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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Delicious varied food menu and professional service. Excellent meals all the food is very tasty and beautifully served. Nice extra touches with canapés. Nice setting and surroundings all very clean and tidy.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Cannot wait to go back! Lovely building, attentive friendly staff, amazing food and a personal touch that made my daughters birthday meal a little bit special. We went for dinner in the evening and we will definitely go back to try the Sunday lunch.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

What a treat, perfect service and surroundings with excellent cellar. Seated in a lounge with aperitifs followed by mouth watering canapés as we chose our meal at leisure. Taken through to the dining area and waited on with every care and attention to detail. The food was excellent and the chef made every effort to accommodate my intolerance to wheat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Went as a couple and it was a very homey stay in the countryside. Small but nice touches like home made biscuits by the coffee corner made a difference. Dinner was one of the best meals I have ever had. Much nicer than a lot of highly rated restos in London I would say, mainly because the ingredients they use... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The hotel is located in the countryside which makes your stay so relaxing as you enjoy the nature around you. I traveled in a group of 13 people. We booked the whole place to ourselves and stayed five nights. The rooms were very clean and tidy. The furniture and the bedding were new. The food was excellent. The staff was... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We arrived at 7pm as requested for pre dinner drinks. Shown into the comfortable lounge where we had time to peruse the menu at leisure and were served our pre dinner drinks. We had some beautiful canapés prior to being called into dinner. Our starters were served promptly as we sat down. 3 courses followed with a nice, comfortable time... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife booked an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for our anniversary. The cottage is in the edge of the village a few miles outside Dorchester, in beautiful countryside. On arrival we were shown to our ground floor room, which faced the garden. Our initial impression of the room was that it was rather drab, without much of interest... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A truly wonderful hotel run by a friendly, professional team offering fantastic food, comfortable rooms in a beautiful, intimate hotel. From the welcome to our last breakfast we could not have been made more welcome. Dinner in the evening was a real event with a freshly created, interesting and delicious menu each evening. We loved it!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Stayed here for several nights and was a little concerned that the standard and service would not live up to expectations following reading other reviews. We were met by Max who was really welcoming and very helpful. We ate her two nights and on both occaissions the food was to an extremely high standard and reasonably priced considering the quality.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Yarlbury Cottage oozes class from the moment you walk in and are greeted. The pre-dinner waiting area is comfortable and homely (although slightly ruined by tacky fireplace ornaments). Service is attentive and there is a good range or pre-dinner drinks. The dining room is clean and again homely, with only a few tables to make it feel intimate. The food... More 

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