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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Following good reports about the Shrubbery we chose it for our Annual Branch Dinner. From the planning stage the staff were so helpful and a varied menu was put forward that offered members a choice of 2 or 3 courses at a reasonable budget. In the end 60 of us enjoyed our meals and surroundings, the staff were all so...

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Battle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Closest Best Western to Taunton...! Hotel is very comfortable and cosy but pics looks as if it's in the middle of nowhere however it is on the Main road into Illminster. My room(No.2) was a decent size with a large comfortable bed however opening the window to get fresh air was a bad idea as the road noise is considerable....

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Dorset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed a 3 course lunch break plus cuppa, on our way to see the murmurations in Ham Wall, Somerset. What delightful staff and being waited on by happy, smiley people. Food was delicious and served very quickly. All in all, a very good lunch time break. Thank ou

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Nottingham
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We have stayed at the Shrubbery on a number of occasions over the years and have always liked it although you could see it needed a bit of money spending on it. When we arrived this time however we could t believe how beautiful everything was. The Christmas decorations were exceptional and all the reception rooms had a lovely warm...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 31, 2016

from the moment we arrived the staff were warm and friendly, from the reception staff, bar staff, waitresses, house hold staff and handy man/porter, nothing was a problem, the rooms were amazing, restaurant food was excellent,the bar was friendly with reasonably priced drinks, it is set in a beautiful old town, with lots of character and charm,

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Feltham
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Although travelling alone, I was allocated a very comfortable, spacious double 'Garden' room in a detached block at the rear of the main building, adjacent to the extensive gardens. All the staff I encountered, mainly at reception, the bar and in the breakfast room were smart, cheerful, most helpful and very polite. The room was very clean tastefully decorated with...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

I was using the hotel as a quick stopover, arriving late and departing early the following morning. My heart sank when I arrived and there was a party going on but in reality the noise didn't make it to the guest rooms. It was only 11pm when I arrived but I needed to press a button outside to get attention...

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Stayed just one night, but wish we had stayed longer. Beautiful room, very clean. Décor and styling very stylish. Very roomy - perfect for us. Beds so comfy. Lovely friendly staff, very good with local information and directions.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel, room was very spacious, clean and comfortable , bathroom was also very spacious. Menu was reasonable for both choice and price, breakfast was also very good. I would happily stay here again.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Visited with aged uncle,he being local and we travelled from Kent to visit and have lunch. Very quiet on Friday lunchtime but at least able to have a good catch up. Randomly ordered from 'bar menu' and 'a la carte' and ate in the restaurant. Staff very attentive and professional and food was plentiful with lots of veggies. The 'shrubbery'...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our Restaurant has been completely refurbished and renovation work is well under way in our Sun Lounge and reception areas. In the coming weeks improvements will be made to the Ballroom before work gets underway in the bedrooms. While there are many decorative changes planned, those of you who have visited recently will know that the original team are still very much a part of the hotel. We hope that you will come and experience these improvements soon. Ilminster an attractive market town. The Shrubbery Hotel stands on a site previously occupied by a private house named, 'Crosses' which dated back to the 17th century. Apparently, cloth dyeing took place on the premises. In the 1850s the property was purchased by the local Shepherd family, who built an imposing Victorian house around the original building. The family, allegedly, made their fortune from selling hessian and jute to both sides in the American Civil War and their wealth enabled them to become major landowners and benefactors to the town. The premises were converted into an hotel in 1932. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel

Address: Station Road, Ilminster TA19 9AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Ilminster
Price Range: $111 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“All rooms seemed well located and peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles shezzyandy2014, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“The garden block adjoined the carpark, was a minutes walk from the hotel main entrance and very quiet overnight.”
 of 5 bubbles RaymondR505, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“Any queries - just phone, staff really helpful”
 of 5 bubbles AJS1234567, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the main building, and not the annex.”
 of 5 bubbles tomharvey9526, Sep 4, 2016 | Read review
“We asked for a quiet room when booking and we were certainly not disappointed, so quiet Room 19”
 of 5 bubbles ValerieN345, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
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