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The Helyar Arms

Moor Lane, East Coker BA22 9JR, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this "gastro pub" twice before and were very satisfied. However, our visit last Sunday was rather disappointing. Food was good, but the place looked really tired and neglected. We don't know what's been happening since our last visit but several recent reviews confirm a serious problem. The lack of a response to negative reviews from the owner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in 2014 and loved it. Tried to re visit for dinner in 2015 and were basically refused the booking as we couldn't be there in their time frame. Website says they serve till 9.30 and they wouldn't serve us past 8.15 (we wanted a table at 8.30) I emailed twice to express my disappointment hoping for at least... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Several years ago The Helyar Arms had a good teputation. We arrived as a party of six and were greeted with by a very pleasant girl behind the bar. Drinks fairly expensive, but otherwise no problem. The menu was quite limited and items were unavailable at every course. The pan fried halloumi as a starter was excellent, main course OK... More 

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lincolnshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I read the reviews on here and they seem to be mixed. I like to give places and people a chance and see for myself so when my parents said they had booked for us all to stay I said nothing . We arrived 5.30pm, it was all locked up, not a soul to be found. A lady drove into... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We arrived at 6.40 pm the bar was empty and cold, we sat at the window wth the sun coming though to warm us up. After looking at the menu we had Gravalax and halloumi starter. Unfortunately the Gravalax was just smoked salmon with none of the usual dressings of dill and sauce, hidden by lettuce. For mains 2 sirloin... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The hotel is in an idyllic village and it is a lovely quiet area. we stopped as our halfway point down to Cornwall. the pub was nice and looks like it would be cosy in the winter. we stayed on a Thursday night and it was very quiet but the staff were very attentive and we didn't feel rushed as... More 

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Bristol
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Arrived early evening and had over friendly welcome - the bar was empty and chilly but we thought it would get busier/warmer as the evening progressed - wrong! Even thought the fire was burning away the bar never seemed to get warm. Bar area looked like it used to be a great food pub and plenty of prize plates on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We came here for our Christmas lunch 2014. Upon arrival we were shown to our table and battled at the bar for the poor solitary bartenders attention to get a round of drinks. The starters came followed by the main. We then waited 1 hour and 40 minutes to get our desserts. Needless to say by that time we were... More 

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Dorset
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

How an owner can go on holiday and leave his staff to provide service without the necessary support beggars belief . Waited 70 mins for starters much of the menu was unavailable ,when arrived it was cold and way below an acceptable standard . 45 mins later the mains arrived ..total garbage on a plate . The only saving grade... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had lunch here today..a rather dreary January day . On entering the pub the first impression was of a strong & not very pleasant smell of hot oil. Also the room was very chilly despite the presence of a welcoming log fire burning brightly. Our meal was slow to arrive . There were only 5 other diners. However ,... More 

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