Owners of The Talbot Inn and Beckford Arms launch third pub in portfolio


Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton and Matt Greenless, the owners of two boutique pubs with rooms in Somerset and Wiltshire, have announced the launch of their third property.

The trio, who count Soho House founder Nick Jones as an investor, acquired the Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton Saint George in Somerset in June and have now opened the first bedrooms to bookings.

The Lord Poulett Arms joins The Talbot and The Beckford Arms in the portfolio owned by the group.

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The new pub with rooms dates back to 1680 and was acquired from husband-and-wife Michelle Paynton and Steve Hill, who ran the property for 15 years.

The Lord Poulett Arms comprises six bedrooms which have been completely refurbished and now boast Smart TVs, natural seagrass carpets, new window dressings, new artwork and own brand tea and coffee.

The group’s own Bramley range is on offer in the bathrooms.

Five of the six rooms are available now and the final one will be available from January.

The property is also home to a garden with a Petanque piste and a Basque Pelota wall with a terrace added by the new owners.  

The kitchen team has remained the same.

Speaking in an email that went out to fans of the hotels, Brod says: “We were, again, recently named ‘Best Dining Pub in Somerset’ by The Good Pub Guide, which seems a bit premature, but we’ll take it gratefully anyway! 

“We hope you come and stay and love it as much as we do.”

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