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“A pub that wouldn't let us have a drink”

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The Walnut Tree Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 West Camel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, West Sussex
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55 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A pub that wouldn't let us have a drink”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We popped into the village for a drink as we were staying at the River Garden B&B which was superb. Although it was Friday night, we were the only people there apart from a local who stared at us throughout. From the outset we were given the impression that we were a bit of a nuisance, asking for drinks (in a bar!). We had our first round whilst the landlady and local listened to our conversation then asked for another round. We were amazed to be told that they don't serve drinks once the last of their residents had gone to bed. It was 10.15 and she would not let us have another drink in the bar. I find it difficult to believe that she thought we might be rowdy as we are all (three of us) very middle aged and quiet folk. So we left, thirsty!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed at the Walnut Tree for 3 nights. It is an old favourite, and very handy for RNAS Yeoviton. Nothing is too much trouble and there is a warm welcome. Food is very good as is the service. The rooms are well appointed with free WiFi available.

Room Tip: Somme of the rooms are accessed from the outside. These are the best in my opinion.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Kingsbridge
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

If one is travelling up and down the A303 this restaurant is about half a mile off the main road and is substantially better than any of the national fast food stops availoable on most trunk roads. More importantly the service is fast and friendly, the food is good, the value is fair.
I have visited three times over the last few years for both dinner and lunch.

I visited again on the 14th march for lunch, the welcome was warm and friendly, the menue was quite extensive, the service was excellent.
We had a beautifully cooked and presented lunch and drinks and were in and out in 45 minutes. The ambiance was good and the price sensible.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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gloucestershire
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a lovely stay apart from the rain! the evening meal was excellent served by a charming young man who was being trained (he will go far!). The cooked breakfast was piping hot & very tasty & arrived quickly. The lady owner was very friendly & made us feel very welcome. Would highly recommend the Walnut Tree.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here after business conference in Yeovil and we were delighted with the food. Small but imaginative menu with excellent wine list. Served by the most delightful attentive staff and the food
was beautifully presented and very tasty. The bill was a surprise as it was so reasonable for what we had, but then I am comparing it with Henley-on-Thames prices!

We stayed overnight in a charming room, however they do need to put towel rails and hooks in the bathroom.

Brian and Sally Passey, Henley-on-Thames

Room Tip: Try noy to stay on ground floor as the rooms are not too well sound insulated and you can hear every...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Brian P
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in Walnut Tree Hotel for business and I have really apreciated the quietness and the beauty of the hotel. Extremely relaxing, perfect for a break after work or for for a week end holiday.
The room was really nice, clan and equipped with whatever you may need.
The service was professional and kind.
Whenever I'll be back on this area, I'll take care to stay at Walnut Tree.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

I have not stayed at the Walnut Tree as I live only 15 miles away, but I can vouch for the warm welcome, quality of surroundings, service and food.
Our meals were freshly prepared using local ingredients -

Very, very good and well worth a visit !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank rotiel321
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Additional Information about The Walnut Tree Hotel & Restaurant

Property: The Walnut Tree Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Fore Street | West Camel, West Camel, Yeovil BA22 7QW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Yeovil > West Camel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in West Camel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Walnut Tree Hotel & Restaurant 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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