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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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Market Street, Abbotsbury DT3 4 , England
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The Ilchester Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Abbotsbury
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a stunning refurbishment - full of good taste, character, warmth and wonderful service to top it off. Delicious breaky and very good value indeed. Plus the views are incredible and the setting idiliic. What's not to love! We will certainly be back very soon!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us went into the pub for a meal at lunchtime today, 24.08.14, we ordered at 1.20pm and the meal did not arrive till 2pm. We were astonished to find that the plates the food was placed on was thick with dust around the rim of all three plates. Earlier we ordered three drinks and one of the glasses... More

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dorset, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a party of 4 and called in for a meal in the restaurant on a weekday early eveninhg (about 6.15pm). As it was early the restaurant was not that busy but overall the service was extremely slow and we waited about 50 minutes for our meal . The menu was very limited and we thought overpriced. Our friends... More

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London
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had lunch and dinner here during our recent holiday to Bridport. The food was excellent and well thought out, The staff were friendly and accomodating, especially with the children in our party. The food was in the main reasonably priced. Some of the main courses on the dinner menu were a little pricey but well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights in April. The rooms, although old fashioned, were incredibly clean and spacious. The staff and owners of the hotel were very friendly and helpful. There was always plenty of staff on duty so we never had to wait long to be served. They are young and trendy and keen to please, with impeccable manners. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four from windsor, and found this place on trip advisor. Welcome was warm, and the young trendy staff were enthusiastic and friendly. We didnt get to stay overnight as we were staying in Marnhull. We ate in the garden courtyard and we all found the food fantastic and not overpriced for what we got. I... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Abbotsbury a few weeks ago to find somewhere for an overnight stay as our son was getting married at the Sub Tropical Gardens last monday and we liked the look of the Ilchester Arms so booked our stay.Well wow what can I say a lovely room very comfortable and spotlessly clean (as was the rest of the hotel)Mine... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked in for lunch with friends and were really happy. Very good food, attractively presented, from quite a varied and interesting menu. The staff were very pleasant and we had a very relaxed and relaxing time. Great little snack starters, interesting salads and good vegetarian options. Tasty puds too. Quite reasonably priced, we really enjoyed it and wee made to... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked dinner at the hotel because some friends had recommended it. We had the table booked for 8-00 later than we wanted but they said that they had a big group at 7-15. We arrived just after 8-00 to be told that because the party of 20 arrived late and were just sitting down we would be unable to... More

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Redlynch, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in today with some friends for a beer and a sandwich. I'm sorry but £9 for a sliced bread crab and avocado sandwich with a small side salad is ridiculous. Come on guys, you have a nice place, start pricing your food a little more sensibly please, or I for one won't be back.

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TheIlchester, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello RedlynchSunseeker Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Every comment helps us to see how we need to continue shaping the business to meet our customers requirements. We work hard to prioritise using locally sourced, fresh ingredients which come at a premium (along with the significant overhead costs of running and maintaining such a large business),... More

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Address: Market Street, Abbotsbury DT3 4 , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Abbotsbury
Also Known As:
The Ilchester Arms Hotel Abbotsbury, Dorset

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