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 steam room. We have a large private car park a huge benefit in this area, and a lift serving the 1st and 2nd floor.

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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  • 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!


    Pleased to report our new 4 man steam room is up and running and our female guest’s are appreciating their new changing room as well as small upgrades elsewhere

  • Wifi

    An updated system has been installed so no more problems!


    Any time of year is great to enjoy the railway but the galas are something special
    Autumn gala 2-5th Oct and Winter festival 29/30 December

Minehead Swimming Pool Membership