stay, particularly with a group looking for a fun and relaxing weekend. You were an excellent host very attentive and even lit the fire for us after our trip on the Somerset Railway
Great Airbnb for the weekend. So much fun ‘running your own pub’ and all the amenities you need for drinking and dining. Rooms were clean, warm and comfy. Fully functional kitchen with everything you need to whip up a meal. Would highly recommend for a fun weekend away with friends.
We shared a family birthday weekend at the fitzhead inn. It was one of the best weekends. The pub was clean and the bedrooms spotless. David made sure we knew everything and couldn't have been more helpful. An incredible weekend
The Fitzhead Inn was exactly what we needed for our stay near Taunton! The drive to Fitzhead beautifully sets the scene, and Fitzhead is the perfect English village that I always enjoy visiting. The owner made certain we were able to have a proper wood fire every evening, and that tap kept flowing making for a relaxing family get-together after dark. The Inn is typical old English, and full of charm and history. Each morning we took a stroll out in the village or on local footpaths through farmland. The village church is extraordinarily picturesque. As with all heritage buildings, you need to watch your head occasionally and learn to embrace it's quirks. Each room was well appointed. I would love to be back in summer to enjoy the courtyard and since I did not get to see the cellar, where the prisoners must be kept? I'll need to return! Thanks Fantastic Host David!
Great host and great place for a family and friends get-together. Warm rooms, fluffy towels, fully equipped professional kitchen and loads of space to hang out inside and outside the pub. We particularly enjoyed sitting next to the log burning stove and David made sure that we never ran out of wood to keep it going. I definitely recommend this place amazing what a find.
Well we thought the pub looked great from the photos but once we got there it was an even nicer surprise! So much room and the complete run of our own pub! David was lovely, very helpful. Especially having lit us the fire before we even got there. We had a great few days here, with our 4 children and had family and friends over for a big family birthday. Everyone loved the pub and we have some wonderful memories. Beautiful village, friendly locals and great dog walks. Thanks so much David, we will certainly be back!
The Fitzhead Inn is a real gem. The photos do not do this place justice. We booked for a group of 5 couples plus babies to celebrate New Year’s. After much searching, we found the Fitzhead inn. The chance to run our own pub for New Years was too appealing. Throughout the booking process and the in the lead up to our stay David we very helpful and answered all of our questions. Upon arrival, David greeted us and gave us a tour of the premises. He took time to explain where everything is that we would need to make our stay more comfortable. All the bedrooms were well laid out, with more than enough room to erect travel cots. Every room has their en suite shower and toilet, which was a nice touch. Also, they were spotless and warm. The pub itself is across a small courtyard, which is secure and private - this would be a fantastic place in the summer to have a BBQ and a few drinks while enjoying the sun The pub has plenty of seating areas and more than enough space to comfortably seat ten adults for dinner. The opportunity to pull your own pint was taken by all and enjoyed even more by the ale drinkers in our group, who got to enjoy the efforts of others. In the bar, there is a dart board, complete with darts, which allowed for some friendly (if not competitive) games. As David has kept the working kitchen in the pub, it was effortless to cater for such a large group. There was more than ample space for 5 of us to be in there creating a feast for New Year’s Eve, I would highly recommend the Fitzhead inn. We had a fantastic stay and will look to book again.
Booked the Fitzhead Inn via Home Away for my wife’s surprise 30th. All 10 of us had an extremely memorable weekend. The place was extremely clean and welcoming. What’s better then running your very own country pub? The fire is great and the beer is better! All the rooms are across a fabulous gated courtyard (a must for summer barbecuing!!) so perfect to escape the party when you’ve had enough. Lots of space, and an extremely accommodating host in David. Eggs and Bacon for breakfast are delicious and a great touch. We will definitely be back in the summer to make use of the courtyard!
We had a great 3 night weekend at The Fitz Inn. The courtyard rooms worked well allowing us time out when needed. The Pub itself was quirky and fun. It is an easy going place where you can relax in front of the log burner. The commercial kitchen has everything a gourmet chef could wish for. David was a charming host, very helpful and friendly, My family loved their time together pulling pints so thanks David.
Five stars is not enough for this amazing place! I booked for my husband's 40th to celebrate with our friends. The pub and accommodation was fantastic. We had so much fun pulling our own pints and playing darts. The outside courtyard space was so lovely and peaceful. The BBQ was a great addition! The kitchen was so well stocked and went far beyond expectations. Everybody wanted to cook in the kitchen! It was fab to have a professional kitchen and much needed to cook for all our guests! We were all so hesitant to leave at the end of our stay. Fitzhead Inn is in beautiful surroundings and listening to the birdsong is the perfect way to unwind (beer in hand). I would recommend the Fitzhead so much and you will have such a brilliant trip staying here! Thanks so much David for an excellent stay.
This is a perfect place for largish gatherings of friends or family. My lot were enthralled by the idea of having free range of our own pub and being able to pull themselves a pint whenever they wanted. There was room for everything we wanted to do - dancing, charades, darts tournament, sit-down meals for all, chilling in front of the television, but the fact that the bedrooms are separate, meant that everyone could do their own thing, even if that was a quick nana-nap while the young people were partying. David is a friendly, helpful and unobtrusive host.
We booked the Fitzhead Inn Airbnb to celebrate my husbands birthday / retirement. For a family who enjoy cooking while having a few drinks, this was perfect! The village is off the beaten track, so wonderfully peaceful, very picturesque. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable, furnished to a high standard. We loved cooking in the catering equipped kitchen, using the great bbq and pulling our own pint of ale. We look forward to returning again. David you are an amazing host