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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
    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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To be fair they had a very good selection of ciders and scotch but the service was very slow, the duck was small portion and very underdone making it very tough, Both people in our party who had it left the duck on their plate. The Kale was not kale but swiss chard with the stems left on. One of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Ilchester Arms for a friends birthday. After a delicious meal and a few drinks in the very welcoming bar, we stayed in one of the very clean and spacious out-house rooms. The food could not have been improved in my opinion and the service was excellent. My only regrets were that we had to leave early... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this delightful Inn. The owners and staff were very welcoming, helpful and friendly, the food was delicious. Everything is freshly prepared including the wide ranging breakfast menu. No buffet style breakfast with rubbery scrambled eggs here! We also enjoyed a lovely cream tea with homemade scones and jam in the large garden.The room was small... More

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

Hello snaples2014 Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It has taken an enormous amount of work for the family and the rest of the team to renovate the business and open it as a new venture, Receiving such positive feedback in these early months makes it all worthwhile. Thank you for taking the time... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I went and stayed here for a quiet walking weekend away. I found this place through an offer on Groupon, although booked direct to check availability. We love Dorset, and this was a chance to undertake some walks in Hardy country. We arrived very early, about 11:30, on our first day as we wanted to go walking.... More

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

Hello Nedster657 Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We're so pleased that you decided to stay with us. We have reduced all room rates until we carry out a full refurbishment, however the water pressure is something that was fixed in the first weeks of us opening. I've relayed your comment about the pressure back... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

we loved staying here , the bedroom was nicely old fashioned , although they plan to refurbish them shortly which to us is a pity .although maybe they will retain the lovely granny lamp in room charlotte and the four poster ... and not give it that newly done up look which is so soul less ... the staff are... More

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

Hello esther w Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are looking forward to refurbishing the rooms, and have had lots of comments to keep hold of the period charm that they currently have. We equally feel strongly that they need to compliment the original building, so will enjoy working hard to give the rooms the... More

Hants UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A couple of days at the Ilchester Arms was just what we needed. Abbotsbury is a wonderful place to visit and the hotel makes a perfect base. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. We were told that they were going to be updated but there is great charm in them with the feel of the country hotel not yet... More

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

Hello Welsummer Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're a new business and this type of feedback makes it all worthwhile. We are looking forward to renovating the rooms but have also had a lot of feedback from people to keep some the charm that they currently hold, so we will certainly take this on board. And it's... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful location and the refurbishment they've done in the bar area is interesting. The bar seating was comfortable, felt like a country house living room and we spent the afternoon reading. The garden area is lovely, with great views. It will be interesting to see how they refurbish the bedrooms. Our room was right above the patio area so we... More

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

Hi Kumiko T Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review. We're so pleased to hear that you spent a relaxing afternoon in the hotel, and the garden is receiving much tlc at the moment so it's great to hear that people are enjoying it. We are very much looking forward to refurbishing the rooms, in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

Hi Victoria C Thank you so much for the positive review, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future! Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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

Hello IzzyM Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. This type of feedback is something that we really value, especially as we're still in the early months of opening the business. It's such a shame to hear about your experience as we're all working extremely hard to ensure that every visitor enjoys their stay. We take great... More

dorset, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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

Hello Heather43 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review, this type of feedback is really important whilst we're still in early stages of the business. We only offer freshly cooked/ home made food using local suppliers which comes at a premium for us, however we've revamped our menu over the past few weeks and have simplified a... 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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