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King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night for a friend's wedding. The hotel is lovely and picturesque in pretty gardens and we we lucky to have lovely sunny weather, however there were a few things that substantially let us down. My friend had booked a number of rooms for her guests and had paid the deposit on these. We were shown... More

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

Great evening meal, best in the area. One of the best wine list in the south with some amazing finds. Happy staff who are very keen to look after you. A must visit. Thank you King John.............,...........

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly journey from our home in Somerset through Tollard Royal to the Isle-of-Wight, and on our recent trip, driving through Fog we needed a break at 11.15 a.m. on a weekday, we visited the King John, admittedly, just for a Coffee, etc. At first, we wondered if it was open, then a woman appeared - absolutely NO "good morning",... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from a great weekend at the King John in Dorset. Very tastfull bedroom, great staff who are more than happy to help over an above the normal. The food was amazing, The best Crab I have had and oysters that I am still dreaming of. Cant wait to go back.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
3 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First time visit to King John, but definitely not the last. We loved everything about this place. Beautiful location, great decor, ambience, professional and welcoming staff. We only had lunch, but I think the idea of small plates menu is great. High quality cooking as expected and great value for money.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this pub driving through the Dorset countryside, they have decorated throughout and all looks very good. Unfortunately the menu for lunch was priced as high as possible. Expecting a nice lunch we ended up with child size portions and felt like we had been overcharged for the size of portions. It's a shame because the place is... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The idea of this small plate menu does not sit well at the King John. The portions are neither big enough to share and are too small for a starters. Could not understand at all what the idea was. We have been used to a traditional menu which has been wonderful in the past. Shall wait for this small plate... More

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Benjamin H, Manager at King John Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with the new small plates menu now served at lunch, here at the King John. We are intending to provide the same high quality cooking as expected, whilst providing better value for money. The style and substance of my cooking has not altered, and I hope that this menu will allow a... More

Richmond North Yorkshire
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Had two suppers here last week... One in the middle of the storm with no power! They managed admirably where many would have failed miserably! The service both nights was impeccable ... Friendly professional and efficient... Good wine list. Excellent fresh well presented no nonsense food! This place is superb at what it does. Highly recommended !

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a well sited pub in the centre of the AONB of Cranborne Chase. There are normally helpful and friendly Antipodean staff but the food prices have now escalated to an embarrasing level. The long term reputational damage this can do a respectable business is often under-estimated.

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Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a great place! Tastefully decorated (gorgeous tartan woollen curtains) and a truly warm welcome. Young staff but so pleasant and professional - we had phoned first but they really didn't mind us walking in for lunch at 2.20pm having been rather longer walking than we had planned. Evidently they cater for locals and regulars as well as visitors, all... More

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Additional Information about King John Inn

Also Known As:
King John Hotel
King John Hotel Wiltshire
Address: Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Tollard Royal
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Tollard Royal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The King John Inn is situated in the idyllic village of Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire/Dorset border. Recently rescued from near dereliction, the pub has been comprehensively refurbished. The delicious lunch time and evening menu changes daily and where possible the food is locally sourced and seasonal. We have a plethora of exciting suppliers, farmers and fishermen, who are committed to growing and producing simply the best that our region has to offer. Each of the 8 bedrooms has been individually designed using a mix of contemporary and antique furnishings. All include a luxurious en-suite bathroom, the latest flat-screen digital television and wi-fi connection. ... more   less 
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