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The Kings Arms - Dusthole

Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN, England
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Ranked #26 of 34 Shepton Mallet B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a mediocre meal several month ago we decided to stop while walking our dog for a drink. The pub is listed in the dog's friendly pubs so we never though this would be a problem, especially when I remember that several month ago the pub's dog, a big German shepherd slept near our table during our meal. However we... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Ate here mid December ....good sized portions ... Quirky pub...nicely decorated. We did not stay overnight as we live locally ! Might be worth them advertising.....we are new to the area and only came across this pub by chance!!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is difficult to write a review of the worst place you have ever stayed although to be fair I have only travelled in the civilised world and have never camped in a tent. And some people might want to pay 21st century prices to stay in a 300 year old building steeped in history and accept the lack of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Decent pub food, not pretentious and although only one ale on tap, it was good. Quite a comprehensive wine list. Reasonably well priced. Lovely open fire, helpful staff and a very nice resident german shepherd

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I used to be a regular customer at the Kings Arms until 30 years ago. On returning there a few weeks ago, it has to be said that very little has charged in the main bar. It still has a lot of old world charm and a welcoming log fire. We were staying at a bed and breakfast very close... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What can I say about our stay at the Dusthole!!!! Tony and Daniel were the perfect hosts and very welcoming upon our arrival. The room, it was different in that it wasn`t your bog standard Prem Inn or travel lodge which made the room very individual in its approach. As for the bed,........HUGE and comfortable!!!! On to the food, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I fell in love with the kings arms (lovingly known as the dust hole) the minute we walked in! We went to the bar to check in wich was nice and cosy with a roaring log fire on the go it was lovely it made you feel like you had walked back in time. Three of us stayed in the... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Recommended by owners of Old Masonic Lodge where we stayed for a good place to eat. Sorry we didnt stay here but wow, place is amazing & the owner Trevor showed us around & told us about the history, 14th century pub well worth a visit. The food was amazing & they provided a free desert when they found out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed here during the first week in October, and although the radiator in our room showed signs of life the first night, there was no warmth anywhere for the rest of our stay. We had a small fan heater in the large bed room. One afternoon I arrived back early and after an hour sitting in a freezing bedroom... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

What a fabulous old building, the bar area is welcoming & the food great. The hotel is a tad tired & not the cleanest & the breakfast was a dried up buffet. That said it is still a lovely relaxing place but with a bit of effort & a scrubbing brush could be so much better

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Address: Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Shepton Mallet
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Number of rooms: 11
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