The Spread Eagle Inn is a lovely country pub near the entrance to Stourhead that offers accommodation in five rooms.
The rooms all have comfortable beds, a flat-screen television and en suite bathrooms.
The inn was built in the early 19th century and it has loads of character with period features such as uneven stone and wooden floors, Georgian sash windows and exposed beams. The inn has a country-style interior decor complete with patchwork quilts, which adds a cosy ambience to your stay.
With only five guest rooms, the pub is a much bigger part of the business than the accommodation but, unlike some other pubs with rooms, the rooms here are lovely and well maintained.
The pub serves local real ales and cider as well as British pub-style meals prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. It also has a lovely outdoor terrace that is very popular during the daytime with visitors to Stourhead.
Free Wi-Fi wireless internet access is available throughout the inn.
Although Stourton can become overwhelmed with tourists, staying here is a real treat as guests get the whole place to themselves after all the daytrippers have gone home in the evening. Even better, guests have access to the gardens at any time so you can get up early before the crowds arrive and take a walk around the lake before breakfast (a full English breakfast is usually included in the room rate).It is located in the centre of Stourton, right next door to St Peter’s Church. From here, there is easy access to the footpath that encircles the lake and it’s only a four-minute walk to the Palladian bridge. Stourhead House is only a six-minute walk away.
Free parking is available adjacent to the inn and this car park is more conveniently located than the main National Trust car park that most other visitors to Stourhead use.