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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
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Baslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best friend too me here for my birthday as a little treat and what s treat it was.... The lounge where you can sit and drink before your meal is homely and relaxed and the nibbles were amazing. The dining room is quite formal but not fussy but it's the food that is a if wow here. All 3... More 

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Dorchester, UK
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, well presented and excellent service in a delightful English Cottage styled restaurant and not outrageously costly. This lunch was the perfect gift for our Wedding - so they do gift vouchers too!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Looks like a typical English cottage B&B but service is really professional including from young apprentices, I was really pleasantly surprised by the young girl on reception. Dinner was traditional and great, best I've had for ages in UK restaurant and not too pricey. Breakfast was very good, home made white pudding, local yoghurt tasted like double cream, can even... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Professional, friendly hosts welcomed us to this spotless, comfortable residence. Quiet village with pretty walks not far from Dorchester. The patio is delightful and the food more than excellent. Nothing is an imposition for the staff. Will definitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We have recently returned from a two-night stay at Yalbury Cottage. The hotel is quite small but the welcome is warm and personal. The restaurant serves really excellent food - we enjoyed dinner and breakfast on both days. Complimentary canapes served before dinner in the pretty garden was a nice touch and the choice of breakfast dishes was more varied... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Great hosts and very accommodating. Room & Bathroom were clean, quiet place to relax and the food was incredible! We had the duck which was delicious and the canapes and treats post meal in the drawing room were a nice touch!

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Chjeltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stayed here for a couple of nights having read the reviews. Very difficult to add to what has been said. It really is an exceptional place to stay; location, ambiance, service and the food; both breakfast and evening meal are all first class. So there has to something that is not quite right....ah yes the shower was somewhat insipid!... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Meals at Yalbury Cottage are a wonderful experience. Beautiful unaffected service, and finely balanced food. The setting is pure rural thatched Dorset, open fires, comfy sofas and consistent attention to detail.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Look no further if you want a relaxing country "cottage" hotel. Situated in a beautiful hamlet in "Hardy Country" with great walks only minutes away from the Hotel. Extremely comfortable accommodation and superb cuisine. Hand picked staff were highly professional and added to the enjoyment of our stay. Drinks before outside before dinner in the garden were a treat with... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We are local but spent one night here to get away from the kids. The dinner was excellent and was superb value for money. Canapes, cheese soufle starter, beef main and a chocolate pud, then a good cheese board. I would have expected to pay a lot more than we did. In the morning the breakfast was very generous and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yalbury Cottage is a wonderful Dorset country house hotel, near Dorchester. Offering cozy accommodation and award winning cuisine, serving only the very best local produce available. Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset and just a short walk from the cottage where he was born and grew up. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yalbury Cottage

Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Price Range: $114 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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Yalbury Cottage Hotel Dorchester
Yalbury Cottage Dorchester, Dorset
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