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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would rather not tell everyone about this gem of a place in Abbotsbury so book quickly before everyone gets to know what a great place it is. Stayed here during their recent Cider and Beer Festival great atmosphere and wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome. Can't wait to come back! The dog loved it too as he was... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights when going to the Steve Knightley and Friends festival at Abbotsbury Gardens. We had a lovely welcome and the food really was top quality. An imaginative menu that delivered on all counts. The rooms are, as they make clear, basic, but were clean and had all we needed. We would definitely return. It would... More

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

Hello debby890 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Especially as it's still such early days for the business. We're very much looking forward to being able to renovate the rooms, but in the meantime they seem to be proving popular which is... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called here for lunch after walking round the charming village of Abbotsbury and the surrounding area. Ate in the lovely beer garden on a glorious summers day and were impressed with both the food and friendly staff.Will return again when we are in the area.

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

Hello Wilbert12 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. As a new family business this feedback is much appreciated! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the garden and were impressed by both the food and service, plus of course being able to soak up the charms of Abbotsbury village. We hope to be able... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would thoroughly recommend this little gem of a pub/B&B. We booked last minute because we had planned on camping and the weather forecast was awful, so we booked this place because it was really reasonable, due to out of date bedrooms. When we got there we weren't expecting much, but our Four Poster Bedroom was immaculate, big, clean and... More

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

Hello Pea-person Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Although we haven't yet tackled the bedrooms they are proving really popular which is fantastic. We had an extremely busy weekend when you stayed so apologies for any wait that you had on the breakfast. We're... More

London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A friend and I visited the Ilchester Arms for lunch during a weekend break to Dorset. I had the mussels with chorizo as a main and my friend had the fish pie. Food was absolutely delicious and prepared to a very high standard - much better than you might expect from a village pub. The very lovely head chef Sean... More

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Sarah H, Owner at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Snellster Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit and managed to meet so many of the team! We hope that you're able to come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes from everyone at The llchester Arms. More

Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I stayed at the Ilchester Arms last Bank Holiday weekend and had a great time. Everyone was very friendly and made both my dog and I very welcome. Amazing walks in all directions either down to the coast or up onto the Downs. The food was great and the pub was always busy even though it had only recently reopened.... More

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Sarah H, Public Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lisaharris19 Thank you for your lovely review. It means a lot to have such positive feedback, so we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next month! Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms More

Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were in abbottsbury for 2 days and stayed here for 1 nite. The staff are amazing and work really to make sure everything you are completely satisfied, nothing is to much trouble. The food is lovely and the Sunday roast is a MUST. We will definitely be back. Well done to all and keep up the great work.

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Sarah H, Owner at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Debbie C, thank you so much for taking to time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit - and our roasts are proving extremely popular so we'll ensure that we keep them on the menu! Please do come and visit us again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We turned up looking like the bunch of hippies we are and were treated with deference and respect throughout. The service was matchless, the food outstanding. The milkshakes are to die for. Trust me...it was by consensus. Not overly pricy, and we loved the availability of a wide range of boardgames and books in the lounge bar. The kids meals... More

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Sarah H, Owner at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello pikewithy, thank you so much for taking to time to leave such a lovely review. We aim to be welcoming to all guests, so we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We're all putting an enormous amount of time and energy into creating a comfortable ambience and fantastic food, so we really appreciate receiving such positive feedback... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Abbotsbury is a typical Dorset village. Well kept and the allure of the Swans keep the visitors coming. The Ilchester Arms is in the main street and looks very welcoming from the outside. Indeed the welcome inside is just as warm. Extremely friendly and the renovation has quite a contemporary feel which is most in evidence in the conservatory. The... More

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Sarah H, Owner at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Bubbabear174, thank you so much for taking to time to leave us a review. We're really happy to hear that you received a warm welcome on your visit, both from the inside and outside of the property! And many thanks for your feedback on the burger - we take enormous pride in the quality of our food and are... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Recently taken over, the rooms are still a bit old fashioned and hot water to the shower was questionable. The ambience and the food were tremendous. A great selection of wines and cheeses. A very comfortable pub and as the rooms are modernised it will be a great place to stay.

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

Hello Rosemoore, thank you so much for taking to time to leave us a review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the ambience and food - these are two things that are of tremendous importance to us. We are very excited about the room renovations, which will hopefully take place later this year. We're currently offering all rooms at... 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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