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The Bateman Arms

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Shobdon, Shobdon HR6 9LX, England
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have passed this pub several times but have never thought to stay here before - now we will be staying every time as the room was very clean, with everything you needed (even fresh milk was provided when we arrived) and the breakfast next morning was excellent. We came back for Sunday Lunch before we came home and that was... More 

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Thank karenwainwright2016
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

You promised a review and many thanks for such a positive one. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

Leicestershire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family get together at the local holiday park. Parents owned caravan locally forty years ago, we used to walk to the Bateman. So last night was a bit of family nostalgia and what a lovely night it was. The staff we lovely and the food was magnificent. If you are passing or staying local don't miss out on this local... More 

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Thank spooley55
Dudley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A lovely little place to visit rooms lovely clean ..pub was great.Tracey and Simon very friendly and helpful... We return to the pub later on and we made welcome by the locals and we had a bit of a sing sung...great...the breakfast was very nice choice on the table of cereals and juice..loving the large pieces of toast... Thank you... More 

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Thank Diane C
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Diane for taking the time to write such a positive review. Your singing wasn't bad either. We look forward to seeing you again. Simon More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I don't think the staff running this place have ever experienced staying at a B&B or hotel. On check in we were ignored as the bar staff served locals waiting behind us. The evening staff didn't know what time breakfast might have been in the morning. Come the morning there was no hot water for a shower. When I complained... More 

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Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Mr Thomas we obviously fell short of your expectancy levels which is equally disappointing from our end. I can guarantee however, that our staff did not ignore you on purpose as you waited to check in. We are a small hotel where guests checking in are mixed in with "Locals", who are as equally respected as our travelling guests. Perhaps... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The couple that run this pub/hotel were truly first class. From the moment I arrived until I left nothing was too much trouble. This was not put on hospitality it was a genuine effort to make sure my stay was as comfortable as possible. The food was excellent. I had hot king prawns to start. Ham hock hips and poached... More 

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Thank ian w
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We called in to this warm and friendly pub on our way home from a weekend in wales. Despite the menu said Sunday lunches only the staff put themselves out to make us sandwiches And chips as we were not looking for a full cooked lunch. Would definitely call in again, hopefully next time we can try the Sunday lunch... More 

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Thank Louise R
Witney, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Stay here for five nights while on business in shobdon. Accommodation was lovely, very clean and comfortable. Evening meals were superb with a wide choice on the menu. Management and staff were very friendly and helpful. And I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We own a static home at Pearl Lake very near to The Bateman Arms. I am a fully qualified Hotel Manager and a trained Sous Chef, I also worked as a short order Chef, While Bateman Arms is not quite on the level of the Stratford Hilton, it does a very good job indeed. They have done a lot to... More 

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Thank Mitty999
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Always great to receive such a positive review from someone who works within the industry and understands the effort that it takes to provide hospitality 365 days of the year. We are looking forward to the annual migration of Pearl Lakers back to Herefordshire over the next few weeks and trust they will approve of our newly refurbished Restaurant and... More 

London
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153 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

This really is a lovely pub. We have never stayed, but the food is excellent, a good mixture of standard fare and imaginative dishes, all really well cooked and good value. The chips are worthy of note all on their own. The atmosphere is cosy and above all the welcome is genuinely warm and helpful. All the staff were friendly,... More 

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Thank WDandAK
Coventry, UK
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This looks like a fairly basic roadside pub/restaurant with rooms, but actually it's far, far better than that. Lovely rooms in a separate building, a cosy bar and restaurant serving super food, and attentive staff. Food is locally sourced and of excellent quality. Highly recommended.

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Thank steve_cov
Tracy F, Owner at The Bateman Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to put finger to keyboard in this review. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bateman Arms is an 18th Century, three storey coaching inn situated in the small village of Shobdon in the unspoilt County of Herefordshire, just a few miles from the Welsh Border.The Bateman Arms has three main guest rooms situated on the first floor. These are furnished in traditional style, equipped with modern conveniences such as digital television, WIFI internet access and ensuite bath or shower. In addition there are tea and coffee making facilities, supplied bath robes and hair dryer. In the 'Coach House' we have a further six rooms offering a more contempory style yet the same, high quality facilities. Two of our rooms can be used as family rooms providing comfortable accommodation for up to two adults and two children. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bateman Arms

Address: Shobdon, Shobdon HR6 9LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Shobdon
Price Range: $96 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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