The Old Vicarage

A unique, award-winning and dog-friendly hotel in the heart of Bridgwater, Somerset

The Old Vicarage Hotel is a 15th century Grade II listed building in the heart of Bridgwater.

Overlooking St Mary’s Church, our hotel is a hidden 15th century gem full of history.

We have 16 unique, comfortable en-suite bedrooms, many with beams and one with a wig cupboard. We have an excellent restaurant and bar. We also have a lovely marquee that seats 80 guests, surrounded by a glorious walled garden, perfect for your wedding.

We are close to many places of interest and wonderful walks. We are a very special place to stay.

Opening Hours

DayLunchEvening
MondayClosedOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TuesdayClosedOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
WednesdayClosedOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ThursdayClosedOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday12:00am - 3:00pmOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday12:00am - 3:00pmOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday12:00pm - 8:00pmOpen: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

We close at 10pm

Stay with us

We’ve 17, recently renovated en-suite bedrooms. Some of our rooms overlook our pretty cottage-style gardens and some have a beautiful view of St. Mary’s Church.

All of our Hotel Rooms are comfortable and cosy and all with en-suite shower rooms. They have all been recently totally refurbished to our exquisite style as you have come to expect.

Dine with us

Here at The Old Vicarage in Bridgwater we strive for excellence in all we do and our food menu is no exception.

We offer a varied menu in our restaurant with some of the classics, new favourites & lighter options.

Bring the pups with you

The Old Vicarage Bridgwater is an award winning Dog Friendly Hotel. We are delighted that you’re coming to stay with us and have decided to bring your pet/pets for a break too.

We welcome responsible dog owners and well-behaved pets and have a selection of dog-friendly rooms available.

Tie the knot with us

Leave all the work to us with our carefully crafted packages and make your dream wedding day a reality.

All packages include exclusive use of the Old Vicarage Hotel, along with 12 luxury bedrooms and a full English breakfast.

Our historical and charming venue will be yours from 11am on the day of your wedding, until 11am the morning after, giving you the chance to fully enjoy the celebrations with your nearest and dearest.

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What our guests say

Jayne E
Jayne E
2021-12-05
Very good room and breakfast For a pub hotel this place is very relaxing - the staff were very friendly and although I didn’t eat there the menu looked lovely. Comfy bed and well equipped room, is round the corner from a few rowdier pubs so it’s worth taking earplugs if you’re a light sleeper - it’s not that you can hear the places themselves but some of the revellers can be a bit noisy as they pass the hotel on their stagger home! Breakfast was excellent and they catered for my gluten free requirement.
Geoff S
Geoff S
2021-11-29
Great venue Stayed for a family birthday party which was held in the covered patio area. They also have large marquee for bigger events and an historic dining room for smaller bookings. Great food and attentive service. Bedrooms are all different, some with quirky features although being an old listed building some have small twisty stairs to negotiate. All rooms well appointed with quality toiletries. Would definitely recommend as an alternative to a soulless chain hotel.
Joe Dugdale
Joe Dugdale
2021-11-26
Food you will want to return to Living in Bridgwater, it is often hard to find high quality food at a price that is good for a family. What is important to us, is food that tastes great at an affordable price, and this is exactly what we get here, whether it is a meal for 2 during the week or Sunday lunch for our full family of 5. After visiting the first time, we have often returned and will continue to do so. Not only do we get what we want, but the staff are all friendly and professional.
Michelle F
Michelle F
2021-11-20
Michelle This is such a lovely historic hotel to stay, luxurious bedding very comfortable beds Great nights sleep. A wonderful welcome staff very attentive nothing is too much lovely food evening and breakfast I’ll definitely be back And Thank you
Alistair M
Alistair M
2021-11-20
Quaint stay in Bridgwater I first chose to stay here due to its ideal location to be close to family and offering private parking also. However, over the course of the 3 nights I spent here, I was given many more reasons to be thankful I decided to stay at The Old Vicarage. Before I even set off on my journey Rob contacted me ahead of time, calling the night before I was due to stay with them to see if I wished to book a table in the restaurant for the evening of my first night there. Kim was quick to check me in and show me to my room even during dinner service. My room was comfortable and housekeeping did a great job keeping it clean during my stay. The whole team was like one big family and all done a great job welcoming me, making me feel at home. The two owners, Peter and Candy were personable and nothing was too much trouble for them or any of their staff. The food in the hotel was very good and the whole place just oozed character that made me fall in love with the place on the first night. Comfortable seating in the hotel bar area and a private resident lounge that was delightfully cozy. I cannot thank the owners and staff of The Old Vicarage enough for making my stay so pleasant and making me feel at home. I left feeling I had made new friends in Bridgwater and look forward to a return stay next time I am in that part of the country.
Sue S
Sue S
2021-11-11
Fantastic midweek break and dog friendly means just that ! Just spent a couple of days at this lovely hotel. It has plenty of character with superb comfortable accommodation. The food is excellent with a good choice and the staff just so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. It just had a lovely ambiance. We have an 11 month large puppy and he was looked after as well as us. The best dog friendly hotel we have ever stayed in. So can highly recommend
Adrian J
Adrian J
2021-10-26
Cycle stopover We were on a cycle expedition following national cycle network route three. Very accommodating with cycle storage: we had seven bikes some of which went in the cycle shed and some of which went in the wedding marquee. Family room was huge with separate double and twin areas, and nice and warm. Some water in the room would be nice and we couldn’t find any remote controls that worked. Ate our meal in the restaurant. Food was very good and very helpful with our gluten-free guest. Building is listed and the restaurant area is eclectic and quaint. Breakfast was very good. Good value for money on DBB tariff. Bridgewater itself isn’t particularly inspiring.
livestronger
livestronger
2021-10-26
Fantastic weekend break Absolutely amazing stay, Peter, Candy and all the staff made us very welcome right from the off and we were really surprised the amount of detail they go to in order to make your stay a special one. Being vegan you never know quite what to expect but the old vic had an excellent menu and the spare ribs were absolutely delicious. Our room and the hotel itself is spotlessly clean. This place was the most dog friendly hotel we have ever stayed at. There was a bowl, blanket and treats in the room for our boy Tyzer who also got lots of attention from the staff. Tyzer also got on really well with the lovely hotel hound Ben. We really loved our time here, thank you all, we cant wait to return.
Kevin B
Kevin B
2021-10-22
Brilliant accommodation in Bridgwater Excellent accommodation, and I can't believe how good the price is. Very warm welcone, lovely accommodation, full of character. Food is excellent. We booked anothet stay before leaving. Parking is free.
Sue B
Sue B
2021-10-19
Lovely relaxing break We have just come back from a really relaxing 2 day break. We stayed in room 8 which is very spacious even with a king size bed, which was extremely comfortable and a large en-suite with large walk-in shower. The room overlooks the church and the road it was a little noisy Sunday night but not for long. The car park is small but we were lucky and managed to park there. The breakfast was good not rushed just what you need on a break, we ate in the restaurant both nights and the food did not disappoint. The bar has a good selection of beers and spirits and a comfortable seating area. The owners and staff were really friendly and made you feel very welcome. We would definitely go back to this lovely historic hotel brilliant stay thank you.