Welcome to

The Northover Manor

We’re a charming, family-run hotel and wedding venue with a warm and welcoming atmosphere in Ilchester, Somerset.
Corporate Afternoon Lunch At The Northover Hotel Somerset

Stay a while

With our restaurant, bar and cosy lounge,  our family-run hotel has everything you need for a comfortable, relaxed stay. We have 20 ensuite rooms in a variety of styles, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Whether you’re visiting Somerset for a weekend away or need a place to stay for a midweek business trip, we are always happy to welcome you to our hotel.

Weddings & Celebrations

Our wedding and event venue is a stunning space and can be decorated to suit any style. Large glass windows face onto our gardens with 400-year-old horse chestnut and views over the South Somerset countryside. We are registered to hold civil ceremonies in our gardens or ceremony room.

We can accommodate up to 90 guests for formal dining and up to 140 in a less formal setting or for dancing! With our onsite restaurant and chefs, we can cater to all tastes.

Beautiful Bride At The Northover

Conferences & Meetings

Our oak and glass conference venue is a stylish space and is ideal for conferences, presentations, meetings, corporate functions, exhibitions, or team building events.


At the Northover, we pride ourselves on delivering great tasting food in relaxed and comfortable surroundings. We use locally sourced produce and all of our dishes are all cooked to order using fresh ingredients.

Garden & Outside Space

Our gardens are gorgeous all year round, especially with our 400-year old horse chestnut and the stunning views over the Somerset countryside. Perfect to sit with a cup of tea to enjoy the view or as the ideal backdrop for your wedding photos.

Bar & Lounge

Our comfortable and cosy lounge is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a drink from our bar, well-stocked with Local Somerset tipples, or relax with a coffee before adventuring out.

Explore Somerset

Discover everything Somerset has to offer during your visit! We’ve put together a selection of our favourite spots, fun days out and beautiful local scenery. If you’d like any other recommendations, please talk to our friendly team.

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“We attended a wedding at Northover Manor in late December & had a really great time. We were greeted by the smart friendly staff on arrival, who showed us through to the lounge/bar area. The ceremony was conducted in a lovely setting in the tastefully decorated main function room with pleasant views of the garden. Canapés served after the ceremony were delightful, I would recommend the tempura vegetable bites especially. The Wedding Breakfast was probably one of the best I’ve eaten and all served by very attentive staff.

The evening was busy but the bar staff coped admirably. We stayed the night in clean, well-appointed rooms and the experience was completed with a hearty Full English Breakfast, again impeccably served. Overall a great venue, easy to access with excellent attentive staff. The proprietor went out of his way to ensure a great time was had by all. I would thoroughly recommend this venue.”

M, Somerton

“We cannot fault this hotel. We stayed for 2 nights and had breakfast on both mornings which was very tasty and plentiful. All of the staff were attentive and caring which allowed for our stay to be very enjoyable. We will definitely return again soon.”


“I just wanted to message to say a massive thank all the staff at the Northover our wedding was absolutely perfect and everyone keeps saying how fantastic it was. Take care and big thanks love.”

T, Ilchester

“Management and staff went out of their way to make our group welcome. Rooms were comfortable, clean and well-appointed. Breakfast and dinner were also excellent and served with a smile. The proprietor took time to talk to us despite being busy. All in all, very good value. All in our party of 6 were impressed.” Hotel Guest

Hotel Guest

“Thank you again so much for the weekend, we had the most perfect day 🥰 We appreciate everything you have done and your continued committed support.”

S, Yeovil

“Just wanted to thank all at the Northover for making our day so wonderful, we couldn’t have asked for a better venue, or more supportive people to help us along the way! Thank you for helping with the little hiccups and ensuring that the day ran smoothly with the least amount of stress for us, the Northover provided a warm welcoming atmosphere to our guests and we’ve heard nothing but positive things from guests about the food and venue. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and well deserved break!”

C & L, Somerset

“We stayed recently at Northover Manor to explore Somerset. The room was bright and comfortable and clean with great water pressure in the shower. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. We ate there on two evenings and the food was very good indeed. The wine selection is small but I can recommend both the house red and house white. Good breakfasts.
The location was great for exploring south Somerset by car. It is very close to the A303 and we saw people travelling on business or on their way to or from Devon and Cornwall or the South Coast. Nearby attractions included Haynes Motor Museum (brilliant), Montacute House – NT (stunning), Fleet Air Arm Museum (didn’t visit but is said to be iconic) – all within 15-20mins drive. Stourhead – the National Trust’s flagship 18thC landscape garden is about 40mins away. Also, lot’s of other smaller gardens, museums, beautiful villages etc. Northover is a quiet village with three other pubs, a convenience store and an Italian restaurant. Would definitely recommend Northover Manor for stopover or mini-break holiday.” Hotel Guests

Hotel Guests