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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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Cardiff
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated a few miles outside Dorchester there is a welcoming atmosphere at the Poachers Inn, animal friendly, the accommodation is clean and comfortable. Food is well cooked and not too expensive. We thought it was a drawback that the wifi reception was limited (only works in certain areas) but it turned out to be a bonus. A definite recommend.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is situated just north of Dorchester and ideally suited for visits to the south coast. The food is very good, and the staff very friendly and helpful, I would not hesitate to recommend this inn for a meal, or overnight stays.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived chilled and tired. Our room was warm comfortable and really clean with lovely crisp white bed linen. The food served was great, and the staff were just so willing and friendly. I always think you can judge a really good place if the locals enjoy themselves there. They did. There was a warm friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Although we... More 

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Harelbeke, Belgium
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at the Poachers Inn. The staff were very friendly and the room was clean, spacious and quiet. There is but one negative remark: the bath linen is worn and frayed. One of the bath towels even had a hole in it. High time to replace it, please.

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Wakefield
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a very enjoyable 2-night weekend break at The Poachers Inn. The staff were very courteous, the full english breakfast very well cooked and not greasy and the two meals we were served in the restaurant were excellent - our compliments to the chef. Room 3 was quite large, warm and comfortable. Minor detail but the ceiling/floor... More 

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Basingstoke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to say how dissapointed I am in the service we got and the quality of food . We had a groupon deal for a meal and got treated with no customer service, the food was below standard . We had the ham hock meal and I would call it a starter more than a main and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Beware!!! We had to cancel two days before taking up the booking and were told we would have to pay the full price for the room we had booked. We explained that the cancellation was due to unforeseen family circumstances but the pub said we would have to pay the full amount for the room booking, not just the deposit.... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Ours was a last minute stay at The Poachers and we couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. The family room was spotless, large, very comfy/cosy and the breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of options available. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and we instantly felt very relaxed. We visit Dorset regularly and won't be staying anywhere... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I stopped at The Poachers Inn on Saturday night and we had a lovely stay! We had a huge room with our own entrance from the car park (saved us waking everyone up late at night!), a very comfy bed, clean bathroom with a bath large enough for my 6ft+ boyfriend and all tea and coffee facilities.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked a 3 night half board deal offering us one night free. We also upgraded to one of the 2 suites for a treat, having stayed in the family rooms in previous years. Our room was clean, warm and had a sumptuous cosy feel even though it was huge!! We had the lower of the suites, with decking overlooking... More 

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