These are exciting times at the hotel.
These are exciting times. The hotel has a new local owner and he is making a series of significant enhancements to the premises.
Refurbishments to our restaurant and lounge are currently in progress and in the coming weeks improvements will be made to the ballroom before work gets underway in the bedrooms.
While there are many decorative changes planned, those of you who have visited recently will know that the original team are still very much a part of the hotel.
We hope that you will come and experience these improvements soon.
A Little History
Ilminster an attractive market town.
The BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel stands on a site previously occupied by a private house named, 'Crosses' which dated back to the 17th century. Apparently cloth dyeing took place on the premises.
In the 1850s the property was purchased by the local Shepherd family, who built an imposing Victorian house around the original building. The family, allegedly, made their fortune from selling hessian and jute to both sides in the American Civil War and their wealth enabled them to become major landowners and benefactors to the town.
The premises were converted into an hotel in 1932.