Cricket St. Thomas
A classic country house in Somerset
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Cricket St. Thomas

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.

At a glance

  • Beautiful house and gardens
  • Grounds designed by Capability Brown
  • Featured in the BBC series ‘To the Manor Born'
  • Restaurant serving delicious breakfast and evening meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor pool, sauna and steam room
  • Free parking on site


Can’t-miss highlights

The pick of the best visiting acts, festivals, tributes, comedy and Star Breaks

                       

Wellness Retreat at Cricket St. Thomas

26 May 2023, 3-night break

A restorative getaway specially designed and hosted by wellness expert Carlie Barlow. Indulge in a day of self care and enjoy a vast range of scheduled classes including meditation and mindfulness, sunrise & sunset yoga with live music, Qigong, pilates and many more. Learn more >

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Our rooms

In every room, we’ve maxed up the warm and welcoming factor to give you nothing short of a great night’s sleep. You'll find nice-to-have amenities including free Wi-Fi, towels, a TV, hairdryer, comfy chairs and reading lights and tea & coffee-making facilities with biscuits.

Standard room, Cricket St Thomas

Standard room

In these fantastic value rooms you’ll find everything you could want for a blissful night’s sleep. Comfort and a wide range of amenities are key here to put you properly at ease

Signature room, Cricket St Thomas

Signature room

A special retreat. These rooms are the dream ticket if you're longing for a comfy bed, super-soft duvet and too-many-to-mention extra little touches

Contemporary Royale bedroom

Contemporary Royale room

Each of these rooms is beautifully furnished with rich and sophisticated decor. We’re convinced that pure, unadulterated luxury doesn’t get much better than this

Four poster bed in historic bedroom

Historic room

In our Historic rooms we’ve recreated a golden age of decadence. Each room is special in it's own way and many come with a stunning feature bed

All room imagery shown is a representation of these room grades only. Style, size and decor will vary by room and by location.

Bedroom locations

Historic rooms and suites in the Grade II listed mansion and stylish accommodation in the Courtyard and Walled Gardens are surrounded by 160 acres of parkland in a peaceful valley setting in the West Country.

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A love for great British food

An evening menu and breakfast in The Tree Tops

Market Kitchen

The biggest restaurant focuses on modern flavours with much-loved British classics. There’s a deli bar and fresh fish counter, plus the roast of the day carved to order. The chefs offer two daily specials, plus Indian, Asian, Tex-Mex and Italian themed nights.

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Relax, enjoy and explore

You'll never be short of things to see and do at Cricket St. Thomas Hotel.

Leisure facilities and things to do at Cricket St. Thomas

Leisure facilities

✔ Indoor heated swimming pool  ✔ Aqua aerobics  ✔ Gym  ✔ Sauna  ✔ Steam room  ✔ Treatment rooms  ✔ Beauty facilities


Things to do outdoors

✔ Archery  ✔ Rifle shooting  ✔ Self-guided walks and cycling routes click here for maps  ✔ Putt  ✔ Croquet  ✔ Grounds Tour 


Things to do indoors

✔ Quizzes ✔ History Tour  ✔ Movies  ✔ Carlie Barlow wellness virtual content 


Entertainment

✔ Matinee/Early evening Cabarets ✔ Let’s dance with Warner 

Directions

Cricket St Thomas

Chard
Somerset
TA20 4DD

(For Sat Nav users, please use postcode TA20 4DF)

0330 1359 571

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

Woods: 07729563033
Gem: 01460 221123

Local train station: Crewkerne or Axminster

Contact Virgin Trains Tel: 0845 7 222 333

Hotel map


Over £150 daily value included*

From archery to some zen in the spa… Three-course dining, activities, sports, shows and live music are all part of the package.

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Breakfast & dinner

Magnificent breakfasts and three-course dinners featuring the classics, with either help yourself from the buffet or waiter service.

Selection of sports

From dance and fitness classes to archery, rifle shooting, Nordic walking, bike rides and gardener-led tours in heritage grounds.

Relaxing essential

The pools are open all day for dips and water aerobics and there are saunas and bubble pools as well as yoga, cinemas and games rooms.

Live music & shows

No need for car keys or taxis. After dinner, it’s showtime with musicals, bands, DJs, comedy and visiting artists in theatres, just for guests.

Room treats

A generous tea tray, topped up daily, with coffee, tea and Galaxy hot chocolate, plus milk in the fridge, luxe bathroom products and water on arrival.

Lots of little touches

No charge for parking, high-speed Wi-Fi, quizzes and history tours, and never forgetting that flawless personal service with a smile.

Exclusively for adults

A collection of manors, castles and seaside escapes totally tailored to adults – and no hefty price hikes in the school holidays.