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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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely treat for my birthday. Food was great in very quirky room at restaurant. Loved it. Hotel room was very large especially the bathroom. Great for an evening stroll around the village. Lots of places to visit nearby.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visited for my wifes birthday meal, you guys and girls were fantastic, food was superb and a drink out in the garden on the warmest night of the year was just magic. thanks all will be back as we only live down the road! :)

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here as part of a party of 70 people. I understand that the pub is under new management and had to cope with our group of people just 1 week after taking over the premises. Service was brilliant and food was lovely. Friendly atmosphere and cosy interior. Xx

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My stay was just one night. The room was good with a decent bathroom. Dinner was good quality gastropub fayre. Breakfast was equally good (the smoked haddock in particular). As a fussy lodger it was a good stay in all respects.

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Hong Kong
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136 reviews 136 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We stayed overnight as a stopping point on our journey and had time to enjoy tea outside in the garden, a very good dinner followed by an excellent breakfast the ne t morning. Rooms were not cheap to say the least, but of a very high standard for a country inn and the menu quite varied.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have visited this hotel several times as a place for a break with my mother. She is 93 and the ground floor bedroom whilst not a disabled room as such is ideal for someone with limited mobility. The Howard Arms is very pretty and cozy. The food and wine excellent. It is a good base for seeing the area... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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