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“Lovely Retreat!” 4 of 5 stars
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Square & Compass Inn
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Windmill Hill | Ashill, Ilminster TA19 9NX, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 13 Ilminster B&B and Inns
Bristol
2 reviews
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“Lovely Retreat!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This was our 2nd stay with Chris and Janet and their staff and despite the busy festive season they were as attentive, friendly and helpful as previously. The room was delighful with plenty of space, comfy beds, hanging space, Tv etc and the bathroom was almost as big! The walk in wet room/shower room was a treat with loads of clean towels and cosmetic goodies with plenty of hot water for that wonderful power shower. The restaurant menu was as excellent as our last trip with a vast selection of freshly cooked food at such reasonsble prices and breakfast the following morning again offered a vast choice. The surrounding countryside was so peaceful at such a hectic time of year.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

People make a place! The owners and staff at The Square and Compass could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The rooms are very warm and comfortable and the proximity to the excellent pub made the weekend for us. The food in the pub (including the breakfast) is very good - though beware, portions are super big! The surrounding countryside provided good walks and the trip to the Jurassic coast is easy - so this is a good all round venue in terms of position. We loved it - and just wish the pub were closer to where we live!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

This is a brilliant pub and hotel. My partner, young son and myself stayed just after Christmas and were totally impressed with the food, the service and the room, which was immaculately laid out and prepared. The landlord and staff were friendly and helpful...nothing was too much trouble. This is a great place to eat and stay and I have no hesitation in recommending it to others...book early though, once word gest around I expect people to be beating a path to the door!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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somerset
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Shame on you Amandajane of Dorset, The Square and Compass has not had a cat for at least five years!
This pub is a favourite of ours - it has everything going for it. The staff are always friendly, the beer is always excellent and the food devine. What more could you wish for , maybe somewhere to stay ? Yes, they even cater for that with lovely fresh rooms which are very spacious and delightful and a fantastic breakfast served in the morning. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Poole, Dorset.UK
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I read the one bad review before I booked and was naturally wary but all my fears vanished on arrival. I'm inclined to agree with Chris the owners comment that this is a deliberate act by a rival as my experience here could not have been bettered and there wasn't a Cat to be seen! Friendly reception, superb meal (more than I could eat) comfortable and roomy with great walk in open bathroom/shower area. I couldn't fault it and will definately stay again.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ilminster
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Myself my wife and two friends recently visited the Square and Compass for a meal. We all had something different of the menu and each meal was superb.
All the staff were very polite and helpful, and the atmosphere was very relaxing.

We would all deffinately visit again

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ilminster
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

I recently came here for a meal for a relatives birthday, and must say it was a very enjoyable experience! The food was of an excellent quality, and I would say very good value for money! All of the staff were friendly and polite, it was busy and clearly popular in the local area. I will definitely be returning and would recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Square & Compass Inn

Address: Windmill Hill | Ashill, Ilminster TA19 9NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Ilminster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Ilminster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Square & Compass Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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