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The Howard Arms

Certificate of Excellence
Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, England
The Howard Arms
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful three course lunch here. Very inventive menu and came up to expectations. Lovely open fire to welcome you. Seating down near bar and near fire otherwise up a few stairs to a higher level where there is restaurant. A large blackboard telling you where all their perishable food is sourced. Don't be in... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to dine at this restaurant regularly. The food was fabulous. However in recent months, standards have definitely slipped. The food is only average. Service is really awful. There is a waitress in particular who is very unhelpful and really doesn't seem happy in her job. It makes the dining experience awkward. I'm afraid that we have decided to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Whilst we had eaten at the Howard Arms on several occasions we had never stayed there before. We took the opportunity to stay and enjoy the Valentines weekend which included a special tasting menu. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and even found room to savour the delicious breakfast. As a point of customer service, we left our phone... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was treated to a fabulous overnight stay here as a 50th Birthday present. We were a party of 8 and so had an opportunity to check out many of the rooms and they were all superbly decorated and scrupulously clean. Upon arrival we received a warm welcome and quickly checked in. We then spent some time sitting in the... More 

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Newbury, Berkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a lovely meal at The Howard Arms. The menu suited all ages in our group and the quality of the food was great. The staff were friendly and attentive - would definitely recommend it if staying in the area.

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Warwick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Having been a regular post walking visitor to The Howard Arms for over 20 years we had a very poor lunch today. Three lunches had to returned as the beef was unfortunately too chewy! In fairness the staff did replace the meals with some lovely pork. After further disappointment I did speak to the Manager who generously discounted our lunches... More 

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Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Loads of character and staff extremely helpful. Cozy open fire and bar has a rustic feel. Food very good and seemed to be popular with the locals. Bedroom well decorated, clean and tidy. Tea and coffee, bottled water and bathroom toiletries provided. Negative was its location not great for mobiles and breakfast didnt start until 8am.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Myself and my husband spent a night at The Howard Arms and had a really lovely time. Our evening meal in front of the fire in the pub (rather than the dining room) was delicious. I asked if I could have a starter as a main and it was absolutely no trouble (and very scummy). My husband, who likes his... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is the second time we have stayed here for a birthday treat and we will come again. The restaurant food is outstanding , and the wine great, the room was luxurious and the staff very attentive. The real test is when things go wrong - a heating problem took out heating on a cold night - the staff kept... More 

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northampton
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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We stayed on the eve of my husband's 60th birthday which was a Sunday evening. We'd had a lovely evening in our home town on Saturday, spent with all our family and I hoped for somewhere quiet and relaxing where we could enjoy good food and home comforts. We were not disappointed. We stayed in the garden room which was... More 

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