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“A very friendly pub” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sheaf of Arrows
Ranked #3 of 3 Cranborne B&B and Inns
Chorley, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A very friendly pub”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

We chose to stay at the Sheaf of Arrows as a base for Geocaching in the area. We arrived about 8pm at night and were shown to Room 2 which was nicely decorated and very clean. As well as the room key we were given the code for the security door leading from the main pub.

When we rang to enquire about the rooms we'd asked what time the breakfast would be served, we were told 7am-10am, unfortunately when we arrived they forgot to ask us what time we wanted our breakfast so they weren't prepared for us the following morning at 7am but it wasn't a problem, the host Karen was very friendly and cooked a lovely full English breakfast for us.

If we had to mention the downsides of our stay it would be that there was no hot water to the very small en suite sink, the shower head would not stay up so you had to hold it in place as you showered and the room took a long time to heat up with the small heater provided as the radiators were turned off.

There is no mobile phone coverage in the village but a useful payphone is provided in the bar if needed.

All in all a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

very friendly village pub with a few rooms, ecclectically furnished. Bed VERY comfy
evening meal choices extensive and well cooked. Breakfast was less good. Everything felt a bit out of a mass catering packet and unloved...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Sheaf as we were attending our friends' wedding nearby.
The Sheaf was chosen due to the proximity to the wedding, and to some extent, price as we needed accommodation for two nights.
Cranborne is a tiny village, and the Sheaf is the local pub, with rooms. We were too late arriving on the Friday to eat, but the restaurant menu looked great. I was sorry to have missed the warm banana bread pudding! There is also an extensive bar food menu. During the day it is busy with walkers and tourists, but it's not so busy in the evenings.
The rooms (accessed by a locked, code entry protected door - so no members of the public wandering around) were clean, tidy and good value for money.
The breakfast in the morning, served in the pub, was plentiful and cooked to order, not left waiting on a hot plate (a pet hate of mine!).
The owners were incredibly helpful, putting us in touch with another guest going to the same wedding, advising on taxis and even offering to drive us into Salisbury when we realised my husband had left his tie at home!
Downsides? It took ages for the hot water to get to our sink in the morning, and there is absolutely no mobile phone reception (if that's a downside!).

Room Tip: Room 2 looks over the 'main' road, so plenty of tractors in the mornings!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sheaf of Arrows
Address: 4 The Square, Cranborne BH21 5PR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Cranborne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cranborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sheaf of Arrows 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly traditional village pub offering: quality real ales, tasty traditional pub food and simple, comfortable accommodation. ... more   less 
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