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Hunters Lodge Inn

Charmouth Road | Axminster, Axminster, England
+44 1297 33286
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Ranked #2 of 25 restaurants in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 'Our 16th Century Coaching Inn commands an enviable position, conveniently situated on the main A35 where Devon & Dorset meet, between the bustling market town of Axminster, and the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis, the gateway to the Jurassic Coast.Neville & I along with our fantastic team, have worked very hard over the past 10 years to ensure that everyone who passes through our door can enjoy a fabulous range of home cooked traditional Pub Fayre - from sandwiches & light lunches through to super steaks sourced locally by our Butcher Duncan, from Honiton,& fresh fish from West Bay, Portland and Brixham. Come and enjoy a meal with us in clean, warm & comfortable surroundings. We offer an extensive menu with something for everyone, along with daily homemade specials and fabulous fresh homemade desserts.We have 3 separate dining areas and can cater for a total of 80 persons, or functions of up to 40 in our restaurant. We are proud of our 5 star food hygiene rating from East Devon District Council and also of our Tripadvisor reviews and seal of excellence for 2013.We have extensive parking, are doggie friendly, and have large gardens & play area - families are most welcome.We are sure you will enjoy your visit to The Hunters Lodge and very much look forward to welcoming you!
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English first
Chard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Having never eaten here before, I can say this was the most pleasant evening out I have had in a while. The staff, food and atmosphere was all great. I will definitely be recommending to family and friends and eating here myself again

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here last Saturday evening. The food was lovely and fantastic service as well. We will be back in August as we are staying at nearby campsite again.

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Axminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were greeted straight away and seated. Happy, polite staff, food was amazing, gluten free and vegetarian options. Great atmosphere would highly recommend 'THE HUNTER'S LODGE'. Extremely friendly, fantastic service from all the staff.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We arrived late, after having been to the beach, for a bite to eat. With Dog in tow. The Staff welcomed dogs both inside and outside. Very rare to find a pub that allows dogs inside so it was a nice surprise, and even with the dogs being allowed in it was very pleasant. The menu selection was very typical... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Happy , polite and motivated staff ! Great curry , great place !Lucy in particular put in the extra effort to make our meal an enjoyable experience . The newly decorated bar looks lovely

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are most grateful - I will pass on your comments to my sister, Lucie, we are very lucky to have such great staff. Kind regards, Sarah More

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Having eaten in this pub getting on for 40 years I have experienced variable levels of output. The current operators provide good food at value for money prices most of the time. This is Pub Fayre served both in the restaurant and the bar(s). It is not 5* haute cuisine and easily criticised by those looking for a HIX experience.... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated, we take on board your comments regarding staff training and will endeavour to act upon these. Kind regards, Sarah More

Creekmoor
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We’d been driving past the place for years, as we were always in a hurry to get from Poole to Plymouth or vice versa, but as today we had plenty of time, we decided to give it a go. I’m sure they used to have a big model cow in the car park, which made it easy to describe the... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review, it is much appreciated. We are glad you chose to give us a try and hope we will be able to welcome you again one day, best wishes, Sarah (p.s Unfortunately our cow was 'swung on' by an over zealous stag party! - and was subsequently broken :( ) More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food in generous portions served in a clean, lovely place by fantastic people. Can't say enough about their kindness to my family and especially my worn out baby son. If you are anywhere near, make a detour and enjoy.

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

it's silly I know, but today has been so busy here, my husband and I and all the staff are absolutely cream crackered - so to come online and read your lovely review has really made our day - thank you so much, we really are very grateful and you and your family are most welcome, we are so glad... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely meal today, friendly staff. My only suggestion would be to dress your lovely salads with some dressing

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We choose not to dress our salads as, we have found there are many customers who prefer it without dressing, and, as you can appreciate, it is easier to add some afterwards if you wish than it is to take it... More

midlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Travelling down from the Midlands I arranged to meet friends here on a Friday lunchtime. Having looked at the comments on Tripadvisor I thought I should ring and book a table for 4. I called at 9pm on the evening before to be told that I could not reserve a table, a party of 14 was booked in for 12... More

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sarah c, Owner at Hunters Lodge Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review, we do appreciate it. The information you were given regarding booking was correct at the time you made the phone call - we did indeed have a party of 14 booked in for lunch, and another party following them. It is standard practice here that we don't book more than a certain amount... More

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