Inside a stunningly renovated former rectory featuring floor to ceiling windows, Lanes Hotel is a contemporary setting for seasonal European dishes and traditional British afternoon teas in the picturesque village of West Coker.
The Lanes Hotel menu boasts a selection of British favourites and more contemporary European recipes, using the best seasonal produce. There are premium cuts of steak from the local butcher, as well as fresh fish from the Dorset coast, served with triple-cooked chips. Ballotine of chicken is served with asparagus and truffle with thyme jus, and there are vegetarian dishes including sweet potato and corn stew with cornbread muffin and salad.
Desserts include classics like bread and butter pudding with English custard, and exotic twists such as passionfruit mousse with lime sponge, fruit salad and sorbet. Afternoon teas at Lanes Hotel in Yeovil treat diners to freshly made pastries, sandwiches and loose leaf teas.
Also serving British ciders and speciality beers like oyster stouts, Lanes Hotel is a 13-minute drive from Yeovil Rail Station.
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- breakfast (4)
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- child friendly (9)
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11 January 2020
The food was lovely and all tastes fresh. Our waitress Jo (I believe that was her name) was very attentive and extremely polite. she seemed genuinely happy to answer any questions and get us more tea and a box to take the cakes away in. She is definitely an asset to the company and should be noticed. The only thing I would say is it was over priced for what we got. The cakes and scones were amazing and flavorous but we only got 3 mini finger sandwiches each. Considering they are tiny I would suggest 4-5 each for the price... it felt like we had tons of cake and no sandwiches at all. Although the ones we did have were lovely, I think for £31 for 2 afternoon tea's... we defiantly should of had more than 3 sandwich strips each. This small detail would of made it better and more worth the money, considering other places I have been have been cheaper and given more. That's the only down fall... the rest was great. thank you.
18 November 2019
Excellent staff and excellent food
16 November 2019
Excellent. Very efficient but friendly staff. Food top notch. All together a very pleasant dinner. Will definitely return. Only downside, lighting a bit bright for us.
28 October 2019
Afternoon tea first rate, excellent service, made to feel at home
27 October 2019
We ate in the lounge which was a bit tired looking but seemed a more relaxed space to have our afternoon tea in. The two waitresses were a delight and very attentive. The food was a little disappointing. 3 finger sandwiches each, the patisserie was nice but the scones were pretty dry and unappetising. Still, made a nice break in our journey.
29 September 2019
Service excellent good Sunday roast with other options
24 August 2019
Disappointed at the small selection choices for lunch, mostly sandwich and pizza. We have eaten at Lanes before, but in the evening. Wouldn't go at lunch time again. It is a beautiful hotel and the gardens are gorgeous.
18 August 2019
Been to lanes many years found this time not as good as some very ordinary meal beef not good small portions very small no rolls or bread cold room.
18 August 2019
An overall excellent experience, Sunday roast and dessert both very good value for money and superb quality food.
26 July 2019
Good customer service as we ran late due to the taxi not arriving but weren’t made to feel rushed when we arrived