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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful village pub we discovered, stayed for a weekend break and came away very relaxed. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and very reasonably priced, traditional pub food with the most amazing Steak and Kidney Pie made by Bob. Great that they accept dogs as we found some lovely walks. The room was lovely... More 

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Portugal
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing lunchtime saw that it was a "best pub" winner. Had a delicious homemade, buttery shortcrust pastry, beef pasty and a bacon and Brie sandwich, both served with small salad and crisp chips, accompanied by a half of bitter. Just great welcome and service. Well worth a detour in this lovely area. Good value at £12 in total for the... More 

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Thank discerningdiner1st
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

This pub is the perfect country pub. Food is delicious. Excellent selection of beers. Wonderful staff. My parents love it, I love it. A great place for a casual beer or a dinner with the family. Camra approved too, which is notable. Heaven in summer, with the tables on the village green.

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Tisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Have passed the Bennett Arms a number of times, today with warm spring sunshine and no pressure on time it seemed the right moment to stop and explore. We were not disappointed. Our welcome was warm and hospitable. The building was quaint and appealing, full of sunshine. Just wanting a simple lunch the soup accompanied by warm crusty bread was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Three of us found this pub by accident on Good Friday. The car park was empty but it looked nice, has a lovely village green location, CAMRA awards and was open - so we gave it a try. Very decent lunches, friendly and chatty landlady and locals. It's not flash, but the menu was varied and interesting enough. By the... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

a normal pub with friendly staff and customers exelent real ale choice ringwood best the regular and always on good pub grubbat reasonablr prices old car enthusiasts meet last sunday in the month at lunch time some very rare cars can be seen here

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Wiltshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I ate here before Christmas and expected to have a good roast turkey dinner. However, the turkey breast was so tough I couldn't eat much of it and the vegetables were minimal. There were no roast potatoes just bits that had been deep fried and the only vegetables were broccoli and carrots. The plate was just shown the gravy and... More 

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Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Just don't head for Shaftsbury as the Benett Arms is in Semley Wiltshire. This pub serves real ales and has a good village atmosphere with friendly locals. It's not really a bistro type pub but serves good pub food with a varied menu at reasonable prices. Worth visting this scenic village.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This is a brilliant pub full of locals who will actually talk to strangers. It has a fabulous atmosphere. We used to use this pub years ago but moved further away and so rarely visit now. We visited twice this week because my Son visited from Australia and rented a local property. Our second visit included a meal which we... More 

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Reading, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We occupied all three rooms for two nights to attend a family wedding in a neighbouring village. It was all that we expected. The welcome on a busy Friday evening was very welcoming, and we didn't get the bar going silent as you enter feeling at all, infact more the opposite - all the locals were very friendly and chatty.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Benett Arms

Address: Semley, Shaftesbury SP7 9AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Shaftesbury
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Benett Arms Shaftesbury, Dorset
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