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“Spacious, friendly pub” 4 of 5 stars
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Half Moon Inn
Half Moon Street, Sherborne 01935 8120, England   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Sherborne
HACKNEY
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“Spacious, friendly pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've only eaten/drank here so I can't comment on the accommodation side. The food is 'International' but unpretentious; there are good special offers on 2 meals, and the quality is fair. A few real ales and a large eating area. Can get a bit noisy weekends. As I have not overnighted here ratings are based on reputation alone.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Dinas Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We enjoyed our stay. Staff were nice and friendly. Good location, good food, good value for money. Would recommend at a good price. The Inn is right in the middle of the town. The staff were fine with us leaving our car in the car park on the day of departure so we could stroll around the town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Half Moon is a traditional, family friendly pub very popular with the locals. It is ideally situated in the lovely town of Sherborne. Unfortunately, our room was dire - stains on carpet, plaster peeling from bathroom ceiling and the smell of used cooking oil competing with the Indian resturant next door. The £84 a night charge was ridiculous - would have been better off in a Travelodge. Such a shame as the hotel staff were lovely but this place needs a complete makeover

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Spent 4 nights from July 8. Had problems with room as on second floor and no lift. Staff were excellent, particularly Lisa and Anna who could not do enough to help us. They moved us to a room on the first floor. Breakfast good with a reasonable choice of food. Location excellent, right in the middle of town opposite the abbey. One criticism - I've never stayed in a hotel before without a shaver point in the bathroom and also no tissues.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We booked a night at the Half Moon Inn in Sherborne so that we could visit the town I had lived in some 60 years ago. The Inn is ideally placed for visiting Sherborne, close to the Abbey and the town. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Bearing in mind that we paid just £50 for a double room B&B it was very good value. We were on the second floor, a bit of a problem for my wife as they don't have a lift. The room was clean but small. The breakfast was very good.
One must accept at this price you don't get 5 star and the Inn was looking a bit tired and in need of some refurbishment. The resturant was Ok - you get 20% discount on food if you have booked on line.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

A well run small hotel/inn with a dash of character. Superb position opposite the imposing abbey in the picturesque town of Sherborne. Clean comfortable room, friendly staff and free car parking. The restaurant food was not bad and the freshly cooked breakfast very good. Not luxurious but in my view excellent value for money.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I have spent two nights at the hotel the staff are friendly and make you welcome on arrival . The rooms are clean and tidy and a good selection for breakfast to start the day , my stay was for work I would certainly come back to this hotel to see more of the sights in and around sherborne.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Half Moon Inn

Address: Half Moon Street, Sherborne 01935 8120, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Sherborne
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Also Known As:
Half Moon Hotel Sherborne
Half Moon Inn Sherborne, Dorset

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