B&B / Guesthouse near Bristol Airport, Somerset

B&B / Guesthouse Near Bristol Airport, Somerset

Welcome to the Mendip Gate Guest House

Dating back to pre c1800 and formerly the village general store,

The Mendip Gate Guest House retains lots of character and charm and is continually lovingly renovated and restored.

We have been offering bed and breakfast in Churchill for more than thirty years with many of our guests travelling through Bristol Airport, visiting family at Sandford Station, studying at Bristol Grounds School, Langford Veterinary School, touring Cheddar, Wells and Glastonbury or staying for a very popular event,

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

There are a plethora of pubs in Churchill and surrounding villages with two local taverns providing excellent value meals, within 100 yards. The Camra award winning pub, The Crown is just a short stagger away but only serves meals at lunchtime! The Thatcher's Cider factory has an adjacent pub and fabulous restaurant, The Railway. If you were taking a lovely stroll or bike ride on the Strawberry Line, you could pop in for a sandwich but booking is essential for the evenings.

Hiking paths adjacent to the house leading to the Iron Age Hill fort of Dolberrow Warren on The Mendip Hills, make The Mendip Gate an ideal base for Ramblers and Hillwalkers alike.

Tailored weekday packages available for West Mendip Way hikers include collection and drop off, packed lunch and luggage transfer to next destination.

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Individually designed and decorated bedrooms…

All offering tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen colour T.V., towels and bathrobe, shaver point and hairdryer, WIFI, iPhone/iPod docking station and radio alarm, double glazing and seasonal individually controlled heating.

Standard or en-suite, single, double, twin or triple rooms available. Private guest lounge with flat screen Smart TV, Playstation, board games, wine glasses, bottle opener and cosy wood burning stove.

Free Wi-Fi throughout the Mendip Gate Bed and Breakfast.

Carefully prepared breakfasts served at separate tables are tailored to suit, using homemade preserves and bread and fresh local Somerset produce wherever possible. Prior to 07.30 a self-serve continental can be made available for early travellers to Bristol International Airport, from a choice of cereal, fruit, juice, muffins, croissants, hot cross buns, toast and homemade preserves. Special dietary requirements catered for. Please advise when booking. With direct bookings, room only rates are now available.

Free overnight off-road parking for guests.

The Mendip Gateway is an ideal venue for family groups and reunions, girls weekends away, or a sight seeing holiday in the West Country. If you are planning a family get-together or celebration, or a number of families would like to holiday together, this Somerset Holiday Cottage in Churchill is able to provide self-catering accommodation for up to 16. Catered weekends are also a popular option for groups of 10-12. Please email your group requirements.

At A Glance

Ideally located for Bristol Airport

Tea and coffee making facilities

Private guest lounge

Free Wifi throughout

Special dietary requirements catered for

Standard, en-suite, single, double, twin or triple rooms

Shaver point and hairdryer

Carefully prepared breakfasts served at separate tables

Bristol Airport Accommodation

Each bedroom at The Mendip Gate offers all the comforts that you would require for an overnight stay.

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Booking Information

Room rates include full English Breakfast or a lighter choice, served 07.30 – 09.30 hrs. Prior to 07.30 a self-serve continental can be made available from a choice of cereal, fruit, juice, muffins, croissants, hot cross buns, toast and homemade preserves. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. Please advise when booking.

Long term airport parking is available at Broadfield Park and Fly –  from £30 approx. per week including transfers to and from Broadfield Farm. 07989 355421.


A non-refundable deposit of £30 is required to secure a booking.

Rooms are available from 4 pm daily. We welcome all our guests personally so please make contact 1-2 days before your arrival to confirm your ETA. Last check-in time 10.00pm unless by prior arrangement.
Please vacate premises by 11 am to enable us to carefully prepare the rooms for our next guests.

About The Area

Somerset’s delightfully laidback atmosphere will instantly endear you.
It is a county of contrasts, with legends to investigate and beautiful beaches to explore. This large Holiday Cottage and B and B in Churchill is in a perfect location for walking, hiking, rock climbing, caving, horse riding, sailing and so much more.

Exmoor and The Blackdown and Quantock Hills, with their quaint villages and picturesque harbours are just a short jaunt away from The Mendip Gate. The area is perfect for cycling on an abundance of country lanes and has links to the Sustrans National Cycling Network.

An ideal venue for groups and reunions, a family celebration, girls weekend away, or a sight seeing holiday in the West country. If you are planning a family get-together or celebration, or a number of families would like to holiday together, The Mendip Gateway is able to provide self-catering accommodation for up to 15. For more information, please click here Self catered holiday cottage

Catered weekends are a popular option for groups of 10-12 and walking packages with transfers to the trail heads including breakfast, packed lunch and dinner are available for 10-12 persons.

Explore the historic SS Great Britain or John Cabot’s Matthew in Bristol Harbour. With a huge choice of shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, theatres, and many attractions including Bristol Zoo,  you will have to return! The journey takes approx. 20 minutes from The Mendip Gate Guest House.

Bristol also enjoys The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, just north, next to jct.17 of the M5. The Mall is a stunning shopping centre with 130 top name stores, 15 cafes and restaurants sandwiched between the largest Marks and Spencer in the South West and John Lewis, stocking half a million different lines. It boasts 7000 free parking spaces and a bus stop right outside John Lewis. 0117 9030303

Cabot Circus has arrived! A must for serious shoppers. http://www.cabotcircus.com/ including a Cinema Deluxe and many restaurants including Brasserie Blanc


Things To Do Nearby

Dry Ski Slope

Churchill hosts Somerset’s Dry Ski Slope, approx. 2 miles from The Mendip Gate b and b, 7 miles from Bristol airport. Set in a scenic woodland setting on the edge of the glorious Mendip Hills, the Avon Ski Centre is reminiscent of a genuine alpine resort, where you can escape the bustle of city life. It provides the perfect environment in which to learn to ski.

Experienced skiers and snowboarders will find that the challenging 165 metre main dry slope, complete with bends, moguls and jumps, holds just as much excitement when brushing up old skills or perfecting technique or simply having fun. The Avon Ski Centre also provides one of the country’s best floodlit skiing facilities. An experience not to be missed.

Cheddar Caves and Gorge

Cheddar Caves and Gorge are approx. 4 miles providing shopping and leisure activities for all ages. Cheddar is Britain’s biggest Gorge and the gateway to The Mendip Hills, a natural wilderness in the heart of Somerset. Explore the two beautiful Stalagmite Showcaves and the Crystal Quest dark-wall fantasy adventure. This is also home to Britain’s oldest skeleton. A vigorous walk will take you up Jacob’s ladder and the Lookout Tower before a splendid round-trip clifftop walk with picnic sites. http://www.cheddarcaves.co.uk

ACF Hospitality and Events

ACF HOSPITALITY AND EVENTS – Aldwick, Redhill, approx. 3 miles from The Mendip Gate Guest House.

We are pleased to be able to offer ACF hospitality clients a discount for a 2 night stay at The Mendip Gate. We are fortunate to have two good food pubs within 100 yards, so why not arrive in time for dinner, then enjoy a good night’s rest in one of our individually designed ensuite rooms? ACF is just a short drive away so enjoy an hearty English breakfast prior to your challenging day. Experiences can be shared at the Camra award winning real ale pub ‘The Crown Inn’ just a short stroll away.


ACF Hospitality Bristol is one of the UK’s Leading event companies with over 20 years of experience running thousands of fantastic corporate events.

Their beautiful 300 acre estate has purpose built quad bike safari courses, massive tank and military driving courses, mini car racing track, Honda pilot circuit, professional clay shooting stands, permanent team challenges, shelters, a large function room, military vehicle viewing room, excellent catering staff, lodges, licensed bar and fantastic views. All of their events are fully coordinated and supervised with shelters, coveralls, sites, safety zones, all safety equipment and £5million public liability insurance.

The Ancient City of Wells

The Ancient City of Wells http://www.wellstourism.com

The city takes it’s name from the freshwater springs in the grounds
of the fabulous Bishop’s Palace near the East end of the Cathedral. Wells in Somerset is an unspoilt market town of outstanding beauty, located in rolling countryside, at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Visited for the beauty of its setting, and for its extraordinary heritage of historic buildings, water features, gardens and open spaces. Wells has a largely unspoiled medieval urban landscape, and is a precious treasure to be cherished and cared for by visitors and residents alike

Steeped in history, it is England’s smallest city, and one of the most beautiful. Although much of the glory of Wells lies in the past, it is very much a city of the present day, a busy market town, and an educational and commercial centre.
Wells Cathedral is the first English-built and designed example in the Gothic style, dating back to 1180. Its famous features include the spectacular West Front which looks over the Cathedral Green, unique scissor arches in the Nave, a panorama of The Last Judgement, the Chapter House and the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock.

Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves are approx. 10 miles.
Home of the legendary Witch of Wookey
A 40 minute guided tour of the caves is followed by a visit to the last commercial handmade papermill in England. http://www.wookey.co.uk

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing is available at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~cckhrb/BW/bris_wa.htm

Golf at The Mendip Spring Golf Club,

Golf at The Mendip Spring Golf Club, Honeyhall Lane, Congresbury, Somerset

BS49 5JT Tel: 01934 852322 Fax: 01934 853021

Directions: From the A38 in Churchill, follow to B3133 (Lower Langford) and after 1 mile turn left into Brinsea Batch. After ½ mile turn right into Honeyhall Lane and the entrance is on the right hand side.
Visitors: Welcome: Contact club in advance.
Societies: Welcome: Contact club in advance.
Facilities: Putting Green, Chipping Green, Club Hire, Trolley Hire, Buggy Hire, Bar, Restaurant, Driving Range

Hill walking over The Mendips

Hill walking over The Mendips – various trails available. Maps with points of interest available on request. A very nice walk from The Mendip Gate ending up at the Camra award winning Crown Inn recommended.

Dolebury Hillfort grid ref:450590
Iron age hillfort of great interest for its grassland, limestone heath vegetation and ancient field systems. The limestone grassland comes alive with wildflowers and butterflies in spring and summer but this is a good place for a dramatic walk at any time of year. Access directly from The Mendip Gate at Churchill.

Black Rock Reserve grid ref: 474545
Coppiced woodland reserve including old quarry. Links to Velvet Bottom Reserve. On West Mendip Way.

Cheddar Gorge grid ref: 467539
Dramatic limestone gorge with TIC, shops, pubs, tearooms, toilets etc situated at the bottom. Public footpath around the top of the Gorge that can be joined at Black Rock at top of Gorge, Lion Rock or Lippiat Lane.

Kings Wood grid ref: 422561
Ancient woodland with ground flora. Access to Wavering Down and Crooks Peak. On route of West Mendip Way, adjacent to Strawberry Line.

Crook Peak grid ref: 392550
Distinctive peak, (628ft). Not a notable ancient site, though it does have some ancient burial tumuli located on it. Open grassland site with areas of gorse and scrub. West Mendip Way passes over the peak. Spectacular views towards Exmoor. Car park with picnic tables on Webbington Road.

This is one of the longest walks in Somerset, 100 miles (160km) from Bristol to Lynton. A wonderful way marked walk linking the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Polden Hills, the Quantocks, the Brendons, Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coast.

It starts at Clifton Suspension Bridge on the spectacular Avon Gorge and continues across the Chew Valley with its peaceful lakes, over the Mendip Hills to Cheddar Gorge, along the Somerset Levels to historic Glastonbury and on to the Quantock Hills with a scenic ridge walk passing through the villages around the Brendon Hills. The route then crosses Exmoor to Doone Valley and Badgworthy Water, follows the East Lyn River and climbs Myrtleberry Cleaves to Lynton.

http://www.westmendipway.co.uk Self-guided walking holidays on the glorious Mendip Hills.

Balloon Flights

Balloon Flights are available from First Flight balloons, approx. 400 yds from The Mendip Gate. Sites locally include, Bristol, Bath, Cheddar, Wells, Churchill and Glastonbury. For bookings please see – http://www.firstflight.co.uk

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park – approx. 40mins. http://www.longleat.co.uk

What's on this winter

Clarks Village Outlet Centre

Clarks Village Outlet Centre – approx. 40 mins http://www.clarksvillage.co.uk

What Our Guests Say...

Please take a look at some of our recent reviews...

“Great overnight stay and lovely host

We stayed for one night before an early morning flight from Bristol Airport. Sarah was briliant - organised a taxi for us (and the return), good communication and a lovely welcome. We had a small double room that was perfect - comfortable bed, lovley linens and all we needed. We didn't have breakfast as we left so early but the dining room looked lovely so was a bit sad about that but we will stay again. Also left our car (much cheaper than the airport) and no problems at all. ”

“A touch of luxury at a very reasonable price.

When we arrived we were met by the owner and offered tea or coffee. What a friendly greeting. What a friendly,helpful couple.
Our room was beautifully furnished in Georgian style in keeping with the ambience of the whole building. It reminded me of pictures in magazines such as Home and Garden or Country Living. Everything was perfect from the white fluffy towels to the crisp clean bedding. Even though it was not en suite a large bathroom with shower and bath were just next door.Although on a main road the room was quiet and peaceful and the bed extremely comfortable so a good nights sleep was had.
Breakfast was excellent starting with a choice of cereals and fresh fruit. The breakfast was well cooked to order,the bacon meaty and the sausages good quality. Outstanding value for money.”

Contact Us

The Mendip Gate Guest House
Near Bristol International Airport
Bristol Road

BS25 5NL

Email: stay@themendipgate.com

Telephone : 01934 852333

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