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The Poachers Inn

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Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7QX, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice Hotel overall. Our room was very large, even with a sofa, double wardrobe, 3 sets of drawers, an ottoman chest, chair, TV set, and dressing table. And still loads of space left! We ate in the Hotel restaurant on the first night, and the meal was very nice, with timely and attentive service. In fact all the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with family and friends can't rate it enough Fab room Fab food Fab service Fab place Fab people Visit this hotel if in Dorset WOW The village is quaint and you are near to Jurrassic coast This is a real find would highly recommend. The room we had was massive and if you stayed a week or two... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent stay in a county pub, we thoroughly enjoyed a few pre dinner drinks in the bar with locals, good value evening meal. Excellent large room and hearty breakfast. After breakfast we walked along a footpath to a doomsday church through the very pretty village. Highly recommend this hotel

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used this as a base to explore Dorset. The quiet village setting was beautiful and added to the tranquillity of our short break. The rooms we simple but clean and functional. Breakfast were good part buffet and served cooked breakfast. We had a couple of evening meals which were excellent. The serving staff were friendly and courteous. A bit off... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get a room at the last minute, We had a lovely garden room, well furnished, nice Tray of tea coffee and Hot chocolate nice comfortable bed, we had a good nights sleep, made our way into house for Breakfast very welcoming great breakfast, fruit juice,cereals, Full English, and toast choice of Tea or Coffee, we took... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed over for three nights at the Poachers and cannot recommend it highly enough. The location of the Inn is in an ideal and pretty village, and pretty much central to all the areas of interest within Dorchester. ie a 15-20 minute drive to Weymouth etc., Accommodation: The layout of the accommodation around the lovely pool is ideal. The... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose The Poachers Inn for Saturday night dinner on our annual friends' walking weekend. There were 16 of us and we were accommodated on two tables of 8 which wasn't ideal from a conversation point of view but it worked really well. The menu included lots of locally sourced ingredients and I had the baked pear and blue cheese... More 

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Walkern
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed only one night at this lovely hotel but thoroughly enjoyed it. All members of staff we met were friendly and polite. Had a drink in the bar when we arrived and there were both locals and other guests there. Ate a lovely home cooked meal in the restaurant which could not be faulted for both taste and value. Had... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only stopped for one night to follow up a historic family link to the village. The Poachers is a beautifully presented building and has all the trimmings to make a pleasant stay possible. I couldn't identify any concerns. It was clean in the room and quiet. A lovely breakfast was cooked fresh. I have no issues recommending the place.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a 'super twin room' which was very comfortable. Nice bathroom with walk-in corner shower (much better than over-bath arrangements). The food was good, reasonable choice and well-prepared. Outdoor terrace and pool - lovely. If I had an issue, it was with the mirrors in the bed/bathroom which were poorly illuminated and badly placed (or I need to... More 

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