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The Howard Arms

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Lower Green, Ilmington CV36 4LT, 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Howard Arms combines the charm of a historic building with modern standards of comfort and convenience, and the staff provide excellent customer service. There are nice little touches, such as the provision of a flask with fresh milk, not sitting in the room all day, but offered on arrival and on return. Our room, in the older part of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the Howard Arms about five years ago and it was brilliant. Sadly there has been a bit of a decline since then. I was there last month for the night and definitely felt the difference. Mostly in service not being as polished and friendly. Breakfast wasn't good at all. The whites of my eggs weren't set (hate that!),... More 

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting for a country pub . Mixture of locals and visitors with dogs as well ! Extensive menu and wine list . Lovely welcome from friendly yet professional staff . Food very good quality and piping hot ! Great atmosphere will be going back very soon

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Hatfield Heath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stayed with our two daughters in cotswold room. Our father in law stayed in main building. Both room s had lots of space. Lovely touches with shortbread and cafeteria. Room s are tastefully decorated, the breakfast is really filling. Best English breakfast I've ever had which included home made baked beans. We eat both nights in the pub again the... More 

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Hemsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

On arrival warm welcome. Country room well appointed nice design warm and views over green. Wardrobe far too small you had to hang clothes on four hooks as not deep enough to hang as you would normally do one of the legs to stabilise was on a drinks coaster. Bathroom ok no wall hung rail to hold onto to get... More 

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Broadway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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