About Us

The Old Vicarage Hotel Gate


The Old Vicarage Hotel is just one of a few Grade II listed buildings in Bridgwater and dates back to 1327.

A charming building with some wonderful historical links to Bridgwater’s past, including reputably being the place Judge Jeffreys stayed and, also, providing lodgings for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who designed the train station and a bridge in the town.

The Owners

Husband and wife team Peter Starling and Candida Leaver purchased the property in the heart of Bridgwater in 2019.

Before taking on The Old Vicarage, we owned The Bower Inn in Bridgwater. We bought it in 2010 when it was a rundown and empty country pub and spent seven years revamping the inn’s fortunes and creating a highly successful pub, restaurant and boutique hotel with an excellent reputation for ambience, customer service and food. We sold the business in November 2017.

At The Bower all our bedrooms featured chic vintage furniture and accessories, some dating back to the 1820s, mixed with all the requirements a modern traveller would expect. We’ll be bringing our flair for design and our knowledge of the market and what the discerning customer expects to The Old Vicarage too.

As hoteliers, we’re very flexible and will go that extra mile to welcome our guests and be accommodating. Being a small, friendly, family-run, independent operation means we are highly proactive and customer-focused.

Come and see us soon!

Peter Starling and Candida Leaver

Peter Candy

Latest News & Events

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news, events and offers from our hotel and restaurant team here at the Old Vicarage Hotel.

The Old Vicarage Hotel News
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Opening Hours

17th May – 21st June 2021.
Rule of Six or Two Households.

(open for residents only)
(open for residents only)
WednesdayClosedOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ThursdayOpen: 12:00pm - 3:00pmOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
FridayOpen: 12:00pm - 3:00pmOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SaturdayOpen: 12:00pm - 3:00pmOpen: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Kitchen: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SundayOpen: 12:00pm - 3:00pmClosed
(open for residents only)