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“Nice rebuilt country hotel”
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The Kings Arms
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

We had a lovely stay at this hotel which was completly rebuilt in 2009 to a very traditional style.
The rooms are nice with a wetroom area to the bathroom which includes a rain shower.
The rooms at the rear of the hotel can be a bit noisy as smokers tend to stand under the porch/canopy in front of the restaurant and the voices travel upwards.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank horace33
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

Lacking in character, crammed full of naff art and over priced rooms, really disliked this place and felt very ripped off when I departed. The atmosphere is unwelcoming and the restaurant serves extremely small portions of food. The rooms stink of smoke from the garden and you are kindly kept up all night with the drunk locals bellowing below your bedroom windows! It really is very rough around the edges! I would suggest the Chapel in Bruton for more originality and friendlier service!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

Fantastic hotel very friendly staff, beautiful room. Food very good have just booked for another weekend. Would definitely recommend to others.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

I visited the Kings Arms with friends for a Sunday lunch, and sadly was very disapointed, as were my friends. The service was indifferent with two rather unhappy waiters who seemed to think it was a task to do their job! The Maitre De was helpful. The food (Roast Beef) was tough and cold; a small dish of two veg accompanied the meal. The price was excessive. i was ashamed to have recommended the Kings Arms to my friends. I will think twice before returning, such a shame as my previous meals have been excellent

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We stayed midweek for one night. Good food in restaurant with helpful and friendly staff/owner. Great shower and nicely decorated room with obviously a great deal of money and effort spent on doing the place up, BUT, dissapointed that we were put in a room with a kitchen extractor running up the corner of the room, bearing in mind the place was virtually empty. My advice would be to avoid turquoise room located above kitchen at all costs unless you want a wake up call at 7.30am when the kitchen extractor goes on. Noise comparable with a ships engine room. I would happily stay again but would make sure I was up the other end of the building.

Room Tip: Not Turquoise
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights over August Bank Holiday - one in the Turquoise room and then in room 8. The wet room was fantastic - did not want to come out of the shower!! The towels are huge and soft. The food was superb! We asked to be moved from Turquoise room as there was a generator and we could hear the noise from it behind our bed. We was offered room 8 straight away!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

We recently ate at the Kings Arms with friends and found it quite a strange experience. The exterior is country pub/hotel but the interior is London Bistro with prices to match. Our meals were average with the expensive rib eye steaks very gristly and hard to chew, and a chicken kiev complete with slimy skin. The staff either came to us twice in two minutes or not at all for half an hour which made the evening very disjointed. As the bill was £170 with one bottle of wine we expected a bit more from the Kings Arms and would think twice before returning.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about The Kings Arms

Address: North Street, Charlton Horethorne DT9 4NL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Charlton Horethorne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Charlton Horethorne
Price Range: $185 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kings Arms 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kings Arms, with its original facade, stylishly chic interior, picturesque garden and beautiful bedrooms is the ideal venue for both social and business alike. Situated in the pretty village of Charlton Horethorne, near Sherborne close to the Somerset and Dorset border, this 5 star Inn has been totally renovated and restored by its owners, Sarah and Tony Lethbridge, and now offers a chic Dorset Country Pub and Hotel with 10 luxury en-suite bedrooms, a modern restaurant, bar and terrace area and staff ready to offer you a very warm welcome. ... more   less 
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