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What We Love

  • An intimate farmhouse hotel in the English countryside, with breakfastThe family owners, who have honed their first-class service for more than 17 years
  • Sampling the local produce from the hotel’s farm suppliers
  • Taking the short drive to Lyme Regis for a healthy helping of sea air and coastal views

What To Know

  • Hit the hotel bar for a wide selection of local beer and wine
  • Day trips can easily be made to the coastal towns of Lyme Regis, Charouth, and Seaton
  • Free WiFi is reliable
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A cozy country hotel in an 18th-century farmhouse, near the Blackdown Hills and Dorset nature reserves

The Lowdown

Thanks to its Somerset location in the heart of cider country and its taste for only the best local produce, The Lordleaze Hotel and its family owners collect awards like they collect empty plates from satisfied diners. After 17 years at the helm, these include an AA three-star rating and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Acting as the halfway point between Marble Arch and Land’s End, this is the perfect base for country or South Coast escapes. The surrounding Somerset, Dorset and Devon landscape provides a peaceful backdrop to the property’s 18th-century farmhouse-turned-country hotel charm and fresh, regionally focused food. Add to that comfortable guest rooms with attention to detail and a few drops of the local “apple juice” served in the bar, and you’ve got a recipe for a truly idyllic getaway.

How to Get There

The Lordleaze Hotel
Forton Road
Chard, TA20 2HW United Kingdom


Wedding Venue

This hotel is an excellent location for a family wedding. We all enjoyed our weekend staying at this lovely hotel, our party ranged in ages from 1yr old to 89 yrs. The staff are all very professional and attentive. We had luxury toiletries and were spoilt for choice for refreshments in our rooms. The wedding registrar created a warm ambiance to all the attendees. The beautful grounds were perfect as a background for photographs. Guests are able to sit outside at several round picnic tables and benches, we appreciated the large umbrellas as it was a very hot day on Saturday 21st September. The wedding reception room is very light, airy & large with comfortable seats and table ware is beautifully presented. Guest were able to sit in the conservatory and bar area throughout the day. The food was first class, all tastes were catered for including vegetarians. A member of staff noticed a guest struggling to use the stairs to the bedroom allocated and immediately arranged for a ground floor alternative room. Thank you to all the staff for making our family wedding a perfect and very memorable occasion.

Highly Recommended

First off Chard is NOT a retirement town which someone has stated in the reviews further down.

Anyway where was I. I have been visiting the Lordleaze for years and over the last few years it has come on leaps and bounds with live music and pizza nights etc. Tom and his staff are all very friendly and welcoming and although I have never stayed over I often visit for food and drinks. The hotel is in a quiet location on the outskirts of Chard and in the summer months the garden is the place to be. The food menu is always changing and although its not the cheapest around the food is amazing. definitely recommended if your in the area.


It's hard to properly judge a hotel when it's very quiet but I imagine this one can cope being full as it is a wedding venue too.

I arrived late expecting standard fayre but had a superb dish of sea bass and crayfish sauce.

Nice quiet location. Good size bedroom. Nice grounds. Friendly staff who are very helpful. Good value.

Bad point is radio blaring out at breakfast. Why do people assume we want Heart or anything assaulting our senses. Let us listen to the birdsong and our own thoughts please.

I will revisit if they axe the radio!