Welcome to The Northfield

Our Hotel started out life as a Gentleman’s residence when built in 1902 and continued as such until it was converted to a hotel in 1946, it has been extended many times since.

The Northfield is located on the lower slopes of Northhill in nearly 2 acres of landscaped gardens reputed to have been laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. We have wonderful views from our elevated position from the coast to the Quantocks, Brendon hills and indeed Exmoor itself, walking from the hotel you are on Exmoor in only a few minutes.

Minehead provides the perfect base for exploring the area, as well as being a charming town in its own right with a picturesque harbour, beautiful thatched cottages in the shadow of the impressive St Michael’s church.

The historic village of Dunster is just a couple of miles away, a lovely walk along the coast then inland.

We purchased the Northfield in the summer of 2012 and are now well on the way to having regained the standards that had lapsed in recent years with 27 quality new beds, 24 new bathrooms and other improvements throughout the hotel in all areas trying to regain as much of its character as possible such as the beautiful parquet flooring in the hallway. We are not following the trend for boutique and contemporary! Our aim is to provide a classic coastal hotel where a warm welcome and friendly service are supported by good food and wine with very comfortable accommodation, with the added bonus of an indoor pool with a new staeam room. We have a large private car park a huge benefit in this area.

We trust whether you are visiting us for leisure or business or indeed just popping in for a cappuccino we will meet your needs

Stewart Willis & Chris Legg



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  • Minehead In The Telegraph

    Was a nice article in the Telegraph last weekend about the new coastal path 19/03/2016 Describing Minehead -Exmoor erupting verticallyout of the earth’s crust at the far end of the beach, wide and shimmering at low tide, and an ethereal haze that made passing boats look like they were floating mid-air was as striking as […]

  • Christmas 2016

    We are already taking bookings for our 3 day package with prices from £500 per person call us for more details Also open over the New Year for our Northfield Breaks

  • Xmas Kids

    Was nice having 15 well behaved children staying with us between Xmas and New Year

  • Book On-line Direct

    If you book direct with us on this site B&B receive a £7.50 per adult per night credit to use in our Bar or Dining Room Why book elsewhere?


    We have had a couple of adverse reviews recently claiming we are like an Old Peoples Home Some of our guest’s are more mature but certainly not exclusively we have business guest’s and 6 family rooms? So if you think you might be offended if some fellow guest’s are retired you are best to book elsewhere!

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