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Frome, Somerset

If you like your country boltholes with a mix of old and new, then The Archangel in the gorgeous market town of Frome is a Somerset inn that ticks all the boxes.

This stylish inn has been rooted on Frome’s cobbled high street for over 900 years and its name even appears in the Doomsday Book. Inside the vast Grade II listed building, medieval history meets the modern day with beautiful ancient interiors given a contemporary twist. The Archangel specialises in delightful and beautiful desserts which arrive like works of art from the kitchen – ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth. Rooms are decadently furnished with plush velvets in rich jewel tones and incredible zinc roll-top bathtubs, great for unwinding after a night of frivolity.


  • Their schedule of regular events including live music and comedy nights
  • The variety of different spaces available, from courtyard to café to lux dining ‘Cube’
  • The lively and stylish bar serving an incredible and ever-changing cocktail list, locally brewed real ales and an extensive list of fine wines
Things to Do


For those looking for something a little different, The Archangel’s bedrooms are fabulous but distinctly quirky and a true reflection of the vibrant market town of Frome. Bedrooms feature every modern convenience and are perfect whether you are visiting Frome on business, as a base to explore the area, or simply to indulge in a romantic weekend break.

Luxurious Rooms

Restaurant & Bar

Using the freshest local ingredients, the menu showcases the best of seasonal West Country fare. Expect traditional hog roast and locally reared steak. Sample beautifully presented and inventive dishes and don’t forget to leave room for desserts, a specialty of the Archangel.

Inventive Dishes

Private dining & events

With many unique spaces of varying sizes and character, you will be sure to find the perfect venue for a private event. With room for 36 guests The Cube is a modern and elegant space perfect for a stylish dinner party, the warm and rustic Breakfast Room seats 20, while the spacious Naval Room seats 26 with room for up to 80 standing guests.

Private Dining

Country Pursuits

Somerset Countryside

At the heart of the South West, Somerset is a county of tranquil countryside and a haven for cyclists and hiking.

Also visit:

  • Mendip Shooting Ground – clay pigeon shooting
  • Orchand Wyndham Shoot – shooting

Somerset Countryside

Culture & Heritage


Frome is a bustling and vibrant market town with a culture firmly planted in the arts. Visit during the annual Frome Festival in July where you can take part in over 200 arts & cultural events, or during the monthly Frome Independent ‘More Than a Market’, where local producers, artists and merchants hawk their wares.

Also visit:

  • Bath – world heritage site, spas, theatres and museums
  • Wells – cathedral
  • Glastonbury – abbey, music festival
  • Longleat Safari Park
  • Wookey Hole Cave
  • Nunney Castle
  • Farleigh Hungerford Castle
  • Stoney Littleton Long Borrow
  • Stonehenge

Market Town


Cheddar Gorge

Explore Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world-famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing.

Also visit:

  • Mendip Hills (AONB)

Cheddar Gorge

Getting Here

Nearest train station: Frome - 1h40min from London
Walk from station: 10min
Drive: 2h10min from London, 30min from Bath, 1h from Bristol, 1h10min from Swindon, 1h20min from Southampton.


1 King Street, Frome
Somerset, BA11 1BH
01373 456111