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“wounderful stay at the piddle inn” 5 of 5 stars
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Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7QF, England   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“wounderful stay at the piddle inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

id like to thank Joanna and Mario for are brilliant stay at the piddle in was lovely brilliant food and amazing service very friendly warm and welcome people..
we had the christmas menu and it was amazing and the price was brilliant as we have stayed in other inns and been charged £80 for christmas menu so we think £40 was a brilliant price to pay for what they serviced....
so much so we have booked again to go back in february and can wait to see Joanna and Mario again as they are amazing people and made are stay even more amazing.....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and myself have just booked for the second time for a valentines night away. The first time we stayed with our three children in October Joanne and mario made us feel so welcome and just like we where at home.
We stayed in room 1. It was exceptionally clean and there was plenty of room for all of us and the children were very happy with the selection of DVDs on offer provided by Joanne and mario.
The food was very reasonably priced and fantastic!! They were also very obliging when it came to our fussy 3 year old. The bar and restaurant is a very nice and cosy place to eat and relax and the locals are very nice people.
The website is very informative and kept up to date with what's going on and the night we've booked is tranyoke can't wait for that!! It is also very well laid out with all the prices quit clearly stated.
Now we just can't wait for our night away in February which we have also book another room for another couple who are staying here with us for their first time in the area.
We have also had no problems with booking or confirmation and didn't the first time either so I disagree strongly with a previous review on trip adviser.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

After reading the reviews on the Piddle Inn on Tripadvisor, we decided to book a three day stay over Christmas. After speaking with the owner regarding the cost of rooms etc., we booked, confirming details of room required, price etc., When we arrived we found that the rooms were clean, bright and well furnished, the views were great with the river Piddle running alongside the property.

There is a large restaurant area (which is quite chilly) and boosted by a portable calor gas heater. Most of the food is Italian with some english food, so we had steak - which, even a steak knife had difficulty cutting through) and chicken breast was again was very tough and hard, moistened only by the cream sauce. Prices are expensive for pub food.

Breakfast was very good and plentiful with ample choice. Christmas lunch was again very good, although my daughter had telephoned the owner Mario and as a surprise paid for our Christmas lunch which he advised and charged her at 40.00 per head. Unbeknown to her it was advertised on the web page as £27.00 per head, nothing we could do, as she had agreed to pay the cost with Mario.

My husband paid the bill when we left and it was not until we got home did I notice that we had been overcharged by £34.00 -via email I notified Mario of the overcharge - he came back that it was a Christmas SURCHARGE - which he claimed we were advised of at time of booking.

NOT SO !!!

on checking the web site no mentioned of surcharges for public holidays. I asked for a refund and after numerous emails we received last week a cheque for £30.00 - £4.00 short. Giving up the will to live, we will not be pursuing the £4.00 owed- too much hassle- and if the owners are in such dire need, they are welcome to it, as Mario did say that the winter months had not been good, business wise. The whole situation totally ruined our stay at the Piddle Inn. We will not be recommending it to family or friends and certainly will not be making a return trip, there are plenty of other very good Inns in the immediate area.

So BUYER BEWARE, if you decide to stay I recommend you get confirmation in writing of all accommodation charges especially if it is a public holiday.

Room Tip: Room 1 is the largest of the rooms and is at the rear of the property
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Firstly was meet by the lovely joanna who made us feel very welcome, showed us to are room, room two lovely and big so clean and comfy! tv with dvd player. The bathroom was gorgeous as well! nice big bath and was also very clean! This really is the perfect home from home. During all the stay jojo was making sure everything was perfect for us! big thank you Joanna for making it such a relaxing get away!. All the bar staff and locallys were friendly aswell. Also ate here as a fussy eater im also carful were i eat no promblems here! gorgeous food highly recommend the steak and ale pie!! And the breakfast in the morning was a great way to start the day off! The piddle inn is in such a gorgeous location! cant wait to book in again soon! I will be recommending to friends and family! Again a big thanks to all at the piddle in from Charlotte.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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jon1664
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Only recently taken over by the very friendly and relaxed Mario and Jo.
Room one was big well appointed and clean.bathroom a little dated and tired ,with damaged tiles
Hopefully this will be updated and refreshed as the new owners settle in.
Some good italian food from owner chef Mario.
Great beers and great people in the bar.
Overall very good value for money

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Room 1 was lovely, all the staff were freindly mario and joanna (jojo) were very welcoming. All the food was lovely including fussy eating children and the locals were freindly and great to chat to. Overall thourghly recommend this place to anyone staying in dorset.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The welcome was warm and the room was spacious and fully kitted out but there were a few problems too. There were too many cobwebs in the bedroom and bathroom for my liking and all of the milk sachets in the room had gone rancid. The evening meal was good but the breakfast was over-cooked and stodgy. To be fair, the owners have only quite recently taken over the enterprise so hopefully they will sort out the problems and then, the Piddle Inn should do well.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piddletrenthide, Dorchester DT2 7QF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester > Piddletrenthide
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Piddletrenthid...
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Number of rooms: 3

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