GPS Coordinates 51° 4' 58.7028'' N 2° 35' 8.7432'' W
By car: putting BA7 7PT in the satnav usually works, although some guests have discovered parts of Somerset that aren’t actually on any maps by following satnavs. Use your nut if it sends you through Bristol, it may be quicker to go round.
If you are coming from London you’ll probably find the M3 and A303 works best apart from the inevitable hold-ups round Stonehenge in the Summer (at least you get to look at the stones). (You can dodge these sometimes by turning off for Salisbury and re-joining the 303 later but you won’t be the only one to try and it may not save you anything in the end.)
If you do come this way we recommend turning off at Wincanton, onto the A371 and follow the signs towards Castle Cary. The road loops over the 303 and you go left at the first roundabout, over the mini one, right at the next proper one and straight over the next. Stay on the road for 5 or 6 miles and don’t turn off into Castle Cary. Passing the town you go through some traffic lights and down a hill to a sharpish right hand bend. Take the next left just as you go over the railway bridge – the B3153 – marked Somerton and Lovington. We are 3.5 miles along this road – you can’t miss us as long as you don’t turn off at the ever so slightly misleading sign to Lovington put up by some joker at the council, about 100 yards before you reach The Pilgrims!
Alternatively you can stay on the A303 past Wincanton, going on to the Podimore roundabout and taking the A37 (4th exit, marked Bristol and Bath). Stay on the A37 for 5 or so miles until you come to the first set of lights at Lydford-on-Fosse and go right there onto the B3135. We are a mile and a half along this road at our own set of lights. Pass the building and turn right into the car park.
Turning off at Junction 17 and taking the A350 Chippenham/Melksham road is usually better than carrying on to Bristol. Head for Frome and Shepton Mallet on the A361, then coming out of Shepton take the A37 signposted Yeovil and Glastonbury. This is the old Roman Fosse Way and you turn left at the lights at Lydford-on-Fosse onto the B3153. A mile and a half on you’ll come to another set of traffic lights at The Pilgrims. Pass the building and turn right into the car park.
It’s usually best to avoid going through Bristol, whatever the satnav says, and use the M5 to junction 23 – marked Bridgwater, Wells and Glastonbury and about 20 miles from the Pilgrims. Go left at the 1st roundabout onto the A39, over the hill and left at the ‘T’ junction. After 8 or 9 miles take the road to the right of The Pipers. Follow this over Street Hill, over the crossroads and through the woods until you come to a staggered crossroads/T junction. Turn left onto the B3153 signposted Castle Cary and stay on this through Kingweston, Keinton Mandeville and across the A37 at the lights at Lydford-on-Fosse. A mile and a half on you’ll come to another set of traffic lights at The Pilgrims. Pass the building and turn right into the car park.
Probably the most obvious road is the A30/A303. Turn onto the A37 at the Podimore roundabout (2nd exit) and after 4 or 5 miles turn right at the first set of traffic lights you come to at Lydford-on-Fosse, onto the B3153. A mile and a half on you’ll come to another set of traffic lights at The Pilgrims. Pass the building and turn right into the car park.
If you find you are delayed and want to let us know please call us on 01963 240597. You can email or text but you’ll probably be here before we find either of those. If your satnav leads you astray call us and we’ll try to talk you down.
If you arrive when we are open for meals please just come up to the ‘bar’ and Sally will check you in and show you to your room. If we are ‘closed’ please just press the entry phone by the front door and we’ll come and find you. Once you are checked in you may find it convenient to park in the area at the far end of the car park, with a gate through to the rooms. (Nose in to the low fence please.)