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“Menu looks much better online than what is in the restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vobster Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Vobster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Menu looks much better online than what is in the restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Went here (just restaurant) on the strength of the online sample menu, which had some interesting dishes. I understood that this was a sample so liable to change. Unfortunately, once at the place the menu provided was the same as online but missing half the dishes - the interesting and more ambitious ones. So it was a case of sampling a decently cooked, though boring steak and chips. Disappointingly misleading on the website.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Catterick
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Vobster Inn boasts excellent hosts and all there staff are an absolute credit to them. This outstanding village inn provides lovely accommodation, en-suite facilities and serves wonderful food.
Breakfast is wonderful and filling, staff very helpful and always looking to accommodate any requests.
Will be booking a return visit!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank trainee_trojan
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
635 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Readers will know that I am careful and balanced in my opinions.

The pub and hotel is run by Rafael (Raffa) from Spain and Peta (def.from UK). The bar has a limited selection of cider and beer on tap. The eating accommodation both inside and outside is relaxed and spacious. Outside you can play petang? Boules to you and me which we did for half an hour prior to lunch.

On offer was a special lunch for £10 including small glass of wine. This was a big ask of a place where the average price of a main course was £13ish. My partner had a salmon pate; I had a poached egg with asparagus., This was about all the choice we had for first course except filled cibattas.

The food was of very good quality but the portion was small. Feeling slightly hungry I added a normal price plaice for about £12. This arrived, again immaculately presented but the chips - imagine a tin cup of chips - were very small. Why not be more generous I thought. Do people not normally finish larger portions.

The second course was a variety of sweets including sourbet (which my partner had) and a mess, which I had. Again, bijoux in quantity. Good for a hot day but not nourishing in the winter.

I see a 'two course' meal as a starter plus main, or a main plus sweet, not a starter plus sweet.
I think if they offered a genuine two course for £12, that would work and would not compromise on quality. I think the phrase is 'caught between two stools'.

Have no doubt that the food is excellent but think a little about what you want.

I understand that the accommodation is excellent so if you want a reasonably priced stop over in a rural setting, this is the place to go.



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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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London, England
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Peta was friendly and helpful. Room is really well done and very comfortable. The attached gastropub does really nice food and nice beers. Little touches like small biscuits on arrival were really unexpected but lovely. Breakfast was seriously good with Manx kippers available when we visited.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ianclark78
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Nr Frome
Level Contributor
118 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This pub has certainly improved its menu and quality of food. Maybe the refurbishment of the Talbot in Mells has spurred it on. We have eaten there twice in the last month and it has been excellent on both occasions. The staff are friendly and accommodating, menu excellent and variable, has usually a good selection of fresh fish. An excellent meal both times and value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BraddyNrFrome
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Gloucester
Level Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I took my wife to the Vobster for her birthday. Set in a small hamlet in the depths of Somerset this village inn has much to offer by way of food and accommodation. The rooms, whilst on the small side, are extremely well appointed and comfortable. There is an air of peace and quiet which enables you to relax immediately. There is diifficulty in obtaining a mobile signal so unless you are prepared to venture up the hill adjacent to the inn you can be "out of touch". The food in the restaurant is superb as is the wine. All the staff are great and the the whole place is well managed. There may be some difficulty in locating this place during darkness but it is well worth making the effort. A lovely birthday venue!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenandcar
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
73 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed in room 4 for a pleasant one night stay recently. Nicely furnished good-sized room that was very clean indeed with everything you need provided. Made to feel very welcome by Peta and her other half; both really lovely people. Breakfast was good too and although I didn't have dinner this time I have eaten here before and the food was top notch. The Vobster is also marginally less expensive than similar places in the area. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank TheRichens2
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Property: Vobster Inn
Address: Lower Vobster, Vobster BA3 5RJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Vobster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Vobster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Vobster Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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