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The Ilchester Arms Hotel

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Market Street, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4 , England
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely graded old pub which has been sympathetically restored by the owners in the ground floor area. The staff and owners are very welcoming and the pub has a lovely feel to it. Very comfortable seating in armchairs and sofas, we were around a log fire. Good choice of beer, wine and spirits on offer. We had a deal... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night arriving into the village of abbots bury, lots of parking accessible through archway. On entry to the ilchester arms we remarked upon the homely feel, the welcoming nature of staff and the something for everyone from log fire to a range if drinks and bar snacks including traditional sweets! We were take. To our room... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Abbots bury is a lovely part of the world. On the Jurrasic coast & just a stones throw from Chesil Beach . It's a quaint village with the main draw being The Swannery. However there's a traditional butchers, art galleries & interesting buildings . The Ilchester Arms is a great place to pop into on the Main Street. Plenty of... More 

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

Hi Paul C Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we're all so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and lunch. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury More 

Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We stayed here for a short break in December, and the place looked lovely in it's Christmas finery. Downstairs the interior design has been really well thought out, and it's a pity the same thought doesn't extend to the upstairs, which seems dated and shabby by comparison. We booked the honeymoon suite for a bit of luxury, but were disappointed... More 

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2 Thank Anne M
TheIlchester, Guest Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Anne M Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we take our customer comments seriously so will use these to continue to improve on every customer experience. We're all happy to read that you like the ground floor design, as a family we've put a lot of time into renovating the space since opening in 2014.... More 

dorset
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I've visited this place many times to meet friends and family. I do want to like it but unfortunately as a previous reviewer has said......'style over substance'. For a place of it's size there are surprisingly few tables to sit at as you get a couple of people sat at an arrangement of sofas so unless you invade their space... More 

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Thank servicechargehater
TheIlchester, Public Relations Manager at The Ilchester Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Servicechargehater Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we take our customer comments seriously so will use these to continue to improve on every customer experience. We're sad to hear that you feel that seating is limited. We can seat over 100 people inside the pub and restaurant, and this does include a range of table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Sweet little b&b, room was cosy and expected for the price. Breakfast was delicious. Lovely friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings. Arrived late to check in and the staff were ready and happy to check me in. If I'm in the area again I'll stay at this establishment.

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

Hello Antonia D Many thanks for leaving such positive comments, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury More 

England
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We popped in for a quick bite to eat, unfortunately the service was slow, but the food made up for that. A bargain is a mug of soup and a sandwich for £6 and although the ploughman's was a tenner it was worth every penny. Not happy that the card machine puts a tip on the bill, but the very... More 

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

Hello SouthamptonWhitey Many thanks for taking the time to leave your comments, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We'll pass your feedback onto the team about slow service, please be reassured that this is something that we'll continue to work on. Please also note that the service charge has now been removed, so it is left... More 

Dartmouth, MA
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307 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We drove into the postcard perfect village of Abbotsbury and saw the chalkboard sign advertising "Mussels Dinner". That was our signal to stop driving and go ask about a room for the night at the Ilchester Arms. We loved our room with a large four poster bed, a sitting area with two chairs and tea table in a bay window,... More 

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

Hello 65Wagonaire Many thanks for leaving such positive comments, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our mussels evening. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We revisited the Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury and loved it even more the second time round. Everything was just perfect and cant wait to go back again. Thank you to Tom and Louie - we cant wait to come back. Spencer & Maureen

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

Hello Maureen M (and Spencer) Many thanks for leaving such positive comments, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Tom, Louie and the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a charming family owned and run business. We were warmly welcomed, our room was immaculately clean. The location was lovely with wonderful views within ten minutes walk. The food was delicious, locally produced and beautifully cooked on the premises.

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

Hello CWPBerkhamsted Many thanks for leaving such positive comments, we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room and meals, along with the beauty of the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Best wishes from everyone at The Ilchester Arms, Abbotsbury More 

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