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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4 , England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, England
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely pub/restaurant in a lovely village. The pub is traditional with beams and open fire but quirkily decorated with a mis-match of tables and chairs and interesting nick-nacks and decorations. We'd booked a Groupon cream tea which was very good value for money. Unfortunately our first experience was practically being ignored while we waited at the bar... More 

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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recent new owners have invested a lot in updating. Nicely done with well kept outside garden. Large range of ciders and beers change regularly. Bit on the dear side. Sunday lunch is overpriced for an average meal, trying too hard. Meal presented is a bit 'poncey'. Would recommend a visit if you want something a bit smarter than the Swan.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located with some fantastic walks and views Food very good - some of the service leaves a bit to be desired - breakfast takes ages(due to staff shortage I would think) but worth the wait. Nice evening meal (except the closed clam) Wi-Fi didn't work! asked 4 separate members of staff who weren't much interested. Well actually it... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a Saturday lunch with family. Lovely setting and lovely staff. Food ok but the wedges with the burgers were dry and far too many of them , some veg. or salad would balance it out more and i'm sure it said chips on the menu and they certainly were not! Also beware that they inc. the tip in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here for a couple of nights and eat there both nights too. The hotel is very comfy. They had Morris dancers there one night which was fun to watch - although I believe that this does not happen very often. Breakfasts were excellent, and the evening meals were also good. Rooms were very comfortable, even if they are in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here several times during a weeks holiday. Has the best beer garden ever with views over to st Catherines chapel. Beer and wines were nice and fine choice. Loojs more of a gourmet pub but did not eat here to comment.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2nights @ this pub/hotel . This was the first time stayed in a pub. Was very friendly & frontman Louie was very helpful throughout our stay. The village is very quaint ., a postcard , chocolate box picture really beautiful. There is a very old church but was locked so couldn't go in & it was Sunday. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from a family meal at the Ilchester Arms.We received a warm welcome and were shown to our table in the Conservatory. The menu was varied and sounded really good. When the food arrived it looked great and tasted even better!! The service we were given was first rate and all our needs were catered for. A great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this through a deal fir 2 nights b n b with an additional cream tea. I fiund the place mist agreeable. We had a dinner which was really nice. If gammon at home was as nice as this i would have it more. Most everything was home made and tasted very nice. The room was a separate en... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We booked our stay through Living Social and overall it was good value. We stayed in a bedroom at the front of the hotel that had recently been refurbished. The room was very clean, a little cramped but adequate, however the sink in the on suite was very small with a shelf directly above it making it nearly impossible to... More 

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