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The scene of much of the famous TV comedy, To The Manor Born, Cricket St. Thomas was also frequently visited by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. This classic country house is set in splendid parkland, with colourful gardens, lakes, and a unique woodland area. The hotel provides extensive entertainment, including nightly live performances, and excellent dining venues, including The Granary which is set in a pretty walled garden.
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Rooms at Cricket St. Thomas
The marble, lofty ceilings and tapestries in this classic country mansion speak of the grace and elegance of the Regency years. It’s good to know that the rooms are very much in keeping with the gentrified feel of the place. You’ll find the 12 Historic rooms, all beautiful with period detail and statement beds, in the original house. Otherwise, Signature, Contemporary Royal and Standard rooms offer lots of home-from-home comforts. View our rooms here
Newly refurbished standard room, Cricket St Thomas
Signature room, Cricket St Thomas
Historic Suite, Cricket St Thomas
Relax at Cricket St. Thomas
With the hotel nestled within a 160-acre estate, there’s always the invitation for relaxing strolls in the landscaped gardens and around the lakes and through woodland in the grounds. Inside, too, the Orangery and tea rooms offer elegant settings for afternoon tea, or for simply sitting back with great company or a good book. Private tours of the house and garden give a full picture of everything Cricket St. Thomas has to offer.
If discovering a new part of the coast and country is what makes you happy, you're in the right spot. Our classic country hotel is in a neighbourhood of cider farms and interesting market towns with independent boutiques and arts scenes.
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Dine in the Granary or the Tree Tops restaurant and enjoy mouth-watering buffets or dishes served straight to you. Then head to our fabulous entertainment lounge and enjoy live music, entertainment and dancing.
We've got everything from stand-up to dazzling shows and some of the best live bands and showbiz stars. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show
Where we are and how to find us
Cricket St Thomas Hotel
Directions by car
From the M5
- Exit the M5 at Junction 25 and take the A358 to Chard
- Follow the A30 Eastwards towards Crewkerne and Yeovil. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles
- Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is on the right, immediately after the B3167 turning to Axminster
From the M3
- Exit the M3 at Junction 8 and take the A303 to South Petherton. After Ilchester take the exit marked A356 to Crewkerne
- After Crewkerne take the A30 towards Chard
- Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is approximately 5 miles west of Crewkerne on the left
Local bus service
The nearest National Express Bus Stop is located in Taunton, which is approximately 25-30 minutes away
Local taxi services
Gem: 01460 221123
Local train station: Crewkerne or Axminster
Contact Virgin Trains Tel: 0845 7 222 333