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Spyglass and Kettle

25-27 Stourwood Av, Dorset, BH6 3PW, Bournemouth BH6 3PW, England
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Ranked #118 of 152 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband book this hotel for me and 3 friends as part of a birthday weekend surprise and it was lovely. We stayed in tomorrow 1, there was 4 of us and was lovely. Room was very clean and the space was uses very well. The pictures on here are out of date as it's been redone and looks modern... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room itself was comfortable - bedding was lovely, felt clean and bed was, although a little soft, comfortable - but it was very cramped in that there was not much room to move about, so we were glad we were only staying one night. The bath had hair from a previous guest in it and the shower was located... More 

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

We booked for convenience as we're having a family meal in the restaurant that evening and it was an easy choice to stay in the same place. Price for a family room was £110 room only. It was Good Friday but this was a chunk more expensive than elsewhere - not that Bournemouth has a great selection of budget hotels.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed for two new nights and found the room to be comfortable and clean. We were only using the room as a base to explore so we were not too bothered. The room we had (room 8) was a good size too. We are in the restaurant on one of the nights. The staff were helpful and the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

having read that there was a revised menu we thought we would try for sunday lunch. The firt thing we saw was menus that did not look new at all and did not seem to have anything different. We were not all that happy with the food - 2 ordered roast chicken which I somehow expect to be sliced chicken... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went to the spyglass with some family for a meal, I chose the chicken bacon and cheese burger which was great, the chips on the side were the perfect chips, onion rings were also spot on, the food was presented to us well along with great customer service, definitely would go again...especially since I live 30 seconds down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've always loved the spyglass, mainly due to the friendly staff; band nights and the locations always been unbeatable. Also, with the recent makeover, it looks great both inside and out! I definitely intend to continue visiting there and when I suggested the spyglass to friends too, it didn't disappoint!

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Southbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I do like the Spyglass and Kettle I must say, but ever since it was done up they seemed to have cut back staff as bar waiting times take ages. I went to the bar to get a few pints and it took 20 minutes to be served (this was when the bar was not very busy). It got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Have visited the spyglass and kettle recently and it has had a decent makeover since my last visit and consequential review on trip adviser. The interior and exterior is now looking great and modern, service is better and generally a much nicer place to go and have a meal or drink. Well done to the spyglass and kettle for making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We've eaten here loads of times because it's good value, pretty nice food, and an undemanding place. However last time we went we took guests and were very embarrassed by the chipped dishes that sauces were served in. Would still go back though!

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