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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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Hants UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hello Jerry40 Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We're really pleased to receive your positive feedback, especially as you chose to eat on two occasions with us. We're continually evolving the menus in line with fresh produce as it becomes available, and also in response to our customer demand. We've added a few more cost-effective mains... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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TheIlchester, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Montismum Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. It's wonderful to hear that your visit to Abbotsbury was enhanced by your stay in the hotel. We're a new business so this type of feedback is much appreciated! We hope to be able to welcome you back again very soon and you can continue to explore beautiful... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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TheIlchester, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Stephen P Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. It's great to hear such positive feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms Hotel 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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