Welcome to The Stay Original Company, proud owners of a portfolio of special boutique hotels and inns around South West England. We bought and renovated our first property in Wedmore back in 2011 and have since added more in Somerton, Bradford on Avon, Shaftesbury and Dorchester, creating well-loved, award-winning pubs and hotels. We love interesting buildings and interesting people.

We’re Stay Original by name and highly original by nature – creating places where people can hang out in style, eating and drinking delicious things. We look forward to being of service.


We are delighted to have won two awards in the 2021 hospitality trade ‘Oscars’. Stay Original Co was presented with the ‘Best Accommodation Operator’ in The Publican awards and also the ‘Best Premium Food Offer’. These two high-profile awards are great news and we thank our dedicated team for all their professionalism and hard work!

Stay Original has been voted in the Top 75 Best Companies to work for in the South West 2020

Stay Original was a finalist in 2 categories in the Publican Awards – Best Accommodation and Best Employer up to 500 people.