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Plumber Manor

Certificate of Excellence
Sturminster Newton DT10 2AF, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
indy010 Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So I have heard great things about this hotel. Impressing my mum every year is getting harder and harder and this year I succeeded. From start to finish this was a joyful evening. We turned up early as I had set off in good time to find it and we were rapidly settled in front of the fire. Lovely people,... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had a very nice evening meal here. The setting looks lovely, though shame we arrived in the dark on a wintery evening. Nice entrance hall and a very attractive building. Rather 'dated' lounge with a bar which was really not in keeping. The roaring log fire was not roaring, pitty. Service was attentive. The menu is good and varied, though... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This ancient Dorset Manor house has been owned the Prideaux Brune family for several generations. the master is a genial cove called David brune and his brother is the chef. David converted it into a country hotel some 30 years ago. he dominates an excellent bar where apart from dispensing all kinds of interesting drinks he dispenses wit and wisdom... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

have been to Plumber Manor on previous occasions and this was as good as ever The whole evening was nice and relaxed with some great food and wine all shared with great friends for a birthday treat I'm sure this won't be the last visit by a long way We didn't stay this trip but would recommend on past visits

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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
39 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It's 12 years since I stayed here last, but the Prideaux-Brunes don't seem to have aged at all. This visit was only for lunch, and I felt blessed to get that. I called a week ago to book for this Sunday and was told they were fully booked. The lady (I suspect Mrs P-B) took my number and promised to... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Efficient and friendly welcome for us and our dog. Very comfortable room with good facilities. The gardens are beautiful and dinner was outstandingly good. The owner and all the staff are so friendly and I'm really looking forward to going back. Enjoyable country walk on footpath almost from our bedroom. Not far to drive to visit Dorset attractions like Lulworth... More 

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Essex
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A delightful manor house set in a lovely part of Dorset, close to many main attractions including Thomas Hardy history. Richard (the owner) is a unique character and tends to all his customers cheerfully. His son is the chef and provides delicious meals, that you would not want to venture far from the manor to find somewhere else to eat.... More 

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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Set in the midst of the Dorset countryside this hotel is unique in its charm and presence. The main building is of honeyed stone and the main door is guarded by a faithful and friendly dog. This establishment is family run and they are assisted by a well drilled brigade of staff. My room was in the courtyard building,it was... More 

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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed here with our dog for a couple of nights and had a wonderful time. It's got beautiful grounds and easy access to dog walks. The food in the restaurant is fabulous and the people who run it are really friendly and helpful. It's true that the decor, particularly in our bathroom (we had one of the courtyard rooms),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was really disappointed to see negative comments for this hotel, especially those describing it as a 'throwback in time' - for me, that's part of Plumber Manor's charm. This is rural English hospitality at it's most charming. We stayed for a single night, with dinner, in the 'stables' area of Plumber Manor. When we arrived there was a wedding... More 

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