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The Sydney Arms

11 Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 2NG, England
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The Sydney Arms
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Ranked #39 of 50 Dorchester B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dorset
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal here. It is advertised as a pie and pudding pub - with a choice of about 9 different pies/puddings, served with either chips or mash, and peas. Our food was great - lots of tasty filling in the pies and great chips. The service was very good too. Very good value.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to watch the rugby . Had chicken and chips poor value for money. It was dreadful . Met nice local folk. Good television screens that showed both football and rugby. Next time I will stay with the beer. Close to local shops and the hospital.

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devon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

thankfully I was only staying there for one night before I drove on to gatwick. I stayed in a room called the ritz, lol. The whole room needed a good clean. There was no soap in the bathroom and the shower needed a good clean. The bed was clean and comfy but everything else worn and stained. I was leaving... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed here for one night, on arrival staff were helpful and we managed to park in the two car car park. We were shown to out room which is called the Ritz. On entering it , it was bright and airy. Everything there for a one night stay. The carpet could do with a clean however. This pub is... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights earlier this month and really enjoyed ourselves. Being landscape photographers, we were up early and out late chasing sunrises and sunsets. We were always given the option of sandwiches to take with us if we weren't going to be back for breakfast ... but the cooked breakfasts were too good to miss! When the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed here for one night. Your typical English pub. Very friendly people and helped me to carry my suitcase to my room. Room and bedding was very clean with an En suite which was also very clean. Great food as we had an evening meal and a breakfast. Would stay here again. Only thing I wasn't really happy about was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The room was small but cosy and warm,instead of a chair could there be a small chest of drawers as it's hard to live out of your case when you are there for several nights it's nice and close to town as I am visiting my elderly mum for a few day, I'm coming again for Christmas and will be... More 

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brisbane
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Sydney Arms is a typical english pub which also provides accommodation. The Publican was very helpful and friendly, helped carry my ports up to the room.We indicated that we need a glass of wine urgently after a long drive. He fully understood and looked to it right away. The atmosphare of the place was homely and comfy. However I... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Breakfast was great! Plenty of it and very tasty. My wife had an evening meal when we arrived and she really enjoyed that to. No Probs checking in and the room was of a good sixe with en suite shower and loo. All clean and in good order. The fire door leading to the stairs was very snug and it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lovely hosts but the accomodation needs a really good clean, windows in room looked like a nature reserve, carpets need a good vac, bed and bed linen very clean, In the pub you stick to the tables and the place would really benefit from a good deep clean. Breakfast was good , parking is a problem, good if you like... More 

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