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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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Church Street, Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LN, England
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this hotel with 'family' just for a meal. We were not booked and for a midweek night it was pretty busy. Atmosphere in place was good, waiting staff were excellent and food was amazing. I had steak and ale pie soooooo tasty, my wife also and rest of the enjoyed their meal to. Overall an excellent experience, thanks for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admittedly I hadn't booked the room and rang up at 4pm for a room but £65 for roughly 10ft box room with a pathetic shower is a bit much. I knew something was up when the person showing me the room wanted me to pay first before seeing it, when i had my meal I said I don't think that... More 

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ilchesterarms, Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Whilst we always appreciate & encourage honest & constructive feedback we do feel that you left out a crucial point…you were originally quoted £70 for a double room for single occupancy but as the only room we had left was one of our smaller doubles (which was explained to you on arrival) you were offered, and agreed to the £65... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Friendly staff,comfortable rooms super afternoon tea and scrumptious evening meal;local steak cooked to perfection and delicious apple pie! The breakfast was very good ;local fayre and lots of choice. The staff are local and very helpful. Evening meal quality topped off by excellent bar staff and waitress service. Thanks to Will and Neve-look forward to seeing these two on The... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped here for lunch on way home. Excellent and friendly staff, starters and sweets. Main roast a bit predictable. Advise booking as place was full (Sunday). Would be nice if staff acknowledged diners leaving with a thank you. However a lot of places are guilty of this, once bill has been paid. Would definitely return for the sweets, Eton Mess... More 

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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Lovely warm welcoming hotel with modern clean and cosy rooms. We turned up last minute after our car broke down, with a baby, and were really welcomed despite it being a busy night for staff. Cot bed provided along with friendly smiles!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Halfway between Devon and London this was the perfect location to enjoy a family get-together. I booked it after reading previous reviews and am more than happy with the choice. From the minute our noisy group descended on strangers we were made to feel at home. Although I booked our meal towards the end of a busy lunch time nothing... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here on nye after seeing the reviews on trip advisor. The portions were huge, well presented and hot. The pies had real steak in, the burger yummy and the child's meal fab. This was served without question to a more mature member of our group as she wanted a smaller meal. The childs meal was... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited yesterday for Xmas lunch in a large party, from the moment we arrived the staff were accommodating and friendly. This is the second Xmas meal I have been to in such a large party recently and this was by far the best much better than the yeovil court hotel, all the food arrived together, was all very tasty... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Are you a frequent traveller on the A303 or maybe a once or twice a year holiday visitor on your way to the end of Cornwall either way sometimes a stop is called for maybe due to traffic holdups or a comfort stop as it were. Turn off the main road and head for Ilchester town to the Ilchester Arms... More 

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west midlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My second visit here and it`s still good... better in actual fact as my room was larger. I really like the atmosphere here and the staff are so friendly and helpfull. As before the room and facilities were spotless and breakfast was good, all at a very reasonable price, so it`s a thumbs up from me!!

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