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The Ilchester Arms Restaurant

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British, Brasserie, Bistro
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The Square | Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LN, England
+44 (0) 1935 840220
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Description: The Ilchester Arms offers lunch every day with evening meal served Monday...
The Ilchester Arms offers lunch every day with evening meal served Monday - Saturday. We offer a bistro setting as well as boasting a sheltered garden area. A child friendly establishment we have a play area outside and offer toys inside to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your meals, we also offer a children's menu.For those looking to host a function our private function area overlooking the garden is available, here we can provide a full 3 course meal or a buffet to suit your needs.If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as our kitchen are more than happy to cater to your needs.Our website has our current menu to wet your appetite.We are also proud to offer our bar snug area for those looking for a relaxing drink.The Ilchester Arms also offers 10 en-suite bedrooms.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A little gem in Ilchester

We visited this lovely pub on the way to Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and weren't disappointed. The menu was inviting and we chose two salads for the ladies and the steak and ale pie for my husband. All of the meals were a good size and were made with good quality ingredients. My husband even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
LParham
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited this lovely pub on the way to Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and weren't disappointed. The menu was inviting and we chose two salads for the ladies and the steak and ale pie for my husband. All of the meals were a good size and were made with good quality ingredients. My husband even commented how tender the... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Two of us dropped in by chance on the way through the village. A fairly simple menu from which we chose different main courses. We were both pleasantly surprised by a tasty dish, nicely presented by a friendly landlady. Well worth a visit.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited December 2014 for Xmas lunch in a large party, from the moment we arrived the staff were accommodating and friendly. This is the second Xmas meal I have been to in such a large party recently and this was by far the best much better than the yeovil court hotel, all the food arrived together, was all very... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way from London to the West Country, what a find the food was excellent and the service was very good, the young staff were really keen on making you feel welcome. We were so impressed that we stopped again on our way back to London and once again the food was great, very... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went there to eat the sweets in the evening. We ended up trying the starters (smoked salmon: just delicious; and piglet: superb) too. then we had our nice pudding. We had creme brule', brandy snaps and cheesecake. Cannot be beaten! The staff was very welcoming and nice. Definitely worth all your money! Well done to your chef and nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stopped by this pub for lunch whilst on trekking, it was a wonderful lunch and a memorable one. Thanks for the great service and the food was lovely. I recommend this pub to anyone who passes by via road or following the coastal path exploring the lovely west weymouth..

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We popped into the Ilchester Arms on the way back from Yeovil. We were too shopped out for coffee in Yeovil and it wasn't quite lunchtime so decided to try our luck in Ilchester on the way home. We each ordered a steak panini as a light lunch. It took a while coming but that was only because a wedding... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my Husband and our friend. We all ordered the steak with chips. One was rare, mine was medium and one was well done. Miraculously they all appeared together, no more than 15 minutes after ordering. They were all done to perfection. 3 clean plates and 3 very happy customers. Pleasant and friendly staff. Very reasonably priced. Excellent value... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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125 reviews 125 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Located on a main road so it is easy to find. Excellent service with staff very committed to making us feel happy - even though we arrived late.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal here in very nice surroundings. We were made very welcome by the friendly staff into the relaxed atmosphere of the dining rooms. The food was very well cooked and was piping hot. We will certainly be visiting The Ilchester Arms again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square | Ilchester, Yeovil BA22 8LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Yeovil
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 1935 840220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Brasserie, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The Ilchester Arms offers lunch every day with evening meal served Monday - Saturday. We offer a bistro setting as well as boasting a sheltered garden area. A child friendly establishment we have a play area outside and offer toys inside to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your meals, we also offer a children's menu.For those looking to host a function our private function area overlooking the garden is available, here we can provide a full 3 course meal or a buffet to suit your needs.If you have any special dietary requirements please contact us as our kitchen are more than happy to cater to your needs.Our website has our current menu to wet your appetite.We are also proud to offer our bar snug area for those looking for a relaxing drink.The Ilchester Arms also offers 10 en-suite bedrooms.

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