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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had terrible meal, starter was good but we waited 45 mins for our main which was definitely not worth the wait. The dessert was indescribable and I couldn't eat it. Very few vegetarian options and they were not good. They need to realise that we like options to choose from as well. We Wouldn't eat there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in the Ilchester Arms . I must say that we were comfortable, and Sally the receptionist, come "girl Friday" couldn`t do enough for us. But the food! was a let down. The owners are trying their best, but are not focused enough on doing good basic food. My wife asked for boiled eggs for breakfast and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a good bracing walk we settled into a cosy seat by the fire in this wonderful welcoming pub recommended to us by a local shopkeeper! Ordered best boar burger and fish and chips, both utterly fresh and delicious. Friendly service and when we asked for cider we were invited to taste and choose from a huge selection of local... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night, and opted for an unmodernised room as much cheaper. We did think it was very disappointing, and not worth £80. Only one bedside light, and that too dim to read by, basin in room, feeble shower with one of those curtains that wraps itself around you. Loud pattern on curtains, and different loud pattern on bed cover.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

An ideal spot for a mini getaway! We booked two nights and wished we'd booked for longer. The room was great, the food and service was amazing and the location was perfect. I'd highly recommend this as a place to stay. We will definitely return!

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

Hello Katem1701 Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We value our guests comments enormously, so it's lovely to hear such positive feedback. We certainly hope that you can come and stay again soon! Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Excellent hotel. Adventurous menu with a large variety of high end dishes. Weekend included breakfast, which offered a large variety of al a carte menu. The Full English was top quality and plentiful. The Eggs Benedict had the best ham I have ever tasted. Coffee was freshly prepared and good quality. Nice surrounds. All bar and restaurant staff were very... More 

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

Hello Sheenagh B Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. It's fantastic to hear such positive comments. We're slowly upgrading on the rooms, but they aren't due for a full renovation until next year. Until then we're working hard to keep them spotless, cosy and warm across the winter months. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the food and... More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Our first visit and we will return. Good food and service; they happily accommodated our request to order food for the children first whilst we chatted away and placed our order later. The owner was making cards with the children which went down with adults and kids alike! Accommodation was dated but impeccably clean. We had a courtyard room so... More 

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

Hello s w Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, it's great to see that you enjoyed your visit (and the card-making!). We're a new business and this type of positive feedback makes it all worthwhile. We're slowly updating the rooms, but otherwise are working hard to ensure that they are spotless until the full renovations take... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recently spent two nights at the Ilchester Arms Hotel. The hotel is very charming with several separate areas to relax; eat or have a cider or fruit tea. (Products from Dorset) it’s a lovely, tranquil environment. The rooms need upgrading, but were comfortable, from our room we had a view of the hotel attractive garden and the very beautiful... More 

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

Hello Valerie D Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We're so pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit. The whole team hopes to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes from the Harrison family More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This was our second visit in the past few months and a great experience again. Friendly service, lovely environment and very good food with a wide choice. We all enjoyed our food - bit of a wait but it was freshly cooked. We will definitely return with other visitors.

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

Hello Keith P Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your positive comments, we're happy to see that you're already becoming a regular! It's a great privilege when people choose to return with friends or family members too. We're working on food delivery times and have re-jigged the menus to remove all dishes that were particularly time-consuming, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lovely hotel, lovely people, super spot. Nice walk to chesill beach from rear car park. Recently redesigned interior beautifully done . There is a nice friendly atmosphere here .Will definitely go back.

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

Hello westmidlandsgriffo Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the lovely walk to Chesil beach (at some point we must put a sign at the back of the car park to let everyone know that it's there!). We really hope to be able to welcome you... More 

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Address: Market Street, Abbotsbury DT3 4 , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Abbotsbury
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Ilchester Arms Hotel Abbotsbury, Dorset

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