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“Excellent food albeit slightly pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pilgrims at Lovington

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Pilgrims at Lovington
Pilgrims Way | Lovington, Castle Cary, England
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Ranked #3 of 10 restaurants in Castle Cary
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent food albeit slightly pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My wife and I visited this restaurant out of curiosity as it happened to be on our route home following a diversion. The food was excellent and prompt. The staff were friendly and polite - the chef even took the time to ask us if we were enjoying our meal. There was a limited choice of beer on draft (as far as I could see) but what they did have was great.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bournemouth
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A super two night stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

As we were visiting the Yeovilton Air Show we decided to book two nights at Pilgrims as the reviews were so good. We were certainly not disappointed in any way. From the welcome of a cup of tea on arrival after a hot journey, everything was super. We were unable to have evening meals on both nights, but that was not a problem as Sally had suggested alternatives close by.
All meals were cooked to order and were some of the finest we have ever had.
The bedroom was very well equipped, quiet and we had two good nights sleep.
Some comments have mentioned no music in the dining room, please keep it that way. We don't all want noise its rural Somerset.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Pilgrims is in a rural drive through by some oddly placed traffic lights! Once inside, its a smart eatery with care and attention paid to the quality and delivery of the food. Should book.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great food -Great rooms!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Don't be put off by the external appearance! We were looking for somewhere to stop off on the way back from Cornwall and Googled/Trip Advisor'd the area.
Whilst the picture of the place wasn't very appealing, the TA reviews swayed us and as it was only for 1 night, we gave it a go. And what an excellent choice it turned out to be. A very friendly welcome from Sally and we were showed to our room (No 1) which was very well appointed. A big sleigh bed, plenty of space and modern bathroom. The attention to detail was good and flannels were provided in addition to the usual soaps, shower caps etc.. 2 bottles of water were placed beside the bed - another thoughtful touch for those of us who now have to pill push every evening!
The evening meal food was brilliant. Don't expect fast food and the delay in individual preparation only increase the expectation. Really good, well cooked food withour sacrifice of portion size! The only regret that we didn't have enough room for desert.
Breakfast (such an important part of the day!) was very good indeed and Jools remembered my liking for black pudding from the previous evening and gave me 2 slices for breakfast; another nice touch.
Another thing that made a difference was the obvious thought that had gone into what is essentially a challenging decoration problem on a basically unattractive building. In addition, and a small thing, but the quality of the paper they used on all things from menus to information literature was very high and made a noticeable (to me) difference.
All in all, thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Slightly overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Decor and friendliness of hosts are excellent, service speed etc is spot on. The quality of the food is very good to excellent, however the al a carte menu is about 20% overpriced certainly when compared with the menu de jour. Overall though its well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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