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The Hood Arms

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Pardlestone Lane, Kilve TA5 1EA, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Kilve B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed overnight in a room which was shabby and certainly not chic !! The room was certainly vintage ... looked liked it hadn't been decorated since the early eighties !! Grubby carpet in the ensuite and a shower cubicle that appeared to be an after thought !! The ambience of the room was far from welcoming, in fact it was... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had five rooms here on 12th July for our 30th wedding anniversary dinner. This is a pub with rooms rather than a hotel. You go to the bar to check in, and the staff were expecting us and showed us to our rooms. These included the Stag Lodge which is self contained with two bedrooms and bathrooms as well as... More

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned having spent 2 nights here for a short dog walking break. All the staff, and the owner were extremely friendly and helpful. Our room overlooked the garden and was extremely comfortable. We ate in on both nights. Great food and ale and we would definitely return.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The garden, tucked away at the rear of the pub, is a real delight, with sunny or shady corners and a well-designed children's play area. The service, however, is slow and poor. The food is almost cold before all the constituent parts have arrived. The meats on the Sunday carvery were extremely tough, and the vegetable portions were very mean.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, the good bit (and there is only one good bit). This pub is dog friendly and, on entering the bar, assorted four legged breeds raised their heads to sniff in our general direction. Now, Mrs B and I really like dogs but, if it was a choice between revisiting this place or having to own a cat, "Here, kitty,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Staff v. pleasant but vague management and poor-quality food. Medium-rare steak over-cooked.Accompaniments straight from the sixties(frozen peas,mushroom,half a tasteless tomato) Would have chosen hake but 'We don't do vegetables, ' apart from new potatoes. 'We haven't any Dijon mustard' when asked for with steak. Medaillons of beef were not medaillons but appeared to be thin slices of topside on bed... More

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St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were warmly greeted here by the barman on our arrival, and were able to sample some ales before deciding which to buy. There is a happy hour when beer is £2.50 a pint, this ends at 6 pm. Nice ales. Food - a specials menu on the blackboard and a menu on a clipboard. Quite a variety to choose... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here as a couple, booked quite late but still had a lovely room. The staff and proprietors were very helpful and friendly and polite. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and loved the style of the room. Food was also excellent, some nice guest beers available and enjoyed a good bottle of red.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stopped at the hood arms (as we have done previously) for a meal and a pint yesterday (Sunday). We both had the Sunday roast, beef, for 9.95. First a beer which was excellent and one of the better pints of Exmoor Gold you will find. Second the beef and trimmings was both delicious and plenty of it. Came with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We visited Kilve for four days and the hood became our local. Amazing Sunday Roasts and they were really child friendly and our 5year old loved the garden. The staff were friendly and the food was really to a high standard even our daughter loved her homemade chips!, Service was excellent! Thank you.

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Address: Pardlestone Lane, Kilve TA5 1EA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Kilve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hood Arms 4*
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The Hood Arms is a beautifully furnished 17th century inn with orginal oak beams, natural stone walls, and open fireplaces. We are located at the foot of the Quantock hills and just one mile from Kilve's 'moonscape' beach. There are 12 comfortable, fully equipped en suite guest bedrooms which have been rated AA 4 stars. Our restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation far and wide, and guests are able to relax in our cosy bar or, during the summer months, in our large pretty garden. We are aware that we have had some negative comments posted on tripadvisor in recent months. We would like to assure you that the vast majority of our customers are very happy with their stay but we have reviewed these comments seriously and are genuinely working hard to make improvements. Why don't you try it and see for yourself? We guanrantee to do our very best to make your stay an enjoyable one. ... more   less 
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