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The Luttrell Arms
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely food and nice atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time I've eaten here and is was delightful as I remember. Although it was busy the food was served promptly and was delicious. They had a good choice of healthier/vegetarian choices and the dessert was seriously good. Well worth the visit.

Stayed May 2015, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely village to stay in. The hotel is full of character. The hotel and bar staff, although young, are friendly and attentive. Rooms are clean,comfortable and lovely and warm.
Breakfast is a good start to the day and freshly cooked to order. The restaurant serves a varied menu for dinner and was very busy over the weekend. The Sunday evening staff seemed a little overwhelmed so that small things were forgotten.
We also ate in the bar one evening and enjoyed our meal. It is very busy so get down early to secure a table.
Parking can be a problem in the village but there is a large car park around the corner which is free after 6 pm until 9 am.
We enjoyed our stay and would certainly visit again if we were in the area.

Room Tip: There is no lift and the top floor is a climb. Rooms overlooking the yarn market are good. We also s...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Estepona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I took our 89 year old father to the restaurant for a meal last night to celebrate his birthday. We had a lovely evening which we all really enjoyed. The service was efficient and welcoming, the food was really excellent. My duck starter really delicious followed by a melt in the mouth ribeye steak. We all ate different dishes and they were all equally delicious and well presented. The quality of the meat was excellent.
The dining room is tastefully decorated and there is a real sense of history about the place.
A great choice of venue for a celebratory meal, Dad has already said he would like to go back there for his birthday next year! We tried to find a table in the bar for a drink before the meal but all tables were taken, it was extremely busy. We did however sit in the lounge after the meal and that is also a beautiful room, very historic. A lovely evening all in all.

Room Tip: Beautiful historic Dunster, we had a lovely view of the Wool Market from our table in the restaurant...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Crediton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal on Tuesday evening with friends. We were impressed with the decor and ambience however the food was disappointing and overpriced. In particular the fish and chips came with batter which was crisp on the outside but thick and soggy inside. The batter had to be all removed from the fish as it was not edible. When told about this the waitress did not offer any recompense or come back and offer the chef's apology. We suspect that she did not pass on the message because we were asked the standard question when paying "was everything alright?" As if nothing had been said. The chips were weird, possibly reconstituted potato, all in all not worth the inflated price charged. Two others in our party had the venison sausages which were a bit ordinary and tasted mainly of pepper. Maybe they need to change their sausage supplier. Not sure we'd bother going back unless we knew the food had improved.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice bar and a nice selection of beers and light lunches. Very busy but worth the wait. Free wifi with no password. Very poor O2 mobile reception, but that seems to sum up the whole area!
Parking in Dunster is very difficult to find.

If we were to visit again we would certainly go back to The l Arms.

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dunster itself is a delightful mediaeval village and the Luttrell Arms is in the centre. tastefully decorated and maintained to a very high standard this is a super hotel. Bags of history and character. Staff cannot do enough for you and are friendly, helpful and charming.
Good menus in both the bar and the restaurant. Grab a table in the bar in readiness to order your bar meal as it is very popular.Restaurant is a la carte but not overly expensive, good menu. Food is of a very high quality. Good range of breakfast options also.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights. Breakfast's were delicious- granola and yoghurt recommended, followed by eggs on toast provided a good basis for our planned walking holiday. Enjoyed a lovely spring vegetable risotto in the bar (nice ambiance) on one night and had a party celebration dinner on the second night where the food quality was exceptional: served hot, imaginative dishes, and the food was also tasty and delicious. Please start selling the tomato chutney!! Room comfortable. Staff very courteous and I was very grateful to help to the car with my luggage. Definitely a very special hotel for all occasions!

Room Tip: Fabulous rooms to choose from- ask them for a romantic room and be prepared to be seriously impresse...
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dunster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms. ... more   less 
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