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The Roebuck Inn
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The Roebuck Inn
Reviewed January 15, 2013

you will love all the home made on the menu i have been a chef all my life just retired.so i do know whats good.from sunday roast to fish in beer batter i wish i could find as good on the i.o.w..richard allen.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 1946to2046
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

I live in the village, if your looking for fish and chips or home made meat pie their great. John and Ann are welcoming and the locals are friendly. If your camping in the area or passing through and are looking for good value the Roebuck is a good choice. Closed Mondays.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Simon B
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stopped here for lunch whilst attempting an 18 mile walk in the area. It was exactly what we wanted - home cooked food and very friendly hosts. They didn't mind us leaving a car here while we walked either. Great hospitality.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Having been warned off visiting this inn by the site we were staying on we decided to try anyway and make up our own mind and what a find. We went every night for great home cooked food. Nothing was to much trouble even accommodating my be very fussy 2 year old.

I don't know if they have rooms as I was camping, but the food truly yummy.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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1  Thank yves999
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

good food and friendly pub atmosphere, good value for money

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank tohood
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Reviewed October 28, 2006

We stayed here overnight whilst attending a wedding in the area. We had expected that at £45-£55 prpn that this would be a reasonably priced option for a weekend of celebrations. We were wrong.

Between us we booked four of the five rooms available - one en-suite double, one en-suite twin, and a double and single with shared bedroom.

All of the rooms were dirty - the walls were covered in cobwebs and in some cases spiders too. The carpets had not been vaccumed recently (unidentifiable detritus all over the floor). In our room there was a selection of dead insects and general dirt in the space between the chest of draws and the wardobe. The "characterfull" bookcases and display shelves in the corridor were also very dusty and cobweb covered.

The beds where a standard double in size (which is fine), and looked clean, but felt and smelt cold when getting into bed. There were also signs of damp in one corner of the room. Some of the rooms had electric heaters in them, our room did not, and it was very quickly apparent that the central heating was not working/not turned on.

There was a lounge area for the use of the guests, with sofa's, tea and coffee facilities and a tv. This area was fine, and much appreciated, except for the fact that it, too, was unclean, and it absolutley stinks of wet dog.

The bathroom was cobwebby in the corners, there was a fresh bar of soap on the sink, but a very obviously used bar on bath/shower side. The bath did not feel clean underfoot and there was also no shower curtain/screen making it difficult to have a shower without drenching the room.

The Landlord was rude, presumptious, agressive and acted as though we were an inconvenience rather that paying guests.

The rooms are quiet enough, being located at the back of the pub, away from the road, but are obviously being run as an afterthought. It is impossible to get the doors open/closed without putting your full weight to the door, and so there were slammed doors all night. We had to sleep with an open door in the end, because I could not get our door shut. The pub itself is a nice country pub, and for an afternoon pint on your way round a pretty village it is fine, but do not stay there!

The breakfast was served at nine am or not at all, and whilst generous in volume, it was not so in quality - probably costing around 50p in terms of ingredients, with even the orange juice being diluted to the point where we could not decide if it was fresh orange or squash.

Overall this has the potential to be a pretty, cosy, welcoming b&b attatched to a pleasant pub, but it is not. It is absolutly terrible. I would rather drive the 5 hours home at the end of the night then stay here ever again. Never before have I stayed somewhere so bad in this country. I know I am repeating myself, but it cannot be said enough...Do not stay here!!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled on business
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30  Thank illendrea
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Additional Information about The Roebuck Inn

Address: 22 High Street, Sixpenny Handley SP5 5NR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sixpenny Handley
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sixpenny Handley
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
The Roebuck Hotel Sixpenny Handley
The Roebuck Inn Sixpenny Handley, England

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