The Notley Arms Inn

Monksilver, Somerset

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The Notley Arms Inn is in the beautiful village of Monksilver is 3 miles west of the Williton in Somerset, on the edge of the Brendon Hills and the Exmoor National Park. A walker's paradise The Coleridge Way footpath runs through the village. The name of the village means Monk's Wood. In the Domesday Book it was simply 'Selvre', from the Latin silva for a wood. In 1113 the manor was given by Robert de Chandos to endow Goldcliff Priory. In the 14th century the name changed to 'Monksilver'
    Nearby Points of Interest
  • Cleeve Abbey (2.7 mi)
  • In Washford lies one of the undiscovered jewels of Somerset, providing an interesting day out for families and budding historians alike. The Cistercian abbey of Cleeve is a haven of peace and tranquillity, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England.
  • Coombe Sydenham (Historic House) (0.25 mi)
  • Combe Sydenham is an Elizabethan building incorporating the remains of a medieval house, and was the home of Elizabeth Sydenham who married Sir Francis Drake. It is alleged that Sir Francis Drake fired a cannonball into the grounds of the manor to warn Elizabeth not to marry another man. The cannonball is still on show, in support of this seemingly farfetched story, but at least Drake managed to wed his intended bride.
  • West Somerset Historic Steam Railway (2.8 mi)
  • The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside.
  • Dunster Castle (7.9 mi)
  • An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.
  • Dunster (Historic Village) (7 mi)
  • The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset within the Exmoor National Park. With it's Castle, Yarn Market, Tithe Barn and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists.
  • Nearby Activities
  • Stargazing Dark Sky Reserve (0 mi)
  • Exmoor National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.
  • Walk The Coleridge Way (0.25 mi)
  • In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 -1834 Walk 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work
  • Cycling on Exmoor (0 mi)
  • Whether you’re a lycra-clad speed freak keen to follow in the tyre marks of the Tour of Britain road race, a mountain biker seeking the challenge of our stunning network of bridleways and lanes, or even looking to take in the landscape and atmosphere at a more relaxed pace, then Exmoor National Park has something for you.
  • Fishing on Exmoor (11.2 mi)
  • A combination of beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and exceptionally clean water makes fishing the rivers and streams on Exmoor a special pleasure. Permit fishing is available on the East Lyn, the Barle and the Exe along with a number of pools and reservoirs. Wimbleball Lake, near Dulverton has an excellent well stocked trout fishery and has a wheelyboat that can be pre-booked and used by disabled anglers.
  • Walking on Exmoor (0 mi)
  • Exmoor - a walker's paradise. Whether you are an experienced walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, Exmoor National Park is the ideal place to explore the outdoors on foot. With over 1000km of footpaths and bridleways, through woodlands, by tumbling rivers and on open heather covered moorland, the variety is vast.
Taunton: M5 Junction 26
(18.1mi, 29.1km)

At the roundabout, take the exit onto A38 (0.8 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 4th exit and stay on A38 (3.9 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Silk Mills Rd/A3065. Continue to follow A3065 (1.4 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A358 (0.1 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A358. Go through 1 roundabout (3.9 mi)
Turn left onto B3224 (5.8 mi)
Turn right onto B3188 (2.0 mi)
Turn left to stay on B3188
Turn right onto Front St. We are on the left.
Taunton: M5 Junction 25
(16.2mi, 26.1km)

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Toneway/A358. Continue to follow A358 (8.1 mi)
Turn left onto B3224 (5.8 mi)
Turn right onto B3188 (2.0 mi)
Turn left to stay on B3188
Turn right onto Front St. We are on the left.

Ratings & Awards

AA 4 Stars InnAA 4 Star Inn Gold AwardAA: Food Rosette Award For Culinary ExcellenceWe have been selected by 'Sawday's' as a special place to eat and stay

Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5
 We booked this inn on the recommendation of friends. We stayed in a double deluxe room for one night. We had an evening meal in the inn and breakfast the following morning . We stayed in the area for all too little time visiting a castle and felt there was so much to do we should have stayed longer. 
Jean / Sep 18
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