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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Fontmell on a number of occasions in the past with my family for both lunch and dinner and all have been a really great experiences with great service, food and really friendly, helpful staff. However since the new owners have taken over there is no atmosphere. The staff have changed and are not like they...

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Somerset, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a really nice pub, offering good real ales and the food is of a good quality and nicely cooked - I believe the Fontmell also offers accommodation, which I am sure is of an excellent quality. Great place to go for a family celebration or a weekend away in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

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St Albans Herts
Reviewed May 7, 2016

The Fontmell is a wonderful little pub. We recently booked 6 rooms there for the guests of a family wedding. The rooms are beautifully appointed with lovely en suite bathrooms. High quality bed linen and towels give it a 5 star luxury feel and complimentary bottles of still and sparkling water are well received. The breakfast was excellent with a...

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Ipstones, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Firstly the food tasted fine but any competent chef can produce good food these days. What really matters to the discerning customer is true value for money and their £70 per couple was not that.. Maybe this is OK in London where you expect to get ripped off but the true residents of Fontmell Magna deserve better than this. Perhaps...

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Fontmell We were a group of 4 returning for lunch at this delightful and reasonably priced pub. A number of finger dishes attracted us to whilst awaiting for the mains: whitebait, pork scratchings and courgette filled a gap before their exotic burgers – as rare as you like and the outstanding new, for me here, Tapas main course – crab...

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Paynes Bay, Barbados
Reviewed April 16, 2016

A real gem of a find in this area. Delicious food and an interesting menu to choose from together with pleasant staff and good cheerful service in the restaurant made this a lovely occasion meeting friends for relaxed lunch.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 20, 2016

My boyfriend and I were staying in Compton Abbas for a short break, the fontmell was recommended to us by our accomdation host. We were far from disappointed. All the staff were friendly and welcoming, the pub its self was cosy and clean, even the toilets had that extra little touches for the ladies! The staff were very happy to...

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Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 7, 2016

3 visits: 1. We booked a table for 4 and had a wonderful evening. Fine food and excellent service. 5 stars 2. We booked a table for 2 and had a very poor experience. My wife's food was fine, but I had ordered the Sirloin steak, triple cooked fat chips, salad and peppercorn sauce. Whether the chef was having an...

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Milborne Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 27, 2016

I was driving my son back from winter cricket practice at Clayesmore, to be told that hunger pangs really were kicking in, so we ducked into the Fontmell. Had been told by friends who live quite close that it was very good, but we were really only looking for refueling. However, we were very hospitably welcomed (by guests at the...

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Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

A group of eight of us stayed in a cottage nearby over the New Year period. We wanted to go out on New Year's Eve and this was the closest pub to where we were. I booked quite far in advance and I am so glad I did. The pub is lovely, dinner was served in a separate restaurant area...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fontmell, a newly refurbishment pub and dining room with six individually designed rooms, nestles in a valley between Cranborne Chase and the Blackmore Vale, just four miles from the town of Shaftesbury. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fontmell

Address: Fontmell Magna SP7 0PA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Fontmell Magna
Price Range: $104 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fontmell 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms not on the road side would be very quiet but even on the road side noise was not an issue.”
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