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Tavistock Arms Hotel

Fore Street, Gunnislake Pl18 9BN, England
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Ranked #5 of 7 Gunnislake B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014
johndavisdorset Croydon
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My friend and I stayed for three nights. This is a homely hotel and bar, We were made very welcome - Bob picked us up from the station and his son dropped us back there on our return, a really first class service. The breakfast was delicious and kept us going the whole day. Also, we had two evening meals... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Friendly owners and a relaxed atmosphere. We had a very good evening meal and a wonderful breakfast.Everywhere spotless would stay again. We were plcked up at local station by Bob which was very helpful ..Dee west Yorks

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Wraxall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had a family meal in Gunnislake and went here. Do not be deceived by the outside- the food and hospitality were great. About 10 fish dishes on the specials board- a superb range of special dishes for vegetarians . Great wooden paneled bar area with great beers. Well worth the visit.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the Tavistock Arms after a long day's driving and the first problem was avoiding nails in our tyres from the debris in the car park. We were reminded that the car park was free of charge however. We then entered through an unwelcoming doorway area into a dark and dingy bar and I was uncomfortable giving my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

On arrival car park was a yard with rubbish, and not though out, ( this is a free for all and the last one in be prepared to move it) A welcoming gesture was "its free". On entering dimly light bar in the pub ( the only light was from the TV and the slot machine in the hallway). The... More

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Arrived on a Sunday afternoon.Small car park which might be an issue if you have a large vehicle.The Hotel was shut and locked up with a note left to call a number (minus the dialling code which could have been a problem) to gain access.After a 5 minute wait we were shown into a front facing room with very comfy... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Pros - Free Parking and central Gunnislake Bed was bumpy and probably cost £80 from Argos. They seemed more concerned with locals in the pub than running a hotel. All food seemed to be deep fat fried...everything. Wifi didn't work. It's 2013 but the rooms felt like 1970. Wouldn't stay there again or recommend. Unless you want back pain... More

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Jamie P, Manager at Tavistock Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. our beds are produced by Myers, just look at their website and you will see the quality they provide. Our rooms were refurbished in 2010 to give a light modern feel with stylish light fittings and the bathrooms are the equivalent of those in a 5 star hotel. Nobody else had trouble using the Wi-Fi so... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

There are very limited accom options in Gunnislake. However, this is a great stop off whilst on the Lands End to John O Groats route. The room was great! Clean and spacious. Food was excellent and good real ale options.

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Jamie P, General Manager at Tavistock Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay :) More

York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. Booked to stay here in March but due to all the snow then, had to cancel at the last minute. Phoned up and was told I could not get a refund as it was less than 24 hours , but was told that I could still use the room I booked later on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Six of us stayed here after two days riding at the local downhill mountain bike spot, Gawton Gravity Hub. For fellow bikers there is a lockup which doubles as a store room and whilst the door is locked, it would be worth making sure that your bikes are also locked together inside. We ate in the very cosey bar to... More

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Address: Fore Street, Gunnislake Pl18 9BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Gunnislake
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Tavistock Arms Hotel Gunnislake, Cornwall

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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The Tavistock Arms Hotel is a restaurant with rooms and bars.Situated in the middle of Gunnislake in the Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is accessible to Devon and Cornwall as well as the cities and towns such as Plymouth, Callington, Saltash, Launceston, Liskeard, Dartmoorand Princetown. A long established venue, the Tavistock Arms is gaining a reputation for its restaurant and cuisine. The Restaurant has recently been refurbished maintaining the cosy feeling of a family run hotel, whilst providing an interesting and tasty menu. The bars are popular with an interesting selection of beers (we are a free house) as well as tea & coffee, and the hotel is popular for locals and visitors. The hotel also caters for long-term residents, which help with the family feeling. We are pleased to cater for parties, weddings & other social occasions. The Tavistock Arms is owned by Robert & Audrey Hughes, and has been owned by the Hughes family for over 20 years. Our team of staff are commited to giving you the best service possible. ... more   less 
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