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The Chetnole Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Chetnole B&B and Inns
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tamworth england
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“The best of English hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had three nights at the wonderful Chetnole Inn in early September .
A truly happy and comfortable experience , totally spotless and wonderfully decorated rooms , excellent food worthy of many awards , and a choice of ales and ciders , not to mention excellent wines .
Value and quality are rare to find these days and both are in abundance at this charming truly English village Inn.
I will definitely return to this Inn and beautiful Dorset soon .

Room Tip: 3 rooms and all totally individual and absolutely charming
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Beautiful atmospheric inn. Hidden in Dorset countryside, not far from Sherborne. We stayed for one night in Hardy room, spacious,nice and clean. Owners are friendly and hospitable. This place is also an excellent dining pub.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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ls1214, Owner at The Chetnole Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
We are delighted you had a great stay and hope to see you again soon.
Mike & Jude.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in August in this lovely Inn, the first night we stayed in the twin bedded room (Henchard) which had the most comfortable beds and the room was lovely - very clean & fresh. Tea/coffee tray with 'real'coffee.
We had to move rooms the 2nd night as we were very late booking & stayed in a room with a king sized bed(Tess), this again was excellent but the bed a little hard - not really a complaint- just preferred the 1st room.
The breakfast was superb with fresh ingredients very well cooked.
The Restaurant had stripped pine tables and the menu was excellent, we had no problem making a choice for the 2 nights. Wine was very good and not overpriced.
We were lucky enough to book the rooms through Laterooms at the discounted rate of £75 per night B&B but would have been quite happy paying the full price of £95.

Definitely recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: We liked Henchard which had very comfortable twin beds, which were pushed together before our arriva...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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ls1214, Owner at The Chetnole Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
Jane, thanks for taking the time to review us. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay.
All the best
Mike & Jude.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Spent two nights in the room called Tess - lovely view out towards the church and the room was fresh ,bright and spacious. The whole Inn combines traditional things like stone floors, pine furniture with a fresh modern look. Had dinner there twice and there is definitely a good chef at work. Chetnole was also a good base for exploring local villages and doing two long walks.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

My partner Sue found the Chetnole Inn whilst hunting around the net, looking for somewhere for us to sneak off to for a few days.
The reviews on TA were all very positive, and we duly took the plunge and booked for a 3-night stay.
There are only 3 rooms at the Inn, so advance booking (I guess particularly in summer) would be advisable. The rooms have 'names', ours being the Hardy.

Our room was both spacious, well-equipped and spotlessly clean, with a lovely en-suite (please note shower-only in this room). The room also looked over the Church (and graveyard!) opposite, but I'm pleased to say that the only 'spirits' we encountered were the ones behind the bar!

Chetnole is well positioned for either visiting the Dorset 'jurassic' coast (about a 30-minute drive), or, like us, visiting National Trust properties in the surrounding areas. We ate in the Pub on two nights, both meals being of an excellent quality, and reasonable prices, when compared with similar properties in our experience.
Our only 'gripe' was that the menu could have been more extensive.....it's fairly limited, but they did have 'specials' offered in addition, over the 3 nights we stayed.

Chetnole is a quiet village, with its own ford, and worth a walk around after your evening meal. We enjoyed undisturbed sleep on all 3 nights, and there never seemed to be much more than general chat emanating from the Bar and restaurant area during opening hours.
The hosts also took every effort to try and ensure you enjoy your stay.
In summary, I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Arrived last Sunday and had a few pints of Tribute before a feast of Thai mussels to start and a main of Sea Bass, both beautifully cooked, washed down with a bottle of Pino Grigio (Not all on my own of course) ended up with a cheese cake, fabulous! My partner had turkey roast and pear and rhubarb crumble...loved it as well.
What a find this is on our way down to Cornwall, excellent accommodation, spacious and clean with nice touches as mentioned by previous reviewers. Lovely evening walk through this peaceful village, a throwback in time, just how we like it.
Next morning, breakfast was good and all cooked fresh...what a super half way stop, a little gem of a place...we will be back to discover this lovely part of Dorset, soon we hope - Thanks Mike & Jude where nothing was too much trouble!

Room Tip: We had Hardy room which overlooked the lovely Church...peaceful & a great nights kip!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

Great place to spend a relaxing few days. Our room, Hardy, was spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean with good fresh white towels everyday. We stayed a full week and could find absolutely nothing wrong. We ate there six nights and thoroughly enjoyed everything, portions very good, presentation lovely and quality excellent. Breakfast was perfectly presented, excellently cooked and served to choice by owner Mike in a spotless white coat. The restaurant was simple but very appealing, fresh white napkins and decent cutlery. The small touches in the room, hospitality tray and Molten Brown toiletries just an example. Mike and Jude are supported by an extremely friendly, efficient and courteous staff which makes the stay even more enjoyable.

Room Tip: Pick room Hardy and you will have a wonderful stay ( although we are sure all the rooms are excellen...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Chetnole Inn
Address: Chetnole, Sherborne DT9 6NU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Sherborne > Chetnole
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chetnole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Chetnole Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Award winning country Inn set in the Dorset countryside a short distance from the historic town of Sherborne. We have flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, fires, good selection of real ales ales, fine wine list, beer garden with our family of chickens...Our rooms our 4 Start Gold rated and all are en suite with sofa's, flatscreen televisions, dvd players, free wi-fi. ... more   less 
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