The Daily Mail Hotel Inspector called recently too, and here is what he had to say.
TripAdvisor have awarded The Pilgrims a Certificate of Excellence for 2013
My partner and I went away for our first child free weekend for about four years last week. Couldn't have found a better place. The food was the star, being perfectly cooked, astoundingly local, beautifully presented, simple and delicious! Sally and Jools are gentle and respectful, but fun. We felt utterly spoilt - it was wonderful!
My wife and I stayed in this little haven just before the Glastonbury Music Festival. It was one of the most relaxing stays we've ever had. Our room was lovely with a decent size bathroom but the best was the highly comfortable bed. It got even better as both dinner & breakfast were one of the finest we've ever had. Jools & Sally made us feel so welcome from the moment we walked through the door & are an example of what top class hospitality should be.
After reading a piece on the restaurant in Conde Nast Traveller I was hoping I'd be able to try the restaurant one day. When that chance finally came I was only too eager to visit and have to say none of us were left disappointed!
We all tried several different things, ranging from soups, to desserts and everything was prepared with expert hands. The Pheasant was out of this world, as was the Goat Cheese and pesto tart, the Confit of duck was as good as I've had anywhere, the study of Beef was both mouth-watering and comforting. The cheese selection was fantastic and the desserts were the icing on the cake.
The restaurant specializes in locally sourced and sustainable food and the quality was outstanding. Service is very relaxed and extremely unpretentious. Next time I visit I will certainly try one of the rooms for an overnight stay.
It is still a delight to stay here. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully designed with clever use of Farrow & ball paint. The bathrooms are extremely well appointed with roll top baths and walk in monsoon showers...then when you think life can't get any better, Jools the chef patron cooks you sublime food to die for. All locally sourced...beautifully cooked and presented...this is a chef at the top of his game. Breakfast is equally good....He even makes his own bread.
Sally, the other half of this exceptional couple handles front of house, serves the food and handles all the other many things that make this establishment such a joy to stay in. This is hotel keeping at it's very best...Worth a long detour.
Rooms are beautifully appointed and luxurious, and at a very fair price. The meal was one of the best we've ever enjoyed, interesting menu, beautifully presented and of the highest quality.
Just took friends to Pilgrims it was a sheer delight - the restaurant is small and therefore you really do get full attention without it being in your face the food was innovative without being off the wall and most enjoyable - we will be back.
The table is yours for the evening, so no pressure to turn you quickly around and get the next bums on the seats.
The menu varies depending on the seasons and most of the produce is sourced locally. Last visit I had a starter of scallops and black pudding. Sounded strange but tasted great. For the main course I had a couple of steaks - top notch busting with flavour and chunky chips that were amazing - part chip, part perfect roast potato. For dessert a sticky toffee pudding that just made me want to come back for more.
It's a small operation and as far from a chain restaurant as you'd want to get. Very friendly, no music, just good company and great food.
Without a doubt my favourite place to eat. The food is always excellent and the menu is always changing, which is great for trying new things. Jools and Sally are really nice people. We've stayed there once and the rooms are also excellent
We've been to The Pilgrims many times, and stayed over for a romantic treat. You get a lovely feeling as you walk in to this place, staff are welcoming and the bar is well stocked! The food is what you come here for, by far some of the best food I've had in Somerset. Also, the menu changes regularly so there's always something new to try. If it's on the menu, get the chocolate mousse, it's sublime! If you are lucky enough to stay over the rooms are comfortable, nicely decorated and the breakfast the following day is lovely, local products and all freshly cooked.
A friend of a friend recommended this little jewel in Somerset and four of us ventured off to enjoy wonderfully comfortable rooms with soakingly deep baths and perfect bed linens - all in a B&B setting. But the piece-de-resistance is the food! The chef and owner, Jools, appreciates the "Slow Food" movement and uses as many local sources as possible - a perfect gastronomic combination! We stayed for 3 nights and had all 3 dinners in.