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The Luttrell Arms

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32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for just one night en route to Devon. The hotel was very welcoming and comfortable and has a lovely secret garden for lunch or pre dinner drinks. From here we visited the castle and surrounding gardens and also walked to Dunster Beach and on to Minehead. The countryside is beautiful and the village is a very quiet piece... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for choosing to stay with us in Dunster. I hope that we will see you again! More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live near DUnster and were delighted when the hotel came under the same ownership as the Castle Hotel in Dartmouth where we stay frequently , we have not been disappointed, the food is excellent and the old building has maintained the lovely old features one would expect in a listed building The staff are polite and always helpful and... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average but the staff were excellent. Save for the morning the owner decided to sprout off in the breakfast room which was rather boring. The food was very average and the Duster Castle Hotel where we ate the following night was excellent.

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I also think our staff our excellent. Having said that i think we are far from average, so we can't agree on everything! There is nothing average about the Luttrell Arms, especially when you consider our historic location and unique 14th century building, not to mention our eccentric owner! I am sorry about him,... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You order one thing and get something completely different. We ordered a Lemon & Blueberry tart and was given a White Chocolate tart. The couple on the next table ordered a Sorbet and got an Ice Cream. We ordered two soups and they forgot to bring the bread rolls, when asked, they gave us 3 small stale rolls. Does that... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

I find it hard to reply to reviews like this - I guess we were all having a bad day on this occasion. More 

Bodmin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was absolutely excellent - beautiful!!! All members of staff were exemplary. We enjoyed a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back in the near future, but after our meal in Psalter's restaurant, we feel we will choose to eat elsewhere next time. When we arrived, the room we had booked was advertised at less than when our booking... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words towards our staff. We work very hard to ensure that our staff our trained to the highest standard to ensure you enjoy your stay. Sorry we are unaware of the issue you have in Psalter’s restaurant and if you would please contact me direct on Becca@luttrellarms.co.uk I would like to hear more about your... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only ever been here for cream tea but it was excellent on both visits. The service is very quick and accommodating. Lovely pub, friendly stuff and a gorgeous garden area with a view of Dunster Castle in the distance. Recommended for young children too.

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. We love a good cream tea, can't beat masses of clotted cream and jam, (we do disagree about whether it should be jam then cream or cream then jam, but as long as there's plenty I don't mind!) I hope that next time you are in the... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here a few times now and have never been disappointed! The staff are welcoming and the service is great. The food's outstanding and the superior rooms are stunning. (Ask for the 4 poster at the front of the hotel). The hotel is also dog friendly, some of the rooms have their own private garden which is a real Brucie... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After many years of average catering, I am happy to say that the Lutterell is now producing food that befits its location. We have had two very nice lunches here over the past couple weeks. Both were very nicely cooked with excellent attention to detail and quality ingredients. Other than a rather sad bowl of reheated fries - which were... More 

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Becca W, Manager at The Luttrell Arms, responded to this review

I am really pleased to read your review - thank you very much! More 

Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch. Very friendly staff. Lovely sandwiches and ploughman's. Free wifi too, which is useful as phone reception is poor. Serves food all day. Comfortable, quiet atmosphere. No loud music to contend with when having conversations. Outdoor seating available too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival we received a very warm welcome by the reception staff and were informed that our room had been upgraded which was a lovely surprise. The room on the first floor was small but very clean, bright and cheerful. Although it overlooked the main road we didn't have any problem with the noise of the traffic below. The only... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Luttrell Arms is a 3 star, 28 room hotel. Set in the medieval village of Dunster with its many interesting buildings, under the shadow of the Castle and within the Exmoor National Park. The privately owned 14th century Luttrell Arms is surrounded by beautiful countryside making it the ideal destination for that weekend break or midweek getaway. Stroll around the village, walk the moor, or just sit by a log fire in a building where hospitality has been a way of life for hundreds of years. Heritage "If you could bottle the air in the bar at the Luttrell Arms and sell it you'd clean up" so wrote a local journalist. The smell of logs burning on the fire, a hint of hops from the pints of ale, add to this the smell of something aromatic being cooked in the kitchen, and the most essential element - the smell of history, it oozes out of the walls which have stood for 800 years. There are many outstanding architectural features, the medieval hall with its hammer beam roof (room 17) and twelve light window. History seeps out of the blackened frames, which had their glass rattled loose as Cromwell’s gunners laid siege to Dunster Castle from a defended strong point at the end of the garden. Cromwell’s Commander, Col. Robert Blake walked the corridors of the hotel, it was then called the Ship Inn and was used as his headquarters throughout the siege of the castle. Also of note is some very fine plasterwork on the ceiling of the lounge downstairs, and the plaster over mantle in room 12, showing Actaeon being devoured by hounds. The Arms of Luttrell that we use today carry us back to a Gentleman of 1261, the crest takes us only back to 1621, but the supporters are directly derived from one of the Barons who coerced King John into sealing Magna Carta. A more modern visitor is Hercule Poirot. In "The Cornish Mystery" he confronts the murderer in one of the hotel’s bedrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Luttrell Arms

Address: 32-36 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park TA24 6SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Dunster
Price Range: $135 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Luttrell Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Luttrell Arms Hotel Dunster
Luttrell Arms Dunster
The Luttrell Arms Dunster, Somerset
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