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The Benett Arms

Semley, Shaftesbury SP7 9AS, England
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a normal pub with friendly staff and customers exelent real ale choice ringwood best the regular and always on good pub grubbat reasonablr prices old car enthusiasts meet last sunday in the month at lunch time some very rare cars can be seen here

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Wiltshire
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here before Christmas and expected to have a good roast turkey dinner. However, the turkey breast was so tough I couldn't eat much of it and the vegetables were minimal. There were no roast potatoes just bits that had been deep fried and the only vegetables were broccoli and carrots. The plate was just shown the gravy and... More 

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Guildford
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just don't head for Shaftsbury as the Benett Arms is in Semley Wiltshire. This pub serves real ales and has a good village atmosphere with friendly locals. It's not really a bistro type pub but serves good pub food with a varied menu at reasonable prices. Worth visting this scenic village.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a brilliant pub full of locals who will actually talk to strangers. It has a fabulous atmosphere. We used to use this pub years ago but moved further away and so rarely visit now. We visited twice this week because my Son visited from Australia and rented a local property. Our second visit included a meal which we... More 

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Reading, UK
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We occupied all three rooms for two nights to attend a family wedding in a neighbouring village. It was all that we expected. The welcome on a busy Friday evening was very welcoming, and we didn't get the bar going silent as you enter feeling at all, infact more the opposite - all the locals were very friendly and chatty.... More 

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Somerset
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Popped in with two girl friends at lunch time, having passed it earlier in the morning. It has a pleasant welcoming feel (sorry previous reviewer). We chose different dishes, all of which were deemed tasty, well presented and good value. We shall certainly make a point of visiting again.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are not a white anglo saxon then you probably won't feel the welcome described in some of the other reviews. This is a shame. The pub looks promising as you enter the pretty village of Semley and even more so when you see signs claiming that it is CAMRA's best pub in Wiltshire. The interior is pleasant and... More 

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Thank Rupert1200
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one nights ba&b. We received a warm welcome when we arrived. Our room was nice and spacious and very clean. We had a lovely relaxing evening in the bar (played a few games!). We had some dinner which was good but portions just too much. Breakfast was great and used local produce. Would recommend.

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Thank dwil94
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

stayed here whilst going to a party, great, welcoming hosts, room clean, comfortable bed. The pub served great food and good variety of drinks. The Landlady And her team were very helpful. breakfast was freshly cooked with unlimited tea and coffee and toast. semley is a pretty village and would certainly stay here again.

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Thank belinda41
Leyburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights and it was delightfully peaceful. We were warmly welcomed, and found Amy and her staff extremely helpful and friendly. The Benett Arms is a "down to earth" kind of venue, with an interesting history and a delightful ambiance. The food is excellent, and the accommodation is unpretentiously clean, well maintained and... More 

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