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The Kings Arms - Dusthole

Garston Street, Shepton Mallet BA4 5LN, England
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Ranked #27 of 36 Shepton Mallet B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is it a Pub? is it a B&B, not your typical either Stayed in one of the cabins in the garden, well appointed and good Wi-Fi, a little care worn but comfortable A good breakfast, Not a good place if you don't like big dogs (very friendly and harmless though)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a one night B&B at the Dusthole, it is a lovely old pub, the amiable host told us some parts are 16th Century. It is opposite an old mill factory which has been converted into flats. Our room was the old public Bar and years ago the workers who were covered in flour dust and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Room 7 which had a queen sized bed which was very comfortable. The building is over 350 years old so you do get a few cobwebs around. Bathroom has the original stone floor and even in the height of summer the rooms were lovely and cool. Staff were very helpful. Dogs were not a problem as one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we did. Probably the most interesting place I have been to in years. Angry dogs, angry landlord, very dusty. A decrepit building crying for TLC. An expat landlord that has run out of money and has a million storeys makes for an interesting night. Fresh from the excellence and calm of the RAC club in pall Mall my colleague... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I needed to place to stay after the Glastonbury festival before our long drive home. The Dusthole is less than 4 miles away and is located in a very pretty part of Shepton Mallet. The building itself is full of character. Like some of the previous reviews, I have mixed feelings about The Dusthole about how it... More 

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have huge aggressive dog which nearly bit my son. I suggested to take him away and I was ignored. Steaks were terrible. Very chewy and not tasty at all. They probably changed the chef . Beef really not nice;( soooo disappointed .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was supposed to be the SUPERIOR room. (7) Upon arrival we tried to relax having a beer on the front patio. Ground Stunk of dog pee. Owners large dog peeing any where it liked and was growling alot at us. It almost knocked me over when I tried to enter the building. Hotel very dark inside, food very basic,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were trapped in our room for two days having to jump over a wall to escape as their giant black dog guarded the gate all weekend snarling and barking aggressively. I have dogs myself but this dog was not trained, barely responded to the landlord when he finally called him away after I begged him to the day we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Well this is a tough one to review, the staff were lovely and the hotel is very old, historic & quirky which is great but there's something odd going on. We stayed in one of the cabins which were nicely decorated when you first walk in but then as the night continues you start to notice issues such as leaky... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Was there on business last week. Ordered two Burgers and two drinks, bill came to £25.00. My colleague found a large piece of plastic wrap in her burger, the chips were straight out of the freezer into the fryer - when I took the meal back the waitress looked completely unsurprised, proceeded to charge us the full amount for our... More 

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