Reviews are such a personal thing - I was expecting a lot more given the rave reviews. The location is good for all the tourist venues - Sparkford, Fleet Airarm museum, etc. It isn't too far from Yeovil either. Anyway, the hotel itself is quite a grand building, as can be seen on the various pictures. It is right on the main road, so despite it not being the busiest road, it can be a little noisy, especially when the bin men were outside. The room was reasonably sized, and had a cupboard space which enclosed a bunk bed (so a family room, I presume). However, it was rather dated, the beds were not particularly comfortable, and the furnishings were all different styled. The bathroom was also dated, though everything (apart from the main light) seemed to work ok. Breakfast was served in a pleasant breakfast room, and was very nice. The bread especially was first rate. We ate in the downstairs restaurant, and the Carte de jour (which I was surprised to find out also applied to the evening meal) was excellent value for money and served HOT! The wine list was quite reasonable - we went for a bottle of Sancerre, which was described by the waitress as "No. 10". Didn't get to taste it, but this was actually quite a decent bottle. Maybe they are just confident that all their wines are up to standard! Still, did seem a little strange. Overall OK, but a bit of an update is required. Then I think this place would be very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the picturesque village of Ilchester close to the A303 & between RNAS Yeovilton & Yeovil, The Ilchester Arms is a charming hotel, restaurant & bar where a warm welcome is always assured. Brendan, Lucy & their young energetic team are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service & we take great pride in serving you our exceptional quality cuisine made from local fresh produce (wherever possible) & providing you with charming & comfortable rooms. Facilities include: • 16 Bedrooms - all with flat screen free view televisions • Free wireless internet for all hotel guests • 2 meeting/private dining rooms We offer free onsite parking with free public car parks both opposite and a little down the road. There is a large layby nearby for coach parking. The Bar is open daily for hot & cold beverages & the Bistro is open every day for Lunch & Dinner (except Sunday evenings). Brendan & Lucy are also the proud owners of The Bull Inn situated opposite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ilchester Arms Hotel Somerset