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Now taking bookings

I hope this finds you safe and well. The past few weeks have been incredibly challenging for all of us. Missing out on time with loved ones, adjusting to new routines and coping with different working and social practices hasn’t been easy. 

The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard, but I have been lucky. I am incredibly grateful to the key workers who have, and continue, to stay here. This business has been absolutely crucial.

Hopefully, the worst is now over and we can all look forward to brighter times. 

Ready to open

A bed and breakfast such as mine, can fully reopen on 4 July! Having catered for key workers over the past few weeks, I know that I can provide a relaxing place to stay while still adhering to government guidelines. I don’t greet guests in full PPE and expect them to read a huge Health & Safety manual! That being said, a healthy dose of common sense does need to be applied. With this in mind, here are some of the things guests can (and cannot) expect for the foreseeable future. Don’t worry, there aren’t a load of new draconian rules to adhere to…

Check in

As an independent business that can only sleep a maximum of 14 guests, you won’t find me behind a big glass screen. If I already have all your information (e.g. via email) then there is no need to register.  If you would like to book an arrival time, please let me know.

Public areas & bedrooms

Guests have always highly rated the cleanliness of my premises. In these times, this is enhanced with special attention to all handles and hard surface areas.  

Breakfast

I will still be offering my usual wide range of food options which include a Full English. Each guest will have their own individual serving dishes and cutlery. I’ll place freshly prepared food a sensible distance away from guests.

My main dining area

If the weather is good, then guests are welcome to use both my communal garden and my own private garden to eat alfresco. My dining area is large, so if the weather isn’t pleasant there is plenty of indoor space. If you would like to book a specific time for breakfast, just let me know.

Somerset B&B

My courtyard garden

Lunch

Many of the local shops have reopened (there are numerous supermarkets in Wells and Shepton Mallet, both just a couple of miles from me). With notice, I can provide a picnic.

Evening meals

I am happy (again with a bit of notice) to cook an evening meal for guests. The village pub is currently cooking fish & chips, Wed – Sat from 5pm until 7pm. I can lay a table in my dining room for guests to enjoy a takeaway. There are lots of establishments open for takeaways in Wells and Shepton Mallet.

Self-catering

Rather bring your own provisions? No problem. Mells has a kitchenette and is ideal for families. If there are 6 – 8 of you, then book Mells and Chew together. Both rooms have external entrances, so guests can come and go between the two rooms and all eat together in Mells or in my dining area.

Places to stay in Wells

Mells provides self-catering accommodation

Drinks

I’ll continue to run my honesty bar, so no need for money to change hands at the time of purchase. My bar area is regularly wiped and disinfected.

Check out

My card machine is wiped and disinfected between uses. Alternatively, guests can pay by BACS.

Plenty to see & do

Lots of the local attractions have reopened. Wells Cathedral, the gardens, chapel & cafe at the Bishop’s Palace, Wells market (on Wednesdays & Saturdays) some of the RSPB reserves and Longleat to name but a few! Or the Somerset countryside takes some beating. You could walk for miles without bumping in to anyone. It’s also not far to the coast.

It will be relaxing!

The Cross is a spacious building and while being spotlessly clean it isn’t a sterile environment. I will always comply with the latest government guidelines and advice but that needn’t take the fun out of a stay here. It’s all about being sensible. If you do have any concerns, please get in touch.

Finally, it really helps me financially if you book direct. (I have to pay commission to third party sites.) My cancellation policy is no different. You can book directly on my site, fill out an Enquiry Form or give me a ring.

I hope to see you soon. Stay safe.

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