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Stroud, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

My partner had the fish and chips which was good but I had the belly pork allegedly served with Savoy Cabbage!! You would have needed a microscope to find the cabbage. The rather gelatinous sauce served with the tasteless pork was dreadful. This combined with one fondant potato at £14.95 was exceptionally bad value for money. The landlord sitting at... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

This is a pub with a friendly atmosphere. Breakfast on day one was a bit rushed as no one had told the chef that someone was wanting breakfast at 8:15, so I was up and trying to find something to eat before any staff arrived. That said, when it came, it was a nice, well cooked breakfast. Day two breakfast... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

We have visited this old Inn before and we have been impressed with everything on both visits. The food is fantastic and the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The breakfasts are very good too.A lovely country Inn.

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Somersetjennywren, Front Office Manager at The Hood Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments Steve More 

crediton
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

17th century pub with lovely atmosphere and cosy feel to bar area with log burner. Stayed 3 nights in cheapest room which is above bar and next to road, slept well in comfortable bed dispite noise from below and out side. Good size full English breakfast served from 8.00 am. Happy hour in bar about tea time. Evening meals available... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

In the area on business for a couple of nights. Working hours meant I only 'saw' it in the dark but area around is supposed to be lovely. Spacious room, comfy and quiet and clean but wifi was a struggle. Good selection of beers and cider at the bar - pity I was working! Good food evening and for breakfast.... More 

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Somersetjennywren, Front Office Manager at The Hood Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments Steve More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Basic room but had everything you required for a comfortable stay. The breakfast was hearty and filling. We were made very welcome by both the staff and locals as well the landlords son who was charming and chatty. Dogs are also welcome.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place. Great food . Great staff. Comfortable bed. Downside. Christmas lights left on outside pub. Even after mentioning. These left the room full of light at night and strobing. Also room 6 the french four poster room is directly above bar area. Suggest sound proof flooring. Instead of leaving ear plugs in drawer. If it wasn't for the lights... More 

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

What I would expect from a DOG friendly country pub, good food nice comfy beds at a reasonable price, have been twice and likely to revisit. Close to Dunster & Minehead for shopping. Exmoor very close as well as the Quantock hills ( on the doorstep)

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Had a couple of visits and had excellent meals the food was very well presented and very tasty.The owner and staff very friendly I will certainly come back again.to sum up (JUST A PLACE TO VISIT) and enjoy you won,t be disappointed.

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a traditional country pub which does great food and is dog friendly. We've stopped here quite a few times after running our Border Collie on the Quantock Hills. The pub has a very traditional feel and the welcome is friendly. Never found cause for complaint or disappointment.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hood Arms is a beautifully furnished 17th century inn with orginal oak beams, natural stone walls, and open fireplaces. We are located at the foot of the Quantock hills and just one mile from Kilve's 'moonscape' beach. There are 12 comfortable, fully equipped en suite guest bedrooms which have been rated AA 4 stars. Our restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation far and wide, and guests are able to relax in our cosy bar or, during the summer months, in our large pretty garden. We are aware that we have had some negative comments posted on tripadvisor in recent months. We would like to assure you that the vast majority of our customers are very happy with their stay but we have reviewed these comments seriously and are genuinely working hard to make improvements. Why don't you try it and see for yourself? We guanrantee to do our very best to make your stay an enjoyable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hood Arms

Address: Pardlestone Lane, Kilve TA5 1EA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Kilve
Price Range: $85 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hood Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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